Let’s ERAD: Eliminate Racism and Discrimination by Celebrating Diversity
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, March 21, 2018 – Today, March 21, the Sault College community united to commemorate an important historical event and the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Events were held on campus throughout the day to raise awareness and promote a greater understanding of racism and discrimination while celebrating diversity and tolerance. Some of the day’s events included: the sharing of cultural music and dancing, henna tattoos, informational booths and activities and much more.
As the recent recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Diversity Award, Sault College was recognized for providing a campus and workplace that respects, embraces and values diversity. Our College continues to lead by example and is committed today and every day to working towards its collective goal of providing an inclusive and respectful environment for all.
“I am extremely proud of our College and the work we have done and continue to do to eliminate barriers and promote a respectful environment for all. We hope to inspire others to continue the path towards inclusion,” said Dr. Ron Common, President Sault College. “Our campus is a true reflection of Canada’s diverse and multi-cultural heritage. On March 21 and every day, we will continue to celebrate all of the differences among us that collectively make our campus and society truly exceptional.”
Each of us plays an important role in combatting racial discrimination through our words and actions. The events of March 21 aim to encourage positive communication and the sharing of experiences, and promote inclusivity of all people. Together, we all contribute to the elimination of discrimination and we encourage the community to join together to support and celebrate the amazing diversity within our community.
About Sault College
The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest Great Lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario.
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