Organize uWaterloo and CUPE in partnership with students in the Cheriton School of Computer Science are pleased to present the next town hall in our Discussion Series on Unionization. First the guests will give brief remarks identifying workplace issues in the faculty and outlining the role of unions to address them. Then the floor will be open for discussion, including questions and concerns from audience members. Finally, we’ll turn to brainstorming issues/concerns in the department that we’d like to see addressed to improve our graduate student workplace. All graduate students in computer science-related areas are welcome!
We'll be joined by two graduate students from CS, including Mojtaba Valipour, a PhD student, CS GSA rep, and interim CS GSA president, and Christopher Bobotsis, an MMath Student and CS GSA rep. The panel will be rounded out by Graham Cox, CUPE National researcher and organizer, as well as two OrganizeUW grad student organizers from Applied Math, one of whom will help moderate the discussion and Q&A.
You may ask questions in advance of (or during) the town hall here, or on the YouTube live chat during the event. Names of anyone asking a question will stay anonymous.
On the Q&A google form you can also enter for a chance to win some OrganizeUW swag! (optional; see form for details)
Note: In order to facilitate open sharing and discussion, this webinar/town hall meeting will not be recorded. Minutes may be taken and shared afterwards, at the discretion of panellists. If taken, they may be shared within the School of Computer Science, among attendees, and on this page. Names of attendees will never be shared or publicized.