As of May 12, 2020, the Truth and Reconciliation Response Projects website is being migrated to the Indigenous Initiatives pages on the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion website. Please visit Indigenous Initiatives for the latest updates on the University of Waterloo's Indigenous initiatives and strategy.

Welcome

How is the University of Waterloo responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) findings and calls to action? This website is a hub for projects and initiatives by the University community and partners that work toward truth and reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.


  1. Mar. 12, 2020Conversation with Jean Becker, Senior Director, Indigenous initiatives
    Jean Becker and Lori Campbell in conversation on stage

    Jean Becker is the University of Waterloo’s first Senior Director of Indigenous initiatives. On January 29, 2020, the Indigenous Speakers Series presented Jean in conversation with Lori Campbell, Director of the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre.

  2. Dec. 20, 2019Student documentaries address truth and reconciliation
    Heather George speaking with child on her lap

    Students in a fall 2019 Digital Arts Communication course on digital storytelling produced beautiful and compelling short documentaries around the theme of Truth and Reconciliation on Turtle Island.

  3. Dec. 18, 2019Bridge video - honouring MMIWG2S
    red ribbons with names tied to bridge railing

    Since 2016, Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People has become an annual installation for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.

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As members of the University community, we acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.