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?
Waterloo 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.
Waterloo committed to enhance female faculty representation to 30 per cent by 2020.
We are just shy of our goal at 29 per cent in 2017.
Waterloo 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.
- Dec. 8, 2017
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.
- Dec. 7, 2017
Even 28 years later, the grief still seems fresh.
- Sep. 25, 2017
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.
- Jan. 23, 2018
Join the University of Waterloo and the UN’s HeForShe initiative in ending gender-based violence on campus!
Globally, 1 in 3 women face a form of violence, and on campuses, students typically experience violence from other students. The best solutions to on-campus violence come from students themselves!
- Jan. 26 to 27, 2018
Waterloo Women: Ideas, Makers, and Innovators (WIMIn) is an ideathon to inspire University of Waterloo students, alumni, staff, and faculty to collaborate in developing world-changing ideas that could lead to potential products, businesses, and a shift in mindset on pressing social issues.
- Feb. 13, 2018
Renison will be hosting a panel discussion on Race, Gender, and the University on Tuesday, Feb. 13th featuring:
Amy Smoke, Events Coordinator, Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre
Kai Butterfield, Workshop Facilitator, The Ripple Effect Education