Scholar Strike on September 9 and 10, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020

The call to end racism is clear. Mount Royal University condemns racism against those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC).

Across Canada, a Scholar Strike is happening on September 9 and 10 to bring attention to systemic racial injustice. We know some members will want to take part; there will be no negative impact on those who participate. MRU fully supports these days of action and acknowledges that members of the MRU community may want to use this time to engage with colleagues, peers and classmates in broad dialogue and reflection.

If there is an impact to classes, activities and services, faculty and staff will advise students and other members of the campus community.

As well, the President’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion made up of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members will guide the campus community in ways to take meaningful action.

History has proven academia has a key role in advocating for a just society. Supporting this strike is just one thing we can do to help bring about necessary and overdue change.

Dr. Elizabeth Evans
Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic