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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we are privileged to live, learn and work on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The First Nations signatories of Treaty 6 are the Nêhiyawak (Cree), Dene, Nakota, and Anihšināpēk (Saulteaux).  For those of us that are settlers and newcomers, we acknowledge our responsibilities as treaty partners to foster and build respectful and reciprocal relationships with the original peoples of this place and all the life within it.  As part of our commitment to decolonization, we strive to respond to the TRC calls to action in our personal, professional, and academic activities.  

Read the Calls to Action here: http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

Learn to write your own land acknowledgement: https://www.trentu.ca/teaching/how-do-land-acknowledgment

Also recognize the limits of your land acknowledgment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlG17C19nYo

Every Child Matters - Wellkin Home

In solidarity and remembrance with the families of the Indigenous children whose remains have been, and are yet to be, found buried on the grounds of former Canadian Residential Schools; You are in our thoughts and hearts, we are mourning with you and we will do better.

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In Solidarity with Muslims we stand against Islamophobia and any anti-muslim violence and terrorism.

No one should live in fear.

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What is WCVM DIVERSE?

A new club started in the fall of 2020 at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, WCVM DIVERSE provides a safe space for WCVM Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) and our allies to come together in solidarity to shine a much needed light on racism, exclusion and discrimination within the veterinary field. WCVM DIVERSE aims to increase inclusivity for all regardless of race, gender identity, sex, age, religion, family status or disability.
This club will serve as a source of information and education on proactive anti-racism and anti-discrimination for its members through discussions, guest speaker series and outreach initiatives. We hope this club will instill the confidence necessary for members to proudly and boldly promote a student and work environment free from discrimination.
As a branch of OVC DIVERSE, this club broadens its access to speakers, platforms and networks in the Canadian Veterinary Collegiate System. WCVM DIVERSE also works closely with like-minded groups on campus such as WCVM One Welfare Veterinary Outreach Initiative (OVO), and WCVM Pride.

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Norouz

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