University issues statement on death of George Floyd

On behalf of the University of Windsor community, we want to express our shock and overwhelming concern following the heartbreaking events that led to the tragic and violent death of George Floyd after he was taken into police custody last week in Minneapolis.

These are painful and difficult times for everyone who believes in and strives toward equality and justice. And we share the grief and frustration that has led to nationwide protests in the U.S., as well as in Canada, including Windsor. We not only have a diverse campus, we live in one of the most diverse cities in Canada, and recognize that racism occurs in many different forms and cannot be tolerated.

This is more than a story in another country, and it should serve as a moment for all of us to take stock. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, but we know that our University can and must do more when it comes to the issues that focus on equality and human rights. And our commitment is to do better moving forward.

Rob Gordon, President and Vice-Chancellor

Kaye Johnson, Executive Director - Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility