June 30, 2022Print | PDF
Dear Laurier community,
Canada as a nation holds different meanings for those of us who call this land home. For some, Canada Day is a day to celebrate the many positive aspects of our society, while for others it is a difficult reminder of the legacy of colonialism.
One of the most positive qualities of Canada is the opportunity we have to engage in discourse and education. On Canada Day, I encourage members of our university community to value this ability to learn more about Canada’s history in the spirit of truth and reconciliation.
At Laurier’s Centre for the Study of Canada, faculty and graduate students from more than a dozen departments work alongside external research fellows to help us better understand the varying interpretations of Canada.
I am grateful to our many scholars for this important and thoughtful work. The commitment I have seen at Laurier to pursuing truth and reconciliation and a deep understanding of Canada’s complex legacy gives me great hope for our future as a thoughtful and just society.
President and Vice-Chancellor
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