Thursday, October 26, 2023

Meet the candidates: 2023 presidential election

Meet the candidates for UWSA president

Update November 2: We are now down to one candidate, so Lisa Habel will be acclaimed as president-elect effective immediately. Here's Lisa's candidate statement:

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Our 2023 Annual Report is out

2023 Annual Report

Our 2023 annual report is ready, and trust me, you’ll want to check it out this year!

This year’s report as a whole new look and features our brand new vision, mission, and values statements, information about our new strategic plan, illustrated statistics about the last year, and more – along with the usual reports from our own committees, officers, and members representing you on committees all across the University.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Join the UWSA leadership team: President nominations re-opened

Are you the next UWSA president?

The UWSA is looking for a dedicated person to step into the crucial role of Staff Association President, where you can gain leadership experience, support members, and represent the voice of staff as UWSA spokesperson.

We've re-opened nominations for president until October 24. We encourage all members to think about running for this position or nominating someone you believe in.

Being UWSA President is a three-year commitment. The first year, you'll receive training as president-elect. The second year, you'll lead the Association. In the third year, you'll mentor other leaders as past president. The year as president is a full-time secondment with your regular salary plus a generous stipend equivalent to 10% of a USG 13 role.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Progress Pride Flag stickers on their way to all employees

The intersex-inclusive progress pride flag

The Faculty Association and Staff Association have teamed up to print and distribute more than 5,000 pride flag stickers to employees. Posting your sticker somewhere visible in your workspace is one small way to show your support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the wake of the hate attacks of June 28 targeting that community. We hope that thousands of pride stickers displayed all over our four campuses will help send the message that all members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community belong at Waterloo.

Monday, October 2, 2023

Meet the Candidates: 2023 Director Elections

Meet the candidates for UWSA director

Starting October 10, all UWSA members will be invited to vote for new directors to join the UWSA Board.

There are two candidates this year, and two seats available: The candidate with the highest number of votes will be elected to a three-year term on the Board; the other candidate will be elected to a one-year term.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Bill 124 salary adjustment announced

Beyond 1%

Update: FAQ added October 2

From UWSA President Agata Jagielska

Monday, September 11, 2023

Call for Nominations: UWSA Directors and President

Join the team! A diverse group of cartoon people in a huddle.

The UWSA Governance and Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for:

Thursday, August 3, 2023

How well do you know the UWSA? Take our quiz to find out!


The contest is over but the quiz is still open. Give it a shot to find out how well you know your Staff Association!

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Call for members: University of Waterloo Staff Relations Committee (SRC)

Call for members: Staff Relations Committee

The UWSA Appointments Committee is seeking one member to sit on the Staff Relations Committee for a two-year term starting immediately. Staff Relations Committee (SRC) members participate in the behind-the-scenes work of establishing and revising University-level policies that impact staff. They are also involved in ensuring that Policy 18 - Staff Employment is adhered to in any reorganizations that may occur during their term on SRC. The deadline to apply is August 24, 2023.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

A brief note about Bill 124 salary settlement discussions

We are actively and frequently discussing this at the Provost's Advisory Committee on Staff Compensation (PACSC), where we are working hard to get a fair deal for staff. This university-level committee is confidential, so we can’t share the details of those discussions, but there have been several extra meetings in an effort to reach a recommendation for the provost. We hope to have an update soon and will share that with you via email as soon as we can!

We acknowledge and appreciate that staff are frustrated that we do not yet have an adjusted salary settlement to account for Bill 124 being struck down, two months after the faculty adjustment was announced.

  1. 2023 (18)
    1. October (5)
    2. September (2)
    3. August (3)
    4. June (1)
    5. May (3)
    6. April (3)
    7. February (1)
  2. 2022 (13)
    1. October (2)
    2. September (1)
    3. July (1)
    4. June (1)
    5. May (1)
    6. April (3)
    7. February (2)
    8. January (2)
  3. 2021 (32)
    1. December (3)
    2. November (2)
    3. October (1)
    4. September (2)
    5. August (3)
    6. July (2)
    7. June (3)
    8. May (4)
    9. April (3)
    10. March (2)
    11. January (7)
  4. 2020 (18)
  5. 2019 (16)
  6. 2018 (11)
  7. 2017 (4)
  8. 2016 (14)
  9. 2015 (13)
  10. 2014 (8)
  11. 2013 (21)
  12. 2012 (14)
  13. 2011 (10)
  14. 2010 (22)
  15. 2009 (10)