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Welcome to the Equity Office

The Equity Office is a central source of expertise for the University of Waterloo community members on substantive equality, diversity, and inclusion matters. The Equity Office leads efforts to proactively promote equity and diversity established as priorities in A distinguished past  a distinctive future: University of Waterloo Strategic Plan 2013 (PDF)

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  1. Oct. 20, 2017#ASKatUW: Join the conversation about sexual consent on campusPhotograph of Farrah Khan

    By Staff 

    University Relations

    Students, faculty and community members are invited to join the campaign at the University of Waterloo around sexual consent. The campaign, launched by the Equity Office, is called #AskatUW and includes an expert keynote talk, an art installation and poster campaign.

  2. Sep. 22, 2017Dismantling Native American stereotypes through photographyPhotograph of Matika Wilbur

    By Staff

    University Relations

    The University of Waterloo’s Equity Office, in partnership with the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, welcomes students, faculty and community members to attend Matika Wilbur’s lecture – Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes. The event, in celebration of the University of Waterloo’s 60th anniversary, will take place on Tuesday, September 26 at 3:30 pm at the Theatre of the Arts, in the Modern Languages building.

  3. Oct. 20, 2016Waterloo opens 60+ inclusive washrooms on campusWashroom sign

    By Staff

    University Relations

    Staff, faculty, students and visitors to the University of Waterloo will have access to more than 60 inclusive washrooms as part of an initiative launched to foster inclusion for diverse community members.

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  1. Oct. 23, 2017Get Consent. #ASKatUW

    RSVP to obtain your event ticket. Please join us in ML-135 at 3:45 pm on October 23, 2017. You can find out more information about the speaker and the panel on our website

  2. Nov. 1 to Dec. 4, 2017Making spaces program: becoming LGBTQ+ space makers (fall term)making spaces logo

    Sponsored by the Equity Office, the Making Spaces program is a framework for creating affirming spaces on campus and fostering interpersonal relationships through education and training on aspects of social identity. UW community members partake in training and a registration process to become Space Makers, ambassadors of equity.

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Inclusive Washrooms

The University of Waterloo just launched 60+ gender neutral, single user, inclusive washrooms across campus.


We can all help stop sexual violence.

Even as a bystander you can help stop sexual violence and harassment.

Man standing behind a woman and holding onto her shoulders from behind her while she sitting down. Link to #WhoWillYouHelp tab on Equity Office website.

#WhoWillYouHelp is a campaign aimed at stopping sexual harassment and assault.