HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10

In May 2015, President Hamdullahpur accepted an invitation from the UN Women’s HeForShe campaign for the University of Waterloo to participate in their IMPACT 10x10x10 framework alongside governments, leading universities, and global businesses.

As part of this framework, we will:

  • Boost female student participation in STEM outreach experiences and academic careers to build the pipeline of future female leaders in traditionally male dominated disciplines
  • Enhance female faculty representation to improve the campus environment today and drive towards parity in the future
  • Attract and advance female leaders into senior academic and administrative university positions
  1. Aug. 16, 2017Can Waterloo's women-only residence help close the engineering gap?UWaterloo story Mariko

    One new approach that’s grabbing attention online is new Women in Engineering Living-Learning Community (LLC) launching this fall at Waterloo, where about 500 out of 1,700 first-year students are expected to be female. About 50 of the women starting Waterloo engineering will live together in this optional women-only residence.

  2. Aug. 1, 2017Cambridge native is honoured for helping women break glass ceilingsPicture of Helene Cummins

    A Cambridge-raised sociology professor has been honoured for her work to help advance women in the workplace.

    Helene Cummins was awarded the Status of Women Award of Distinction by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, which recognizes women who have improved the lives and working conditions of women in academics.

  3. July 11, 2017UW student fighting to improve sexual assault prevention on campusesSarah Wiley

    Thanks to the efforts of a Waterloo student, sexual assault intervention training could soon become mandatory for bar and restaurant employees.

    Sarah Wiley, a fourth year psychology student at University of Waterloo, spent the last year lobbying at Queen’s Park for more sexual violence education and prevention initiatives geared to university students.

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  1. June 12, 2017 to June 12, 2018Join the #CountMeIn social media campaignHeForShe hashtag graphic

    HeForShe is looking for the authentic voices of advocates who connect with these issues on a personal level and recognize that by lending their voice to HeForShe, they can affect change by inspiring others to join the movement.

  2. Aug. 25, 2017Nominate your favorite women in STEMDrawing of four Canadian STEM women

    As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday,  hEr VOLUTION is celebrating 150 days of Canadian women in STEM. 

    This initiative is designed to profile Canadian women in STEM who will motivate and inspire the next generation of young women to follow their path and consider careers in STEM. 

  3. Sep. 4, 2017STEM mentoring program seeks part time volunteersStem Mentoring logo

    STEM Mentoring is an ongoing mentorship program for girls, young women and non-binary youth ages 9 to 13.

    Rooted in the belief that girls cannot be what they cannot see, STEM Mentoring is about more than just building girls' interest in skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) - it's about building strong, healthy relationships with other girls and mentors (who just so happen to be amazing women working in our community in the STEM field)!

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  1. July 20, 2017Research matters - Especially Gender Equity Research

    As academics, we know that the best research is curiosity-driven, with individuals or teams chasing answers to difficult questions, motivated by a desire to know and to understand.  We also know that research can lead to important social progress, and that societies will generally function better if the decision-making processes that drive policy-making paid better attention to research results.

  2. May 8, 2017Waterloo’s first gender equity hackathon draws women hackersGender Equity Hackathon

    It was a hackathon with a difference. Instead of a round-the-clock event dominated by male hackers - Waterloo’s first Equithon was structured across three days with no overnights - and 50 per cent of the hackers were women.

  3. Feb. 14, 2017Gender Equity Survey of the Math FacultyDavis Center

    For the past four months, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to help lead the Gender Equity survey project under the HeForShe Math Faculty Committee. In Fall 2016, we released a survey to all undergraduate students in the Math Faculty that focused on identifying gender equity issues on campus and in the workplace.

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