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A statement from Vice-Provost John Walsh reaffirming University of Guelph-Humber’s stance against racism; solidarity with Black Community

June 1, 2020

Dear University of Guelph-Humber Community Members,

Like many of you, I am deeply saddened by the recent tragic events that have sparked widespread anti-racism protests. These events are a poignant reminder of the hurt that systemic racism and injustice have on our Black Community.

The University of Guelph-Humber is committed to fostering a culture of respect, equity and belonging for every member of our campus community. We will not tolerate any expressions of hatred or intolerance towards any group.

We stand in solidarity with Black students, faculty and staff at the University of Guelph-Humber against racism and violence during this troubling time, now and always.

We offer support to anyone feeling vulnerable or at risk. We are here as allies to the Black Community and will do our part to ensure respect, safety and dignity on our campus, including virtually.

To access services, or to learn how to be an effective ally, please visit:

Humber College’s Office of Human Rights, Equity & Diversity -

Humber College’s Black Academic Success and Engagement (BASE) equity hub -

University of Guelph’s Office of Diversity and Human Rights -

University of Guelph’s Office of Cultural Diversity -


Dr. John Walsh's signature

Dr. John Walsh
Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer
University of Guelph-Humber