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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. Sep. 6, 2022Re-introducing the Curve with Dr. Christopher Taylor
    Christopher Taylor

    The Curve with Christopher is a podcast series hosted by Dr. Christopher S. Taylor, associate vice-president of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism, which features discussions about sports and its intersections with race, history, culture, and society. 

  2. July 28, 2022Recognizing Emancipation Day
    Black fist

    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.

  3. May 3, 2022Asian Heritage Month
    Watercolour scenery with text reading

    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.

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  1. Jan. 31, 2023CANCELLED 2SLGBTQ+ Fundamentals

    Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
    Facilitator: Sarah Grzincic
    Level: Introductory

    This workshop is an introductory course for those that are looking to get a baseline understanding of core foundational concepts and frameworks.

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  2. Feb. 7, 2023Pathways for addressing (with care) Disclosures of Racism  

    Audience: Staff & Faculty
    This workshop is reserved for Waterloo Staff & Faculty only.

    Facilitator: Sarah Grzincic
    Level: Introductory

    This workshop is a 101 course for those that are looking to get a baseline understanding of core foundational concepts and frameworks as it relates to anti-racism, addressing disclosures of racism and bystander intervention.

    Workshop Description

  3. Feb. 15, 2023CANCELLED Disrupting and Decentering Whiteness

    Audience: Students, Faculty, Staff
    Facilitator: Sarah Grzincic

    Level: Intermediate

    Previous experience and education with concepts and theories such as feminism, patriarchy, intersectionality, discursive violence, racism, critical race theory and critical whiteness studies.

    Workshop Description

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