At the Senate meeting on Friday, Provost Janice Deakin said it was unfortunate that the picture of the ‘Western Lives Matter’ banner on Reunion Weekend was considered to be the motivation for the University’s investigation. 

It’s easy to preach about low attendance at games, and encourage people to go and support Western Mustang athletics, but this isn’t an issue about supporting teams and our athletic department. This about supporting athletes, real students and people who dedicate their time and their lives to representing a school and a student body that doesn’t seem to care at all.

It is the purest relationship I will ever have. There are no pretences, no expectations, no pressures.

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