Events - 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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Workshops are open to all male identifying students from all faculties. This workshop is hosted by the Faculty of Environment.
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Thursday, November 23, 2017 — 4:30 PM EST

A Commemorative Art Installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the USA. The large collaborative art piece will be made available to the public through selected galleries and locations.

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Interested in learning what to expect when negotiating?

Regardless of what position you have applied for, chances are you will enter some form of negotiation if you are successful. But how can you effectively negotiate for equitable pay, benefits, and other position-specific items?

Emanuela Heyninck will provide background on systemic gender compensation issues, the Commissioner’s role in advocating for equal pay and the research surrounding negotiation issues.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Workshops are open to all male identifying students from all faculties. This workshop is hosted by the Faculty of Science.
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Monday, October 30, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT
Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott

The Faculty of Science HeForShe working group and the Department of Biology invite you to attend a special guest lecture:

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Region Museum exterior

Trailblazing: Women in Canada since 1867

Join us for this free event as we discover and discuss what it has meant to be a woman in Canada throughout its 150 year history.

This national, travelling exhibit explores how women have transformed Canadian politics, work, and everyday life.

Bonus Content: Unmentionables

An interactive talk about the history of women’s underwear.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT
Christine Logel

Anything you wanted to know about the psychology of achieving and belonging in STEM fields but were afraid to ask: A choose your own adventure talk

Colloquium Series

Christine Logel

​Associate Professor
Department of Social Development Studies
Renison University College

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Workshops are open to all male identifying students from all faculties. This workshop is hosted by the University Colleges, at St. Paul's, Room 201 (Alumni Hall), Side A.
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Friday, September 29, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
Image of Anna Magdalena Kokits

The Austrian Embassy will be showcasing an exhibition that celebrates women in Austrian history and a reckoning with their invisibleness in the history books.

CALLIOPE opens on Friday September 29 during Anna Magdalena Kokits performance, and will be available for general viewing from Monday, October 3 - Thursday, October 12.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Hosted by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences in BMH 3023. Open to all faculties. Register now!

Sunday, September 17, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

As part of the Faculty of Environment’s involvement in the HeForShe Impact 10X10X10 initiative, the Faculty of Environment is hosting a “soapbox science” style event during the last Waterloo Open Streets day. 

This event will showcase exceptional female graduate students communicating their social/natural science research to the general public.  

Current soapboxers include:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT
GTFO logo

GTFO: Get the F&#% Out, is a documentary style film released in 2015 featuring notable women in the games industry such as Leigh Alexander, Anita Sarkeesian, and Brianna Wu.  This film opens up the video game world to explore the discrimination and misogyny that (unfortunately) still exists.

Monday, September 4, 2017 (all day)
Stem 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)!

Friday, August 25, 2017 — 8:00 AM EDT
Drawing of four Canadian STEM women

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

Friday, June 23, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This event will provide information on UWaterloo policies specific to various special leaves (e.g., maternity, parental, family caregiver or medical leaves), that are available to faculty, staff and graduate students as well as the processes involved.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

The Art of Leadership for Women features a unique combination of extraordinary women who have established themselves as dynamic and successful leaders, and attendees who bring diverse perspectives to the table.

It is an event about shared vision and connecting with like-minded people who know where you are coming from and where you want to go.

Register for this event.

Monday, June 12, 2017 (all day) to Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (all day)
HeForShe 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.

Monday, May 29, 2017 — 6:00 PM EDT
Movie screening poster.

The Office of the President invites you to join us for a special screening of Hidden Figures in support of our commitment to HeForShe.
 

Light refreshments will be served.  

Free for all University of Waterloo students, staff, and faculty.

Register now!
 

Friday, May 26, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

 Join us for a day of fun and discussion to raise awareness and recognize the importance of menstruation in women’s health. This year, the theme of International Menstrual Hygiene Day is “Education”. At the University of Waterloo, our aim is to engage everyone around us through education to draw attention to the extent of the stigma and lack of menstrual hygiene around the world.

Faculty, staff, students, and the community are welcome to attend.

Friday, May 12, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

The Women's Xchange hosts bi-annual events to bring together researchers, trainees and community members to explore challenging issues in women’s health, facilitate knowledge translation and build capacity. The Women's Xchange 2017 Spring Event will include:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

We Begin by Listening: Working with Survivors of Gender Based Violence Through a Trauma Informed, Intersectional Framework

Friday, May 5, 2017 — 5:30 PM to Sunday, May 7, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Equithon Logo.

Join the 2017 Waterloo Equithon!

 

Math Faculty HeForShe initiative, the Equithon is a gender equity hackathon, centred on projects that promote gender equity, or social issues of your choice.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Sponsored by the Equity Office, the Making Spaces program is a framework for creating affirming spaces on campus and fostering interpersonal relationships through education and training on aspects of social identity. UW community members partake in training and a registration process to become Space Makers, ambassadors of equity.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM EDT

Sponsored by the Equity Office, the Making Spaces program is a framework for creating affirming spaces on campus and fostering interpersonal relationships through education and training on aspects of social identity. UW community members partake in training and a registration process to become Space Makers, ambassadors of equity.

Friday, April 28, 2017 — 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

"Social Enterprises and Feminist Businesses have much in common. As market-based, activist organizations designed to drive positive social change, both Social Enterprises and Feminist Businesses aim to use the tools of business — especially products and revenues — to pursue social good. But only one of these works at full power."--C.V. Harquail

Feminist business practice goes beyond conventional social enterprise approaches to creating change. Find out how in this action-packed, informative workshop and design jam.

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