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.

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