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President Mohamed Lachemi’s statement on Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

Ryerson community is reminded of importance of values of equity, diversity and inclusion
Category:From the President
April 22, 2019
People walking along Gould Street under a large tree with yellow leaves

Ryerson president writes that our university community stands together in condemnation of intolerance, hatred and bigotry.

The news of bombing attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with the survivors, the grieving families of the victims, the people of Sri Lanka and everyone in our own community who may be personally affected by this tragedy.

The targeting of innocent people, including Christian worshippers on their holiest day, is reprehensible. Our university community stands together in condemnation of intolerance, hatred and bigotry of any kind.

In the face of this kind of senseless violence, we are reminded once again of the need for constant attention to the support and promotion of Ryerson values of equity, diversity and inclusion. We must continue in our quest to be an example of these values for others, in Canada and around the world.

Counselling resources are available for those who may need them. Students can learn more about services at the Ryerson Centre for Student Development and Counselling. Employees can get more information by visiting the employee and family assistance program

 

Mohamed Lachemi
President and Vice-Chancellor

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