HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10

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. 

In May 2015, as part of this framework, we committed to:

  • 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

How are we doing?

arrows showing increaseWaterloo committed to increase the number of girls and women in our STEM outreach experiences and activities to 33 per cent by 2020. 

We exceed that goal and reached 35 per cent in 2017.


icon showing connected peopleWaterloo committed to enhance female faculty representation to 30 per cent by 2020. 

We are just shy of our goal at 30.1 per cent in 2017. 


Speaker at the podiumWaterloo committed to attract and advance female leaders into senior academic and administrative university positions to 29 percent in 2020

We are currently currently at 27.5 per cent in 2017. 



  1. Dec. 8, 2017PhysiX: Girls Matter event inspires 100+ girls to study science

    Grade 7 and 8 students gather on campus for hands-on workshops on everything from designing planetary mini-putt, to peering through Waterloo’s observatory telescope.

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  2. Dec. 7, 2017D'AMATO: At UW vigil: ‘As sad as this day is, I’m filled with hope and confidence’December 6 vigil.

    Even 28 years later, the grief still seems fresh.

  3. Sep. 25, 2017HeForShe scholarships awarded to exceptional first year STEM studentsSix HeForShe scholarship winners

    Six HeForShe IMPACT scholarships have been awarded to exceptional female students entering their first year as undergraduates in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The scholarships are part of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young women to pursue fields in STEM, where females are currently underrepresented.

    Read about the HeForShe scholarship winners

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  1. Nov. 17, 2018Transgender Health and Wellness Conference 2018Transgender Health and Wellness Conference November 17th 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Stemming from student and community feedback on interactions with health and wellness practitioners in Waterloo Region, this conference aims to provide local health and wellness practitioners, educators and students with education and resources to deliver affirming health care.

  2. Nov. 21, 2018Men's Circle Men's Circle.

    Through interactive exercises and discussions, the Men’s Circle will explore some of the ways in which men can become leaders in creating a safer campus for everyone.

  3. Dec. 1, 2018PhysiX: Girls Matter 2018PhysiX Girls Matter

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy, as part of the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10 campaign, is hosting 125 students in Grades 7 and 8 for free hands-on activity workshops, inspiring talks, and a panel discussion, to encourage and engage girls in exploring physics. 

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