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

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  • St. Paul’s University College announces Michaëlle Jean Scholars in International Development 
  • Inspiring the next generation of Black STEM leaders 
  • Researchers and Indigenous students learn about Grand River 
  • IBET PhD Project 
  • Star quarterback shows why it takes more than talent to succeed  
  • The Black Alliance Internship Program
  • Black participants needed for OA-related research

In this issue:

  • Celebrating National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Planting the seeds of reconciliation
  • Meet Savanah Seaton, MA Psychology
  • Meet Naomi Paul, MASc in Systems Design Engineering
  • Meet Elder Bill, Elder in Residence, Faculty of Engineering
  • Q and A with the experts: Reclaiming Indigenous histories
  • May CatalystFlashback, Meet Anne Galang, associate director, Executive Communications
  • Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) competition

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