On April 1, 2015, 20 McGill alumni symbolically returned their diplomas in a ceremony to protest the university’s refusal to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Find out more about the event:
- Why I Will Hand Back My Degree to McGill University (Karel Mayrand) – Huffington Post
- Why graduates of a top Canadian university are returning their diplomas (Martin Lukacs) – The Guardian
- McGill alumni pledge to return diplomas in call for climate justice (Q&A with Karel Mayrand & Camil Bouchard) – McGill Daily
The #OurFutureOurChoice sit-in culminated in the activists leaving Principal Suzanne Fortier’s office to join the diploma-returning ceremony, which took place in McGill’s Community Square.