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.

  1. Nov. 16, 2021Trans Awareness Week 2021
    Transgender Flag

    This week is Trans Awareness week, which includes Trans Day of Remembrance (November 20). This week is a time dedicated to increasing visibility and awareness of transgender communities and their resilience, without ignoring the ongoing discrimination they encounter.

  2. Oct. 20, 2021New AVP roles for Jean Becker and Christopher Taylor

    In a memo circulated to University employees last Friday, President Vivek Goel and Vice-President, Academic & Provost James Rush announced that they have acted on recommendations from the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion office review team to create two new organizational units led by Associate Vice-Presidents that will report to the Vice-President, Academic & Provost. These units replace two of the functions of the former Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion. Both appointments are effective immediately.

  3. Oct. 8, 2021National Coming Out Day
    National Coming Out Day

    October 11 is National Coming Out Day in Canada

    Its roots lie in the U.S. National Coming Out Day

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  1. Apr. 28, 2020 to Dec. @31, 2022ONLINE MODULE: Equitable Recruitment and Selection Training for Faculty Fall 2021

    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, 2020 to Dec. @31, 2021ONLINE 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. Apr. 5 to Dec. 31, 2021E-LEARNING COURSE: Confronting Anti-Black Racism
    Confronting Anti-Black Racism

    This e-course is available to all Waterloo students, faculty and staff and is an opportunity for (un)learning and gaining tools to better take anti-racist action in our own lives, at work, home, and in our communities.

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