U of G to Mark Day of Mourning on April 28

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The University of Guelph will lower its flags to half-mast at noon on April 28 to mark the Day of Mourning in Canada. The flags will remain at half-mast until nightfall on April 29.

This is the 29th anniversary of the event, observed on April 28 each year to honour people who have died or been injured on the job.

A joint proclamation recognizing the day has been issued by U of G and the University’s employee groups.

To maintain physical distancing, no on-campus ceremony will be held this year.

The National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991. Now marked in 80 countries, the day has been adopted by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and the International Confederation of Free Trade.