As a university community, we extend our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The University of Winnipeg condemns the terrorist attacks in Israel and the targeting of civilians. We acknowledge the ongoing complexities of the situation and encourage open, respectful dialogue among our diverse community members.
At UWinnipeg, we value inclusivity and academic freedom. We ask that our students, faculty, and staff engage in conversations with empathy and respect, seeking to deepen their understanding while fostering unity. We must continue to uphold our commitment to a safe and inclusive environment.
The past days have been extremely difficult for some members of our University community, including those with personal ties to Israel or Palestine.
Supports are available for students, faculty, and staff:
- Any students in distress can access Student Counselling Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All eligible employees and their eligible family members have access to online counselling services through the Blue Cross Employee and Family Assistance Program.
- Anyone requiring immediate assistance can reach out to Klinic Community Health’s 24-hour crisis phone line at 204.786.8686 or call 911.