Town Hall with UW Faculty Supporters

Abstract

Join members of UWaterloo’s Faculty to learn about the ways in which their research and participation in academia fosters support for union presence at their home institution. Dr. Nancy Worth’s research touches on many aspects of labour including precarious work and feminist theory and Dr. Jay Dolmage works at the intersections of disability studies, higher education and pedagogy. Jay is the outgoing Equity Committee Chair for the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW). Faculty members will also discuss the ways in which unionization efforts can enhance course delivery and research at UWaterloo. Registration is required (see below for link)

Date
Nov 9, 2021 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Location
Online webinar

Featuring

  • Nancy Worth, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Management; Afiliated Faculty, Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (Waterloo.ai), University of Waterloo
  • Jay Dolmage, Professor, Associate Chair - Undergraduate Communication Outcome Initiative (UCOI), English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo; Outgoing Equity Committee Chair, Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW)
  • Moderator: Brock Bodo, Member Organizer, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE); Chief Steward Unit 1 (TAs), CUPE 3906 at McMaster University

Registration & Q&A

This webinar will be held over Zoom and will not be recorded. We encourage you to bring your questions and comments, or post them on the event link to be passed on. An anonymized summary of the discussion will be posted on this page after the event.

Please click here to register for the webinar.

Important: Harassment and inappropriate questions of any kind will not be tolerated at any OrganizeUW event. Organizers reserve the right to expel any person not participating in good faith.


Calling all faculty! Are you a prof, lecturer, or other faculty member at UW? Have you been wondering what OrganizeUW is all about, what happens once TAs, RAs, and sessionals unionize, whether student-faculty relationships could be impacted, or how you can best offer your support? If so, you may wish to check out recent guest post on the FAUW Blog. In this Q&A, we work to directly address questions and concerns from faculty about what unionization would look like at UW and how it could impact you. We also list some easy ways you can help, including spreading the word and filling in our quick form to register your support. We hope you'll check out the post!

Committee to Organize uWaterloo
Committee to Organize uWaterloo
supported by CUPE

The Committee to Organize uWaterloo is a grassroots campaign to unionize the academic workers at the University of Waterloo. The campaign is supported by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada's largest union.

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