The Equity Survey takes about 5 minutes to complete, and with the first round of reporting coming out in late Fall 2021, data collection was paused on October 31, 2021.

There are two ways to participate in the survey, including following the embedded link in the Student Portal, Learn and Workday announcements and alerts.

Introduction

Who: All current Waterloo students and employees
What: A cross-campus survey that will collect equity data 
Where:

There are two ways to participate in the survey: follow the embedded link in the alerts in Learn and Workday; or, look in your Waterloo email inbox, searching for the subject line, "Take Waterloo’s Equity Survey Today.”

When:

The initial pilot survey was open  from June 2021 to October 31, 2021. Following October 2021, survey data collection was closed and will be re-opened when available through Waterloo’s enterprise systems, such as Quest (for students) and Work Day (for employees).

Why: Survey will help identify equity gaps in programs, services, and policies to better meet the needs of underrepresented and equity-deserving students and employees

In mid-June 2021, we launched Waterloo’s equity survey to all students and employees. We are gathering this data to better understand the makeup of our community. Collecting this equity data will be an ongoing initiative to ensure we always have an accurate picture of who is among our campus community. Each year, the survey opens in January, giving new students and employees the opportunity to complete the survey for the first time or, if the survey has already been completed, campus community members can update existing data; after this time, data collection is paused for analysis and reporting. 

Equity data describes aspects of your personal identity. Collecting this information will help us identify equity gaps in programs, services, and policies to better meet the needs of underrepresented and equity-deserving students and employees.  

Paper copies of the survey are available for those who are not able to use the online version. If you would like to use an alternate format, such as PDF or paper copy, please email equitysurvey@uwaterloo.ca.

The information you provide will create a complete picture of the makeup of our campus, creating opportunities for positive change now and in the future.

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