Lori Campbell named Director, Indigenous Initiatives
"I am pleased to announce that Lori Campbell has accepted a secondment to main campus on a half-time basis as our Director, Indigenous Initiatives," wrote Associate Vice-President Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Diana Parry in a memo circulated to Executive Council earlier this week.
"In this new role, Lori will provide leadership and advisement to the University of Waterloo for development of the Indigenization strategy. Lori will continue to oversee the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre."
"The University of Waterloo is committed to developing an Indigenization strategy that will not only meet the recommendations set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015), but to live the spirit of those recommendations as well," writes Parry. "Lori’s established and well-respected relationships with Indigenous communities facilitates the crucial connections for this work to continue. She will work collaboratively with other key stakeholders both internally and externally to the University to promote and advance Indigenization."
"Lori brings over 12 years of experience to the Director, Indigenous Initiatives role, having a background that includes a blend of student services, teaching, research and administration. Previous to her role of Director, Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, Lori lectured at the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She was the Coordinator of the Indigenous Students’ Centre and was awarded the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, in partnership with the United Nations University for her work in Indigenization."
"Lori is Nitāpihtākosisān, Métis: Nēhiyaw (Cree) and Scottish. Her relatives are from Treaty 6 territory in northern Saskatchewan. She holds two undergraduate degrees (Indigenous Studies and Psychology), a Master’s degree in Adult Education from First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina, and is currently working towards a PhD in Social Justice Education through OISE at the University of Toronto."
"Please get in touch with Lori to learn more about her new role."
Grade 10 Family Night set for February 22
Grade 10 students and parents are invited to the annual Grade 10 Family Night information session to learn about applying to university and finding a program they love.
The event will help younger students and their parents learn about actions they can take now to prepare for university.
Current Waterloo students will offer tips about what they wish they knew about university while still in high school.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about:
- finding the right program and university
- financing an university education
Grade 10 may seem like an early time to be talking to students about their future plans, but they’ll soon be selecting their courses for Grade 11, which will greatly influence their pre-requisites for university.
A question and answer period will follow and a live webcast will be available.
Grade 10 Family Night takes place on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. on the University's main campus.
FASS auditions are underway this week, with two more days scheduled today and tomorrow from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Hagey Hall 334. This year's FASS is entitled "FASS 2018: Canada 151 - It’s almost time!"
FASS, which stands for Faculty, Alumni, Staff, and Students, bills itself as "a social group that occasionally puts on a play," and indeed they have staged many productions since the group's inception in 1962. According to its constitution, the group is "an autonomous body that exists to produce shows in order to provide a means of social contact between members of the Faculty, Alumni, Staff, Students and other members of the community of the University of Waterloo."As far as the auditions go, "just bring yourself, no materials necessary!" is the official word. Find out more about the auditions on Facebook.
The Warriors Athletics and Recreation Open House takes place today from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Life Centre Great Hall. Students and faculty are encouraged to come learn about what Athletics and Recreation programs will be offered during the Winter 2018 term including intramurals, fitness and wellness, conditioning, aquatics, first aid, and more.
There will be many prizes to be won at the event including a $100 gift certificate from Mel's Diner. Find out how to register for Warrior Recreation.
"Globally, 1 in 3 women face a form of violence, and on campuses, students will most likely experience violence from other students," says a note from the Equity Office. "The best solutions to on-campus violence come from students themselves!"
To address this problem, the second annual HeForShe Ideathon will take place on Tuesday, January 23. There will be one session from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and one from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in STC 2002. The ideathon is free to attend, and meals will be provided at each session. Check out the event page for more information. Space is limited, so register today.