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Six women from UWaterloo recognized at Oktoberfest Women of the Year

Women from UWaterloo

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, six incredible women from the University of Waterloo were recognized for their efforts in leadership, arts and culture, health and wellness, academic achievement, and professional excellence at the annual K-W Oktoberfest Women of the Year event. Each of their immense contributions to our campus and our community help make the region a better place to live.

UWaterloo marches with the community to end gendered violence

UWaterloo at Take Back the Night

Last Thursday, the University of Waterloo marched alongside our community in Waterloo Region’s annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march.

March with UWaterloo at Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

Join the University of Waterloo on Thursday, September 22, 2016 for Waterloo Region’s annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march. Part of an international event targeting sexual and domestic violence, TBTN brings survivors and their allies together to walk in solidarity to draw public attention to the struggles women, children, and trans*people continue to face in our society.

Celebrating International Women's Day at Waterloo

Man holding up sign that reads: "this is what a feminist looks like"

Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. Tuesday, March 8 marks this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), where people across the globe come together to celebrate, reflect, advocate, and take action on women’s issues.

Getting excited about engineering with Go ENG Girl

Go ENG Girl volunteers and participants at event

On Saturday, October 17, 110 young girls and families in our community joined us on campus to get excited about engineering at the popular Ontario-wide event, Go ENG Girl.

Hosted by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE), the Go ENG Girl initiative partners with universities across the province to provide opportunities for girls in grades 7 to 10 and one parent or guardian to visit their local campus and learn from female professionals, academics, and students about the world of engineering. While the girls enjoy fun, hands-on activities and student-run exhibitions, parents and guardians are treated to an informative session on the various paths one can take in a career in engineering.

Take Back the Night with UWaterloo

On Thursday, September 17, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join together and represent the University of Waterloo in the annual Take Back the Night march. From 6 – 9 p.m., the Kitchener-Waterloo community meets at Kitchener City Hall to march.

International Women’s Week

International Women’s Day is an annual worldwide celebration that honors women's achievements, marking March 8th as a time to uphold female success, face challenges head on, and focus greater attention on gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part.

Thousands of events are held across the world, with the hope of inspiring individuals to think globally, but act locally. During the week, there are a number of diverse campus and community activities where the University of Waterloo recognizes and celebrates the importance of this day.

Our campus had opportunities to lean in and get involved in activities like film screenings, interactive sports, and a feminist photo booth during the week of action put on by the Federation of Students service, The Women’s Centre.

UWaterloo Takes Back the Night

Wearing black and gold, the group of UWaterloo students, faculty and staff stood out among the over 300 participants at the 31st annual Take Back the Night march and rally.  Numerous departments and groups on campus, such as the Federation of Student’s Women’s Centre, brought out members to this year’s event. Take Back the Night addresses the rights of women, children, and trans*people to be safe, without violence, regardless of age, creed, location, numbers, or attire.  

Join UWaterloo to Take Back the Night

All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to join the University of Waterloo and participate in Waterloo Region's 31st annual Take Back the Night rally and march.  Take Back the Night addresses the rights of women, children, and trans*people to be safe, without violence, regardless of age, creed, location, numbers, or attire.   

Photo courtesy of the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

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