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All in for harmony

Wednesday, May 15, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ALGOMA UNIVERSITY

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Algoma U endorses Sault Ste. Marie city council's racial harmony resolution

SAULT STE. MARIE - The Algoma University board of governors has endorsed the City of Sault Ste. Marie's racial harmony resolution.

The resolution is a product of work by the racial harmony sub-committee of the Local Immigration Partnership, and the Algoma U endorsement follows the adoption of the resolution by the City on March 25, 2013.
 
Algoma University president Dr. Richard Myers was happy to adopt this resolution.

"Algoma University has a special mission to engage in cross-cultural learning, and this resolution, being endorsed by organizations across Sault Ste. Marie, sends a clear message of welcome to those who might choose to move to Sault Ste. Marie," he said. "This includes the hundreds of students from abroad who choose to study at Algoma University each year." 

With International students comprising close to 20 percent of student enrollment, Algoma University strives to provide a safe, discriminate-free, tolerable environment for all students, staff, faculty and guests.
 
The motion passed by the board of governors executive committee states that Algoma University affirms and supports:

• The principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

• That racial discrimination or intolerance against any person in our community is not condoned and is intolerable

• The intent and meaning of the City of Sault Ste. Marie's cultural diversity proclamation

• The value of the diverse cultures and peoples who make up our population

In support of both the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), the University agrees to promote key messages of the Racial Harmony Resolution, and to continue to be involved in cultural events on campus and within the community. 

About Algoma University 

Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in psychology, computer science, business administration, fine arts, community economic & social development, and biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.

As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.

Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students.

To learn more, visit here.

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iluvslots 5/15/2013 10:18:14 AM Report

"This includes the hundreds of students from abroad who choose to study at Algoma University each year."

The way I see it and have been told about it, is they "choose" to come here because the bar is set so low anybody with the iq of a puck can make here. They have rich daddys paying the shot, sending them here with nice new vehicles with vanity plates and all. I could go on and on about the hardships these "students " are causing the locals as well as the City Police but will look forward to all the funny responses from all of our resident tree huggers
T-pot 5/15/2013 10:29:05 AM Report

iluvslots: You sound bitter.
Gater 5/15/2013 11:27:36 AM Report

Awesome : Algoma U. Is truly a Leader in Education in North America.
Keep up the Great Work..
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