News archive - 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

University of Waterloo reveals progress on gender parity at United Nations

University leaders with Emma Watson

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, was at the United Nations with nine other university presidents to unveil the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report. The report highlights the participating universities’ successes and ambitions for gender equity on their campuses.

Monday, September 19, 2016

2016 HeForShe Scholarship winners named

HeforShe scholarship winners

Six young women with a passion for computer science, physics and engineering have received $12,000 scholarships under the University of Waterloo’s HeForShe IMPACT scholarship program

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

HeForShe Writing Contest now open

Do you have an experience to share, or thoughts about what a more equitable world might look like? The HeForShe Writing Contest is now accepting submissions from members of the University of Waterloo community, including students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Waterloo celebrates a year in HeForShe IMPACT program

United Nations Under-Secretary-General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women joined campus and community partners to celebrate the first anniversary of the University of Waterloo’s involvement in the United Nation Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Registration opens for IMPACT Girls Summer Camp

Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre

Working in partnership with the Aboriginal Centre and the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Waterloo will host a three-night camp called IMPACT Girls Summer Camp for ten Indigenous girls and their caregivers in August 2016. The camp will combine workshops based in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with aboriginal cultural practices and methodologies.

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