There has been recent discussion both in Senate meetings as well as among students about the current Reading Long Weekend for Math and Engineering students and full week break for other Faculties. Senate will make a decision on what will happen to Reading week for Math and Engineering students at the next meeting in June. Listed below are the current options for Reading week with advantages and disadvantages to each option.
Option 1: We keep the current system.
Option 2: Have a full reading week in February.
The main benefit for Option 1 is that we get three extra days to study for exams. This can be really handy when having a bad term. These three days can also be used to relax right before the exam period begins.
The main benefit for Option 2 are that we get an extra 3 full days of vacation. In the current system we are only guaranteed at least 2 vacation days since most math students do not take 5 math classes (or 5 courses all in math or engineering), but with Option 2 we get 5 days of vacation.
To vote for an option go to: http://www.mathsoc.uwaterloo.ca/ There is another option that may be possible.
Option 3: Have a full reading week in February and three days before exams.
This option has the benefits from both Option 1 and Option 2. I am going to assume that most people would prefer this system as opposed to Option 1 or Option 2. If you do not want Option 3 please email me (contact information is below).
If you have any other questions comments or concerns, then please email me.
LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IS JUNE 20TH!!!
Math Student Senator