OCAD University statement on Orlando shootings

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 4:00am

The OCAD University community is deeply saddened by the horrific mass shootings that took place in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, June 12. We extend our sincerest condolences to the victims, their families and friends, and all who were touched by this tragedy.

OCAD University abhors violence against individuals and groups based on religion, ethnic or cultural heritage, country of origin, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other identity. We recognize the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse. We believe that our community is enriched by a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience embodied in an inclusive variety of communities, philosophies and ways of knowing.

As always, OCAD University’s support services, are available to those who need it. Students may access support through our Health & Wellness Centre (6th floor of 230 Richmond Street West). Staff and faculty may access support through OCAD U’s Employee Assistance Program.

OCAD U extends an open invitation to all to drop in at any time tomorrow at Onsite Gallery’s Pride Month celebrations for an opportunity for safe community engagement. A vigil in support of the LGTBQ community is being organized by several campus groups and information will be shared when it is available.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 4:00am

The OCAD University community is deeply saddened by the horrific mass shootings that took place in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, June 12. We extend our sincerest condolences to the victims, their families and friends, and all who were touched by this tragedy.

OCAD University abhors violence against individuals and groups based on religion, ethnic or cultural heritage, country of origin, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other identity. We recognize the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse. We believe that our community is enriched by a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience embodied in an inclusive variety of communities, philosophies and ways of knowing.

As always, OCAD University’s support services, are available to those who need it. Students may access support through our Health & Wellness Centre (6th floor of 230 Richmond Street West). Staff and faculty may access support through OCAD U’s Employee Assistance Program.

OCAD U extends an open invitation to all to drop in at any time tomorrow at Onsite Gallery’s Pride Month celebrations for an opportunity for safe community engagement. A vigil in support of the LGTBQ community is being organized by several campus groups and information will be shared when it is available.