News archive - September 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

HeForShe scholarships awarded to exceptional first year STEM students

Six HeForShe scholarship winners

Six HeForShe IMPACT scholarships have been awarded to exceptional female students entering their first year as undergraduates in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The scholarships are part of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young women to pursue fields in STEM, where females are currently underrepresented.

Read about the HeForShe scholarship winners

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waterloo marks progress on gender equality efforts at UN

Feridun Hamdullahpur holding Count Me In sign

Waterloo President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur joined delegates from around the world at the HeForShe IMPACT Event to recognize advancements in gender equality.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Creating safe places on campus for LGBTQ+ people

Corey Johnson portrait

Waterloo’s Making Spaces workshops train staff, faculty and student allies to create more inclusive spaces

Friday, September 8, 2017

An academic’s struggle with infertility

An Anonymous article was published in University Affaris that explores the hardships of fertility issues in academia.  

"I was recently invited to review a colleague’s file for promotion. In her file, a referee applauded the candidate’s ability to balance her work commitments with her constant support of her children. I would like to say that I was pleased to see her ability to balance work and family receive recognition in the workplace. I am ashamed to say that my reaction was much uglier. I was envious.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Male Professors Can (and Should) Promote Gender Balance

classroom of students

Henning Piezunka is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD blogs about his experiences addressing gender inequality from a man's perspective. 

"I am a male professor at a business school. While I always found discrimination against women to be wrong, it never felt like my problem, as I am not a woman and I do not (knowingly) discriminate against women.

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