The Catalyst

The Catalyst

Our anti-racism newsletter, The Catalyst, is an opportunity to showcase the many staff, faculty and students who are engaged in anti-racism work each day on campus. Subscribe to receive each issue directly to your inbox or read the newsletter below.

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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

In this issue:

  • Message from Charmaine Dean, PART Executive Designate
  • An update from the new Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism office
  • Registration opens for the January Anti-racism book club
  • Hec of a Warrior: Tre Ford named Canada's most outstanding player
  • Meet Dr. Anita Taylor
  • Working group update
  • The Career Starter Program

In this issue:

  • Message from Colleen Phillips-Davis, Co-chair of the Educational Environment and the Development of Learners working group (EEDL)
  • Black Studies and Anti-racism diplomas launch in 2022
  • Canadian universities work together to increase diversity in engineering and technology
  • Meet Veronica Sila Nhio-son, WUSA representative on the Health and Mental Health working group
  • Student Success Office and AccessAbility Services Anti-racism Initiatives (SAARI)
  • Black Faculty Collective (BFC)
  • A brief history of Black experience at Waterloo, 1960s-1990s
  • New AI brings the power of natural language processing to African languages
  • Working group update
  • Avenue: The Black Undergraduate Law Internship Program

In this issue:

  • Message from Kalpita Gaitonde, co-chair of the Health and Mental Health working group
  • University responds to Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion review
  • PART and Thrive invite you to talk about mental health at the intersections
  • November Anti-racism book club
  • Meet Olivia Fuju Taylor, PART research analyst
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Margaret Mutumba, PhD candidate, Public Health Sciences
  • Working group update
  • Avenue: The Black Undergraduate Law Internship Program

In this issue:

  • Message from Robin Stadelbauer, co-chair of the Race, Culture, and Ethnicity Awareness working group
  • October anti-racism book club
  • University of Waterloo equity survey: Q&A with Jermal Jones, manager, Equity
  • Meet Jaydum Hunt, interim director of Shatitsirótha (Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre)
  • Department feature
  • Working group update
  • Mental Health and Anti-racism with Anthony McLean

In this issue:

  • Message from Naima Samuel, graduate student, School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development and co-chair of the Educational Environment and the Development of Learners working group
  • Maawanji-idiwag (They come together): Institutional Approaches to Decolonizing Curricula
  • Meet Tracelyn Cornelius, Anti-racism Communications Manager, University Relations
  • Department feature
  • From Cindy Yeung, GSA representative
  • Past events

In this issue:

  • Message from Nigel Henriques, Associate Director, Systems
  • Message from the President
  • Anti-racism across campus
  • Meet Waterloo's Senior Manager, Anti-Racism Response: Jennisha Wilson
  • The Educational Environment and Development of Learners working group
  • The Truth is hard. Reconciliation is harder. Indigenous History Month Keynote Speaker
  • Anti-racism Book Club
  • Past events
  • Catch up on community stories

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