Colleges, universities acknowledge events in Turkey, Syria, share resources with community


Postsecondary institutions across Canada took time to pay tribute to victims of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and offer support to students and staff who have been impacted by the events. Several institutions issued statements and releases acknowledging the events and expressing sympathy and compassion for those affected. Holland College held a silent vigil for victims of the earthquakes and directed its staff, faculty, and students to counselling resources. Niagara College encouraged those needing support to reach out to the college’s Health, Wellness & Accessibility Services. The University of Manitoba has extended support to students, staff, faculty, and alumni in the form of self-care resources, spiritual care, explanations of how to seek academic accommodations, and financial aid and emergency bursaries. The University of the Fraser Valley shared links and details on how community members can support emergency aid, as well as counselling and self-care resources for employees and students experiencing distress.

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