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

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

Thursday, October 1, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Flashbacks and difficulty sleeping are common experiences among survivors of sexual violence. In this workshop hosted by the Sexual Assault Support Centre, we will explore why this happens, how to identify triggers, and strategies for coping with them. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

This Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) webinar will explore the role of leaders and share promising practices in engaging leaders as champions and change agents.

Audience: Students, Faculty, and Staff

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This virtual workshop 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

Thursday, October 8, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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

Friday, October 9, 2020 — 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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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

Thursday, October 15, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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

Thursday, October 15, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

This workshop is hosted and facilitated by the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) of Waterloo Region. Join SASC in a safer space to connect with other supporters and explore strategies to support the survivor(s) in your life. 

Audience: Any community member who is supporting a survivor of sexual violence

Friday, October 16, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This workshop enables participants to prepare in advance, know what resources are available, and build confidence to effectively deal with potentially hostile, angry, or frustrated stakeholders, both internal and external to the workplace.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Three University of Waterloo groups - the Research, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Councilthe Games Institute, and the Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology (CRIT) - have partnered to launch UW’s first ever Racial Equity Board Game Showcase, under the guidance of University of Waterloo’s Office of Research and with consultation from the Equity Office.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 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

Saturday, October 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM EDT

Grab your capes, brooms and crowns!​ It's the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC) Virtual Halloween Fun Run!

Audience: All community members

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

In this workshop hosted by the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, participants will learn about harassment, including the legalities within Canada and Ontario, and we will offer a special focus on online communication and how you can contribute positively.

Audience: Students

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