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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, 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.

  2. Sep. 26, 2016How to respond to victims of sexual violence with compassion

    By Equity Office Staff

    Award-winning scholar and activist Rachel Griffin will be on campus this week to share research findings on how to prevent sexual violence and support survivors.

  3. Sep. 15, 2016A step foward for equity

    Earlier this month we took another important step forward for equity at the University of Waterloo.

    Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor

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  1. Sep. 5 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.