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Race and ethnicity

The university celebrates its rich cultural diversity and promotes essential values to help sustain that diversity through engaged concern for the common good and respect for others.

The university chooses not to cite a person’s race, colour, national origin or immigration status.

Avoid stereotypes, generalizations or assumptions about ethnic or cultural groups. If important to the story be inclusive, to acknowledge the university’s diversity. Groups and individuals within these groups should be identified by the names they choose for themselves.

Some people prefer reference to ethnicity rather than colour for groups, where such references are deemed essential to the story (such as African-Canadian).