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.
The Offices within Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion continue to support all campus community members during this time of University closure due to COVID19. Please note the following modified services:
- In-person appointments and services are cancelled until further notice; however, the team is available through online channels (email) 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday
- Some services and supports can be provided via telephone; please email to set up an appointment
- Services may also be available outside of the above business hours; please enquire and we will always do our best to accommodate you
Please reach out through the following channels:
Conflict Management and Human Rights Office
Jeremy de Boer email@example.com
Jean Becker firstname.lastname@example.org
Education and Training
Lynn Long email@example.com
- Jan. 28, 2020
Please visit the University of Waterloo's Coronavirus website for the latest information.
- June 1, 2020
June 1, 2020
To our Waterloo Community,
We acknowledge and accept responsibility for our silence on the issues of anti-black racism and hatred on our campuses. HREI wanted to ensure our statement came with tangible, coordinated actions, but we regret that we were not more responsive and thank our campus community for their continued honesty and for holding us accountable. We commit to doing better.
- May 13, 2020
To: Students, Faculty and Staff
From: Jean Becker, Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives
Today marks exactly four months that I have been a part of the University of Waterloo community as the Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives. On this occasion, I want to take this opportunity to update you on my work, and provide resources and ways to connect with the Indigenous Initiatives Office.
- Apr. 28 to Sep. 30, 2020
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.
- Aug. 10, 2020
This workshop/presentation focuses on topics of culture, intersectionality, social determinants of health, racism, and White privilege in Canada and Canadian institutions of learning.
Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students
- Aug. 18, 2020
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