GSA Statement in Response to University of Waterloo Assault
The GSA is deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent gender-based violence attacks that have taken place at the University of Waterloo on Thursday 29th June 2023. We strongly condemn these acts of violence, which have caused immeasurable harm to individuals within our academic community.
Gender-based violence is a repulsive violation of human rights and an affront to the values of equality, respect, and inclusivity that we hold dear as graduate students and members of Canadian society. Universities should be safe spaces where students and academics, regardless of their gender, can learn, grow, and thrive. These attacks not only undermine the physical and emotional well-being of survivors but also erode the trust and sense of security within the entire university community.
We stand in solidarity with the survivors, and we extend our heartfelt support to them during this difficult time. It is essential that their voices be heard, and that they receive the care, assistance, and justice they deserve. If you have been affected by these events, please visit our resources:
Student Wellness Centre