uWaterloo Community Events

September 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.

Toys are ready for ordering! UWSA’s 29th annual Winterfest is being held December 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Columbia Icefields. Come out and celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season! Join us for an afternoon of ice skating, snacks, crafts, balloon animals, and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus and his helpers. Everyone is welcome! If you wish your child (13 and under) to receive a gift from Santa, there is a charge of $10.00 per child. The cost for non-UWSA members is $5.00 per adult and $15.00 per child receiving a gift. Check the Toy description (PDF), fill out and submit a Registration form (PDF), along with payment to the UWSA Office (DC 3603) c/o Catherine Bolger, ext. 33566 by Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Interested in learning a new language? Renison University College’s Community and Professional and Education unit offers a variety of non-credit courses to everyone in the community. Offerings include: language and culture courses for those interested in learning Chinese, Japanese, or Korean as well as courses offered by the Renison Institute of Ministry for those interested in exploring spirituality and faith. Fall course registration is currently open. Deadline to register for language/culture courses is September 8th. Questions? Contact Anna Fletcher-Marshanna.fletcher-marsh@uwaterloo.ca or 519.884.4404 ext. 28659

The Games Institute and the HeForShe advocates are hosting a film screening Wednesday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. GTFO is a documentary that explores sexism and gender-based harassment in the video game industry. We have invited the director/producer, Shannon Sun-Higginson, to host a private film screening as well as facilitate a Q&A session afterwards. This is free, and on campus. Full details (including the registration link) are on the Games Institute website HERE. Please feel free to pass the invitation along to any interested friends, family, and colleagues as it is open to the public.

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. The September 20 book selection will "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield in LIB 407. No registration is needed, and all staff are welcome.

Train Station Thursdays runs each week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waterloo train station. Weekly food truck lunches, walking tours, music, community art and more.

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!

Go Warriors! Come cheer on your Warrior Football team at Battle of Waterloo on Saturday, September 23 during their annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Day. Kickoff is 1:00pm at Warrior Field. To reserve tickets rsvp now to warriorstickets@uwaterloo.ca for complimentary ticket information.

On Sept 23, 2017 The Grand Woolly River Ride will commemorate Canada 150th birthday, as well as the 15th anniversary of the Region of Waterloo's Arts Fund. Picture a flotilla of 150 canoes and 15 kayaks, dressed in donated knits and fabrics making their way from Meyers Landing to Dickson Park in Cambridge. The textiles will be cleaned, repurposed and auctioned at a "Bring it on Home Party" to benefit local charities. This project, the brainchild of local fibre artist Sue Sturdy, will involve diverse groups within our community collaborating to celebrate Cambridge's rich history in textiles and to create a large piece of public art for Canada's 150th birthday.

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.

  • September 27: Udrisa Pandit on women and the war in Kashmir

Come try one out and meet other women and non-binary colleagues from across campus! W3 is funded in part by the Staff Association, and by the Faculty Association's Status of Women & Equity Committee.

Reunion 2017. Gather your friends for this year's Reunion and celebrate the University's 60th anniversary on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017. Come back to campus to REVISIT, REUNITE, and RELIVE your fondest memories and make new ones.

60th Anniversary Reunion Concert with A Tribe Called Red, to celebrate UW’s 60th anniversary. Friday, Sept. 29th, 8 p.m. in PAC. Tickets $20. Registration required.

The annual Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Fun Run on Saturday, September 30, 2017! In its 32nd year, the AHS Fun Run is the largest and longest-standing Reunion tradition at the University of Waterloo. As part of the Faculty’s 50th anniversary, this year's run will also feature special elements in celebration of our milestone. The Run takes place on Waterloo’s Ring Road and is open to all ages across the entire community. We anticipate over 500 alumni, students, staff, faculty, and members of the Waterloo Region to join in the fun. The Run will once again feature Bib Tag technology and results will be posted online as part of an official race in the running community.

UW Recreation Committee is offering discount tickets to Death of a Salesman for Saturday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Jacobs Playhouse. Adult tickets 20% savings. Deadline to order tickets is September 11. Contact Shirley Chatten at schatten@uwaterloo.ca to order your tickets and for information.

Start planning your Christmas Shopping! The 24th annual UWSA Craft Sale is being held November 23 and 24 in the DC Fish Bowl Lounge. Ornaments, knit items, chocolates, jewellery, Silent Auction and more! 10% of all proceeds are split between UW Senate Scholarship Fund and the UWSA Award. Bring your Christmas shopping list! For information about becoming a vendor, contact Sue Fraser.

Psychology Research is recruiting participants about how individuals rate various leader behaviours. Must be full-time employee, not a student. Surveys emailed to you and then you will attend a lab session where you will watch videos of leaders. 60 minutes of time commitment. $20 or $7 if you only complete online form. Book an appointment with Chandeep Mander, ckmander@edu.uwaterloo.ca or phone 647-233-9191.

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