Department of Fine Arts
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The Department of Fine Arts strongly values anti-racism, decolonization, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AD-EDI), and considers our commitment to these values to be an essential part of our community.
We are committed to creating and maintaining inclusive environments that center the voices and experiences of equity-deserving groups, including, but not limited to Black and Indigenous individuals, people of colour, women-identifying individuals, non-binary, agender, and gender-nonconforming individuals; 2SLGBTQ+ individuals; persons with disabilities; and people from other racialized, marginalized, and under-represented communities.
As part of our commitment to academic excellence, we strive to renovate the impact of racism, discrimination, and bias within our classrooms, disciplines, and communities. Some of our current efforts include:
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.