The right tone and focus, I think

From my university’s president just now:


The events this past weekend in Israel and Palestinian-territories have been profoundly disturbing. While we respect the right of Palestinian people to address legitimate grievances as well as Israel’s right to defend itself, indiscriminate violence against innocent civilians is unconscionable.

Undoubtedly, some of you will have been deeply affected by these events. The following supports are available to the KPU community.

For students:

  • TELUS Health Student Support app provides KPU students with unlimited, free, 24-hour access to trained counsellors available in several different languages in addition to other wellness resources and information.
  • KPU Counselling Services are available online or by phone for students. Please visit us online to book an appointment or for more information.
  • KPU Student Resources ‘Quick Guide’ – a quick guide to online information and resources for all KPU students.

For employees:

  • Homewood Health, KPU’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, is available to help with counselling and other services.

During these periods of global upheaval, please take time to think about those around you: your colleagues, your students, your friends and your family. Please support those in need and encourage them to seek assistance.

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