Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science is pleased to announce that Professor Dmitry Pushin, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be the Faculty of Science HeForShe advocate, effective January 1, 2021. During the fall term, Dmitry will be sharing the role with the current advocate, Professor Marcel Pinheiro as a transition.
The Faculty of Science would like to take this opportunity to thank Marcel Pinheiro for serving in this important role since July 1, 2019.
HeForShe is a global effort to engage men and boys in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential, and together positively reshaping society. UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, created the initiative that was launched by UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in September 2014.
As part of this initiative, the HeForShe launched the IMPACT 10x10x10 framework that involves 10 Heads of State, 10 CEOs, and 10 University Presidents to advance gender equity.
The University of Waterloo has been invited to help lead HeForShe because we’re committed to gender equity. Waterloo is currently the only Canadian organization involved in the IMPACT 10x10x10 framework.