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Administration silent on petition
Thus far, Concordias administration is stalling on discussion about
the issue of an independent inquiry into racism and discrimination on
campus, as has been requested by students. The CSU, however, is trying
to move forward and weve outlined a proposal for how we would like
to see the inquiry unfold.
There are six areas where we feel the panel of inquiry should have the
power to investigate and issue directives:
1. Procedural standards (including but not limited to the universitys
Academic Code and the Code of Rights and Responsibilities, and the CSUs
2. Training of administrators, staff, faculty and students to promote
awareness of institutional racism and discrimination.
3. Curricular issues.
4. Employment equity and retention issues (with the proviso that any changes
to collective agreements must be acceptable to the bargaining units in
5. Campus support networks (both student-run and university-run support
6. Campus promotional materials.
The preceding six points are open to discussion, and refinement will undoubtedly
Nevertheless, it is difficult to move forward with discussions on the
inquiry when one partner is unwilling to do so.
VP communications, Concordia Student Union