Institutional leaders reflect on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 28, 2021
Community leaders and the leaders of postsecondary institutions across Canada are reflecting on how to commemorate and honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In the Globe and Mail, residential-school survivor Geraldine Shingoose emphasized the importance of listening to the stories survivors tell: “I ask Canada to see us, to hear us and to believe us.” St Jerome’s University President Peter Meehan described how as a Catholic institution, SJU has a “deeper sense of responsibility in the Truth and Reconciliation process” and needs to advance its commitment with action. Vancouver Community College President Ajay Patel issued a message encouraging community members to continue to listen, learn, and work towards societal healing. The Globe and Mail | SJU | VCC (National)