A joint message from Human Resources and Occupational Health posted on Daily Bulletin May 19
Many of us are working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For some of us, working from home is a new experience. For those of us who have children at home, this adds another layer of complexity. It goes without saying that these are different times, which require new routines.
From the Office of the President, Feridun Hamdullahpur
It is now nine weeks since we took unprecedented steps to move our University to remote learning and working. Today, I am writing to share details of our plan to come back to campus when conditions allow.
As I have said many times, COVID-19 has created extraordinary challenges for everyone. I am so proud of your response to these challenges and how we have come together to make sure we give our students the academic experience they deserve.
In December 2019, the Staff Enhancement Grant Committee approved nine applications. Gill Lesperance was one of them. Here is his story.
I've always built things with my hands, I enjoy watching piles of stuff becoming a thing that creates a solution. in 2012 I was lucky enough to buy a house with a 600-square-foot shop space in the backyard, I spent the first year rebuilding that shop, then officially opened G&G Carpentry.
Sent to all employees from Marilyn Thompson, Associate Provost, Human Resources:
The entire leadership of the University recognizes the critical role you have all been playing ensuring our students and fellow employees adjust to a changing academic and work environment. We thank each one of you as we make this transition to remote operations. We know this has been a challenging time for many of you as you balance competing priorities and we want to highlight supports in place to assist you during this time.
This session of Waterloo Women's Wednesdays features talks by two faculty members whose research explores women's use of writing machines and bilingualism in narratives to navigate against invisibility and marginality.
Are you looking to further your professional development through idea-exchange and learning alongside counterparts at other universities, colleges, research institutions or industry-partner organizations?
Join HR and Waterloo International for a brown bag lunch information session on staff work-travel opportunities at Waterloo.
The Staff Mindfulness Meditation program is funded through the University of Waterloo Staff Excellence Fund and organized by several staff members at the Centre for Career Action. Sessions are free to staff and no prior experience is required. A series of eight sessions will be led by a facilitator.
With this letter, we, post-secondary educators, demonstrate our willingness and commitment to stand with Ontario’s Public School Teachers, Education workers and their Unions as they fight to defend our public education system.
We recognize that that they take this stand to prevent incalculable damage to our public schools.