The University of Lethbridge joined more than 40 universities and colleges from across Canada in signing the Scarborough Charter, a commitment to eliminating anti-Black racism and advancing Black inclusion in Canadian higher education.
Drafted by the Inter-Institutional Advisory Committee, after a year-long collaborative process, the charter is built on four overarching principles to redress anti-Black racism and foster Black inclusion in the Canadian post-secondary sector. These principles include Black Flourishing, Inclusive Excellence, Mutuality and Accountability.
"The Scarborough Charter represents one of the ongoing commitments and a call to action from Canadian higher education institutions to do the hard work ahead to repair and reconcile their role in historically excluding marginalized groups. By signing the Charter, the University is committed to doing our ethical part in addressing these social injustices and to creating safe, inclusive spaces for all."
Dr. Mike Mahon, President and Vice-Chancellor
"Our goal here is to address all the injustices for our Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+ and persons with disabilities. We are committed to building inclusive excellence in our governance, research, teaching, learning and community engagement. We also recognize that this is a journey, and it’s an important move forward that can only be achieved by working together."
Martha Mathurin-Moe, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mike Mahon on the signing of the charter: