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Program Area Leads (PALs)

Deadline to apply is April 14th at 4:00PM

Building an educational environment that allows every individual to reach their full potential is our collective responsibility at the University of Waterloo. The goal of the PALs program is to lead and facilitate culture change by embedding Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism (EDI-R) into their curriculum, programs, and units. By centralizing EDI-R at the University of Waterloo, we can improve the experiences and outcomes for Black, Indigenous, Racialized and other equity deserving groups, thus improving the student experience for all.

We are recruiting faculty and staff who may:

  • Have lived experience (e.g., First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, a woman and/or 2SLGBTQ+) and/or working knowledge of the University system and how it is operationalized, familiarity with the OHRC protected ground and codes, and campus policies
  • Experience of how to facilitate culture change and be culturally sensitive to equity deserving groups
  • May have served on the PART, EDI committees or community groups related to equity and anti-oppression
  • Be willing to help operationalize principles of anti-racism, anti-oppression and transformative justice in their unit/area
  • Be willing to go through an interview process and competency and capacity building

We will be selecting 20 PALs for the pilot. 1 from each of the Faculties, 1 from each of the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo, 3 from the Centres and Institutes, and 10 from the Academic Support Units. If you know anyone who may be a great fit, please encourage them to apply here.

Information on the PALs Program

Interested in becoming a PAL? Complete the webform below and a member of our team will be in touch. If you have any questions, or would like additional information on the program, please contact equity@uwaterloo.ca.

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