The University of Winnipeg is pleased to become an official signatory of the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education.
Our focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion is integrated throughout our approaches to teaching, learning, research, and engagement, and signing the Scarborough Charter is an important step in formalizing our commitment to these values.
Dr. Todd Mondor
Along with more than 50 other university signatories from across Canada, UWinnipeg’s signature marks an ongoing institutional commitment to address anti-Black racism and promote Black inclusion in policy and practice.
The Charter was established in October 2020 at the University of Toronto Scarborough following consultation with university communities and Black political and civic organizations from across Canada. It includes a series of commitments that signatories make to promote Black flourishing and foster inclusive excellence on campuses. The Charter also provides a concrete framework for delivering on those commitments. The full Charter and more information about its history can be found on the Scarborough Charter website.
“The University of Winnipeg is known for providing an excellent academic experience in one of Canada’s most diverse and supportive campus communities,” said Dr. Todd Mondor, President and Vice-Chancellor. “Our focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion is integrated throughout our approaches to teaching, learning, research, and engagement, and signing the Scarborough Charter is an important step in formalizing our commitment to these values.”
“Together, with the other signatory institutions and the communities we serve, we are dedicated to addressing anti-Black racism and promoting Black inclusion,” added Dr. Mondor. “We must walk and learn together, hold each other accountable, and prioritize this important work.”
February is Black History Month. Learn more on UWinnipeg’s Black History Month page.