There has been recent media coverage and public discussion of incidents on or near university campuses in Manitoba and across Canada, which have been characterized as racist and hateful. Stickers associated with white supremacy groups were found distributed near Brandon University this week, and a program on CKUW 95.9 FM last month included an interview with a guest who advocated anti-Semitic views.
Both incidents have raised concern within the UWinnipeg community — a place where we have a deep commitment to valuing and protecting human rights and the diversity of people who form our campus and community. This commitment is underscored by our Respectful Working and Learning Environment Policy, which supports a climate of mutual respect in the workplace and learning environment so that members of the University community are free from harassment and discrimination.
The University of Winnipeg opposes those who seek to spread messages of hatred and intolerance and supports the principles outlined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights . . . “That the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”