Anti-Racism unit

The Anti-Racism unit embeds anti-racism principles and practices in the University of Waterloo. Grounded in intersectional anti-racist framework, we achieve our purpose by:

  • Redesigning systems, policies and procedures.
  • Providing guidance to respond to concerns of racism faced by students, faculty and staff. 
  • Building and elevating competency in anti-racism principles through programs that centre lived experiences of historically marginalized and oppressed communities. 

When to seek out the Anti-Racism unit

  • You have experienced or witnessed racism on campus and need support or guidance.
  • You want to notify the University of a systemic issue in your department, Faculty, Academic Support Unit or school requiring an assessment or audit.
  • You are in a department, Faculty, Academic Support Unit or school and want resources to help with anti-racism plans or initiatives.
  • You are a senior leader or supervisor seeking guidance to address a complaint and/or disclosure related to racism.


  • Policy reviews and audit
  • Anti-racism policy and response guideline
  • Anti-racism and anti-oppression modules
  • Black Excellence Orientation series
  • Transitional Year Program