Statement from the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science on anti-racism protests

Posted on June 04, 2020


The recent anti-racism protests in the U.S, Canada, and around the world, are revealing how many people are standing up for, and listening to, those in our community who are victims of acts of hatred and racism. The Queen’s Engineering community has no tolerance for these acts.

We need to pause and reflect on what is happening, not only in the U.S., but also in Canada, and at home here at Queen’s. We need to think about how we can actively join the fight against racism and show up for those who are targeted. We can’t be silent any more.

These are difficult times, but I know we can do better. I’ve always said that Queen’s Engineers are problem solvers – and this is one of the biggest problems in our world today. Now is the time to come together as a community and commit to confronting, calling out, and stopping racism and racist acts. I invite all of you to share your thoughts as we work towards a better, more equitable future for all.

The Provost’s Statement on Confronting Anti-Black Racism at Queen’s can be found here. Additionally, an update from the Principal announcing three new initiatives supporting black students at Queen’s can be found here.