Wednesday, February 3, 2021

New space for Friday prayers announced

UPDATE: As of February 3, 2021, please note Friday prayer is cancelled for the winter term. In accordance to health recommendations and regulations, along with the need of the campus community, Friday prayer space will be evaluated for the spring term.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Let's Talk... about Collective Care and Community Well-being

An image of stones with the word care written on them

January 28 is an opportunity to talk about mental health. It helps to normalize conversations around mental health, remove stigma and harmful barriers, and recognize that it’s okay to not be okay.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Indigenization through collective bargaining: Lessons and ideas for academic staff associations

Indigenization through collective bargaining

Last year, Brock University Faculty Association ratified a new collective agreement that contained important contract provisions designed to advance measures aimed at restoring and renewing Indigenous practices and knowledge systems.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Light the Fire: Experiences of Indigenous Faculty in Ontario Universities

Lighting the Fire report

The Council of Ontario Universities distributed a survey to all full-time self-identified Indigenous faculty throughout Ontario Universities during the winter term 2019 and the results and calls to action are now available

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Trans Awareness Week 2020

Trans Awareness Week

This week – the week leading up to Trans Day of Remembrance (November 20) – is Trans Awareness Week. This is a time dedicated to increasing visibility and awareness of transgender communities, their resilience and the ongoing discrimination they encounter. We have created a non-exhaustive list of events, resources, and voices to amplify visibility and understanding

Friday, November 6, 2020

Veterans' Week: Diverse Experiences of War and Conflict

Beaded Poppy

This week is Veterans' Week and includes Indigenous Veterans' Day (Nov 8) and Remembrance Day (Nov 11). We are thinking about diverse experiences of war and conflict – those who fought, who continue to fight, who are forced to flee, and those who are left behind.

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.

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.

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