Dean Bob Lemieux named Professor David Rose (left) the Faculty of Science HeforShe Leader. Rose is also the Chair for the Department of Biology.
Earlier this year, the University of Waterloo announced its involvement in the United Nation Women’s HeForShe campaign and specifically, the IMPACT 10x10x10 framework.
Part of achieving our first commitment includes action from across our campus to ensure that our efforts line up with the challenges and priorities that exist in each Faculty.
In support of this goal, each of our Deans is appointing a point person(s) who will solicit input from students, faculty, staff, and alumni around gender equity concerns, issues, and challenges within each Faculty.
The Provost is allocating up to $5,000 per Faculty per year for five years to facilitate events such as workshops, panel discussions, or clubs to address these concerns – a financial commitment of $150,000.
In addition to the Faculty leaders, the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo are appointing the following leaders: David Seljak (St. Jerome's University), Sharon Roberts (Renison University College) and Mavis Fenn (St. Paul's University College).
The HeForShe campaign is a global effort that invites men and boys to work with women and girls, as equal partners, to address gender equity. We are making good progress in our three IMPACT commitments to boost girls’ participation in STEM experiences, to enhance female faculty representation, and to advance women into positions that lead the university.