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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Queen’s principal proposes doing ‘less with less’

An interesting article about Queen’s University’s financial situation:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/queens-principal-to-do-less-with-less/article1399045/

Looking at ways to deal with their debt, the leadership is asking faculty to take a reduction of 2% in their raises (which was refused by the faculty association), and departments to cut costs and find ways to make more money. They’re also compiling lists of Queen’s properties that could be sold.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Canada’s top 25 family-friendly employers

George Brown College, McGill University, and Simon Fraser University made the top 25 family-friendly employers list for 2010. Read why: http://www.academicagroup.ca/node/9107

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chicopee Discount Ski Tickets

Winter 2009-2010 ski tickets are here!

Lift Tickets: 4 hour anytime lift ticket (all ages) $22

Purchase tickets from the Staff Association Office (DC 3603, x33566) or contact the following staff members:

Kelly Wilker-Draves (NH 2027, x37483) or Sue Fraser (BMH 1110, x32968)

Regular (before discount) prices:
Adult (18-59) $35
Seniors (60+) $32
Junior (7-17) $29
Tots (2-6) $5

www.discoverchicopee.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

GRT Corporate Bus Pass

The Grand River Transit (GRT) corporate bus pass is coming to the University of Waterloo. The passes will be available to regular full and part-time staff, faculty and CUPE staff members. The cost is $51.05 per month, a savings of $8.95 per month, and will be processed through payroll deductions. Sign up date is Wednesday December 9th, 11:00am to 2:00pm DC 1302. For more information see the GRT-FAQ.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

UWSA PB&C sub-committee meeting

Please join us for a UW Staff Association Pension, Benefits & Compensation Sub-Committee meeting.

The agenda is available on the UWSA sharepoint site.  (Click on the word “Sharepoint” above, you’ll find it under “UWSA Home” tab > “Pension, Benefits & Compensation Sub-Committee” document library.)

Thursday, December 3, 2009
12:05-12:55pm (to allow travel time over the lunch hour)
Needles Hall (NH) 3001

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