Our goals are intended to advance a strategic focus on the advocacy, commitments and actionable areas that will enable the University of Waterloo to strengthen Indigenous inclusion and leadership.
- Services and supports
- Lands and Waters
- Building community
Goal 1: Reconciliation
Transform institutional structures that exclude Indigenous worldviews, knowledges, histories, and Peoples at the University of Waterloo.
|1.1||Benchmarks: Define benchmarks on the integration of Indigenous initiatives within research, education, and services offered by the University of Waterloo.|
|1.2||Governance: Create seats in the Senate and Board of Governors designated for Indigenous Peoples.|
|1.3||Administration: Increase Indigenous representation among faculty and staff at all levels.|
|1.4||Resources: Designate resources to support the work of indigenization.|
|1.5||Student recruitment: Attract Indigenous students through a robust recruitment strategy.|
|1.6||Collaborative strategies: Support each faculty, department and unit to develop and implement collaborative indigenization strategies.|
Goal 2: Research
To advocate for Indigenous data sovereignty and to support Indigenous researchers, Indigenous research and community directed research.
|2.1||Mentoring: Support growth for Indigenous researchers, with an emphasis on Indigenous student researchers and Indigenous early career researchers.|
|2.2||Guidance: Educate researchers about Indigenous research methodologies and practices, including Indigenous ethics, protocols of community engagement, Indigenous data sovereignty and other practices.|
|2.3||Assess: Evaluate the supports offered to Indigenous researchers at the University of Waterloo.|
|2.4||Nurture: Foster and continue building relationships with Indigenous community research partners.|
Goal 3: Services and supports
To ensure that accessible and appropriate services and supports are available for Indigenous Peoples.
|3.1||Service: Develop mutually beneficial, meaningful partnerships in key service areas on our campuses that improve accessibility, usability and inclusion for Indigenous Peoples.|
|3.2||Place Making: Create and promote physical spaces and Indigenous identifiers throughout our campuses.|
Goal 4: Lands and Waters
To braid a connection to lands and waters through meaningful partnerships and relationships with Indigenous Peoples and communities.
|4.1||Urban: Strengthen University of Waterloo relationships with local Indigenous communities.|
|4.2||Haldimand Tract: Deepen the University of Waterloo relationship with the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit.|
|4.3||Widereaching: Develop partnerships throughout North America and globally.|
Goal 5: Building community
To strengthen connections and create opportunities that engage Indigenous students, faculty, staff, alums, retirees and allies in developing enriching and inclusive experiences at the University of Waterloo.
|5.1||Indigenous students: Connect students to Indigenous communities, cultures and to each other, as well as advocating for their success.|
|5.2||Education: Integrate Indigenous knowledge systems and pedagogies into the classroom, curriculum, and other teaching and learning opportunities for the campus community.|
|5.3||Campus community: Support the Indigenous campus community by creating robust and sustainable networks.|