The Library Learning Commons recognizes the controlled vocabulary of library classification systems is shaped within a settler-colonial, patriarchal, heteronormative, ableist framework, and racist, Eurocentric ideology. The Library Learning Commons is actively working to acknowledge, amend and/or update unacceptable language with contemporary descriptions.



We acknowledge and honour the Anishinaabe, Haudenoshaunee, and Lenape people of Southwestern Ontario as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands and waterways where Fanshawe College is located. Further, we acknowledge the cultural diversity of all Indigenous peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future.


We celebrate the continuous living cultures of the original inhabitants of Canada and acknowledge the important contributions Indigenous people have and continue to make in Canadian society. The College respects and acknowledges our Indigenous students, staff, Elders and Indigenous visitors who come from many nations.