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KPU Signs the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education

KPU’s Task Force on Anti-racism is excited to announce that Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is one of 40 institutions that have signed the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education, a national plan of action to fight structural racism. The signing ceremony took place on November 18, 2021. 

The charter flows from a year-long collaborative process started during the first National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities in October 2020, a two-day national forum focused on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion in Canadian higher education. KPU President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Alan Davis signed the charter for KPU.

At KPU, 

  • We are committed to continue to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and address all forms of systemic racism on our campuses and in our communities;
  • We commend the members of the Inter-Institutional Advisory Committee for its dedication and commitment to addressing anti-Black racism and effecting positive change in the higher education sector; and
  • We believe the Scarborough Charter is a useful resource and tool for our university as we work to advance a more diverse and equitable sector.

KPU News Release: KPU signs Scarborough Charter to fight structural racism

University of Toronto Scarborough Charter information site