Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization #5: Faculty of Mathematics

Abstract

Organize uWaterloo and CUPE in partnership with students in the Faculty of Mathematics 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 math-related areas are welcome!

Date
Mar 4, 2021 5:00 PM
Location
Online webinar
Click here to join the YouTube live event at the time and date of the meeting.

Bring your questions!

Click here to submit questions in advance or during the meeting. Names of anyone submitting a question will remain anonymous.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Introduction to town hall and land acknowledgement (moderator)
  2. Introduction of student representatives from Math
  3. Brief introduction to union drive/OrganizeUW (Grad student organizer)
  4. Intro/primer on CUPE and what unions do (CUPE organizer)
  5. Q&A and open discussion

Note: In order to balance sharing information with those unable to attend “live” and facilitation of an open/safe discussion, this meeting will be partially recorded. Speaker presentations (first half) will be recorded, whereas open discussion/Q&A (second half) will not be. A written summary of the Q&A, along with video of the presentations, will be posted below after the event. All attendee names will remain anonymous.

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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