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Statement From The Students' Union

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

  • Gendered and Sexual Violence Prevention and Supports: 519.884.0710 x4847 or

  • Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management: 519.884.0710 x3322 or

  • 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

  • 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


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