Events - 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Calling all male University of Waterloo students! Through interactive exercises, this three hour workshop will provide men with the tools to become better versions of themselves.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — 10:30 AM EST

December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 27th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Students, faculty, staff and community leaders will come together to reflect and commemorate the 14 young women whose lives were taken, and to continue the pursuit of justice, equity and opportunity for all.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 — 9:00 AM EST

PhysiXX is a day of exploration and investigation to celebrate girls’ interest in the physical sciences. The Department of Physics and Astronomy, as part of the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 campaign , will host 100 students in Grades 7 and 8 for hands-on activity workshops, inspiring talks, and a panel discussion, to encourage and engage girls to explore physics.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Calling all male University of Waterloo students! Through interactive exercises, this three hour workshop will provide men with the tools to become better versions of themselves.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

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!

Monday, November 28, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Calling all male University of Waterloo students! Through interactive exercises, this three hour workshop will provide men with the tools to become better versions of themselves.

Friday, November 25, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, December 10, 2016 (all day)

The 2016 #16daysUW campaign invites the University community to participate in numerous actions and events between November 25 and December 10. Some of these are ongoing over the 16 Days, and others are scheduled on specific dates and times. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

FemPhys, in partnership with Women in Science, HeForShe, and the UW Department of Physics, is hosting a panel discussion on the gendered wage gap. 

People of all genders are represented to varying degrees in all sorts of careers, at many different levels. So why does a wage gap still persist between those who identify as men and women, as illustrated by the $2905 salary gap between male and female faculty at the University of Waterloo? 

Friday, November 18, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Logistic Information about the event, and the HeForShe logo.

Are you #HeforShe?

Come join us for UW Engineering HeforShe's first event of the term! The Associate Dean of Engineering (Outreach) Mary Wells, and other guest speakers will be discussing about gender equality in the STEM industry. They will also share unique stories from their industry experience and discuss about issues on facing gender bias during current and/or past work experience, and female representation in STEM programs. There will be a following Q&A and networking session after.

Friday, November 11, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Creativity is an increasingly important component of today’s economy and labour market, and is fundamental to many jobs and occupations.

Friday, November 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM EST
Hillary Clinton meme on server use controversy

Arts HeForShe advocates and the Department of English Language and Literature present “Nasty Women and Digital Hygiene: Feminism, Risk, and the Purity Myths of Technoculture," a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Losh from The College of William & Mary, Virginia.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Emerging from the round table discussions with faculty in the fall of 2015 and grounded in Waterloo’s involvement in the UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10, we are pleased to offer a panel discussion on academic university governance. The panelists include: Dr. Logan Atkinson, University Secretary and General Counsel; Dr. Sally Gunz, President Faculty Association; Sandra Banks, Vice-President University Relations; William Watson, Chair Board of Governors.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT
Erin Wunker

Erin Wunker (Acadia University) is a feminist killjoy, and she thinks you should be one, too! She brings memoir, literary criticism, pop culture, theory, and feminist thinking together to introduce Sara Ahmed’s figure of the feminist killjoy as a lens through which to read the world. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Brianna Wu and female video game characters

Brianna Wu became one of the most high-profile women in the tech industry after standing up to Gamergate, a hate group targeting advocates for inclusion in the game industry. In this talk, she discusses how tech became so hostile to women and how we can fix it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:20 PM EDT

The Male Allies program seeks to advance men's emotional and physical health. To begin this process, we help men to understand themselves as gendered beings. Through interactive exercises, this workshop invites men to consider the ways in which their lives are structured by the dominant idea of manhood.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM EDT

Today marks the launch of the inaugural HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 University Parity Report. Through HeForShe, ten universities — including the University of Waterloo — have stood up as global change leaders: the IMPACT10x10x10 Champions.

In this first report, University Champions share the first year of their journey, presenting baseline figures on the representation of women across student and faculty populations, and compiling information on the implementation of each University Champion’s IMPACT 10X10X10 commitments.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
poster detail of film shoot board

Arts HeForShe proudly presents Movie Nights! In support of the HeForShe campaign at UWaterloo, we will be hosting the first of a series of movie nights showcasing the portrayal of gender in media and discussing important gender-related issues.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT

Continuing our support for gender equity and Waterloo's HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative, the Media Relations is again partnering Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions to facilitate the dialogue between media and expert women at the University by offering this half-day interactive workshop as an introduction to engaging with the media. This workshop provides attendees with practical tools to enhance their capacity to turn media interview requests into education or advocacy opportunities, allowing them to:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 — 9:00 AM EDT
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A year ago, the University of Waterloo announced its involvement in the United Nation Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to achieve our goal of comprehensive, long-term, and sustainable gender equity.

To celebrate this milestone, please join Feridun Hamdullahpur to welcome Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, to the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Join us for an enriching debrief with returning International Development students just back from eight-month field placements with World University Service of Canada’s partner organizations in Botswana, Malawi, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 5:50 PM EDT
St Paul's HeForShe

The Dialogue Exchange and HeForShe at St. Paul’s University College launch a Gender Equity dialogue. Find out what people are doing/saying around Gender Equity in the Waterloo region and learn more about ways you can get involved to address equity. The event is free, all are welcome, and refreshments will be served.

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