Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award Application

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The Faculty of Science Foundation bestows this award upon undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science to recognize initiatives and efforts to promote the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion for the Science undergraduate student population.

Application deadline: March 15 and November 15 each year

Important rules and considerations for applications to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award:

  • Recipients of this award must be undergraduate students enrolled in an academic program within the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo, have at least satisfactory academic standing in their academic program, and may only receive it once.
  • Applicant must demonstrate, in a report of ~400-500 words, engagement with respect to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles through activities such as:
    • Involvement in advocacy groups
    • Community volunteering
    • Demonstration of EDI principles while serving in leadership positions
    • Participation on EDI-related committees
  • Applicant must provide appropriate evidence for participation in these EDI activities, which may include but is not limited to:
    • Education certificates
    • Evidence of EDI course completion
    • Web page links or screenshots
    • Pamphlets / brochures
    • Reference letters
  • Applicants should explain in a report of ~400-500 words how their EDI activities enhance the scholarly life of Science undergraduate students. EDI-related activities in the broader Region of Waterloo community are also considered valuable contributions, particularly where the educational or leadership skills gained from such activities are applied towards EDI activities within the university and Faculty of Science.