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)
Learn more about the Equity Office.
- Oct. 20, 2017
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.
- Sep. 22, 2017
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.
- Oct. 20, 2016
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.
- Nov. 1 to Dec. 4, 2017
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.