As announced at our June 10 Area Reps meeting, the University of Waterloo Staff Association is excited to share that the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) committee has reached the agreement in principle stage with the University. This means that UWSA is now able to share the MOA draft (pdf) with staff.
The Writing and Communication Centre (WCC) is engaging in an external review to ensure that our mandate and services are meeting the needs of members of the University. They would appreciate hearing from you, as University staff, to learn about your knowledge of and experiences with the WCC.
Staff Virtual Equity Circle Conversations will continue
The UWSA is happy to announce that the Staff Virtual Equity Circle Conversations will continue in Spring 2021.
With increasing awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues at Waterloo, in our community, and globally, there is recognition that staff could benefit from opportunities for learning/discussion. Facilitating these discussions may also help support members’ equity, inclusion, and belonging work in their various roles at Waterloo and in the community.
Matthew Fries, IQC provided this report as part of the process to receive his Staff Enhancement Grant, awarded in January 2021.
The course I took was called Publishing Your Children’s Book: How to Write and Pitch Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Book Manuscripts. It was provided by Writers Digest University, and it involved three parts:
Second phase of the Responding to Disclosure train-the-trainer program starts soon
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO) is excited to invite employees at the University of Waterloo to participate in the second phase of the Responding to Disclosure train-the-trainer program!
Here's an opportunity for UW staff members to register for FREE Virtual Group Fitness Classes taking place this month, as well as a link to register for an amazing 42nd Anniversary Celebration contest with great prizes.