The ongoing acts of violence against women in Iran are deeply concerning and distressing to many members of our university community, especially for NU students, staff, and faculty members from Iran or those with close ties to the country.
At Nipissing University, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Black students, staff, and faculty members in academic and campus life and their tireless advocacy and activism, whether individually or through collectives such as the Nipissing University Black Association for Student Expression (NUBASE) and the Caucus of Racialized Persons (CRP), towards issues of anti-racism, equity, and discrimination on our campus both past and present, difficult work that is sometimes performed within a context of trauma that is inflicted through racist actions and systemic injustices.
As the holiday break inches closer and 2021 draws to a close, on behalf of Nipissing University I wanted to extend warm wishes to you and yours for a safe and relaxing holiday season. Sincerely, Kevin B. Wamsley
Today, Nipissing University joined over 40 post-secondary institutions from across Canada in signing the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion, the first national action plan to tackle anti-Black racism in Canadian higher education as a sector-wide response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Nipissing University sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850.
We are grateful to be able to live and learn on these lands with all our relations.