Thursday, May 9, 2024

Call for Members: Contract Staff Working Group

Call for Members: Contract Staff Working Group

The UWSA Operations Team (the three employees and presidents) is creating a Contract Staff Working Group to identify ways in which the UWSA can improve opportunities and services for contract staff within the UWSA and help staff in temporary appointments feel safe, empowered to grow, and able to thrive at work.

We are seeking at least six staff members to participate in the working group, including one to serve as chair; our aim is that at least five will be staff on temporary appointments from different areas of the University.

All staff with an assigned USG and temporary contract will be considered, regardless of contract end date or membership in the UWSA.

Openings: 6+
Term: June 1 through November 30, 2024
Deadline: May 23, 2024

Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Members: Staff Excellence Fund Committee

Call for Members: Staff Excellence Fund Committee

The UWSA Appointments Committee is calling for two members to join the selection committee for the Staff Excellence Fund.

The Staff Excellence Fund (SEF) is managed by the Provost's Advisory Committee on Staff Compensation (PACSC). PACSC has delegated responsibility to the UWSA to bring forward proposals from staff for two portions of this fund: Engagement and Leadership Development, and Healthy Workplace Initiatives.

The UWSA has established the SEF committee to generate, review, and recommend for approval staff-generated proposals for SEF funding that are in alignment with the goals of the Staff Excellence Fund by engaging UWSA members and supporting their proposal efforts.

Openings: Two
Term: June 1, 2024 – May 30, 2026
Deadline: Friday, May 10

Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Members: Copyright Advisory Committee

Call for Members: Copyright Advisory Committee

A representative on the Copyright Advisory Committee is needed for a one-year term starting immediately.

The Copyright Advisory Committee (CAC) serves as the primary forum for collaborative decision-making regarding copyright and its applications on campus. The committee will work to keep campus administration, faculty, staff, and students informed about the current and ongoing status of copyright and licensing related issues, projects, and developments.

Openings: One
Term: May 1, 2024, to April 30, 2025 (renewable)
Deadline: April 19, 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024

Call for Members: Joint Health and Safety Committee, Stratford Campus

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A representative on the Joint Health and Safety Committee is needed at the Stratford campus location. Staff representation on these committees is mandatory under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.

Seats: One staff representative is needed
Term: May 1, 2024  to April 30, 2027
Deadline: April 19, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024

A note about changes to parking

Like many of you, we have spent time carefully reading the announcement and FAQ about the changes coming to parking services. If you have not read the full announcement on the website, or the FAQ, we encourage you to do that as it may answer some of the questions you undoubtedly have. We encourage you to reach out to strnsprt@uwaterloo.ca with any additional questions.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

2024 Member Survey

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The UW Staff Association (UWSA) is surveying members this month to measure progress on our strategic plan, improve our services, and continue to monitor the UW work environment and the impacts of the pandemic.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Call for Members: UWSA Area Representatives Committee

Call for Members: UWSA Area Representatives Committee

The Area Representatives Committee is seeking two planning committee members—recording secretary and programming coordinator—and representatives from dozens of areas across the University.

Openings: Many
Term: April 2024 – April 2025
Deadline: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Call for Members: UWSA Appointments Committee

Call for members: UWSA Appointments Committee

The UWSA is seeking applications to the University of Waterloo Staff Association Appointments Committee. This committee nominates and/or appoints UWSA members as representatives on UWSA operational or ad hoc committees and University of Waterloo committees.

Openings: One
Term: March 1, 2024 – February 28, 2026
Deadline: Wednesday, February 21

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Introducing the UWSA Suggestion Box

You asked for it, and we made it: We’re testing out an anonymous form on the UWSA website so you can comfortably provide feedback, give us suggestions, tip us off about concerns, or whatever else you need to do. Visit the UWSA Suggestion Box here.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Call for Members: Joint Health and Safety Committee, Main Campus

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A representative on the Joint Health and Safety Committee is needed at the main campus location. Staff representation on these committees is mandatory under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.

Seats: 1 staff representative is needed
Term: February 2024 until August 2025 (18-month replacement term)
Deadline: February 9, 2024

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