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Statement on anti-Asian Racism

Dear University of Guelph-Humber Community members,

Last week we were saddened and horrified to learn of eight people, including six Asian-American women, killed in shootings at three spas in Atlanta, Georgia. We must continue to condemn these incidents of violence and senseless loss of life, along with the hate and discrimination that underlies it.

The University of Guelph-Humber stands in solidarity with Asian communities against all forms of violence, misogyny and discrimination. We are committed to providing an environment free of harassment and discrimination for all.

COVID-19 has shown how small the world is and how closely we are all connected. Rather than using the pandemic to fuel hatred and violence against people based on their race or gender, now, more than ever, all Canadians must unite to combat these issues and support one another through challenging times.

Please note that a variety of mental health supports are available for students and staff who may need it. This includes:

For Students:
The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre for support
GoodToTalk (1-866-925-5454)

For Staff:

The diversity of the University of Guelph-Humber community is one of our greatest strengths and we will continue to work together to create a campus that is equitable, diverse and inclusive for all.

Let’s work together to support an inclusive learning and working environment in which all community members are welcomed, respected and supported.


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Dr. George Bragues

Interim Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer
University of Guelph-Humber