A Year of COVID: Disparities, Inequities, and Inequalities

Friday, April 23, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Women with blue virus watercolour in the background

A Year of COVID: Disparities, Inequities, and Inequalities is the first of a three-part Research Talks series taking place in April, May, and June, hosted by the Office of Research. This free, online event is open to all University of Waterloo faculty, staff, students and the general public.

The first Year of COVID event “Disparities, Inequities, and Inequalities” will highlight the ways in which members of Indigenous and racialized communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. This event is a collaboration of the President's Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART) and the Office of Research.

The event features two Faculty of Health alumni: keynote speaker Dr. Cornelia Wieman (BSc, MSc Kinesiology) and panelist Kalpita Gaitonde (MPH Public Health), in addition to other UWaterloo alumni and student panelists.

Cornelia Wieman

Dr. Cornelia Wieman

Keynote speaker

Physician (Psychiatrist), First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia

Learn more about Dr. Wieman’s work in our 2019 alumni magazine feature Integrating two models of health.

Kalpita Gaitonde

Kalpita Gaitonde


Health Promotion and Evaluation Specialist, Campus Wellness, University of Waterloo

COVID-19 Pandemic: "The Color of Disease," a focus on race-related health disparities and the urgent need for institutions to focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.