BC Human Rights Commissioner calls on institutions to protect student protesters

British Columbia Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender has called upon postsecondary institutions in the province to protect student protesters. Her statement comes in response to the pro-Palestinian encampments that were set up at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, and Vancouver Island University last week. Govender said that there is no place in BC for the incitement of hate toward any group, antisemitism, anti-Palestinian racism, or Islamophobia. “So long as those limits are not violated, universities, colleges and public institutions should stand up for and protect the rights of students, faculty and staff to make their voices heard on campus, including through peaceful encampments,” said Govender.

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