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Gender Equity Series

The Gender Equity Series offers a foundational framework for those interested in exploring Gender Equity concepts. The series of videos is intended to highlight some significant personal, interpersonal, and systemic barriers to gender equity across UWaterloo's campus, and explain some of the harms of gender inequity, when it arises. In addition, this series aims to explore foundational concepts in gender theory, implicit bias, epistemic ignorance, systemic oppression, and more.

These videos will provide you with an opportunity to actively share and develop epistemic resources, so we can all enhance our understanding of how gender inequity can manifest, and work toward mitigating its effects on our community.

A conversation with Laura Mae Lindo, Ph.D

In this two-part video series, Monique Chambers, Interim Director, Equity and Anti-Racism, sat down with Laura Mae Lindo, Ph.D., a Philosophy Professor at UWaterloo to share profound insights into the interplay around gender, intersectionality, and equity, shedding light on the profound impacts of gender inequity within our campus community. 

This series will prompt you to reflect on the what, how, and why of gender inequity, mobilizing us in contributing to the creation of a more inclusive environment and inspire inclusion.  

Meet the hosts

Dr. Laura Mae Lindo (she/her/elle) is a respected activist and educator who holds both a Masters and PhD in Education. Committed to centering the most vulnerable in all she does, Dr. Lindo's work is enhanced by her acute knowledge of how to put anti-oppression theories into practice. A courageous public speaker, Dr. Lindo is known to take on issues often left unaddressed by the mainstream. From philosophy to politics, and from the academy to the community, Dr. Lindo grounds her practices in gratitude and love. 

Monique Chambers is the Interim Director, Equity and Anti-Racism in the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism at the University of Waterloo. She has a Master of Education degree in Sociology and Equity Studies and over 16 years of experience working with historically marginalized communities within the education and community development sectors. As a seasoned facilitator, Monique is often found teaching workshops and leading conversations around equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her down to earth nature accomplishes her mission: to make people feel welcome and included in the spaces they belong. 

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Beyond the "Pipeline": Evaluations, Values, and Allyship in Academia

We've likely all heard at least a bit about the "pipeline" problem in academia. While the need to address the "pipeline" problem and create more diverse institutions is real, it is not the only area of concern when attending to gender inequalities across the University.

In this lecture, Dr. Jamie Sewell will go beyond the "pipeline" problem to address some ways that we can work toward greater gender equity once more demographically and value-diverse folks have made it onto our campus and into our departments, offices, and support teams.

Meet the host

Dr. Jamie Sewell (she/they) is a queer, feminist epistemologist, and a first-generation student. Dr. Sewell holds both an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy where she's contributed to democratic education theory, applied ethics, and philosophy of law. She has been teaching at the University of Waterloo since 2015, in both the Philosophy and the Gender & Social Justice Departments. Dr. Sewell founded and, in its first year, co-directed the University of Waterloo chapter of Minorities and Philosophy — an international organization that seeks to connect with and support marginalized philosophers at all levels.

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