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.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Jean Becker named UWaterloo's first Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Jean Becker

Jean Becker will join the University of Waterloo on January 13, 2020 in the newly-created Senior Director, Indigenous Initiatives position in which she will provide strategic leadership to articulate a University of Waterloo-specific response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and identify systemic and systematic changes that move beyond the Calls to Action by creating a long-term vision for the University.

Monday, September 25, 2017

‘How are you healing?’ What moving forward looks like for Indigenous women

Amy Smoke with her family members watch daughter in Indigenous regalia

Story from the Waterloo Region Record, September 23, 2017. As part of the conversation surrounding intergenerational trauma and reconciliation, seven female leaders from different parts of Waterloo Region’s Indigenous community share their personal healing journeys.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre wins Equity and Inclusivity Award

four women smile holding plaque

If you’ve ever been to an event at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC), you might have a pretty good idea of why the University’s Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) awarded the Centre with the 2017 Equity and Inclusivity Award.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences features Reconciliation Event series

Congress logo

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canada's largest annual academic gathering that takes place this year at Ryerson University in Toronto, May 27 to June 2, features an array of high-profile events on reconciliation.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Indigenous Speaker Series: moving forward together

Sylvia McAdam

The Faculty of Arts and the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC) are co-sponsoring a new Indigenous Speakers Series highlighting the voices of Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and leaders from across Turtle Island. The series offers UWaterloo students, faculty and staff opportunities to learn from, understand and engage with Indigenous issues.

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