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Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-racism (EDI-R)

The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-racism works with students, faculty and staff across campus to advance equity through evidence-based policies, practices and programs. 

  1. July 28, 2022Recognizing Emancipation Day
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    Following years of campaigning by Black lawmakers and community advocates, in 2021, the government of Canada federally recognized August 1, as Emancipation Day, and the month of August, as Emancipation Month.

    While it was less than 200 years ago, in 1834, that the British Empire ended the practice of slavery in the former British colonies, which included Canada, many Canadians are unaware that Black and Indigenous peoples were once enslaved here.

  2. May 3, 2022Asian Heritage Month
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    May 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Senate of Canada’s Declaration of May as Asian Heritage Month, a motion tabled by the Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada.

  3. Feb. 14, 2022The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-racism: 2022-2025 Strategic Plan Framework
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    Following our response to the Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (HREI) organizational review report, the EDI-R Office had paused non-essential work during the month of December to invest our time into the reflection, planning, and building of our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. We are deeply grateful to the University of Waterloo community for understanding the need for this pause, and as a result, we are pleased to share the framework of our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.

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  1. Apr. 28, 2020 to Dec. @31, 2022ONLINE MODULE: Equitable Recruitment and Selection Training for Faculty

    This online module is available anytime and focuses on the faculty hiring process and promotes best practices for recruitment and selection to ensure that the committee reaches an unbiased and fair decision.

    Audience: Faculty

  2. Sep. 13, 2022Introduction to Equity

    This foundational workshop is designed to give you an understanding of equity and how our interactions with one another are shaped by systems of oppression, power, and privilege.  

    Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
    Level: Introductory

  3. Sep. 19, 20222SLGBTQ+ Fundamentals

    This is an introductory workshop to help students, faculty and staff develop greater understandings of 2SLGBTQ+ identities; gain knowledge about protected rights; and,  identify and explore barriers to develop and foster actions that create a more welcoming campus environment and offer meaningful and relevant support.

    Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
    Level: Introductory

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