The Status of Women & Equity Committee engages in educational and advocacy activities related to the status of women, and with broader equity issues such as those arising from gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or gender identity.
The Equity Update
The Equity Update is a bi-weekly compilation of events and opportunities at and around UWaterloo. Subscribe to the Equity Update here.
Public Article Archive
SWEC curates a collection of news articles about equity and diversity issues in post-secondary education.
The Equity & Inclusivity Award
The award is a celebration of excellence in equity, inclusivity, and diversity. Inaugurated in 2012 by the Faculty Association’s Status of Women & Equity Committee (SWEC), the award recognizes a member or affiliate of the University of Waterloo community whose actions have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to improving equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University of Waterloo.
Award receptions are invite-only. Visit the Equity & Inclusivity Award page for more details.
This series promotes gender and equity research taking place at the University of Waterloo, and provides networking opportunities for equity-minded faculty, staff, and students on campus.
It is presented jointly by the Special Advisor to the President on Women’s and Gender Issues and FAUW’s Status of Women and Equity Committee. Contact Kate Rybczynski for more information.
W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that (usually) meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Grad House.
Typically, the first hour is devoted to informal mingling, while the second hour focuses on programming by and for UW women. Attend one, or attend them all. Join for 20 minutes or two hours—whatever works for you!
W3 is a SWEC-sponsored event but is not coordinated by SWEC.
- March 1: Jen Whitson, Invisible labour in the game industry
- March 29: Sue Grant, Women Under Pressure
- April 26: Knitting!
All skill/experience levels welcome. Bring your own project to work on or come empty-handed and we’ll show you the basics. If you are able to help beginners along or donate supplies, please contact Cassandra Bechard at email@example.com.
Keep in touch
Contact Laura McDonald for more information.
|Kathleen Rybczynski, Chair||Economics||32146|
|Melanie Campbell||Physics and Astronomy||36273|
|Jay Dolmage||English Language and Literature||31035|
|Weizhen Dong||Sociology & Legal Studies||37768|
|Valérie Dusaillant-Fernandes||French Studies||31140|
|Corey Johnson||Recreation and Leisure Studies||32716|
|Judith Koeller||Faculty of Mathematics||35128|
|Lilia Krivodonova||Applied Mathematics||38138|
|Daphne McCulloch||Optometry & Vision Science||37940|
|Dawn Parker||School of Planning||38888|
|Eric Soulis||Civil and Environmental Engineering||32175|
|Ladan Tahvildari||Electrical and Computer Engineering||36093|
|Su-Yin Tan||Geography and Environmental Management||38772|
Join the committee
Serving on Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) entails:
- Attending monthly meetings from September through June.
- Contributing to one or more subcommittees.
- Providing feedback on issues and initiatives in meetings and via email as they arise.
Members typically join for a renewable 1- or 2-year term. Please see our current call for members for more details.