Queen's Statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School Burial Site

May 31, 2021

The Principal, Provost and Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation) issued a statement on behalf of the university which includes:

"That the bodies of 215 children have been discovered on the grounds of Kamloops Indian Residential School is deeply upsetting. The impact of this news is being powerfully felt everywhere in our university community, as it is more broadly across the country and abroad. No one can be unaffected, even if it is difficult to imagine the full pain and anguish of families affected, as well as of residential school survivors everywhere. But imagining, understanding, and empathizing with that pain is a critical step on the path to reconciliation."

For the complete statement including resources for those seeking support, visit the Queen's Gazette.


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