Thursday, July 28, 2022

Recognizing Emancipation Day

Black fist

Following years of campaigning by Black lawmakers and community advocates, in 2021, the government of Canada federally recognized August 1, as Emancipation Day, and the month of August, as Emancipation Month.

While it was less than 200 years ago, in 1834, that the British Empire ended the practice of slavery in the former British colonies, which included Canada, many Canadians are unaware that Black and Indigenous peoples were once enslaved here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Asian Heritage Month

Watercolour scenery with text reading "Asian Heritage Month, Resources and Engagement Opportunities"

May 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Senate of Canada’s Declaration of May as Asian Heritage Month, a motion tabled by the Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada.

Monday, February 14, 2022

The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-racism: 2022-2025 Strategic Plan Framework

university of waterloo logo, with sub text "Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism"

Following our response to the Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (HREI) organizational review report, the EDI-R Office had paused non-essential work during the month of December to invest our time into the reflection, planning, and building of our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. We are deeply grateful to the University of Waterloo community for understanding the need for this pause, and as a result, we are pleased to share the framework of our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.

  1. 2022 (3)
    1. July (1)
    2. May (1)
    3. February (1)
  2. 2021 (16)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (1)
    3. October (3)
    4. September (1)
    5. July (2)
    6. April (3)
    7. March (1)
    8. February (2)
    9. January (2)
  3. 2020 (13)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (2)
    3. October (2)
    4. September (1)
    5. June (1)
    6. May (1)
    7. March (3)
    8. February (1)
    9. January (1)
  4. 2019 (6)
  5. 2018 (1)