News archive - June 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Science is still sexist. I know from my own experience

Kirsty Duncan sitting with female students.

Kirsty Duncan is Canada’s Minister of Science. After visiting several universities across Canada, Kirsty Duncan, encouraged the presidents of each school to nominate more women for the Canadian Research Chairs program.

Friday, June 16, 2017

More women are studying computer science at Waterloo

Women and computer code

At a time when the technology industry is struggling with gender equity in its workforce, the number of women in the University of Waterloo’s computer science program 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

HeForShe Arts Week Goes Global

Perfectly timed with International Women's Day, UN Women's HeForHse Arts Week was celebrated for one week from March 8th-15th.

This week-long celebration of the power of the arts was an opportunity for everyone to take part and to take action; to examine social norms, push boundaries, and bring about social change.

Partner institutions - ballets, operas, Broadway shows, music concerts, theaters, galleries and museums - raised awareness of gender equality and donated a percentage of proceeds to UN Women's work in creating a gender-equal world. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Department of Knowledge Integration offers Gender Equity course in Fall 2017

Multigender symbol

Starting this fall, a new interdisciplinary course will explore the nature of gender equity problems and strategies for improving equity, and will emphasize the connections between gender, race, class, and sexuality.

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