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

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 7:00 PM EST to Wednesday, March 31, 2021 — 7:00 PM EDT to Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Discover three different perspectives on Black history and culture in Canada with this three-part online speaker series organized by Niagara Parks.

Monday, February 1, 2021 — 8:00 PM to Sunday, February 28, 2021 — 11:59 PM EST to Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Celebrations & Revelations 2021 Opening (online) Performance: Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 8 – 9:30 PM EST.

This FREE concert featuring  four extraordinary young Black Canadian classical artists, performing the music of Black Composers from 17th to 21st century will be streamed online from February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021. Unlimited viewing. Plan your watch parties with your family and friends, and join from the comfort of your home.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Presentation on Métis culture and history, including with the ethnogenesis of the Métis, "Who Are the Métis?", their unique and rich culture and language. Why did they disappear in history? Where are they today? 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This 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

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

This workshop/presentation facilitated by Dr. Gauthamie Poolokasingham focuses on topics of culture, intersectionality, social determinants of health, racism, and White privilege in Canada and Canadian institutions of learning.

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

Friday, February 12, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Photo of author Cherie Jones beside her book titled "How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House"

A part of the Toronto Public Library's Black History Series, Cherie Jones discusses her debut novel, How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House.

Friday, February 12, 2021 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

The Senator John Heinz History Center in Association with the Smithsonian Institution presents the 7th Annual Black History Month Lecture - (Re)Making History: Memory, Mythmaking, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 — 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

Thursday, February 18, 2021 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Wen-Do Self Defence

Please Note: This workshop has been cancelled. The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office is offering two additional workshops on March 11th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and March 26th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on one of those dates.The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office invites all women and non-binary students, staff and faculty members of all abilities to a 2-hour virtual Wen-Do Self-Defence class.

Friday, February 19, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

In this workshop, we will acknowledge our personal position in relation to colonialism and racism. We will evaluate where anti-racist work is most urgent in our lives. You will leave with a strategic, short-term and long term plan to advocate for anti-racism.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Please Note: This workshop has been cancelled. This workshop will raise your awareness of behaviours and attitudes that may contribute or lead to workplace harassment

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Thursday, February 25, 2021 — 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Photo of Esi Edugyan beside her book titled "Washington Black"

The Ontario Heritage Trust presents Heritage Matters Live with Esi Edugyan — a free virtual event featuring a lecture from award-winning author Esi Edugyan and a visit to Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site.

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