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.
President and Vice Chancellor