B.Mid. statement on racism and systemic bias

Mount Royal University is situated within Treaty 7, the traditional and ancestral lands of the Niitsitapi (the Blackfoot Peoples and Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika), Îyârhe Nakoda (Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley), and Tsuut'ina Nations. We acknowledge the Métis Nation of Alberta Region III, as well as all residents of these lands.  

We acknowledge that racism and systemic bias are pervasive issues and that, as educators and learners, we must take concrete steps to not only condemn this behaviour but to address it. The Bachelor of Midwifery is committed to and working towards being an anti-racist and anti-oppressive environment where equity, diversity, and inclusive principles are championed in all spaces. We adhere to the Canadian Association of Midwives Position Statements on Combatting Anti-Indigenous Racism and Gender Inclusivity and Human Rights. Mount Royal University is a signatory to the Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion in Canadian higher education. Mount Royal is committed to continue to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and address all forms of systemic racism on our campuses and in our communities.