The Status of Women & Equity Committee (SWEC) 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.
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 meets on the last Wednesday of each month, alternating between lunchtime and afternoon events.
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 sponsored but not coordinated by SWEC.
- August 30: Knitting circle at the Bomber. All skill and experience levels welcome!
- September 27: Idrisa Pandit on women in Kashmir.
- October 25: TBA
- November 29: A workshop on dealing with microaggressions with Mahejabeen Ebrahim. 12:00 – 1:15 pm with lunch provided.
- December: The usual holiday luncheon, with subsidies for graduate students/post-docs; date to be determined.
Keep in touch
Contact Laura McDonald for more information.