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
- June 20, 2017
Kirsty Duncan is Canada’s Minister of Science. After visiting several universities across Canada, Kirsty Duncan, encouraged the presidents of each school to nominate more women for the Canadian Research Chairs program.
- June 16, 2017
- June 13, 2017
Perfectly timed with International Women's Day, UN Women's HeForHse Arts Week was celebrated for one week from March 8th-15th.
This week-long celebration of the power of the arts was an opportunity for everyone to take part and to take action; to examine social norms, push boundaries, and bring about social change.
Partner institutions - ballets, operas, Broadway shows, music concerts, theaters, galleries and museums - raised awareness of gender equality and donated a percentage of proceeds to UN Women's work in creating a gender-equal world.
- June 12, 2017 to June 12, 2018
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.
- May 8, 2017
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.
- Feb. 14, 2017
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.
- Feb. 9, 2017
We have much to be proud of at the University of Waterloo. Two key areas that we continue to show incredible leadership in is our commitment to advancing gender equity on our campus, and our capabilities around entrepreneurship and moving ideas from invention to innovation. Bringing these two worlds together is where Waterloo Women Ideas Makers and Innovators (WWIMIN) comes in.