To: The Dalhousie University community
From: Richard Florizone, President
Date: September 24, 2015
Re: Respect Week (September 28 – October 2) at Dalhousie
I’m writing to let you know about Respect Week, a new, campus-wide initiative happening at Dalhousie September 28 to October 2. Respect Week is one of the ways we continue the conversation about how to make our campus a more respectful, inclusive place where everyone feels welcome and supported.
Units and groups from across campus have been collaborating on a series of events to help foster this important conversation. Their goal? To challenge our thinking, engage with, listen to and appreciate differing perspectives and discuss how we show respect for others both on campus, and in the broader community.
As part of Respect Week, Dalhousie will hold its sixth annual Pink Day BBQ on Tuesday, September 29. Respect Week organizers will also be visiting the Sexton, Carleton and Agricultural Campuses on Pink Day with cake and apples. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to wear pink to show their support.
- Agricultural Campus: Pink Day – Cake and apples, Cox Institute, 10-11 a.m.
- Carleton Campus: Pink Day – Cake and apples, Tupper Link 10-11 a.m.
- Sexton Campus: Pink Day – Cake and apples, Alumni Lounge, 10-11 a.m.
- Studley Campus: Pink Day BBQ and pizza, Lower Studley Quad, 12-1 p.m.
The Dalhousie Native Student Association’s sixth annual Mawio’mi will also take place during Respect Week on Wednesday, September 30. This event features traditional drummers and dancers, and honours community Elders on recognized unceded Mi’kmaq territory.
I hope you will make time to attend the Respect Week events. Dalhousie is a community where everyone has a shared responsibility for establishing and maintaing a climate of respect. We want our entire community to be inspired, think critically and consider what they can do to better support the inclusion of everyone who works and studies here. For more information and the full list of events, visit the Respect Week website.