Dear Students and Colleagues,
The Faculty of Medicine joins with Principal Fortier and McGill University in condemning the attack last night at a Quebec City mosque, in which six individuals were killed and many more wounded. We stand for tolerance, respect and the rejection of all forms of discrimination and violence within our walls and within our society.
To the many people within our Faculty community who may feel especially vulnerable as Muslims, we offer our support and assurance that the Faculty stands against this act of violence perpetrated last night.
Our wider Faculty community is incredibly diverse – religiously, ethnically, linguistically, and in many other measurable ways. This is a strength and a source of resilience.
Should anyone feel the need for support in the wake of this incident, as identified in the message from Principal Fortier, the following resources are available to you:
Any student within the Faculty of Medicine who requires support in the face of this incident is encouraged to reach out to following campus resources: the Office of the Dean of Students, Counselling and Mental Health Service, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and International Student Services. Faculty and staff are encouraged to seek support through McGill’s Employee Assistance Program.
In addition, for students in health professions programs within the Faculty of Medicine (Medicine—Undergraduate and Residency programs, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, and the School of Communications Sciences and Disorders), the WELL Office is also an available resource.
Any member of the Faculty should also feel free to contact the Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement (Dr. Saleem Razack: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
January 30, 2017