UWaterloo Community Events

February events for UW staff

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.

The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Equity (PACE) at the University of Waterloo is in place to provide a forum for consultation on equity.  The Committee advises on Inclusion, Equity, Diversity and Accessibility for Success (IDEAS). PACE would like to invite you to participate in an open consultation session on Equity at the University of Waterloo. The session will take place on February 2, 2018 from 10:00am-11:00am in Needles Hall room 3318. Please register.  Thank you for your commitment to equity at the University of Waterloo. We look forward to hearing your insights at the consultation session.

Fantastic Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Retirees Day at Basketball is February 3 for basketball vs Brock. 12:00 p.m. for women, 2:00 p.m. for men in PAC. Join the fun and register at waterloo.imodules.com/fantastic2018. Don’t miss the Waterloo pop-up shop at the games.

Battle of Waterloo at the Aud Men’s Hockey is February 7 at 7:15 p.m. featuring Waterloo Warriors vs. Laurier Golden Hawks. Get your tickets today.

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!

Hatha Flow Yoga with Joshua (Kunga) Webster This term the UW Workplace Yoga Program is offering two free yoga classes per week to UW staff. Visit http://bit.ly/WorkplaceYogaProgram for more details and to join the mailing list.

Golf all Winter! The Warriors golf team is offering golf lessons for staff and children 10 and up. Started on Sunday, January 14 and ends March 26. The cost is $100 for 4 one-hour lessons, and the price drops to $70 each if you and a partner sign up together. The money raised will be used to help cover the team's expenses to play in Golf Canada's University/College championships in British Columbia in May. To register, email golf coach Dave Hollinger at davehollinger@rogers.com   or call 519-886-1048 to reserve your preferred timeslot.

Staff and Faculty Fantastic appreciation day is Sunday, February 11 for women’s and men’s volleyball games, vs. Trent Excaliburs. 12:00 p.m. for women, and 2:00 for men

Centre for Career Action is offering workshops this term for all UWaterloo staff:

DISCOVER YOUR INTERESTS
Tuesday, February 13 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. | TC2218
Find out what motivates you and what that means for your career satisfaction. Note: online completion of the Strong Interest Inventory is required prior to the session (instructions will be e-mailed to registrants).

LUNCH AND LEARN: MAKING THE TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT
Thursday, March 8 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | TC2218
Let's talk about late life career development, the transition to retirement, and available supports. This session will run in collaboration with Human Resources.

Get on the dance floor on Tuesdays, 12:05 to 12:55pm, in CPH-3604.  Groove classes are being held until Apr 3. Drop-in fee is $6 per class. But as always, if you’re a first-time GROOVER, then your first class is FREE!!!!  For the newbies, we will be moving so be sure to wear comfy clothes and shoes (or go barefoot if you like) and hopefully we won’t get too sweaty!! It’s a good idea to bring along your own water bottle (there’s a water fountain nearby) as well as a yoga mat or blanket to use for the cool down at the end. Contact Cindy at either cindy@uwaterloo.ca or groovewithcindy@gmail.com.

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