Hello June,

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.


What began as a Bike to Work Day celebration in 1989, has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada. June is Bike Month here at UW and it is the perfect time to hop on your bike and participate in a month-long challenge. Join @UWsustainable in this challenge to win some great prizes and to celebrate cycling.  A Bike Repair Lunch and Learn is being held Wednesday, June 5 from noon until 1 pm at EV3. The Sustainability office is bringing King Street Cycles to campus for a tutorial on basic bike repairs.


The W Store Summer Reading Sale is set to run from Monday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the South Campus Hall Concourse. A huge selection of new and bestselling books will be available, all for 25 percent off.


Join your colleagues on Friday, June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Davis Centre Quad for live entertainment, a BBQ lunch, popcorn, cupcakes, cotton candy and more at the Keystone Picnic. For evening staff, an indoor picnic will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Life Centre. Lunch is on a first-come, first-served basis, so grab your friends and join the fun! Please consider bringing a toonie to the picnic to support student wellness programs on campus.

You’re Invited! The Equity Office and the Research, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council invite you to attend a unique opportunity on Wednesday June 19th, at 1:00pm at Federation Hall, to hear from UWaterloo women identified Deans and Senior Administrators, as they share details about their path to leadership, the ways they overcame barriers and what they wished they had known along the way.
There will be a breakout opportunity for attendees to speak to the panelists individually, engage in dialogue and ask questions about more specific topics.
Panelists
Dr. Diana Parry
Dr. Charmaine Dean
Dr. Pearl Sullivan
Dr. Jean Andrey
Moderated by
Dr. Anita Layton
Please RSVP by Tuesday June 18th. Light refreshments will be provided.


Get ready to Thrive! Thrive is a series of events focused on building positive mental health for UW staff, students and faculty. Thrive is also a mindset that encourages you to flourish. The Spring Thrive Day is Wednesday, June 19. Wear your T-shirt to show your support and check out ways to get more involved.


Please join us on Tuesday June 25th from 9:00-11:30 for the formal launch of the University of Waterloo Wellness Collaborative. Everyone is invited to attend this free event at Fed Hall. At the event you will:

  • hear about exciting initiatives from UBC Wellbeing resulting from the Okanagan Charter,
  • learn about tangible ways you can impact wellness in your role or department,
  • learn about the University of Waterloo Wellness Collaborative and how you can get involved, and
  • connect with other partners across campus who are interested in wellness.

Registration is limited, so please get your tickets today. You can also visit the website to learn more about the Wellness Collaborative.


Hello Groovers! I am SO pleased to announce that GROOVE will be happening on campus this term:

Tuesdays (to June 25, incl.), 5-6pm at E7-2317. Cost: $35 for entire 6-week session OR $7/class for drop-ins. Also, GROOVE in Kitchener is currently going on Thursdays (until June 6) at 7:35 to 8:35pm

Toes Across the Floor Dance Company, 330 Gage Ave., Kitchener N2M 5C6. Cost: $7/class for drop-ins

If you have any questions, contact Groove leader Cindy Howe, cindy@uwaterloo.ca. Otherwise, I hope to dance with you soon!



Central Stores is offering pickup for departmental e-waste and surplus items this month, ending Friday, June 28, 2019. Take advantage of this event and seize the opportunity to rid your department of space consuming electronic waste and surplus items. For pick up email Sean Kimpinski at csss@uwaterloo.ca and include the items to be picked up and the location.


Best ever nine-hole best fall golf tourney! Register today for sixth annual UWSA Social Golf Tourney. Takes place July 11 at Conestoga Golf and Country Club, starting at 3:00 p.m. Golf dinner, prizes and lots of fun!


Pilates with Sandra Gibson is the W3 event this month.  It will take place on Wednesday June 26, noon to 1 p.m. in EIT-3142. W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a gathering (and mailing list) of women and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Contact Laura McDonald for further details.

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