Equity and Inclusivity Award Call for Nominations – Deadline Extended to January 14

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Faculty Association’s Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) is seeking nominations for its annual Equity and Inclusivity Award. The award celebrates members and/or affiliates of the University of Waterloo community whose actions have made a demonstrable impact on equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University.


Nominees will normally be an individual, group, or unit associated with the University of Waterloo or the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo, but the committee will also consider nominees not formally affiliated with the University.

Nominees will have shown an exemplary commitment to improving the lives of members of equity-seeking groups on campus. These efforts or actions could be in, but not restricted to, the following areas: outstanding service; policy development or improvements; education or awareness-raising efforts; political, legal, or collective bargaining advancements; relevant scholarship; organizational leadership.

How to nominate

Nomination packages should include the following:

  • a cover letter by the nominator
  • at least two letters of support (up to a maximum of five letters)
  • any additional evidence you’d like to include 
  • the nominee’s CV or resume, if relevant

Only completed nomination packages will be considered. The criteria and procedures are also available on the SWEC Equity and Inclusivity Award web page.

Please send nomination packages by January 14, 2018, to Weizhen Dong, Chair of the Status of Women and Equity Committee, at weizhen@uwaterloo.ca.

The successful candidate(s) will be notified on or before February 15 , 2018, and the award celebration will take place in the 2018 winter term.