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Richard Mann

Associate Professor 
Department of Computer Science
University of Waterloo















mannr@uwaterloo.ca
DC2510 (Davis Center)
Voice: (519) 888-4567 x33006
Fax: (519) 885-1208 
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Updates (University correspondence)

Update May 30 2020.

Please note, 2FA (two factor authentication) is set to change on or after June 1, 2022.  I may lose contact at Waterloo, if that happens, I may be contacted at:
  mannrATuwaterlooDotCa@protonmail.com


I was suspended without pay on Oct 20, 2021. 
The suspension was removed on Nov 24, 2021.

I was on (paid) medical leave from Nov 10 2021 until returning to work on May 8, 2022.  Teaching is currently under negotiation (see below).

Below I show selected correspondence with the University in the hope that others may learn from my experience.

May 30, 2022.  Correspondence.  Dean (Math). (PDF).
May 19, 2022.  Correspondence.  Dean (Math).  (PDF).
May 4, 2022. Correspondence.  Provost and others (PDF).  Note: negotiation continues, with FAUW and Occupational Health.
May 4, 2022.  Correspondence.  Dean, Vaccination Requirement (PDF).
May 2, 2022.  Correspondence.  Provost and others (PDF).
Apr 26, 2022.  Correspondence.  Provost and others (PDF)
Apr 23, 2022.  Correspondence.  Dean (Math) and others (PDF)
Apr 23, 2022.  Correspondence.  Dean (Math) and others, Teaching Assignments (PDF)

Apr 22, 2022.  Correspondence.  This is the reply to our letters of Mar 28 and Apr 3, to our institution.  The original letters are included. (PDF)

Apr 22, 2022.  Correspondence with Dean (Math) and others (PDF)
Apr 16, 2022.  Correspondence with Dean (Math) and others (PDF)
Apr 12, 2022. Correspondence with Chair (CS) and others (PDF)
Apr 11, 2022.  Correspondence with Chair (CS) and others (PDF)

Apr 8, 2022. Correspondence with Occupational Health (PDF).
Apr 5, 2022. Correspondence with Occupational Health (PDF).

Apr 4, 2022.  Correspondence with Occupational Health (PDF).

Mar 28 -- Apr 1, 2022.  Correspondence with University President, and others (text).  NB: Some names have been redacted (by request) from this document.

Mar 11, 2022.  Correspondence with Occupational Health (text)
Mar 10, 2022.  Correspondence with Occupational Health (text)
Mar 7, 2022.  Correspondence with Occupational Health (text)

Dec 20, 2021.  Correspondence with Occupational Health (text)
Dec 16, 2021.  Correspondence with Occupational Health
(text)

Nov 28, 2021.  Letter to Provost. (text)

Nov 25, 2021.  Letter from Provost (confirm removal of suspension, marked "confidential"). (PDF)

Nov 24, 2021.  Letter from Associate Provost, Human Resources. (removal of suspension). (text)

Nov 25, 2021.  Correspondence with Karen Parkinson, RN, PhD, Occupational Health. (text)


Nov 17, 2021.  Letter to Provost, grieving suspension of Oct 20. (text)

Oct 20, 2021.  Suspension without pay (Letter two) (PDF)

Oct 15, 2021.  Suspension (Letter one) (PDF)

Updates (Pandemic)

Letter, Fri Feb 25, 2022.
Attn: students of Ontario Colleges and Universities.
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/2022-02-25-LetterMohawkCollege.txt


Protest, Web Feb 23, 2022, 5pm, 100 Regina St, Waterloo ON
(video: mp4

http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/2022-02-23-ProtestSpeech.mp4
The speaker is Joe Pharaon (links below)

Please share link widely, mandates must end immediately.


https://uwaterloo.ca/applied-mathematics/news/math-shows-how-human-behaviour-spreads-infectious-diseases
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180816081446.htm
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=aVx_OGkAAAAJ
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joe-Pharaon


On Aug 26, 2021 I co-signed an open letter opposing University of Waterloo's mandatory vaccination policy.  Current letter (more than 150 signatories):
https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/Open-letter-UW-vaccine-mandates.html

Correspondence following above letter:
https://links.uwaterloo.ca/Repeal_UW_Mandatory_Vaccination_Policy/

Background/ timeline/ other links:
https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/Pandemic.html


Updates (Waterloo region for medical freedom rally 10/24/21)


Updates (Electronics/ computer lab)


It seems we will be online again.  Just like the last lockdown, I made a series of videos.
I will continue here.

My latest interest is Battery technology for mobile solar power (for computing, audio production, and experimental apparatus).
Videos:
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/2021-12-15-BatteryLab.mp4
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/2021-12-17-BatteryLab2.mp4
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/2021-12-17-BatteryLab2b.mp4
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/2021-12-20-BatteryLab3.mp4
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/2022-01-05-BatteryLab4.mp4
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/2021-01-06-BatteryLab4b.mp4





Talks

CS Undergraduate Club Talk
Date: Monday Nov 5, 2018, 5:30pm.
Location: MC4063.  POSTPONED.
I have included the Abstract and Slides below for interested students.
Abstract (text), Slides (PDF).



CS Undergraduate Club Talk
Title: From Microphones to Speakers and Everything In Between
Date: Tuesday July 17, 2018, 6pm
Location: MC4041
Slides: (PDF)


Teaching

Research interests
Publications


Open Source Software for Electrical and Acoustic measurement.

Joint work with John Vanderkooy (Physics), Audio Research Group.




Wind Turbines
Investigation, commentary, correspondence and advocacy on Industrial Wind Turbines.