All Events

2021

GSA Outdoor Movie Night & Scavenger Hunt

The GSA is hosting an outdoor movie night, with free popcorn supplied by OrganizeUW. Before the movie you can grab dinner or drinks at the Grad House, win some prizes in the scavenger hunt, and stop by our Info Table to learn more about the campaign for better working conditions at UW, sign a union card, and snag some swag.

Ice cream day - Get the scoop on OrganizeUW!

Beat the heat with a frosty treat! Want free ice cream and a chance to improve the working lives of all UWaterloo TAs, RAs and Sessionals? You and your family are invited to join us for a free ice cream this Thursday, Aug 12, between 4-7pm at Scoop du Jour in uptown Waterloo.

OrganizeUW in the Park - New Dates!

Bring a friend and come for a chat in Waterloo or Victoria Park with OrganizeUW and CUPE! Click to see upcoming dates and locations. Come and ask us any questions you have about unionization, sign a union card, bring a friend so they can sign too, and help us all gain new rights and protections! We have lots of Gizmo the Goose and CUPE swag (including masks and stickers!) and you can grab a poster to hang in your office/lab when campus re-opens. Or just come to say hi and see some friendly (masked) faces!

A careful COVID comeback: Learning from experience at UW and beyond to ensure a safe return to campus

What protections will be needed to make it safe to re-open (in part or full) at UW? A discussion among health and safety experts, grads, and student leaders from OrganizeUW, CUPE, McMasterU, and UW on COVID-19 realities and best practices for those working on campus now or set to return in a few short months (or less!).

Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #7: School of Computer Science

The next webinar in our Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization, featuring a mix of elected student representatives, grad student organizers from the School of Computer Science, and OrganizeUW's CUPE staff rep. All grads in CS-related areas welcome!

Engineering Town Hall on Teaching Assistantships

As the pandemic shutdown looms onward, TAs across campus continue to struggle to meet deadlines and departmental expectations. Join OUW for a casual evening conversation led by your GSA reps for Civil & Environmental and Systems Design Engineering to discuss experiences, challenges, and opportunities for TAs in the Faculty.

Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #6: School of Planning

The next webinar in our Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization, featuring a mix of elected student representatives, grad student organizers from the School of Planning, and OrganizeUW's CUPE staff rep. All grads in related areas welcome!

Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #5: Faculty of Mathematics

The next webinar in our Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization, featuring a variety of elected student representatives, grad student organizers from the Math Faculty, and OrganizeUW's CUPE staff rep. All grads in Math-related areas welcome!

Mental Health & Unions

Join OrganizeUW, a CUPE Health & Safety expert, and a CUPE 3903 (YorkU) local member and bargaining rep as we discuss the opportunities union organizing presents for improving mental health on campus.

Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #4: Physics Department

The next webinar in our Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization, featuring an elected student representative, as well as grad student organizers, from Physics & Astronomy, plus OrganizeUW's CUPE National staff rep. All grads in Physics-related areas welcome!

Energy, democracy, and unions: A discussion on the parallels of climate justice and union organizing

Join us as we go live with guests from Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, OrganizeUW, and Fossil Free UW to talk climate justice and unions.

International Student Discussion on Unionization

A discussion on unionization with a focus on international student issues.

Trivia Night

Union-themed trivia night hosted in partnership with GSA-UW.

Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #3: English Department

The next webinar in our Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization, featuring an elected student representative from the Department of English and OrganizeUW's CUPE staff representative, with moderation by an English student organizer.

2020

GSA Event: Live Q&A with Organize UW

Join us as we go live with the GSA to ask common questions about the graduate student-led union drive on campus.

Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #2: Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

The next webinar in our Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization, featuring an elected student representative from Applied Health Sciences and OrganizeUW's CUPE staff representative, with moderation by a student organizer.

Anti-Racism and Unions

Join us for a discussion of how anti-racism work and unions work together to create a more just workplace and society. Presentations of related information and personal experiences will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion. A primary aim of the discussion is to envision how our local union might engage in anti-racism work through bargaining, activism, and solidarity with ongoing efforts. Speakers include CUPE National human rights and research staff, CUPE Ontario local members/activists, and a grad student rep from a UW anti-racism taskforce.

Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #1: Faculty of Environment

The first webinar in our new Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization, featuring an elected student representative from the Faculty of Environment and OrganizeUW's CUPE staff rep, with moderation by an Environment grad student organizer.

CUPE, Teaching Assistant Unions, and Health & Safety

A webinar featuring a CUPE health and safety staffer, CUPE teaching assistant union local president, and OrganizeUW student organizer.