About us

University of Waterloo entrance towards the Tathum Centre


Disrupt systemic oppression and lead a transformative culture change in which equity and anti-racism are fully embodied at the University of Waterloo.


Build, incubate and enhance Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism (EDI-R) competency and capacity across campus to identify and interrupt institutional barriers and embed equity within policies, processes, environments and experiences at the University of Waterloo.

Guiding principles

  • Collective Impact 
  • Targeted Universalism 
  • Sankofa 
  • Inclusive Leadership 
  • Intersectionality 
  • Systems focus 
  • Restorative Justice
  • Transformative Justice
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Universal design
  • Anti-Oppressive Practice