National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This year, September 30 marked Canada’s first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a newly designated day of remembrance to honour victims and survivors of Canada’s Indigenous residential school system. The federal government announced the statutory day in July 2021, which will fall on what has been known as Orange Shirt Day. 

In support of this important moment of reflection and learning, the university offered activities and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn, engage, and act toward advancing reconciliation both on and off campus. A list of events and resources can be found below. 

Show your commitment to reconciliation 

The university is also had a limited number of commemorative Orange Shirts available to employees and had wall decals available for employees and students. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of the shirts and decals support the Save the Evidence campaign and the Orange Shirt Society

Chancellor Murray Sinclair on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

[video message from Chancellor Murray Sinclair]