It is with great pleasure that FAUW's Status of Women and Equity Committee announces the winner of the 2017 Equity and Inclusivity Award: the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre.
The Equity and Inclusivity Award is a celebration of members of our community whose actions have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to improving equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University of Waterloo.
The Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, has had a tremendous impact in all three areas. This exceptional impact stems from the broad range of initiatives that the Centre has developed: hosting events and programs that support the sharing of Indigenous knowledge; building an inclusive, diverse and decolonized space; providing information and support services that benefit all members—Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal—of the University and broader Waterloo communities; and forming partnerships with other community organizations.
The Centre’s collaborative approach has led to an unprecedented advancement of understanding and respect across campus and within the Waterloo Region. We are proud to honour the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre for their leadership, educational outreach, and impact on inclusivity, equity and diversity at the University of Waterloo and broader communities.
An award reception in honour of the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre will be held at the end of the winter term.