Welcome to Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

We work to bring members of our campus community together to facilitate understanding and address systemic barriers to equity, inclusion, and decolonization. Explore and learn more about the five intersecting portfolios that support the work that we do.

The Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Unit acknowledges that our work is on the traditional territory of ‎ the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our institution is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

  1. Jan. 28, 2020Coronavirus update

    Please visit the University of Waterloo's Coronavirus website for the latest information. 

  2. Sep. 24, 2020New space for Friday prayers announced

    Starting immediately, and following public health regulations and guidelines, a new space has been announced for Friday prayers in Federation Hall. The space is accessible, and will host three prayer times each Friday until October 30. The space, along with relevant public health recommendations will be reviewed at that time.


  3. Sep. 18, 2020The University of Waterloo joins the National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities

    The University of Waterloo and Canadian universities and colleges across the country are coming together on October 1st and 2nd to facilitate a national conversation to develop concrete actions for change in higher education and in our communities. 

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  1. Apr. 28 to Dec. 31, 2020ONLINE MODULE: Equitable Recruitment and Selection

    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. Aug. 20 to Dec. 31, 2020ONLINE MODULE: Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace: A primer for Waterloo employees

    This online module is available anytime and focuses on ensuring UWaterloo employees are equipped to understand and identify behaviours that may be considered harassment or discrimination.

    Audience: Staff

  3. Sep. 30, 2020Virtual Tour of Mohawk Institute Residential School

    On September 30, join us and many others of all ages to learn more about the Mohawk Institute Residential School through The Woodland Cultural Centre.

    Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

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