The following is Mount Royal University's response to concerns over an opinion column published in Saturday's Vancouver Sun newspaper and authored by MRU sessional faculty member Mark Hecht

Sept. 7, 2019

We understand the concern from members of the community over this op-ed piece in the Vancouver Sun.

Mount Royal, like all universities, is a place for debate, for freedom of expression and for the respectful exchange of ideas. The ideas expressed in this newspaper op-ed, while protected by freedom of expression, do not represent my personal views, nor the position of Mount Royal University as a whole.

Mount Royal University is committed to diversity on our campus, and in the wider community, and providing a welcoming learning environment for all.

Dr. Jonathan Withey, Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology