Monday, December 11, 2023 12:30 PM EST
Salary Discussions Town Hall Meeting

We are starting our compensation discussions with the university for a new salary agreement starting May 1, 2024, and we want to hear more from you about what you want to see achieved in this next round of talks. 

Sunday, December 10, 2023 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Penguins skating and carrying gifts.

Save the date for the 35th annual Winterfest! December 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. — more details to come soon! Sign up to volunteer here.

Thursday, November 23, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Hot chocolate!

Swing by the Davis Centre lobby for a delicious hot chocolate on your way into the Craft Sale, where you can work on your holiday shopping or treat yourself to handmade crafts by UW staff members!

Thursday, November 23, 2023 (all day) to Friday, November 24, 2023 (all day)
UWSA Craft Sale

Save the date for the 28th annual UWSA Craft Sale, Thursday, November 23 from 9:30 to 5:30, and Friday, November 24, from 9:00 to 3:00 in the "fishbowl" in the Davis Centre.

Do your holiday shopping or just treat yourself to a range of items handmade by UW staff members, including chocolate, plushies, jewelry, knitting, planters, and more!

10% of all proceeds from the sale are donated to UWSA's student awards.

Thursday, November 2, 2023 6:00 PM EDT
an evening out at Block Three Brewing, with the Block Three Brewing Company logo.

Come by yourself, or bring colleagues, family, or friends to Block Three Brewing Company! 

This is a busy time for staff. Take some time for you and join us on November 2 to mingle, eat, and support two great local establishments!

Details

Date: Thursday November 2, 2023 
Time: Drop in between 5 and 8 p.m. 
Location: Block Three Brewing Company 1430 King St N, St. Jacobs, ON. Unit 2. 

Thursday, November 2, 2023 — 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM EDT

As of November 2, we are down to one candidate for president, so Lisa Habel will be acclaimed as president-elect effective immediately.

In this 40-minute session, you'll hear from both Lisa and Yessenia Guerrero, who stepped into the role of president as of yesterday, and you'll have time to ask them questions about their plans for the UWSA.

Click here to join the meeting.

Thursday, October 26, 2023 — 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
An illustration of people having a virtual meeting, including chat boxes with people floating around a larger central person.

All UWSA members are invited to attend our 2023 Annual Meeting. Please look for an email with a calendar file and Teams link sent October 5.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023 
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  
Location: Microsoft Teams 
Chair: Bill Baer, Chair of UWSA Board of Directors  

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:00 PM EDT
Three cartoon people sitting around a coffee table playing a game.

All staff are invited to our first Games @ Lunch event! Drop in for a quick visit or stay for the full hour to meet some colleagues and have some fun!

Games, snacks, and refreshments will be available but staff are also welcome to bring their own. 

Registration is encouraged but not required.

Thursday, October 12, 2023 12:00 PM GMT
Meet the candidates for UWSA director and president

The October 2023 Area Representatives meeting is dedicated to showcasing the candidates for UWSA director in this year's election.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 12:00 PM GMT
Cartoon: four people sitting in a circle, talking. "Processing the events of June 28 together."

The UWSA is coordinating with Human Resources and the University’s EAP provider to offer small group sessions on September 12 and 27, to help members process the events of June 28 and any impacts on you and your work.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:00 PM EDT
Run for the UWSA Board of Directors. A diverse group of people looking at something together.

You can be a driving force for positive change by running for the Staff Association Board of Directors. You can help guide the association's work ensuring that staff voices and interests are represented across our campuses.

In this information session, you'll hear from current UWSA directors about their experience in the role and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Registration is not required, but is appreciated. You can submit questions in advance when you register.

Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:00 PM GMT
A woman looking into her laptop camera, clearly in a virtual meeting.

As a UWSA member, you are invited to attend this meeting, even if you are not a representative. The purpose of the Area Representatives committee is to exchange information about current issues facing staff at UW and to keep an open line of communication between the UWSA leadership and staff members across the University. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:00 PM EDT
Are you the next UWSA president? A black woman speaks to a small group.

Ready to make a meaningful impact at UW? Consider running for the role of Staff Association president. Your voice can drive positive change, influence policies, and ensure that your colleagues' needs are heard and addressed. All members are eligible to be nominated for the role.

In this information session, you'll hear from the current UWSA president and president-elect about their experience in the role and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 12:00 PM GMT
Cartoon: four people sitting in a circle, talking. "Processing the events of June 28 together."

The UWSA is coordinating with Human Resources and the University’s EAP provider to offer small group sessions on September 12 and 27, to help members process the events of June 28 and any impacts on you and your work.

Saturday, August 12, 2023 7:30 PM EDT
Kinky Boots

Join us on August 12, 2023 at the Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge for the international Broadway sensation, Kinky Boots

Saturday, July 22, 2023 7:30 PM EDT
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Title with Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The UWSA has reserved a block of tickets for members and their families to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse! 

Thank you to Johnson Insurance for sponsoring this event. 

Thursday, July 20, 2023 12:00 PM GMT
Cool off with a treat and learn about the UWSA! The background is a pattern of penguins and dots.

The UWSA Operations Team will be handing out freezies for staff members in the DC Quad on July 19 and the Arts Quad on July 20.

Bring your colleagues and stop by between noon and 1:00 to get your freezies and learn about the UWSA!

What if it rains? We'll reschedule for August 1!

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:00 PM GMT
Cool off with a treat and learn about the UWSA! The background is a pattern of penguins and dots.

The UWSA Operations Team will be handing out freezies for staff members in the DC Quad on July 19 and the Arts Quad on July 20.

Bring your colleagues and stop by between noon and 1:00 to get your freezies and learn about the UWSA!

What if it rains? We'll reschedule for August 1!

Saturday, June 24, 2023 12:00 PM EDT
Canada's Wonderland Logo, Snoopy and rollercoasters

Spend the day with your family, friends and colleagues at Canada's Wonderland! As a UWSA member, you receive special discounted pricing for your tickets.


Ticket Details

General Tickets (include park admission, parking, and all-you-can-eat buffet): $55 tax included 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 4:00 PM EDT
Thank you!

Directors, committee members, Area Representatives, and members serving on UW committees on behalf of the UWSA are invited to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch on June 20. We could not do our work without you! Please contact Carly if you have not received your invitation.

Thursday, June 8, 2023 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM GMT

Area Representatives are members from across the University who’ve signed up to liaise between the UWSA leadership and staff in a given department or area. They meet monthly to get updates from the UWSA president, raise issues from their department, and learn from guest speakers. These meetings are also open to all UW staff members!

This month features Sue Fraser, your Employee Career Advisor.

Saturday, May 27, 2023 7:30 PM EDT

Get ready to be entertained and save some money while spending time with UWSA members at this year’s Drayton Entertainment productions! UWSA has reserved a block of tickets for members and their families to see five Drayton productions.

Thursday, May 25, 2023 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

The May Equity Circle will be held on May 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and the topic will be Performative versus Authentic Responses. All staff are welcome to attend. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Dave's retiring! Join the UWSA send-off

Dave McDougall, past UWSA president, is retiring, and we’re throwing a party!

Stop by the Health fireplace lounge and courtyard (LHS 1656) any time between 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. on May 23 to help us thank Dave for his work with the UWSA.

Thursday, May 11, 2023 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM GMT

Monthly Area Reps meetings are open to all staff and are a key venue for sharing information about current issues facing staff at Waterloo. The Area Reps Committee facilitates constructive communication between the UWSA Board of Directors, area reps, and all staff in general.

This month features Chantal Moore from Human Resources, who will be talking about salary increases.

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