To the University community,
As a champion of Cape Breton Island, and its students, CBU respects the rights of all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of gender, race, religion, immigration status or country of origin. We reaffirm our commitment to provide a safe and respectful environment for our campus community.
We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, any acts of violence in the name of hate. It is a direct affront to our shared values of tolerance and inclusiveness, and we must all speak out loudly against hate crimes and the dangerous rhetoric that emboldens them. Religious discrimination – especially Islamophobia – stands as an ongoing challenge to Canada’s multicultural society. We owe it to the victims of Christchurch, NZ, to speak out and condemn all forms of hatred. We mourn for the 50 people who died in this act of terror.
We recognize and celebrate how immigrants and refugees of all faiths have helped build and enrich our community, and any attack on them is an attack on us all. We know that our continued growth and impact depends on our ability to stand together in the face of adversity. CBU stands united.
Yours very truly,
David C. Dingwall
President & Vice-Chancellor