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Statement from the President and Vice-Chancellor, June 9, 2020


Hello, Bonjour, Aanii

Yesterday, our Dean of Graduate Studies issued an inappropriate and offensive tweet.  He has since apologized publicly for his comments which, by his own admission, have hurt many people in our Laurentian community and beyond. The University is following-up on this expeditiously and with the utmost care and attention. 

That said, I wish to reiterate that I condemn any racism on campus. Laurentian is a campus that does its utmost to ensure that we are safe and inclusive.  If you require support from us, Laurentian has the following resources available to students, staff and faculty which can assist with concerns, questions, and/or complaints with respect to racism, discrimination and/or harassment, all of which are listed here:

  • Counselling services on campus are available to all students by contacting (705)-675-1151 ext., 6506 or emailing All resources are available at
  • Counselling is also available through the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre by contacting
  • We encourage Laurentian University’s international students to access the program by downloading the app (My SSP or by calling 1-844-451-9137).
  • Laurentian University faculty and staff can access confidential support services through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (the contact information is available on LUnet).
  • The Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Office is also a resource for all members of the Laurentian University community. Please contact to arrange an appointment, or visit to learn more.

Thank you, Merci, Miigwech


Robert Haché, PhD

President and Vice-Chancellor