Dear Arts community,
In recent days, we have been devastated by the outbreak and escalation of violence and the ongoing suffering and loss among Israeli and Palestinian peoples. The current situation is part of a long history that has deeply affected, and continues to affect, members of the Faculty of Arts community in different ways. We know that many in our community are grieving, frightened and outraged and that no words can be adequate to the emotions that many are feeling.
At this difficult time, we urge you to listen and learn from one another, particularly from those with knowledge, lived experience, and expertise of the region. We ask that you make space for voices that are often silenced. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to find ways to come together in respectful dialogue, and to show care and support to those on our campus and beyond. We are committed to supporting all of our students, faculty and staff. In keeping with our values of justice, equity, and inclusion, the Faculty of Arts denounces anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, harassment and violence of any kind.
If you need support, please reach out to the following campus offices:
- Office of the Ombudsperson for Students
- Student Health Services at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan;
- UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP), a 24/7 wellness resource for UBC students: UBC Vancouver (1-833-590-1328) and UBC Okanagan (1-833-590-1328);
- Counselling support through the Student Counselling Services at UBC Vancouver (604-822-3811) or UBC Okanagan (250-807-9270).
- Employees can access counselling support through the Employee & Family Assistance Program (1-866-424-0770).
Faculty of Arts