Skip to content
Back to News

UWOFA condemns Islamophobic mass murder in London

June 8th, 2021

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is deeply saddened by the recent deaths of four London family members who were targeted because of their Islamic faith. A nine-year-old boy remains in hospital following the attack.

UWOFA condemns this horrifying act of violence that was fueled by bigotry, racism, and Islamophobia. We affirm our solidarity with London’s Islamic community and our commitment to standing up and speaking out against all forms of racism and xenophobia. Universities such as Western draw people of many different backgrounds to the area, and we have a critical role in creating safe, equitable, and inclusive environments. Everyone deserves to be free to be who they are without discrimination and risk of injury.