GUS Canada pledges to help end violence against women and children

GUS Canada is proud to formally participate in the Moose Hide Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is for Canadians to join in standing up to end violence against women and children.

GUS Canada campuses together will join many other Canadian post-secondary institutions today and everyday in continuing our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

“We join together with Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to stand up against gender-based violence, with an emphasis on teaching young boys and men the true meaning of love, respect and healthy relationships, in alignment with the Moose Hide Campaign’s goals,” stated Sheldon Levy, President and Vice-Chancellor, University Canada West (UCW) in a letter to Omar Karim, National Director, Post-Secondary Engagement and Initiatives, Moose Hide Campaign.

All GUS Canada institutions have distributed Moose Hide Pins to on-campus faculty, staff and students leading up to Moose Hide Campaign Day, encouraging the community to take the online pledge with #MooseHidePledge and promote the campaign through their social media channels.

“I’m wearing this Moose Hide Pin which signifies a commitment to end gender-based violence and to further meaningful action on the path of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples,” said Graham Knipfel, of GUS Canada in a video posted to GUS Canada’s YouTube page.

President Levy announced that UCW has donated $5,000 to the Moose Hide Campaign to support the cause including pin production, and continued education initiatives.

Just in March, UCW was honoured to host Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Kathleen Mahoney, Professor of Law and the primary architect of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, two pioneers in Truth and Reconciliation at the UCW Vancouver House Campus.

Thursday, May 12 is Moose Hide Campaign Day. We encourage everyone, as you are able, to attend in-person or virtually via live stream with Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians from across Canada. The day will be filled with connecting, learning and sharing, with inspiring speakers and workshops.  

Global University Systems Canada acknowledges the traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, Huron-wendat (Wyandot) and Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) on which our campuses are located.

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