uWaterloo Community Events

November events for UW staff

Happy 60th birthday, UWaterloo!

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 lbolger@uwaterloo.ca.

Tuesdays are Groove Days on campus. Drop in classes are held 5 to 6pm in Carl Pollock Hall, Room 3607. Last class will be Dec 5 (but NO class Nov 14) Cost:  $5 per person/class. But for first-timers, the first class is FREE! For complete schedule and more information, contact Cindy at cindy@uwaterloo.ca

The seventh annual Zonta Film Festival screens courageous, powerful and thought providing films made by women that highlight human rights’ issues. $15 per screening. November 7, 8 and 9th at the Princess Twin Theatre, Waterloo. Contact lbolger@uwaterloo for ticket information.

Hatha Flow Yoga with Joshua (Kunga) Webster. This fall the Workplace Yoga Program is offering free yoga on campus for UW Staff Wednesdays at noon. Weekly signup is required and participation is limited to the first 35 to sign up each week. If you’d like to be added to the communication list and invited to sign up each week, visit http://bit.ly/WYPF17Communications and submit the form.

UWRC Book Club meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month from Noon until 1:00 p.m. The November 15 book selection is
The Reader on the 6.27 by J.P. Diderlaurent.  LIB 407. No registration is needed, and all staff are welcome.

UW Rocks for UW. Hitch Ride and Radio Memories perform at The Bombshelter Pub on Saturday, November 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All ages. Pay what you can at the door with all proceeds going to the United Way campaign. For details, contact Robyn Landers @ rblanders@uwaterloo.ca.

UW Fitness Offers Exercise Programs for UW Staff and Faculty (* STAFF eligible for 50% discount on all programs!) 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 https://uwaterloo.ca/uw-fitness/fitness-appraisal-and-training-services/staff-and-faculty-small-group-training. Email fitness@uwaterloo.ca to register or call ext. 36841 for more information. Spaces are limited and new programs are starting soon so sign up ASAP!

Waterloo Women’s Wednesdays (aka W3) Waterloo Women’s Wednesdays is a monthly gathering of UW staff, faculty, graduate students, and postdocs who identify as women or non-binary. The group gathers for a couple of hours on the last Wednesday of each month (currently alternating between lunchtime and 4:00 p.m.), for social time, support, and a wide variety of programming. Recent topics and activities have included knitting, managing stress, handling gender in professional writing, learning from challenge and failure, mental health on campus, work-life balance. Subscribe to the mailing list to stay up-to-date about coming events and to share your events with other members, or join the Facebook group. The Waterloo Women's Wednesdays coordinating committee is looking for new GRAD STUDENT and POST-DOC reps! Your voices have been missing on the committee and we want to fix that. Contact laura.mcdonald@uwaterloo.ca if interested. W3 is funded in part by the Staff Association, and by the Faculty Association's Status of Women & Equity Committee.

Do you have pressing questions about faith theology and culture? The Renison Institute of Ministry (RIM) doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, but our events and courses can help you gain insight and gain insight and practical skills. Come be a part of the search with an inquiring community. Learn more and register at https://uwaterloo.ca/cape/rim
Winter and Spring 2018 Courses

  • Jesus through the Ages - *starting in January, 2018
  • Anglican Church History - *starting in February, 2018
  • Religion and Nature - *starting in April, 2018
  • Additional courses may be added for Winter and Spring

Fall 2017 Events

  • Solitude, Social Media, and the Church *October 28
  • The Trinity in Plain English *November 18
  • Waiting is a Wondrous Gift: An Advent Quiet Day *December 2

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