News archive - June 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

Statement Regarding the Discoveries at the Marieval Indian Residential School

The faculty and staff of the College join people across the country in expressing their condolences to the members of Cowessess First Nation and to all who have been harmed, directly or indirectly, by Canada’s system of residential schools. The discovery of approximately 750 unmarked graves on the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School is a bitter sequel to news that emerged from Kamloops two weeks ago. While the discovery of even one unmarked grave is too many, it is certain that further discoveries will be made in the coming months at other sites across the country.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Message Regarding the Murders in London

We write to you today on behalf of the College to express our solidarity with all Muslim members of the St. Paul’s community. We condemn the recent murder of four members of a Muslim family in London and are appalled by the hatred and bigotry that engendered it. Those of us who live, work and study at St. Paul’s regard its diversity as one of its primary strengths.  We are pleased that our community includes many Muslim members and we want them to know that they have our full support in these difficult days.

Friday, June 4, 2021

St. Paul's statement on Kamloops Residential School

With feelings of grief, shame and anger, we, the faculty and staff of St. Paul’s University College, wish to express our deep distress at the news that the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found buried at the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. We offer our sincere condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and all survivors of the residential school system, their families and the communities who have been harmed by these atrocities and continue to suffer their impact to this day.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Flag at Half-Mast

Flag at Half-Mast STP

The flag at the front of the College has been lowered to half-mast for the week to honour the children whose remains were discovered last week in a mass grave at the residential school in Kamloops.

Faculty and Staff will be meeting to discuss the matter on Thursday and will issue a statement at that point.