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Science HeForShe

Welcome to the Faculty of Science HeForShe information page. Here, you will find a curated list of Science-related upcoming events run by Science HeForShe, campus-wide HeForShe, and affiliated faculty groups.

What is the HeForShe campaign?

HeForShe LogoThe University of Waterloo is one of the ten leading universities participating in the United Nations Women’s HeForShe campaign, alongside ten global businesses and ten governments (HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10). 

From 2015 to 2020 the University of Waterloo aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Boost female student participation in STEM experiences and academic careers to build the pipeline of future female leaders in traditionally male dominated disciplines
  • Enhance female faculty representation to improve the campus environment today and drive towards parity in the future
  • Attract and advance female leaders into senior academic and administrative university positions

Faculty of Science HeForShe Committee

The Faculty of Science HeForShe Committee has been a part of the HeForShe campaign since it began in 2015. The committee has held regular meetings with representatives from each Science department and worked with various faculty groups such as FemPhys and Women in Science to help plan and finance events and initiatives on campus that engage all students and promote gender equity. 

Committee Members

  Heidi Swanson, Chair

Nandita Basu, Earth & Environmental Sciences Collen Maxwell, Pharmacy
Hilary Carteret, Institute for Quantum Computing Kashif Memon, Science & Business
Barb Katzenback, Biology Bill Power, Chemistry

For more information about Science HeForShe, please contact Heidi Swanson.