Systemic Racism

In times of racial injustice, university education should not be ‘neutral’

"Universities are places to work at a different world, to grapple with questions of what it means to live well, together." Image: Unsplash/Dom Fou

Jennifer S Simpson

Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Ryerson University

Sulaimon Giwa

Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Verna St Denis

Professor, Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan


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