\\ Supporting Each Other

The AWC has a number of support initiatives for you and your career, such as:

1. Publish Without Pain

The Academic Women’s Caucus links up untenured faculty and sessional instructors who are interested in getting support with their publishing efforts both with other junior women and more senior women from across campus. Members of each “publish without pain” group can help you set and stick to deadlines. Your research buddy does this by being a supportive someone you can turn to who is feeling the same publishing pressures that you are and can act as a monitor of your progress to help you stay on track with your research goals, while more senior women (who also need help sticking to deadlines!) can provide valuable advice about the publishing process. If you would like to become part of a Publish Without Pain group, contact the Chair at awc@uvic.ca.

2. Mentorship : Buddies

Long before the university provided formal mentoring programs the Academic Women’s Caucus has been pairing new female faculty members with more experienced women faculty from across campus. While departments now provide new faculty with a mentor within their own department, AWC buddies are from another department, and can provide a very useful perspective on the wider university. Buddies are pleased to attend the wine and cheese social with their new buddy, and to answer any questions they may have, both at the beginning of the year, and as new questions emerge in the future. If you have been at UVic for at least five years and are interested in being a buddy to a new faculty member, please email awc@uvic.ca .

3. Mentorship : Women in Leadership

If you are interested in moving up into the administration (at the Chair level or beyond), the Caucus has a program for you. If you are interested in being mentored by a more senior woman (from the Chair level up to the Associate VP level) please email the Chair at awc@uvic.ca, and she will connect you with a Caucus member who is currently in a senior position related to your interests and who would be happy to answer your questions and provide mentorship in your efforts to move into a more senior administrative position.

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