Following the membership’s acceptance of the new UWSA by-law and the subsequent changes to the UWSA governance, which moved the three UWSA Presidents (President-elect Agata Jagielska, President Dave McDougall, Past President Kathy Becker) into Operations roles, the UWSA Board of Directors found itself with three vacancies in its complement. The vacancies posed a significant challenge to normal Board activities and so, the Board appointed three UWSA members to fill the vacancies until the next election cycle in the fall of 2022.
We are excited to welcome new additions to the UWSA Board of Directors as they bring their knowledge and skills to the table, while helping further the UWSA mission to represent the interests of UW Staff.
Stephen Markan, UWSA Chief Returning Officer presented the 2021 election report at the UWSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The following candidates were successful in their bids for election:
Thank you for awarding me one of the $500 Staff Enhancement Grants – your selection has not only impacted me, but my fellow Red Raccoon Bike Rescue (RRBR) volunteers and the people we assist every day.
In the summer of 2020, a group of caring bike mechanics came together as a response to a gap in accessible bicycle repair and maintenance caused by the pandemic.
They set up in Victoria Park every Saturday, performing small repairs and maintenance for free.
Earlier this year, Waterloo Regional Police Service and UW Police issued warnings after seeing a spike in catalytic converter thefts. A staff member recently reached out to warn that vehicles parked on campus are vulnerable at all times of the day.
We held four Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Consultations in June and July to give all UWaterloo staff the opportunity to attend and learn about the updated MOA. Over 300 UWaterloo staff participated in these sessions; our thanks to all of you for your attendance and engagement with this process so far.