Racial Equity and Environmental Justice Task Force - Notice


Dear Members of the School Community,

We have released a draft document outlining the Racial Equity and Environmental Justice’s Proposal for Commitments to Change to all students, staff and faculty of the School, on which it is possible to provide detailed anonymous feedback in survey form. You should have received this through your university e-mail. If you have not, please contact the Task Force (uwsa.equitytaskforce@uwaterloo.ca).

The survey consists of over 45 multiple choice questions, with the option to provide detailed feedback, so it may take 30 minutes or longer to complete. You can save your results and come back to them at a later time. When you complete the survey, you have an option to print it with all your answers.

This feedback is very important for us to address problems of racial equity and environmental justice, and will help inform significant changes within the School of Architecture. The survey will close August 31st, 2020. Results will then be collated and shared back with all participants in September. The Task Force will discuss this feedback with the school’s constituencies, including all students, staff and faculty. We will use this feedback to finalize the Proposal for Commitments to Change and to develop a Plan for Implementation over the fall term, through the work of subcommittees dedicated to each of the five sections of the Proposal.

The University of Waterloo School of Architecture Racial Equity and Environmental Justice Task Force: 
Tara Bissett, Adrian Blackwell (Administrative Coordinator), Anne Bordeleau, Simone Delaney, Jane Hutton, Fiona Lim Tung, Vic Mantha-Blythe, Poorna Patange, Salman Rauf, Emily Stafford (Communications Coordinator).

For more information on the task force and statements of interest from all members, please visit Racial Equity and Environmental Justice Task Force.