VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – UBC says the honorary diploma conferred greater than three a long time in the past to Bishop John Fergus O’Grady, a former principal at a residential faculty in Kamloops, is underneath reviewed.
The diploma was conferred to O’Grady in Might of 1986. Archives state he “served on the staffs of Native Indian faculties in Mission and Kamloops.”
The college confirmed on social media that the UBC Senate could be trying into the matter “instantly per our processes and insurance policies regarding honorary diploma recipients.”
“The college is conscious of the group issues regarding the honorary diploma conferred in 1986 to Bishop John O’Grady. The problems raised are deeply upsetting and we take them critically,” UBC writes in a tweet.
UBC’s Senate shall be reviewing this matter instantly per our processes and insurance policies regarding honorary diploma recipients. (2/2)
— College of British Columbia (@UBC) May 29, 2021
This comes after the invention of the stays of 215 kids on the web site of the previous Kamloops Indian Residential College. The stays have been confirmed earlier in Might with the assistance of a ground-penetrating radar specialist, based on the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation.
The invention has despatched shockwaves throughout Canada, sparking requires extra searches to be carried out. It’s believed the 215 deaths on the former residential faculty in Kamloops are undocumented, and that there are related circumstances throughout the nation.
The Kamloops Indian Residential College opened underneath Roman Catholic administration in 1890 and operated till 1969. The federal authorities took over the operation from the church to function as a day faculty till it closed in 1978.