GSA stands in solidarity with the Chinese student community

As President of GSA I unequivocally condemn the views expressed in a recent on-campus news article, regarding Chinese international students, as contrary to GSA’s values of inclusivity and respect.

GSA stands in solidarity with the Chinese student community as valued members of the graduate student body and denounce any and all discriminatory content and suggestions made. As always, we will be supporting the wellbeing and inclusion of our Chinese student community in any and all GSA activities and events, as we celebrate our diverse and inclusive community.

Since becoming aware of the article, I have consulted with others across GSA and within our membership to ensure appropriate action is taken in regard to this instance and any future instances of discriminatory publishing in groups which receive funding and support from GSA. GSA is currently considering appropriate action against the publication in line with our constitution.

GSA stands against ALL forms of discrimination and incitement of hatred against minority communities, and I can assure all students that GSA is taking action to protect students from discriminatory practices and reporting now and into the future.

We strongly encourage any students affected by discrimination or any of the recent reporting to reach out to the free and confidential supports offered by the university – Safer Community and/or Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and to reach out to us at GSA for referrals to other support as needed.

Jeremy Waite
GSA President

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Jeremy Waite