The Catalyst

The Catalyst

Our anti-racism newsletter, The Catalyst, is an opportunity to showcase the many staff, faculty and students who are engaged in anti-racism work each day on campus. Subscribe to receive each issue directly to your inbox or read the newsletter below.

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In this issue:

  • Message from the editor
  • President's winter break video
  • University of Waterloo launches Inclusive Communications guide
  • Using data to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Meet Akua Asare-Anim, International Student Recruitment specialist
  • Supporting Indigenous research at UWaterloo
  • “Go Mommy”
  • CIBC, Commercial Banking Wealth Management (CBWM) Inclusion Scholarship

In this issue:

  • Treaties Recognition Week 2022, November 6-12
  • Celebrating Latin American Heritage month
  • Meet Rafael Ponciano, 4B Honours Spanish student
  • Meet Adanna Amechi, Engineering student, founder of The President Braids, and a winner of the Velocity $5k pitch competition
  • Meet Dr. Sandra Lopez-Rocha, Intercultural Learning Specialist at the Student Success Office
  • “Go Mommy”
  • Our options for saving the Earth are becoming riskier
  • Indigenous Speakers Series presents Talena Atfield 

In this issue:

  • President Goel reflects on the Indigenous Commitment Ceremony
  • Commitment Ceremony signals a new beginning for Indigenous Peoples and the University of Waterloo 
  • University Relations to launch Inclusive Communications guide
  • Meet Kevin George, Meet Kevin George, Indigenous Special Projects coordinator
  • Reconciliation through art 
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Waterloo 
  • Truth and Reconciliation in Higher Learning Institutions webinar 
  • Robin Stadelbauer appointed as associate director in the Office of Indigenous Relations 
  • The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism office’s Fall 2022 Competency and Capacity Building offerings

In this issue:

  • Recognizing Emancipation Day
  • President Goel meets with new Black faculty and staff
  • Athletics launches Black Apprenticeship Coaching Program
  • New Anti-racism unit added to EDI-RO
  • Meet Sharyn Gittens, International Student Experience assistant (co-op)
  • Q and A with the experts
  • Why Access Matters For Black Entrepreneurs

In this issue:

  • Re-introducing The Curve with Dr. Taylor 
  • St. Paul’s University College announces Michaëlle Jean Scholars in International Development 
  • Inspiring the next generation of Black STEM leaders 
  • Researchers and Indigenous students learn about Grand River 
  • IBET PhD Project 
  • Star quarterback shows why it takes more than talent to succeed  
  • The Black Alliance Internship Program
  • Black participants needed for OA-related research

In this issue:

  • Celebrating National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Planting the seeds of reconciliation
  • Meet Savanah Seaton, MA Psychology
  • Meet Naomi Paul, MASc in Systems Design Engineering
  • Meet Elder Bill, Elder in Residence, Faculty of Engineering
  • Q and A with the experts: Reclaiming Indigenous histories
  • May CatalystFlashback, Meet Anne Galang, associate director, Executive Communications
  • Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) competition

In this issue:

  • President Goel reflects on Asian Heritage Month 
  • President Goel receives the PART report
  • Manh-Kien Tran builds a smart cloud-based battery management system
  • Meet Anne Galang, associate director, Executive Communications
  • Preparing for the next pandemic
  • Susan Shu Chang (BA '17) wins the Arts 2021 Young Alumni Award
  • Bulletin Board

In this issue:

  • President Goel reflects on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • ARTS Prof to facilitate Anti-racism book club in May
  • Celebrating the remarkable experiences of our Black alumni
  • Tackling Black girl environmentalism and equity
  • Meet Savannah Sloat, project manager of Indigenous Initiatives in the Office of Research
  • Meet Eugenia Dadzie, winner of the 2022 GRADflix Competition
  • Introducing LiftOff: a Black-led business accelerator and incubator for Black Entrepreneurs

In this issue:

  • Message from Dr. Charmaine Dean, executive-designate (PART)
  • PART invites you to the March Anti-racism Book Club
  • Black history at Waterloo in photos
  • Reflections on two years of impact with the Office of Indigenous Relations
  • Meet Akua Asare-Amin, International Student Recruitment specialist
  • Addressing racial disparities in osteoarthritis research
  • LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program
  • An Experiential Job Shadow Program
  • Lantern Festival closes out Lunar New Year celebrations

In this issue:

  • Message from Charmaine Dean, PART Executive Designate
  • An update from the new Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism office
  • Registration opens for the January Anti-racism book club
  • Hec of a Warrior: Tre Ford named Canada's most outstanding player
  • Meet Dr. Anita Taylor
  • Working group update
  • The Career Starter Program

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