UWaterloo Community Events

Hello November!

Here is a summary of some of the many upcoming events, activities, and opportunities for UWaterloo staff. If anyone has any events they would like to share in these monthly communications, please send them to

Sharing stories can change lives. The Zonta Film Festival (ZFF) is one of the only film festivals in Canada that exclusively exhibits female filmmakers. Festival runs Nov. 8, 9, 10, 2018. Tickets are $15 each or $65 for a Festival Pass. Opening night features A Better Man, a story that begins in KW. During the two years they lived together, Steve abused Attiya on a daily basis. Now 20 years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet. She wants to know if he will finally take responsibility for his violent actions. Invited to participate in a panel following the screening of A Better Man are reps from the film, Community Justice Initiatives and KW Counselling. For more info on this film, and the 11 other films screening, visit the ZFF website.

FAUW is hosting a talk on the Guelph/Queens/Toronto jointly-sponsored pension plan (by Mary Hardy in Stats & Act Sci) and we’d like to invite staff members to attend as well. The talk is over the lunch hour on November 16. Additional details and a registration link are on our website.

Attention parents! The Centre for Ocular Research & Education at the University of Waterloo is currently seeking children ages 6-9 to participate in a study investigating whether a new style of spectacle lenses can slow down the progression of myopia (nearsightedness). Receive up to $690 for 9 visits over 3 years and a FREE pair of spectacle frames. Check out for more information on how to register. Have a question? -  email or call 519-888-4742

Warriors Volleyball vs Windsor Home Opener, Camp Day, Think Pink Warrior Night, Saturday, November 10, 12:00 p.m., PAC main gym.

Do you work at the University of Waterloo and is your child in Grade 9? Take Your Kid to Work Day at the University of Waterloo, Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please register.

Fall in love with the future. Fall in love with TomorrowLove. As technology develops further toward virtual realities, TomorrowLove takes on love, sex and relationships of the future. How will technology play a role in our future relationships? Will we recognize love? TomorrowLove has been described as ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ meets ‘Black Mirror’.  In addition, the program is piloting ASL interpreted shows. Guest ASL interpreter, Peggy Zehr and Rosalie Vissers, will be fully integrated into the Wednesday, November 14 performances. Written by Rosamund Small, directed by Andrea Donaldson, November 14 - 17, 7:30pm, ASL Interpreted Shows November 14, 12pm & 7:30pm / Matinees November 14 & 15, 12 pm in Theatre of the Arts, ML. Tickets $15, $10 students and seniors, $5 eyeGO.  Box Office: 519-888-4908

CALL FOR PROPOSALS. W3 REPRESENTS: A Research Symposium on February 20, 2019

W3: Waterloo Women Wednesdays invites all women-identified and non-binary graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers at all faculties at the University of Waterloo to present at our first ever W3 REPRESENTS: A Research Symposium on February 20, 2019. This symposium aims to provide an opportunity for women-identified and non-binary scholars to present on campus without the monetary and time commitments of conference travel. We encourage research proposals, panel ideas, and creative presentations from all fields and disciplines at the University of Waterloo.

In this spirit, we accept a 300-word abstract describing your project and why and how this venue might facilitate the presentation of your work. Since this symposium is inclusive of all women-identified and non-binary people at University of Waterloo, all women-identified and non-binary people at University of Waterloo are eligible to apply, and the research need not be focused on gender and sexuality. Previous presenters to W3 are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your 300-word abstract to Submissions due November 30, 2018.


W3 is a monthly gathering of woman-identified and non-binary graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, staff, and faculty. Typically held on the last Wednesday of each month, W3 offers a safe space to discuss issues, provides a place to present university research, and raises awareness about gender and sexuality at the university both as a workplace and as a place for intellectual engagement.

 For additional information, contact Kim Hong Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, ML 236A,

Do you need some help developing your personalized career strategy? Here are some Employee Career Workshops that could help:

Talking Careers with your Kids (for employees only), Wednesday, November 14, 12 – 1:30 pm, TC2218 Pursuing an Undergraduate Degree at Waterloo (for employees only), Wednesday, November 21, 12 – 1 pm, TC2218.

Pursuing a Graduate Degree at Waterloo (for employee only), Tuesday, November 27, 12 – 1 pm, TC2218.

UW Groovers meet Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. in Engineering 7 (E7), 2nd floor pitch space (follow the signs). Cost:  PWYC (pay what you can). You’ll want to wear comfy clothes (we’ll probably get a little sweaty!!), comfy shoes, bring a water bottle (refill station is nearby), and a yoga mat or towel (for chill out time at the end of class). Also, Thursday evening classes are also resuming in Kitchener!  Thursdays 7:35 to 8:35pm Toes Across the Floor Dance Company, 330 Gage Ave., Kitchener  N2M 5C6 Cost:  PWYC (pay what you can) Questions?  Please contact me directly – cindy@uwaterloo or or call/text (519)208-8176. What is groove?

The Bridge to 2020 strategic plan consultation phase is well under way.  There remains one consultation session dedicated to staff members, scheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in EC1 1004. Please register. Staff participation in the strategic planning process is essential to the project’s success. Let me know if you are interested in promoting the consultations.

Shear Madness. Spend November 28 with friends and peers from UWaterloo for this hilarious whodunit.
Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as America’s longest running play, Shear Madness continues to delight audiences with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. Join us at St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre for a Cocktail Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a private performance produced by Drayton Entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40, no assigned seats. Hosted by UWSA and Johnson Insurance.

Are you interested in meeting once a month for a knit/crochet & chat? University of Waterloo Knit Collective. Subscribe now to the UWaterloo Knit Collective mailing list to be kept in the loop! All events will take place on campus between 12-1 p.m. Bring your own lunch.

UW Recreation Committee is offering discount tickets (20% savings) for the following Drayton Entertainment productions

  • Holiday Inn, Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Email Shirley at if you wish to purchase tickets. Payment is required six weeks prior to the event date to receive the group rate.

New time and dates for the Workplace Yoga Program Hatha Flow Yoga with Joshua (Kunga) Webster.

When: from September 12, 2018 to December 19 (Wednesdays). Please consult the Workplace Yoga Program website for specific dates. Time: 12:05 - 12:55 p.m. Location: Engineering 7.

CORE is currently seeking children ages 7-12 years old who wear glasses/contacts to participate in an exciting new daily disposable, contact lens research study here at the University of Waterloo (with ethics clearance). All study contacts and glasses will be provided. Receive up to $370 for up to 7 visits over 6-12 months. For more information visit our website at Have a question? -  email or call 519-888-4742

UW Fitness is offering several specialized once weekly small group exercise programs for UW Staff and Faculty in addition to our regular twice weekly Small Group Personal Training. Thanks to funding from the UW Staff Association’s Staff Excellence Fund, UW Staff receive a 50% discount on all “Learn To” programs AND Small Group Personal Training sessions!  Take advantage of the private on campus facility under the guidance of our certified staff. Please see our website for more details and scheduling at Email to register or call ext. 36841 for more information. Spaces are limited and new programs are starting soon so sign up ASAP!

25TH anniversary of the UWSA Craft Show and Sale takes place November 29 and 30, 2018 in DC. Start your holiday shopping here! To help celebrate this special anniversary year, Johnson Insurance has sponsored a draw prize worth $300.00. Ask for your craft show passport, visit three vendors, and enter the draw to win a mini tablet! There will be a record number of vendors participating this year, so be sure to stop by!

Do you know a high school student looking for volunteer hours? The UWSA would love their help at this year’s Winterfest, helping with crafts. If you can spare a few hours on December 2ndat CIF, please contact the UWSA Office.

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