CDI College will be instituting regular, mandatory equity, diversity and inclusion training for all of its staff
CDI College on Thursday, in response to Wednesday’s article “CDI College fails to address threats of genocide against Sikh student: WSO” in The VOICE, said in a statement: “As an institution of higher learning that welcomes students from all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds, CDI College knows how important it is to ensure all students feel safe and supported in its classrooms.
“The recent incident involving two students in Ontario was addressed through a formal internal investigation and the student in question was issued a warning letter about his behaviour. However, upon reflection it is clear that this did not properly address Mr. [Prabhjot] Singh’s concerns. While the students are now graduated from their studies, CDI College has re-opened the investigation and will be following up with staff disciplinary action for lack of appropriate action and sensitivity when the incident occurred.
“While this was an isolated incident, CDI College will be instituting regular, mandatory equity, diversity and inclusion training for all of its staff. We feel it is extremely important for all staff and instructors to be aware of how they can best support their students and fellow colleagues through any distressing or inappropriate situations that may arise.
“CDI College is dedicated to continue its work training students for rewarding careers across the country, and supporting them in a safe and inclusive environment that fosters learning.”