Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sick days should be used when needed

Staying well while working from home

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.

Sick days

Friday, May 15, 2020

Combined approach for fall term learning

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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Staff Enhancement Grant elevates member's furniture-making skills

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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wellness Together Canada and Homewood Health

Mental health services available

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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

CANCELLED: W3 presents Invisible Stories

poster for invisible stories

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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Voting ends today

From the Daily Bulletin:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Info session on staff work-travel opportunities

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. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mindfulness courses funded through SEF

people meditating

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.

Friday, February 28, 2020

UWSA fees

A message from President Lawrence Folland

Dear UWSA Member,

It has recently come to our attention that Human Resources has not been able to generate letters for the Staff Association Fees. 

Here is the statement from HR:

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Faculty supporting teachers

Letter seeks signatures

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.

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