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.”