U of G Signs National Charter to Combat Racism, Promote Inclusion

The University of Guelph is part of a historic national movement to combat anti-Black racism and promote Black inclusion on university and college campuses.

Forty post-secondary institutions signed the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education. The Charter is a national action plan for fighting structural racism and inspiring positive change in Canada’s postsecondary sector.

“The charter is about taking action and responsibility,” says Prof. Lawrence Hill, a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies and former co-chair of U of G’s President’s Advisory Committee on Anti-Racism.

“Racial injustice continues, affecting members of our Black campus community. Ensuring fulsome, transformative inclusion and change across this University will require action and co-operation from the entire U of G and greater Guelph region.”

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