University of Saskatchewan shows its Pride

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) students and staff are preparing for Saturday's Pride Week parade in Saskatoon, as part of the week-long celebrations in the city.

The 15th annual Saskatoon Pride Parade begins Saturday at 1 p.m., with members of the USSU Pride Centre scheduled to take part.

"I am pleased to see the involvement in Pride Week from our student groups, including the U of S Students' Union, the Pride Centre, among others, during this important week," said Interim President Gordon Barnhart.

"The University of Saskatchewan is committed to an inclusive and positive work and learning environment for everyone, including those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or two-spirit, as well as diversity as it relates to racial identities, religious beliefs, ethnic backgrounds and political views," he said.

The university has a variety of committees, policies, practices and centres that contribute to an inclusive learning and work environment.

Last year, a change was approved by the Board of Governors to update the university's Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy to explicitly include gender expression, gender identity and two-spirit identity. Earlier this year, the university also launched two new scholarships for transgender and two-spirit students, the first awards of this kind at the U of S. Applications for those scholarships are being accepted until Oct. 1.


For more information, contact:
James Shewaga
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan
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