Abby Hu

Abby Hu

Math Student Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Campus Advocate?

As a student leader on campus, I love inspiring and motivating other students to reach their potential. It has been an ongoing goal for me to ensure that all students have a positive experience in our school community and an equal opportunity, regardless of gender, to pursue their goals.

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Antonio Brieva

Federation of Students Campus Advocate

Antonio Brieva is the Federation of Students Campus Advocate.

Charly Philips

Charly Philips

Engineering Student Advocate: Marketing Relations Lead

Charly Phillips is a 2B Biomedical Engineering student. I joined HeForShe because it involves all of humanity in the journey towards gender equality. Too often, feminism has become associated with “man-hating”, and it is high time that it is recognized as a movement that advocates equal rights and opportunities for all genders. It is my goal to empower everyone to become a more complete version of themselves, without societal expectations related to gender standing in the way.

Chloe Tanchip

Chloe Tanchip

Engineering Student Advocate: Vice-President

Chloe is a third year Global Business and Digital Arts student who's passionate in combining design and social advocacy to serve for the greater good. She integrates her love for design to develop marketing campaigns for HeForShe to increase the organization's exposure on campus. She's also a big fan of burritos.

Diana Parry

Diana Parry

Associate Vice-President Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

Why is it important to you to be the HeForShe campus lead? 

Facilitating the HeForShe IMPACT work on campus enables me to work with others to raise awareness of gender equity challenges and most importantly, to address the issues. The key to Waterloo’s approach is long term, comprehensive, sustainable gender equity, which will enable us to identify issues that create systematic gender inequities and work to address those issues so that our commitment to gender equity continues to advance even after the IMPACT campaign has finished.

Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur

IMPACT Champion, President and Vice-Chancellor

For the University of Waterloo, one of the keys to innovation is breaking down barriers: between industry and academy, between academic disciplines, and between our brilliant students and their highest aspirations. HeForShe is about continuing to break down barriers so women and girls can pursue their dreams with equal opportunity, encouragement, openness and support.

Frank Mu

Frank Mu

Arts Student Advocate

As a graduate student in psychology, my research and my passion revolves around fairness. Historically, gender has been the basis of various forms of unfairness. HeForShe is about breaking down gender barriers so that women and men have equal opportunities to succeed in whatever they desire.

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Cameron Smith

GSA Campus Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

I believe in fostering a culture of innovation through diversity and equality at Waterloo. I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to He for She's efforts to break down systemic barriers and empower women to achieve their fullest potential in every area of academia.

Jasmine Kaur Bhinder

Jasmine Kaur Bhinder

Engineering Student Advocate: Event Coordinator

Jasmine Kaur Bhinder is a second year Arts and Business Student, majoring in Legal Studies. Jasmine is passionate about advocating for social causes and has been engaged in organizations in organizations to make a difference throughout her student career. She plans to use HeForShe as a foundation to work with others to create change starting from the University of Waterloo. She believes working with HeForShe, as an organization they can help create the change that is needed.

Jasmine Zou

Jasmine Zou

Engineering Student Advocate: External Affairs Lead

HeforShe is a catalyst for the change that the society needs in terms of gender equity. The success of the campaign relies on all genders; we need to truly work together as a team to overcome so many issues that still exist in our world. HeforShe is great because it strives to involve men and educate men on how they can be part of this change. The situation has been improved because of campaigns like HeforShe, but we still have a long way to go. I am very proud to stand with HeforShe and its work to empower women and girls in all aspects.

K. Yourie Kim

K. Yourie Kim

Arts Student Advocate

HeForShe is built on the ideas of unity and freedom: unity between women and men in creating a gender-equal world and freedom for each of us to live to our potential, beyond the mystical obligation to conform to gender norms. It’s important for me to be a HFS advocate because I believe these fundamental ideas that the campaign promotes can play a critical role in the academic, professional, and personal development of students at UWaterloo.

