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.
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.