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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
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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.

  3. 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.

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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. Oct. 4, 2022Identifying & Uprooting Internalized Racism - Staff & Faculty

    Who is Canadian? Why are racialized individuals constantly othered and made to feel we don’t belong? This workshop is for racialized students who are grieving the racism in the world while investigating our own internalized racism.

    Audience: A closed workshop for Waterloo staff & faculty who are Indigenous, Black, and racialized
    Level: Intermediate

  3. Oct. 6, 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

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