Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Coronavirus update

Please visit the University of Waterloo's Coronavirus website for the latest information. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Robin Stadelbauer Joins Indigenous Initiatives Office

Robin Stadelbauer, Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator

The Indigenous Initiatives Office is thrilled to announce that Robin Stadelbauer joined our team. Robin is Anishnaabe Kwe from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and has a long history at Waterloo. She holds a Social Development Studies degree and as a staff member, has worked at St. Paul’s University College, Central Advancement, and most recently with the Office of Vice-President of Advancement.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Ontario Recognizes Indigenous Marriage Ceremonies

The government of Ontario has amended the Marriage Act to enable Indigenous officiants to perform marriage ceremonies according to their customs and traditions, and to submit a marriage for registration with the Ontario Registrar General. These changes, which come into force today, recognize the role of Indigenous communities and organizations in designating marriage officiants.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

New space for Friday prayers announced

Starting immediately, and following public health regulations and guidelines, a new space has been announced for Friday prayers in Federation Hall. The space is accessible, and will host three prayer times each Friday until October 30. The space, along with relevant public health recommendations will be reviewed at that time.


Friday, September 18, 2020

The University of Waterloo joins the National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities

The University of Waterloo and Canadian universities and colleges across the country are coming together on October 1st and 2nd to facilitate a national conversation to develop concrete actions for change in higher education and in our communities. 

Monday, June 1, 2020

Statement of Action On Anti-Black Racism

June 1, 2020

To our Waterloo Community,

We acknowledge and accept responsibility for our silence on the issues of anti-black racism and hatred on our campuses. HREI wanted to ensure our statement came with tangible, coordinated actions, but we regret that we were not more responsive and thank our campus community for their continued honesty and for holding us accountable. We commit to doing better.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Indigenous Initiatives: Guidance, Resources, and Supports

Jean Becker, Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives


To:                Students, Faculty and Staff

From:           Jean Becker, Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Today marks exactly four months that I have been a part of the University of Waterloo community as the Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives. On this occasion, I want to take this opportunity to update you on my work, and provide resources and ways to connect with the Indigenous Initiatives Office.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Conversation with Jean Becker, Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Jean Becker and Lori Campbell

Jean Becker is the University of Waterloo’s first Senior Director of Indigenous initiatives. On January 29, 2020, the Indigenous Speakers Series presented Jean in conversation with Lori Campbell, Director of the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Diana Parry receives 2020 Angela Hildyard Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Diana Parry

Congratulations to Diana Parry, Associate Vice-President Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, and professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, on being named the recipient of the 2020 Angela Hildyard Recognition Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Friday, March 6, 2020

HeForShe Writing Contest Anthology Winners Announced

Legacy: An anthology from the University of Waterloo's Writing Contest 2020

2020 Writing Contest Winners Selected

After a record number of submissions, the 2020 HeForShe Writing Contest winners have been selected.

  1. 2020 (11)
    1. October (2)
    2. September (2)
    3. June (1)
    4. May (1)
    5. March (3)
    6. February (1)
    7. January (1)
  2. 2019 (6)
  3. 2018 (1)
    1. October (1)