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.
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.
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.
Watson’s Eatery is excited to announce it is now home to a new food service provider, as St. Paul’s University College has started a partnership with Brown’s Fine Food Services on April 29, 2021, for a three-year term.
Due to COVID-19, living on campus looked a little different this past year, but St. Paul's dons took on the challenge of managing frequent changes in public health guidelines to ensure students still got as much of a real university experience as possible.
Last month, Bell Let’s Talk announced that funding of more than $3 million in grants would be allocated to 123 colleges and universities across Canada. As part of this funding, St. Paul’s has been awarded $25,000 to invest in necessary resources to develop a mental health and well-being strategy for our campus community in line with the newly launched National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students.
This International Women’s Day, we caught up with GreenHouse alumnus Aaiman Aamir (ENBUS ’19), who has spent nearly three years working on her passion project to amplify the untold stories of women working in STEM to create relatable, inspiring role models for young girls across the country.
Today, Aamir launches her first book titled “Our Stories in STEM,” a project filled with the stories of 40 diverse Canadian women working in STEM fields. Targeted at girls aged eight to 12, the book utilizes 40 illustrations by Canadian female artists.
A story of an alumni couple today
This Valentine’s Day, we took the time to reconnect with St. Paul’s alumni couple, Lisa Sansom (BA’92) and James Fraser (BSc '94) to see what they have been up to since they met back in the spring term of 1989.