Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Coronavirus update

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

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.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Women-Identified Academic Writing Retreat

Participants at the 2019 women-identified academic writing retreat, with presenter from the Writing and Communications Centre

Women-Identified Academic Writing Retreat is a partnership initiative between the University of Waterloo’s Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Unit, the Office of Research, and the Writing and Communication Centre. It was created to:

Friday, December 20, 2019

Student documentaries address truth and reconciliation

Daughter sitting on mothers lap

Students in a fall 2019 Digital Arts Communication course on digital storytelling produced beautiful and compelling short documentaries around the theme of Truth and Reconciliation on Turtle Island.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People

Red ties on bridge

Since 2016, Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People has become an annual installation for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jean Becker Joins University of Waterloo as Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Jean Becker

Jean Becker will join the University of Waterloo January 13, 2020 in the newly created Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives position reporting to the President, and Associate Vice-President, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion.

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