UOttawa forms anti-racism action committee

November 25, 2020
The University of Ottawa has formed a new anti-racism action committee, which will replace its advisory committee on anti-racism and inclusion. UOttawa president Jacques Frémont says that a recent public clash between instructors and students over the use of a racial slur has created “deep internal divisions that have strained relationships and, in some cases, friendships, not only among faculty but also among our support staff.” The university is dissolving the advisory committee on anti-racism and inclusion and replacing it with the action committee on anti-racism and inclusion as a step toward community healing. The new committee will have responsibilities such as examining school programs and practices to understand their contributions to systemic racism. CBC (ON)