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Thursday, February 2, 2012

  • Tax slips now available through myHRinfo
  • CEO drops some (actuarial) science
  • College walkway closed and other notes
  • Editor:
  • Brandon Sweet
  • Communications and Public Affairs

Tax slips now available through myHRinfo

A message from Human Resources

myHRinfo logo.

One of the new features of the recently-upgraded myHRinfo system is the ability to view year-end T4 and T4A tax slips online, rather than wait for the forms to arrive in the mail.

The electronic version can be printed and is in a Canada Revenue Agency-approved format. Forms from previous years will also be available to view and print.

According to a memo from Human Resources:

Employees who currently view their pay information electronically will already have consent set up for an electronic year end slip. Log on to myHRinfo with your ADS userid and password and navigate to the menu item Self Service >Payroll and Compensation > Year End Slips Consent to confirm your status. If it says “Consent Received”, you can view your tax slip on line. We have published the 2010 and 2009 year end slips on line and you can navigate to Payroll and Compensation >View T4/T4A Slips to view it. Once the 2011 tax slips have been finalized and published, you will also be able to view your 2011 tax slips (the latest date for publication on line is February 29, 2012).

Please note: If you want to change your consent status for year end slips back to receiving a paper copy, please contact Human Resources at extension 38845 or through email at jcakan@ and provide your employee ID number, full name and department. Please do this by February 10, 2012.

If your current status is “No Consent Received”, you can give consent to view your year-end slips through myHRinfo. Log on to myHRinfo and navigate to Self-Service >Payroll and Compensation > Year End Slips Consent and click the Box beside “Check here to indicate your consent to receive electronic year end slips”, then click on the “Submit” button. Please do this by February 10, 2012. Please note that this “Year End Slips Consent” form applies only to electronic T4 and T4A’s and will not change the fact that you receive a printed pay advice.

If you no longer wish to have a printed pay advice mailed to your department on campus, log on to myHRinfo, navigate to Self-Service > Payroll and Compensation > View Paycheque and click on the link: “Click here to change your Pay Statement Print Options or to change your Direct Deposit” Click on Pay Statement Print Option directly below your direct deposit information and click the button beside the statement “Do not send a paper copy of direct deposit pay statement to my campus address”, then click Submit.

You will then be able to review your pay statements (including previous ones) through myHRinfo and print only the slips that you require.

More detailed instructions can be found online.

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Allen Loney speaks to actuarial students.
CEO drops some (actuarial) science

by Amy Aldous, Director, Communications and Research Alliances, Faculty of Mathematics

Over 300 students took advantage of the opportunity to hear from one of Canada’s business leaders recently as Allen Loney, president and CEO of Great-West Lifeco Inc., The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company and The Canada Life Assurance Company, visited the University of Waterloo on January 19. He was joined by Garry MacNicholas (Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, Great-West Life - Waterloo BMath grad 1982) and Matt Poetker (Director, Actuarial Best Practices & Risk Management, Great-West Life Assurance Company).

Allen Loney and Feridun HamdullahpurLoney (right, with Feridun Hamdullahpur) and his team were invited to campus by President Hamdullahpur and came to share their insights from the actuarial profession and comment on challenges facing the life insurance industry.

The visit was also an occasion to acknowledge the long history of outreach, scholarship, and research support for the University of Waterloo by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

“I’d like to say how proud we are for the opportunity to help out in a meaningful way with the work that goes on here,” said Mr. Loney to students and faculty at a reception after his guest spot in ACTSC 446. “You and your colleagues are important to our success and the success of financial institutions in Canada.”

Speaking on behalf of the students, Jit Seng Chen noted that “it is reassuring to know that the research graduate students do here is deemed valuable and worthy of funding by companies. It’s a good reminder when you’re working on your thesis at three in the morning.”

Photo by Chris Hughes, ELED Photography

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College walkway closed and other notes

“Pedestrian safety is of paramount concern for St. Paul’s University College, Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo," writes Paul Penner, Director of Operations a Conrad Grebel University College, "and for this reason the walkway which leads down the hill from the colleges to the main campus will be closed for the winter. This winter has seen repeated freeze-thaw cycles making this steeply inclined path impossible to keep free of ice. Pedestrians are encouraged to use other nearby paths which are equipped with handrails and have gentler slopes.”

