Thursday, September 30, 2021 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

An event from the Decolonizing UW Health Collaborative Speaker Series.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

On September 30th, 2021 - Healing of The Seven Generations is hosting a community walk to spread awareness of and reflect on the tragedies experienced by Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island as a result of the country’s former residential school system.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Letters to and from our Bodies with Jungle Flower

This survivor-focused workshop for students, facilitated by Jungle Flower, invites participants to get in touch with their bodies in a nurturing way. Writing prompts will be provided to help participants tap into what they wish to communicate to their bodies, and to imagine what their bodies may wish to communicate back to them.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

In honour of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, join the Indigenous Initiatives Office and the President's Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART) for a special keynote presentation with Dr. Kathy Absolon on Truth & Reconciliation, Indian Residential Schools.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The training is for those looking for an introductory-Intermediate overview of Muslim practices, understanding implicit biases associated with Islam and Muslims, and developing a foundational understanding of Islamophobia and developing a nuanced framework to counter it.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory - Intermediate

Friday, September 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Indigenous Initiatives Office is pleased to have Ela Smith present this 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

Thursday, September 23, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The goal of the Truth & Reconciliation presentation is about raising awareness of the tragic history of the residential school system. It examines the history and policies that lead to the creation of the Residential Schools, their legacies, how they have impacted Indigenous people, and why truth and reconciliation is important. 

Thursday, September 23, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Maawanji-idiwag (They come together): Institutional Approaches to Decolonizing Curricula is a virtual discussion hosted by the President's Anti-racism Task Force, where a panel of academics and practitioners experienced in theoretical decolonization and who have taken concrete steps and actions to decolonize curricula in their respective institutions will discuss opportunities and challenges for institutional approaches and practices to decolonize curricula.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Join us and hundreds of Canadians of all ages to learn more about the Mohawk Institute Residential School through The Woodland Cultural Centre. Since we cannot be there in person, the Cultural Centre has generously created a virtual opportunity to connect, learn and engage. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Take Back the Night, September 16 2021

Take Back the Night is an annual global protest against sexual and gender-based violence. We deserve to be safe at night!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (all day) to Thursday, September 30, 2021 (all day)

In partnership with the Indigenous Initiatives Office, W Store is pleased to support the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 (formerly Orange Shirt Day). The UWaterloo community can show their support by purchasing an Indigenous-designed and -sourced Every Child Matters t-shirt.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM EDT
Equity Survey: Ask Us Anything

This Ask Us Anything session will answer any questions you may have about the recent launch of the University of Waterloo Equity Survey.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The Indigenous Initiatives Office invites all Indigenous employees and retirees of the University of Waterloo and the Affiliated and Federated Institutions to a virtual social!

Let’s gather. Let’s meet.  Let’s widen and strengthen the Indigenous community at Waterloo.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This is an introductory workshop to help students, faculty and staff develop greater understandings of 2SLGBTQ+ identities; gain knowledge about protected rights; and,  identify and explore barriers to develop and foster actions that create a more welcoming campus environment and offer meaningful and relevant support.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory

Friday, September 10, 2021 (all day)

Join Renison University College for their selection of credit-free Indigenous Studies courses! Registration deadline: September 10, 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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
Level: Introductory

Monday, April 5, 2021 — 9:00 AM EDT to Friday, December 31, 2021 — 11:59 PM EST
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.

Thursday, August 20, 2020 (all day) to Friday, December 31, 2021 (all day)

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (all day) to Friday, December 31, 2021 (all day)

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

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