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Presidential Implementation Committee to Confront Anti-Black Racism

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In July 2020, Ryerson released the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review Report, which highlights the real-life experiences of Black students, faculty and staff to foster a greater understanding of the realities they face with anti-Black racism in a Canadian post-secondary institution. 

The findings were gathered from focus groups and interviews  in which over 60 Black-identified students, staff and faculty participated. The report outlines 14 recommendations that make clear what needs to be accomplished in order to create a campus environment: 

  • Where everyone feels they belong;
  • That is reflective of our school’s entire population; and,
  • Where people feel welcomed, valued, seen and heard

In tandem with the release of the report, the Presidential Implementation Committee to Confront Anti-Black Racism was announced and tasked with addressing the recommendations included in the report.

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The Presidential Implementation Committee to Confront Anti-Black Racism has been charged with addressing the recommendations included in the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review Report.

The committee will be co-chaired by:

Dr. Denise O’Neil Green
Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion

Deborah Brown
Vice-President, Administration and Operations

Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

For more information, please email abr.review@ryerson.ca.