The Faculty of Science is committed to advancing equity for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). On June 24, 2020, the Faculty of Science held a virtual Anti-Racism Town Hall to listen to the Waterloo Science community share their experiences, ideas and suggestions for future change. The Town Hall was the first of many steps that the Faculty will be taking to address the issues and problems related to racism. If you missed the Town Hall, some of the questions asked are summarized in the FAQ section.

During the Town Hall, Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science, announced the formation of a Science Anti-Racism Taskforce (SART). Being grounded in the experiences of BIPOC in the Faculty of Science, the SART will focus on issues and problems related to racism, and will make recommendations aimed at creating policies and procedures to eliminate racism in all its forms, and foster a culture of equity in the Faculty of Science.

We want to hear from you about your experiences, fears, ideas and hopes and we have created an online anti-racism form for the Science community to start submitting their comments, experiences and suggestions to the SART. Together, we will grow in awareness, identify gaps and commit to change.

We want to do better. This is our opportunity to change.

Resources related to anti-racism

Science Anti-Racism Taskforce (SART)

Andre StanberryAndre Stanberry
School of Optometry and Visions Sciences
(Chair of SART)
Nandita BasuNandita Basu
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Blair BowenBlair Bowen
Alumni Representative (BSc, '80)
Partner, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Okey IgboeliOkey Igboeli
Science and Business

Reyen JonesReyen Jones
Undergraduate Student
Hadiya MaHadiya Ma
Graduate Student
Kirsten MüllerKirsten Müller
Assistant VP, GSPA
Nardine NakhlaNardine Nakhla
School of Pharmacy
Duale OmarDuale Omar
Undergraduate Student
Joe SandersonJoe Sanderson
Physics and Astronomy
Asha UlusowAsha Ulusow
Undergraduate Student

Anti-Racism Resources

Frequently Asked Questions