Unity is Diverse

At Yorkville University, we celebrate the full range of human diversity, and we acknowledge that equal access to opportunities and services may require the removal of barriers that equity-seeking communities experience in trying to obtain this access. We also strive to ensure that at Yorkville University all individuals feel welcomed in the academic and workplace environments, and that they can bring their authentic selves to the educational and work spheres.

Meet the members of Yorkville University’s Diversity Advisory Councils.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land Yorkville University operates on in Ontario is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We also acknowledge that the applicable treaty for this region is referred to as the Toronto Purchase.

We acknowledge that the land Yorkville University operates on in British Columbia is the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the Kwantlen, Musqueam and Qayqayt First Nations.

We acknowledge that the land Yorkville University operates on in New Brunswick is the traditional territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy, the Mi’kmaq, and the Wolastoqiyik-Maliseet First Nation. We also acknowledge that the applicable treaties for this region are referred to as the Peace and Friendship Treaties.

We reaffirm our responsibility to increase awareness and understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and colonial legacy, and commit to strengthening our relationship with Indigenous peoples throughout Canada.

Thamina Jaferi, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion