Statement condemning racist comments

Other Release Date: May 28, 2021 10:00 a.m.

The University of Regina can confirm that a faculty member sent an email that contained racist remarks aimed at a specific ethnic group of students in their class.

The University of Regina unconditionally condemns racism in all its forms and fully supports equity, diversity, and inclusion on our campus. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming learning, teaching, and working environment for all of our students, faculty, staff, and for our visitors to campus. This commitment is affirmed through the Respectful University Policy and through various supports and services available to our campus community.

Upon becoming aware of the email, senior academic and administrative staff took immediate action by launching an investigation into the matter and engaging with student leadership through the University of Regina Students’ Union. 

Due to its obligations under privacy legislation, the University is unable to discuss the details related to the specific actions taken but can confirm corrective actions and disciplinary measures have been implemented.

 

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