Wednesday, December 16, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

The holidays are a time for connecting with those you care about. How can we support someone we love if they are struggling with trauma from sexual violence? Join us in a safer space to connect with other supporters and explore strategies to support the survivor(s) in your life

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Post-secondary institutions face complex issues around health and wellbeing, including the implications surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, and the renewed urgency to address systemic racism for historically racialized communities. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

In this engaging online workshop hosted by the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, we will focus on examining how different actions, behaviours, attitudes and beliefs contribute to healthy or unhealthy workplaces, and we will pay special attention to fostering healthy online communication.

Audience: Staff

Saturday, December 5, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
A multitude of hands forming a circle to represent Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3

Join the free virtual Fifth Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event on December 5. The 2020 theme is "Together One Voice, More Choices-Don't Leave us Behind"

Friday, December 4, 2020 — 10:30 AM EST
Silohoutte of woman

This year we will come together as a community, virtually, and honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day is not only an opportunity to reflect and honour the lost lives of 14 young women, but to also consider and take action against violence that people who identify as women in our communities face to this day.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Situated within the values and frameworks of anti-racism, this session explores the historical foundation of anti-Black racism within Canada and its present day implications on Black communities.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

In this workshop, we will openly discuss our personal responsibility within a historical context of global colonialism and white dominance. We will talk about our personal connection to colonialism, land, class and education and how this places us within the anti-racist movement.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Thursday, November 26, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

In this online workshop hosted by the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, we will discuss the impact of trauma on relationships, signs that a relationship is healthy/unhealthy, and tools and tips for healthy communication with the people in our lives.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 12:01 AM to Thursday, December 10, 2020 — 11:59 PM EST
16 Days of Activism

Each year, the University of Waterloo joins with organizations, governments, and groups worldwide to participate in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence to remind all citizens that they can take actions in their everyday lives to stop gender-based violence.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Métis 101 will be facilitated by Jennifer Parkinson, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario Grand River Métis Council.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Thursday, November 19, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

This Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion webinar examines how our perceptions of others are formulated, the entrenchment of bias that may be unconscious and its impact, and how to enhance awareness and reduce the potential for disrespect that bias can engender.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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: Students, Faculty and Staff

Friday, November 13, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

The Indigenous Initiatives Office is pleased to have Ela Smith present the second of a two-part workshop where campus community members will gain a deeper understanding of historic and current realities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) people in Ontario and Canada.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This workshop will raise your awareness of behaviours and attitudes that may contribute or lead to workplace harassment. You will also learn how these can be recognized and addressed in order to minimize the incidences of harassing behaviour.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

At this session, you will find out more about the key updates to Policy 42: the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Policy and Procedures, the process for making a complaint, as well as your roles and responsibilities as a university employee when someone has been impacted by sexual violence

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Friday, November 6, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

A part of Treaties Recognition Week 2020, join Jean Becker, Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Professor Susan Roy as they reflect and discuss takeaways from the week.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

In this workshop, we will openly discuss our personal responsibility within a historical context of global colonialism and white dominance. We will talk about our personal connection to colonialism, land, class and education and how this places us within the anti-racist movement.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

A part of Treaties Recognition Week 2020, Phil Monture will discuss Treaties made with the Six Nations of the Grand River and how these impact life within the Six Nations, both historically and today.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Red ribbons on bridge

Bridge Project: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit is an annual installation hosted by Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre and Professor Sorouja Moll in collaboration with 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This course provides an opportunity to learn how to manage difficult conversations when they arise, whether it be with a manager, supervisor, colleague or even family member.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

A part of Treaties Recognition Week 2020, Professor Susan Roy will discuss Treaties relationship with government, connecting historical context to current issues, challenges and successes. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Intersectionality recognizes the overlapping experiences that creates a person’s lived experience. This workshop amplifies and explores the importance of the interconnected aspects of a person’s experience and identity that may create barriers for them in the workplace and how essential this is the continued development of individual and organizational diversity and inclusion (D &I) practice.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Please note: This workshop has been cancelled

How do you respond when someone says something that makes you uncomfortable or feels disrespectful? Often, we are too surprised to respond at all or, in the moment, we respond ineffectively.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Monday, November 2, 2020 (all day) to Friday, November 6, 2020 (all day)

Treaties Recognition Week helps students, faculty, staff, and the public learn about treaties from diverse Indigenous perspectives and encourages greater understanding of the importance of treaties in Ontario.

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