On behalf of the Board of Regents, I invite all members of The University of Winnipeg community to acknowledge and think about Anti-Racism Week (March 21-27), which is hosted by the City of Winnipeg.
Many of our faculty, staff, and students are engaged in critically important work that builds understanding, in partnership with community, of how we can create a more equitable society. I am very proud of all of the work that is happening at The University of Winnipeg and recognize the culturally responsive way we aspire to teach and conduct research.
The work we are doing
will influence the kind of society that we will become.
At the same time, I am mindful that we have much more work to do and that we need to continue to educate ourselves — as we are educating others — and listen to the experience of those who encounter racism in all its forms, internally and externally. To that end, the Board will be taking unconscious bias training this week so that we can continue to educate ourselves and strengthen our ability to make decisions that are culturally responsive and equitable.
Our graduates are future leaders, so the work we are doing matters a great deal and will influence the kind of society that we will become. Please join me in pausing to think about what more we can do today to advance equity and diversity.
Rohith Mascarenhas, Chair of the Board of Regents
The University of Winnipeg