The President’s Anti-racism Taskforce (PART)

The University of Waterloo strives to support an equitable environment where everyone in our community can learn, grow and thrive. In 2020, we formed the President’s Anti-racism Taskforce (PART) and made a public commitment to engage our community and address systemic racism across our campuses.

Consulting with groups across our community, members of the Taskforce have carefully and thoughtfully prepared a series of recommendations to advance this critical mission. I am pleased to receive PART’s comprehensive report with eighty-eight recommendations to address racism in all its forms at the University. 

Anti-racism is the shared responsibility of the entire community – not that of a specific leader or a campus unit. Everyone in the University community is being urged to take action to ensure that the PART recommendations are successfully implemented.

Faculty members, students and staff are encouraged to work together to assist and support those accountable for PART’s recommendations, and to look for ways to implement anti-racism into their daily work. This includes supporting ongoing initiatives happening across the university, including the great work coming out of the recently created Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism and Office of Indigenous Relations. 

Vivek Goel
President and vice-chancellor

Vivek Goel

Latest updates

In this issue:

  • President Goel reflects on Asian Heritage Month 
  • President Goel receives the PART report
  • Manh-Kien Tran builds a smart cloud-based battery management system
  • Meet Anne Galang, associate director, Executive Communications
  • Preparing for the next pandemic
  • Susan Shu Chang (BA '17) wins the Arts 2021 Young Alumni Award
  • Bulletin Board

In this issue:

  • President Goel reflects on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • ARTS Prof to facilitate Anti-racism book club in May
  • Celebrating the remarkable experiences of our Black alumni
  • Tackling Black girl environmentalism and equity
  • Meet Savannah Sloat, project manager of Indigenous Initiatives in the Office of Research
  • Meet Eugenia Dadzie, winner of the 2022 GRADflix Competition
  • Introducing LiftOff: a Black-led business accelerator and incubator for Black Entrepreneurs

In this issue:

  • Message from Dr. Charmaine Dean, executive-designate (PART)
  • PART invites you to the March Anti-racism Book Club
  • Black history at Waterloo in photos
  • Reflections on two years of impact with the Office of Indigenous Relations
  • Meet Akua Asare-Amin, International Student Recruitment specialist
  • Addressing racial disparities in osteoarthritis research
  • LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program
  • An Experiential Job Shadow Program
  • Lantern Festival closes out Lunar New Year celebrations