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.
- 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.