2010 Special Initiatives Fund Award

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Special Initiatives Fund (SIF) was created in 2009 by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Staff Compensation (PACSC) for a two-year trial period. With a total budget of approximately $65,000 in annual funding, it is designed to support special projects suggested by staff in the university support group. For more information, please go to: http://staffexcellence.uwaterloo.ca/sif.html

The Staff Excellence Fund subcommittee received 25 applications to access funds from the Special Initiatives Fund requesting a total of more than $293,000. The committee would like to thank all the applicants for the time and effort put into their applications. Not all applications were approved for funding and not all applications that were approved received full funding. The committee considered the merits of each application and applied the guiding principles behind the creation of the SIF to each application.

The successful applicants, the amount of funding they received and a brief description of the proposals are:

Description Applicant(s)

Amount Approved

Staff lounge enhancements Sue Oestreich/ Susan Key $1500  
Creation of a green space garden bordered by PAS, HH, EV1 and EV2 – campus beautification project Lynne Jelokhani-Niaraki/ Joanne Holzinger $15,000
Staff lounge enhancement Laurie Jones $300
Enhancement of working environment to improve staff morale for Centre for Extended Learning Christine Liebig
$5,000
Staff lounge upgrades Carrie Gilmour $1,500
Matthews Golf Classic Sheila Hurley $3,000
Hagey Curling Fun Day Betty Bax $1,800
Enhancement of working environment to improve staff morale for Graduate Studies Office Christina Treusch/ Cathy Jardine $1,500
Signage to promote the UW Recreation Committee Shirley Chatten $262
Presentation by Theatre on The Edge on National Cherry Popsicle Day Shirley Chatten $705
Yoga on the Green to enhance staff wellness Kathy Winter $1,649
Stretching brochure to enhance staff wellness Lesley Nevills $2,500
Day bus trip for staff – destination to be determined Shirley Chatten $1,260
Library patio improvements – campus beautification project Benny Colussi $15,000
Campus networking event to promote cross-campus interaction Liz Koblyk $3,000
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