Flags will be lowered on the UBC Okanagan campus on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, for all those affected by the tragic and shocking attack at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday.
The University of British Columbia deplores the violence and offers sincere condolences to the victims and their loved ones.
UBC celebrates diversity in all its forms, and is committed to providing an inclusive campus environment for everyone, regardless of religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or racial or ethnic background. These are fundamental Canadian – and human – values and therefore, we stand in solidarity with members of the Muslim community.
Support one another: 4 p.m. gathering UNC334, Monday, Jan. 30
A community gathering is planned for 4 p.m. today, Monday, January 30, in the Upper Year Collegium – University Centre UNC 335. The Upper Year Collegium is located directly across the hall from the Campus Health and Wellness Centre. All are welcome.
Any student or member of faculty or staff who requires support in the face of this incident is encouraged to reach out to following resources:
Students experiencing any form of distress are encouraged to contact the Health and Wellness office for free, confidential counselling support. Call 250-807-9270, visit University Centre UNC 337, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with a counsellor or visit the UBC Okanagan Student Health and Wellness Office.
Faculty and staff seeking counselling are encouraged to contact the UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program’s Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 or visit the UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program.