The UPEI Healthy Campus Committee in conjunction with the Fair Treatment Office invites all students, staff, and faculty, and the broader community to wear pink on Wednesday, February 27, to raise bullying awareness and help make our campus a respectful and safe place to learn and work.
“Pink Shirt Day” was started by two Nova Scotia high school students after a bullying incident occurred in their school when a male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. The initiative has since spread to other schools, clubs, workplaces, and has even gone international.
In Canada, anti-bullying is promoted by wearing pink on the last Wednesday of February to symbolize a no tolerance policy on bullying. Last year, 6.4 million people took part in “Pink Shirt Day.” Learn more about Pink Shirt Day by visiting http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/.
For more information on UPEI’s Pink Shirt Day, please contact Peggy Leahey at (902) 566-6498 or email@example.com.