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Past Events (Waterloo) 2012-2013

Below is a list of Fall 2012- Winter 2013 events on the Waterloo campus:

Session 6: Brown Bag Lunches.  No speaker, no agenda, just a chance to bring your lunch and chat with other women faculty!   

When and where?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:00pm-1:00pm, N1042

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:00pm-1:00pm, N1059

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:00pm-1:00pm, N1058

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12:00pm-1:00pm, BA112

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:00pm-1:00pm, BA112

Session 5: The goodwill trap: Supporting women in science and engineering. Talk by Dr. Carla Fehr, Wolfe Chair in Science and Technology, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Waterloo

Abstract: This talk explores some of the results of a university-wide, six-year experiment designed to improve the climate for women in science and engineering at a large research university.  In particular, I will discuss the benefits and challenges for working with male allies to improve the climate for women in our university communities.

When? Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:00pm-5:00pm  

Where? BA208

Session 4: What does it really mean to be a woman in leadership? Discussion with VPA Dr. Deb MacLatchy about her journey to becoming a senior member of Laurier's administration, and about being ranked as one of Canada's 100 most powerful women. This is the Waterloo campus version of a similar event held in Brantford in March.

When?  Tues, April 2, 2013, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Where?  BA112 

Session 3: Bullying and Interpersonal Conflict. Talk by Dawn Ricker, followed by discussion.

Dawn is the Senior Advisor of Dispute Resolution and Support for Laurier. Prior to her appointment (November 2012) she worked within the Health Care system as a Staff Advocate and Educator. Over the past two years Ricker has been an expert panel member with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and assisted in the co-creation of a best practice guideline on managing and mitigated conflict in health care teams. She was the Keynote Speaker for Lancaster House's Health a Safety Conference (November 2012) where she talked about effective resolutions to workplace conflict, harassment, violence and bullying.  This past month she was the subject matter expert in a Lancaster House Audio Conference on Workplace Bullying. Ricker is a faciliator for Queen's University's Industrial Relations Certificate Course.

Dawn will talk about the differences between bullying and interpersonal conflict,  practical approaches to resolution and what your obligation is as a peer, team member or person in a position of authority. She will address retaliation concerns, processes within Laurier and how to seek remedy in these very challenging often complex situations. 

When?  Thursday, February 28, 2013, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Where? BA112

Session 2: Women's Faculty Colleague Reception. An opportunity to meet and eat, and network with other women faculty. It will also be an opportunity to share ideas about events for this year.

When?  Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 4:30pm-6pm
Where?  Senate and Board Chamber

Session 1: As you know, this December marks the 23rd anniversary of the Montreal Massacre when 14 women were murdered at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.  Most of them were female engineering students.  In recognition of this anniversary I am organizing a screening of the NFB documentary After the Montreal Massacre.  This 27 minute film explores that event and the larger context of violence against women.

When?  Monday, December 3, 11:30-12:20  (you are welcome to bring your lunch if you wish)
Where?  Dr. Alvin Woods Building  1-101B  (on the ground floor across from the elevators)

There will be a few words of introduction, followed by the film, and the opportunity to chat afterwards