The Students’ Union condemns the act of targeted gendered violence that occurred in a Philosophy 202 - Gender Issues class at the University of Waterloo yesterday. We stand in solidarity with the UW campus community during this traumatic episode, wish a quick recovery to those injured, and acknowledge that many Laurier students may also be feeling unsafe in this moment.
We believe this episode is an escalation of violent rhetoric targeting anti-racism initiatives and the Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ community that has increasingly interrupted local school board meetings. This bigotry and misogyny must be loudly called out.
As more information emerges the Students’ Union will work with our university partners to review safety measures on campus, including our emergency response notification system.
The following supports are available to Laurier students, staff, and faculty:
The Student Wellness Centres: 519.884.0710 x3146 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gendered and Sexual Violence Prevention and Supports: 519.884.0710 x4847 or email@example.com
Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management: 519.884.0710 x3322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Homewood Health EFAP, call 24/7/365 toll-free (English): 1.800.663.1142
Urgent After-Hours Care Victim Services (after-hours number): 519.570.5143
Here 24/7: 1.844.437.3247
Delton Glebe Counselling Centre: 519.884.3305 or email@example.com
Laurier Human Resources: 519.884.0710 x2007
Good2Talk Helpline: 1.866.925.5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 (Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students)
Laurier's Special Constable Service: 519.885.3333
Please direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org