On June 1, the University traditionally launches Pride month events across our three campuses. We delayed our institutional Pride message until today to recognize the 215 children buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School and to acknowledge the traumatic legacy of residential schools that continues to impact Indigenous communities and families in Tk’emlúpste Secwépemc territory and beyond. We also modified the Pride ceremonies across our three campuses in the following ways:
- On St. George campus at Varsity arena and on the Scarborough campus, Pride and Trans flags are flying at half-mast.
- On the Mississauga campus, a moment of silence preceded a flag ceremony and unfurling of the Pride and Trans flags.