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- July 21, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the death of Curtis Large, a second-year arts student at the University of Waterloo. Curtis passed away on July 7, 2020 as a result of a tragic diving accident.
The University’s thoughts and support are with Curtis’ family at this difficult time.
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- June 16, 2020
In recent weeks, the University of Waterloo has spoken out against racism in all forms. We have taken action by forming the President’s Anti-racism Taskforce to advance equity for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) on our campus.
On June 6, in response to a change.org petition on racism on our campus, we issued a statement in which we wanted to address the well-justified hurt and concerns of the petitioners. With regret, our statement did not live up to our own standards for promoting free inquiry.
- June 6, 2020
We have restored this statement to our website in an effort to ensure that all actions taken by the University of Waterloo are transparent and easily accessible.
The University of Waterloo made this statement without consulting Black faculty members and then we removed it from the archives on June 16 when we issued a new statement. We apologize unreservedly because we recognize that this statement, and its removal, are mistakes that did harm to Black faculty members who research and teach about blackness.