Thursday, April 6, 2017 — 1:30 PM EDT

Jean Kilbourne is a pioneering activist, speaker, and writer on the issues of gender, advertising, and addiction.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 (all day)

We invite proposals for research presentations pertaining to sexuality, relationships, and/ or families. Research from all disciplines welcome! Undergraduate and graduate student research is highly encouraged! 

Proposals and CVs should be emailed to: Marissa Traversa, SMF Symposium Project Manager: by Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (see for details)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (all day)

Hosted by the Applied Health Sciences HeForShe Committee, this free event will discuss and celebrate the transformation of health research towards a gender inclusive and equitable future. Featured keynotes: Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, scientific director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute for Gender and Health and Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, professor in the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Université de Montréal.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 — 8:00 PM EDT
Copy of invitation

The Glow Centre, in collaboration with HeForShe, will be hosting a queer dance on April Fool's Day. 

This is an LGBTQ+ inclusive event. With a DJ, dance floor, food, and drinks, this will be a night to remember. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

Free food and refreshments will be provided. 

This is a ball, so dress to impress!

All ages are welcome at this dance! We are in the process of acquiring a split license to serve alcohol; please check back for updates.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT
Hands and feet in a circle

Join us for students in Gender & Education to launch gender justice campaigns as advocates for HeForShe on campus.

    Monday, March 27, 2017 (all day) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (all day)
    Woman looking into mirror at reflection

    The #DistractinglyHonest exhibit uses interactive displays to highlight female scientists in visually stunning images. The main theme is the challenges and successes of being a woman in STEM by sharing research on sexism in science in a unique way.

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 (all day)
    Drawing of rack of test tubes and Women in Science Society logo

    Attend the First Annual Women in Science Research Symposium, on March 23rd, sponsored by Waterloo’s HeForShe Initiative! The goal of this Symposium is to encourage a love of research at the undergraduate level. This event is open to all undergraduate students in any science or applied-science discipline.

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 — 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
    Engineering event flyer, including date, time, and location.
    Are you #HeforShe?

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
    Feminist collage, SPCOM/DRAMA 440 Presents #WeUnravel

    Please join us next Thursday for a pop-up art exhibit exploring the prevalence of rape culture in our contemporary lives. These installations feature multi-disciplinary art works that critically examine at the broadest level how the rape culture and gendered power dynamics are supported and circulated throughout institutions, social interactions and popular channels of communication. The installations offer a variety of entry points and interactive avenues to help define rape culture and inspire further conversations with the audience.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

    As a part of International Women's Day, next Wednesday, March 8th, Arts HeForShe will be screening the hit documentary "Dream, Girl", showcasing the stories of ambitious, millennial female entrepreneurs.

    See the trailer here ( and join us next week! Free popcorn and drinks provided.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

    Join us and our distinguished guest speaker, Naila Keleta-Mae, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts, as we recognize and celebrate International Women's Day 2017. 

    Friday, March 3, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

    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, February 17, 2017 — 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

    Equal Are We is a half day conference aimed to involve the whole community in a conversation to create more equal, tolerant and safer spaces from work to home and everywhere in between. The morning includes a variety of speakers on issues related to gender-based violence and the optional afternoon session will include interactive workshops that will equip those working with youth with tangible skills and ideas of how to facilitate these conversations with youth.

    Saturday, February 11, 2017 — 10:00 AM EST

    Join Science Minister Kirsty Duncan and Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef in celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In partnership with Facebook Canada and Actua, the ministers are holding a panel discussion with female researchers and young Canadians interested in scientific careers.

    Watch the live stream Saturday at 10:00 a.m., and submit your questions online at

    Share the link and help turn up the volume on this exciting discussion! 

    Monday, February 6, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

    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.

    Monday, February 6, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
    Jennifer Clapp

    Part of the Gender and Equity Scholarship Series

    Speaker: Jennifer Clapp (School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability)

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 — 3:00 PM EST
    Women in Science and Fem Phys with drawing of teacup

    Join Fem Phys and Women in Science for an informal conversation with Dr. Milena Grifoni about her career in physics. Dr. Grifoni researches quantum transport in nanoscale systems and quantum dissipation at the University of Regensburg in Germany. Coffee and cookies will be provided. All are welcome.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
    Arts Student Executive Committee.

    Arts HeForShe is hosting a Meet & Greet this Thursday, January 19th, 6-8pm. Come by to learn more about the campaign over free food and an opportunity to meet fellow HeForShe supporters both in Arts and around campus!  All are welcome.

    There will be social media booths and activities for you to share what gender equity means to you. Be sure to register as space is limited. See you there!

    Host: Arts HeForShe Student Executive Committee

    Cost: Free

    Location: Project Cube in Hagey Hall Hub (2nd floor of Hagey Hub, close to computer labs)

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
    Cumpled sticky notes with gender symbols

    The Gender Equity Fair is a networking event for those interested in social justice.  It is a platform for individuals and organizations promote their ideas, values, and contributions on campus.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
    FemPhys written on starry background

    Come learn and ask questions about what we do. Give suggestions on how we can impact and represent you better. Get to know other like minded people.


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