The UWaterloo 16 Days planning committee
acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory
of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and
Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of
Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract,
the land promised to the Six Nations that includes
ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
Sponsored by the Equity Office, the Making Spaces pilot program is a framework for creating affirming campus spaces and interpersonal relationships through education and training on aspects of social identity.
UWaterloo's Working Group on Sexual and Gender Diversity, in collaboration with The Glow Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, launches the pilot program with an education workshop (2.5 hours) and registration event (1 hour) to learn more about gender identity/expression, sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, bi-phobia, transphobia and how these intersect with other identities.
- Pilot date: Monday November 21, 2016
- Opening remarks: Vice-President Academic & Provost, Dr. Ian Orchard
- For more information, contact Corey W. Johnson, Chair, Working Group on Sexual and Gender Diversity.
The program will also provide practical recommendations and support for those who serve and support the UW community and would like to be an ally for social equality and equity. We especially encourage the participation of people who provide services to students, staff and faculty at the University of Waterloo. Upon completion of the program, participants can determine if they wish to sign a statement of affirmation. After confirmation of the satisfactory completion of training, allies will receive visual identifiers and are encouraged to display various forms of the visible indicators (stickers /pins) that honour their completion of the program and communicate that they wish to be identified as LGBTTQQIA+ affirming.