Thursday, 29 September 2016

We are looking for Math Faculty HeForShe Student Volunteers!

Each Faculty at UWaterloo is running activities and events that focus on issues of gender equity that are specific to that Faculty’s disciplines. The Math Faculty is planning the following student-initiated activities:

1) Gender Equity Hackathon - a weekend hackathon centred on projects that promote gender equity (planned for Spring 2017)

2) Math Faculty Student Survey - on opinions about gender equity and inclusivity in the Math Faculty (planned for Fall 2016)

3) HeForShe Awareness - awareness events, communications, readings, social media (ongoing)

We are currently seeking volunteers to help develop and deliver each of the above events and activities.  (Even the Hackathon, which is not scheduled until Spring 2017, needs to be worked on this term.)  As a student volunteer, you would help in the development and delivery of one of the above events or activities, under the leadership of a Student Action Leader. 

To volunteer, send email to mathhefo@lists.uwaterloo.ca, and include your name, your UW email address, and which event/activity you are most interested in working on.

So, come on out and help!  “Many hands make light work.” (John Heywood)

Jo Atlee, Computer Science
Francis Poulin, Applied Mathematics
Math HeForShe Faculty Advocates

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HeForShe is a global effort to promote gender equity by removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. As part of this initiative, 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 is one of the IMPACT 10x10x10 partners and, in fact, is currently the only Canadian organization involved in the IMPACT 10x10x10 framework. More here:https://uwaterloo.ca/heforshe/about-heforshe-impact-10x10x10.


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