About the Human Rights Equity and Inclusion Department Review


The University of Waterloo is undertaking an organizational review of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI).

A team of external experts has been engaged to review and evaluate the HREI portfolio at the University of Waterloo, with an emphasis on organizational structure and leadership, partnerships, internal collaborations, and the delivery of services and programs. They will advise on strengths, challenges, and opportunities the University should consider to ensure the human rights, equity and inclusion needs of the Waterloo community are met in an effective and progressive manner.

The review team is currently engaging in broad, campus-wide virtual consultations with stakeholder groups from across the Waterloo community, including students, faculty and staff. 

Through this website members of the Waterloo community can learn about the review panel members, review related communications and find out how to get involved and provide input as the review moves forward. Periodic updates will be posted as the review moves forward.

The current mandate of HREI includes working to bring members of our campus community together to facilitate understanding and address systemic barriers to equity, inclusion, and decolonization through education and awareness of the four offices:

  1. Mar. 5, 2021Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion Review status update

    To: Waterloo employees

    From: External Review Team - Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (HREI) Review

    Date: March 5, 2021

    Subject: HREI Review status update

    Note: This email is for information          


    We are underway with the Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (HREI) organizational review and wanted to share an update with you on our progress to date.

  2. Dec. 18, 2020Invitation to participate in the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) Review

    To:  University of Waterloo students, faculty, and staff

    From: External Review Team - Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) Review

    Date:  December 18, 2020

    Subject:  Invitation to participate in the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) Review

    Note: This email is for information and for action         

  3. Dec. 2, 2020Organizational review of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion - review team announcement

    To: University of Waterloo students, faculty, and staff

    From: James Rush, vice-president academic & provost

    Date: December 2, 2020

    Subject: Organizational review of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

    Note: This email is for information

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