Meredith Wu

Meredith Wu

Arts Student Advocate

The HeforShe Campaign is about pursuing gender equity and providing a fair environment for everyone around the world. As a student in AFM, it is important for me to be a HFS advocate because I believe everyone no matter which gender we are, we deserve the same opportunity to pursue our goals and dreams on campus.

Harry Sahi

Nirbhay Singh

Engineering Student Advocate

I have seen the hardships and challenge the women face in two parts of the world, in third world countries and in North America. I have spent many years in both areas of the world, and thus can speak from experience that women need to be empowered in all aspects of life.

Rameesha Qazi

Rameesha Qazi

Arts Student Advocate

The HeForShe campaign strives for gender equity which is something I believe in. Gender Equity means that I will have the opportunity to succeed in a manner that is viable to me, as a person, as a woman. It is important that this movement continue and make a difference to allow women to succeed in all facets of society.

Rita Qin

Rita Qin

Engineering Student Advocate: Financial Lead

Some people from the elder generation in China still think that, girls do not need to accept education, since they would finally marry to men and stay home. I do not agree, and I am so glad that my parents brought me up as a student to learn the world. We are taking effort to let more girls understand this and believe in their values.

Roly Webster

Roly Webster

Athletics & Recreation Campus Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

I feel that personally and as a department we should play a key role in this issue, and that we have a platform will help raise the awareness of gender inequities. 

Roly Webster

Roly Webster

Applied Health Sciences Campus Advocate

I feel that personally and as a department we should play a key role in this issue, and that we have a platform will help raise the awareness of gender inequities. As with the university’s approach, I feel that our department’s goals of providing increased funding for female student athletic financial awards (AFAs), increased funding for female coaching leadership and development, and increased opportunities for female-specific recreational & wellness programming.

Samantha Cooke

Samantha Cooke

Engineering Student Advocate: Marketing Lead

Hi, my name is Samantha Cooke and I am a 4A Civil Engineering student. I am passionate about the HeForShe movement because I believe that both men and women should have equal opportunities in life and no one should feel discriminated against due to their gender.

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Library Campus Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Campus Advocate?

Contributing towards the HeForShe IMPACT work is important to me because I believe no one should feel limited by their gender. This is an issue I am very passionate about. I’m encouraged by the HeForShe campaign to participate actively towards removing the systemic gender discrimination faced by women of all backgrounds, and creating a campus community that values gender equity in an active and meaningful way.

Sophie Park

Sophie Park

Engineering Student Advocate: Internal Affairs Lead

I believe that feminism is about embracing and valuing people of all genders. As part of HeForShe movement, I hope to help creating gender-equal world, where everyone is respected and able to reach their full potential.

Yolanda Fang

Yolanda Fang

Engineering Student Advocate: Assistant Marketing Lead

My name is Yolanda Fang. I am a second-year environmental engineering student at the University of Waterloo. I am very glad for the opportunity to join the He for She family and contribute myself to promoting gender equality. Raising people’s awareness to the unequal treatment of women in different fields and making women’s voices heard have been what we are striving to achieve.

Jim Wallace AHS Faculty Advocate

Jim Wallace

Applied Health Sciences Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

Everybody deserves an opportunity to realize their potential, regardless of their gender, age, disability, country of origin, or religion. It is important to me that Waterloo provides these opportunities to everyone, and serves as a model to others across Canada and globally for equal access to education. 

Riemer Faber Arts Faculty Advocate

Riemer Faber

Arts Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

Recently I taught an ARTS140 course called Belonging and Isolation in which we explored topics such as community and individual, and integration and exclusion in the social discourse of classical antiquity. Not only did the course expose numerous inequalities in the past, but it also promoted conversation and action that address ongoing and new inequalities today. As a parent of a daughter currently attending university, I wish to advance that conversation and action in my role as a HeForShe advocate.

