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Exterior of Asper School of Business Drake Building. It has a signage and the building is made of rust coloured bricks.

UM denounces antisemitic propaganda

December 5, 2023 — 

The university has discovered posters in several buildings on campus which include antisemitic language and defamatory statements against the late Israel Asper, O.C., O.M., Q.C., L.L.D. We have removed every identified poster and continue to patrol campus to support a safe environment. We are engaging with the Winnipeg Police Service and asking them to investigate. The content of these posters is a clear violation of the university’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE) Policy.

We are deeply proud to have our business school named in honour of alum, Israel Asper, [BA/53, LLB/57, LLM/64, LLD/98] and truly grateful for our decades-long relationship with the Asper family and the Asper Foundation. The Aspers have an incredible legacy and have made this university and this province immeasurably better.

UM calls out racism and antisemitism in all its forms and does not tolerate the distribution of hateful propaganda on our campuses.

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