Statement on comments at “My Jerusalem” panel discussion 

The University of Winnipeg values the diversity of people who form our campus and community. UWinnipeg supports open dialogue, freedom of expression and is committed to creating safe spaces for respectful discussion.

We oppose the targeting of people and communities because of race, religion, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and immigrant status. The University of Winnipeg strongly opposes antisemitism in all forms.

The February 28 panel discussion “My Jerusalem,” which was organized by a coalition of community members, has been criticized as being anti-Israel. Therefore, the University will review this event in light of the concerns that have been raised.

This Spring, we will also be reviewing our Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment policy and the alignment of our event-based procedures with this policy. We will also examine the working definition of antisemitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, which was endorsed by the European Union parliament last year. 

In the meantime, anyone with concerns regarding the February 28 event is invited to contact Dean Peachey, Acting Executive Director of the University of Winnipeg Global College at

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