The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our actions toward reconciliation take place through our research, teaching, learning, and community events, with guidance from the University’s Indigenous Initiatives Office.
The two-day Summit attracted over 120 attendees who came in to listen to the keynote lectures on populism, participate in the student-led panel discussion on feminism and explore the students’ projects. The Summit was successful in raising awareness about global populist trends and starting a broader discussion on meaningful civic participation in the digital era, cultural belonging in Canada amid rising populist attitudes toward immigrants, greater sexual equality on campus, the effects of neoliberalism on democracy and the responses to anti-science movements.