About Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

The HREI Team photo

Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) supports, educates, and brings members of our campus community together to facilitate understanding, address discrimination and harm, influence and advance systemic changes towards making the University of Waterloo an equitable and safe(r) place where everyone can thrive.

Five intersecting portfolios support this work:

Members of our campus community, like the threads of a colourful, hand-woven braid, are diverse, with unique lived experiences, which enhance and inform our work. We look forward to connecting with you!


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:

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office:
Amanda Cook amanda.cook@uwaterloo.ca and Meaghan Ross m23ross@uwaterloo.ca

Equity Office
equity@uwaterloo.ca

Conflict Management and Human Rights Office
Jeremy De Beer jdeboer@uwaterloo.ca

Indigenous Initiatives
Jean Becker j2becker@uwaterloo.ca

Education and Training
Lynn Long l3long@uwaterloo.ca