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will be on hand this morning to celebrate the expansion of the Communitech Hub in downtown Kitchener, which includes more office space for Google, Desire2Learn, and a new 6,500 square foot workspace for VeloCity that will expand facilities for the 18 early-stage student and alumni start-ups currently housed there. The premier will be joined by Minister of Community and Social Services John Milloy, President Feridun Hamdullahpur, VeloCity director Mike Kirkup, Desire2Learn CEO John Baker, Google Waterloo director Steve Woods, and Communitech CEO Iain Klugman for a grand opening ceremony and tour of the expanded Tannery space at 10:00 a.m.

February is Heart and Stroke Month. It is reported that heart disease and stroke will kill 1 in 3 people, and is the number one killer of women in Canada. Many will be showing their support this Friday by wearing red in honour of Wear Red Day — Go Red for Women. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada's Heart Truth Campaign is a resource for raising awareness of the risk factors of heart disease and stroke, and contains useful prevention tips and other tools to stay heart healthy.

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Link of the day

Groundhog Day

When and where

Upstart 2012 “festival of innovative Canadian theatre” February 2-4 and 9-11, Studio 180, Hagey Hall, organized by department of drama. Details.

Warriors Band practice, Thursday, February 2, 5:30 p.m., PAC 1001.

"Just Peace" lecture at St. Jerome's featuring author Glen Stassen, Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m., Siegfried Hall. Details.

Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, February 3-5, Conrad Grebel University. Details.

Knowledge Integration Seminar featuring Mark Weber, "Hanging out in the borderlands between psychology and economics (and management, and social innovation...)", Friday, February 3, 2:30 p.m., St. Paul's University College Room 105.

Super Bowl Sunday Tailgate Party, Saturday, February 4, 4:30 p.m., REVelation.

"Journalism 101 for Scientists" media training workshop, Tuesday, February 7, 1:00 p.m., DC1302. Details.

Board of governors Tuesday, February 7, 2:30 p.m., Needles Hall room 3001.

Polynesian Night at Mudie's, Wednesday, February 8, 4:30 p.m.

Reading at St. Jerome’s University: poets Rishma Dunlop and Tanis MacDonald, Thursday, February 9, 4:30, StJ room 3014.

St. Jerome's University Alumni-Student Career Mixer, Thursday, February 9, 7:00 p.m., Sr. Leon White Room, Sweeney Hall. Details.

Knowledge Integration Seminar: What Happened When I Woke Up, featuring medievalist Sarah Tolmie, Friday, February 10, St. Paul's room 105.

United Way Fundraiser featuring The Lost Faculties, Saturday, February 11, 7:00 p.m., The Museum, 10 King Street West Kitchener. Call Marilyn Thom for tickets at ext. 37188 or email mthom@

Centre for Teaching Excellence open house, Tuesday, February 14, 2:30 p.m., EV1325.

Valentines Dinner, Tuesday, February 14, 4:30 p.m., REVelation.

Noon Hour Concert series, featuring Elizabeth Rogalsky Lepock (soprano) and Jason White (piano), Wednesday, February 15, 12:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel University College chapel.

Waterloo Lecture: "Harry Potter: Heroic Fantasy, Murder Mystery or Videogame." Neil Randall, Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m., Stratford Public Library. Hosted by the Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Studies in Islam speaker series featuring Professor Larry Harder, "The Landscape of Occupation: Contemporary Israel and Palestine," Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m., Dunker Family Lounge, Renison University College.

English Reading series featuring Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan, Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m., Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University. Details.

Sawatsky lecture with Professor Julia Spicher Kasdorf Friday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., Conrad Grebel Chapel. Details.

Family Day holiday Monday, February 20, university closed.

Reading Week, February 20 to 24.

Deadline for 50 per cent tuition refund, Tuesday, February 21.

Alumni and Friends Reception at the IEEE 2012 ISSCC, Tuesday, February 21, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 5:30 p.m.

Family Night at the Stratford Campus, Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 p.m., Stratford City Hall Auditorium.

Digital Media Lecture: Blogging Pains, Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Surplus sale of furniture and equipment, Thursday, February 23, 12:30 to 2:00, East Campus Hall.

Hagey Bonspiel (40th annual) for staff, faculty, retirees and friends, Saturday, February 25, 8:30 to 4:30, Ayr Curling Club. Details.

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