Chris Bachmann Engineering Faculty Advocate

Chris Bachmann

Engineering Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

Being a HeForShe advocate is an opportunity for men like me to join women in the struggle for gender equality. As a member of the Women in Engineering (WiE) committee, I have been continuously impressed by the people and progress being made in the Faculty of Engineering. I am hopeful and optimistic that these initiatives are furthering our progress and making a better future for all. 

Jennifer Dean.

Jennifer Dean

Environment Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate? 

The opportunity to be a HeforShe advocate is an exciting one for me. I have long researched and advocated for equal  rights and opportunities for marginalized populations including women and girls facing gender and other forms of discrimination. As a social/health geographer and planner, I am especially interested in ensuring our built environments and local communities are inclusive places with equitable access to resources across the population. As a parent of two sons and a daughter, I am motivated by the prospect of a future where respect, compassion, and equity are central societal values.

Joel Dubin Match Faculty Advocate

Joel Dubin

Math Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

We, especially males, should all be doing our best to ensure gender equity, which shockingly in 2019 continues to be a concern. HeForShe provides a forum to facilitate this important pursuit.

Marcel Pinheiro Science Faculty Advocate

Marcel Pinheiro

Science Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

I see the HeForShe campaign at UW as an important mechanism to provide opportunities to address the continued inequities existing within the university. The implicit biases - not to mention those more overt - throughout campus affect many of our students, staff, and faculty. I hope to contribute to the progress of creating a more equitable environment at Waterloo.

Paul Heidebrecht

Paul Heidebrecht

Conrad Grebel Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

I am committed to gender equity, and welcome the opportunity to be more intentional in acting on that commitment. Over the past several years, I have been impressed by the ways that the HeForShe campaign is contributing to a broader culture change at institutions like the University of Waterloo, particularly by providing a platform for critical reflection. The campaign has also provided inspiration by elevating role models and a wide range of constructive interventions. As part of a college with faculty and staff rooted in the humanities and social sciences, and students who are pursuing degrees in all six of Waterloo’s faculties, I am interested in integrating our diverse experiences and learnings to strengthen our community and positively reshape society.

Kristina Llewellyn

Kristina Llewellyn

Renison University College Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

Being a HeForShe advocate is incredibly meaningful for me because my feminist commitments are inspired by a father who is a staunch feminist ally and two sons who I want to raise as champions of gender equity. My research on the history of women educators demonstrates the effects of deep-seated gender oppression in the culture of education, but also the power of social movements to create substantive change.

David Seljak

David Seljak

St. Jerome’s University Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate?

The HeForShe movement reminds us that gender inequality and sexism hurt all of us, women and men, LGBTQ, adults and children. I teach a course on Evil in the Religious Studies Department, and we study how evil can appear in every day, ordinary ways that we don’t always see: racism, sexism, colonialism, injustice, and ecological destruction.

Camelia Nunez

Camelia Nunez

Associate Director, Velocity

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Campus Advocate? 

Women represent half our population and therefore half of tech users. Nonetheless, women are severely underrepresented in the worlds of technology and entrepreneurship. I believe Velocity, as the entrepreneurial arm at UW, can play a key part in encouraging more women entrepreneurs on campus and my role as Campus Advocate for the HeForShe campaign is an important opportunity to actively engage in initiatives that will raise awareness and encourage more women entrepreneurs across the University community.

Richard Myers

Richard Myers

St. Paul's University College Faculty Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Faculty Advocate? 

I want my six-year old daughter to grow up in a world where all doors are open to her and it doesn’t occur to her to think it could be otherwise. 

Anne Paulson

Anne Paulson

Info Systems and Technology Advocate

Why is it important to you to be a HeForShe Campus Advocate?

 Being raised with strong female role models in STEM fields has led me to be passionate about gender equity. Too often I have seen well-meaning people make comments or take actions which perpetuate gender inequity without even realizing it. I am excited about raising awareness, helping people reframe their thoughts and coming together as a campus community to take action.