EDI Events

Here, we share events related to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion as well as WiPA (Women in Physics & Astronomy). Browse through and join if you can!

Upcoming Events

February 2 - March 15, 2023 (Every Wednesday 7:30-9pm): Healing from Sexual Violence

A 6-week closed group that will be a mix of psycho-education, processing and skills development for survivors of sexual violence. Open to women-identified, non-binary and gender non-conforming students at University of Waterloo.

March 8, 2023: Proud After Pride Month; A Virtual Conference

A series of workshops on 2SLGBTQIA+ sexual health, rights and community supports. On this International Women’s Day, remember to celebrate and honour the women who are also members of the 2SLGBTQIA and 2STNBGN communities. Register for your free ticket today! https://bit.ly/3YwVMSB

Archived Events

February 13, 2023: Dogs Against Cat Calling

Do you love doggos? Do you hate cat calling? Wanna hang out with some doggos who are taking a stand against street harassment?Come by the multi-purpose room in the Student Life Centre on Monday February 13th from 2-3 pm to hang out with our furry, friendly therapy dogs! While you’re there, visit with SVPRO and the Sexual Assault Support Center (SASC), and take home some fun swag. If you can’t make it for the doggos, be sure to come by any time after 10 am to say hello, and spin SVPRO’s new wheel, complete with prizes!

Oct 6, 20 | Nov 3, 17 | Dec 1, 2022: Science for Humanity Series

Each year, we offer inclusive workshops led by world-class change makers, as part of our Network of Collaborations series. 

We are pleased to announce the next online workshop series: Science for Humanity. The series will focus on:

Building connections and collaborations between women researchers across Canada
Providing practical tools for decision-making, and ethical science
Celebrating the important contributions of science to the world and the humans who make it possible
All sessions will be held on Thursdays virtually. Please see the calendar of events below for the dates and details of our sessions.

To register for one or more events, click here.

Schedule of Workshops, Guest Speakers, and Events

Session 1: Navigating Through Ethical Pitfalls - A Fireside Chat with Timnit Gebru & Lauren Hayward 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 3-4 PM ET

Have you ever wondered what ethical choices are made when humans make artificial intelligence? Join us in this fireside chat with Dr. Timnit Gebru to hear firsthand about ethical science and the challenges that may arise. 

Session 2: Why Ethics Matter & How to Implement Ethics in your Research 
Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 2-4 PM ET

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of ethical thinking and will help you implement ethics in your working day with a focus on human rights.

Session 3: Responsible Decision Making – Movie and Discussion
Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 5-7 PM ET

This workshop is an online film screening of The Path to Nuclear Fission: The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn (2006) followed by an online discussion with Rosemarie Reed, the director of the movie and special guest.

Session 4: Our Interconnectedness 
Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 3-5 PM ET

In this workshop, we will discuss how we are all interconnected and how through collaborating with one another we can build a movement for the inclusion of all in science.  

Session 5: Humans of Science - Lessons In Chemistry with Bonnie Garmus and Special Guests
Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 3-4 PM ET

The Science for Humanity workshop series will conclude with an online book club discussion with the book’s New York Times best-selling author. Purchase the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/677234/lessons-in-chemistry-by-bonnie-garmus/

Please join us for this exciting new series! Sign up by clicking here.


Last Wednesday of Each Month (Starting Sept 28, 2022): Still I Rise Group for Black Women, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming Students at UW

The Still I Rise group is run by SASC (Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region) in partnership with SVPRO (Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office) for Black women, non-binary and gender non-conforming students at UW exploring race, relationships, mental health and self-worth. 

Starting: Wednesday, September 28, 202
Email groups@sascwr.org to register!

Sept 15, 2022: WiPA Start of Term Mixer | 3PM - 6PM @ IQC Patio


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Women in Physics & Astronomy is holding a start of term mixer to welcome our first-year women in Physics and Astronomy programs! Free food is provided, and registration is encouraged.

Date: Thursday, September 15th
Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: IQC Patio