Reconciliation Events at Simon Fraser University

On July 8, SFU’s Senate passed a motion recognizing the singular significance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) national event taking place in Vancouver this September.

The TRC was established to contribute to truth, healing and reconciliation as part of a comprehensive response to the Indian Residential School legacy. The TRC represents a sincere indication and acknowledgement of the injustices and harms experienced by Aboriginal peoples, and the need for continued healing, in an effort to work towards a stronger and healthier future.

In addition to the motion, SFU has developed programming to acknowledge the importance of reconciliation and the TRC.

September 12
SFU Day for Reconciliation.
Location: SFU Burnaby, SFU Theatre (Convocation Mall)
Time: All day

Featuring keynote speakers Chief Dr. Robert Joseph and Karen Joseph of Reconciliation Canada, the day will also include a traditional lunch and a screening of We Were Children, a film which reveals the impact of the residential school system through the stories of two children facing immeasurable adversity.

To register, click here.

September 22
SFU at the Walk for Reconciliation
Location: Begins at Woodward’s Atrium, continues at VPL
Time: Meet/Breakfast 8:15-9am, Walk 10am

Join SFU and 50,000 others to help achieve far-reaching impact that will be felt amongst everyone – all ages, all cultures, all faiths – at the Walk for Reconciliation. To register for the walk, click here and search for team SFU and/or team captain Andrew Petter. The full schedule of walk events is available here:

For more on Reconciliation and events at SFU, please visit:

For more on Reconciliation Canada, please visit:

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