uOttawa stands in solidarity with its Black community

Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2020

Statement from the University of Ottawa’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Jacques Frémont:

 

Today, as outrage over both systemic racism and specific acts of violent racial discrimination reverberates across North America, I want to stress that the University of Ottawa stands in solidarity with our Black students, faculty and staff and join them in denouncing anti-Black racism.

I also want to reaffirm our commitment to fighting racism on our campus and within our community. Everyone has a right to an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination, and where every person is valued and treated with dignity and respect.

I am horrified and outraged by hateful and racist statements including some which may have been posted by some of our students. They fly in the face of the values we cherish. I stand with the community in strongly condemning such content.

Jacques Frémont

President and Vice Chancellor

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