Threats issued against members of trans community on campus

Email sent to students, faculty, staff by U of T HR and Equity department

The University of Toronto is warning of threats made against individual members of the trans community on campus.

An email sent today to students, faculty, and staff by Vice-President & Provost Cherly Regehr and Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Kelly Hannah-Moffat explained that the university, along with Campus Police, Toronto Police Services, and the Community Safety Office, is offering support to the individuals affected.

“The University of Toronto is proud of our diverse community and supports a safe environment for all of our members,” a portion of the email reads. “As expressed in our Statement on Prohibited Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment, we deplore the targeting of individuals and communities on the basis of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, race or any other ground of prohibited discrimination.”

U of T Media Relations Director Althea Blackburn-Evans declined to comment on the source of the threats, as the situation is still under investigation.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify why Blackburn Evans declined to comment.

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