AMS GSS Statement In Response To Recent Events Targeting Muslims

To all UBC students,

Recent unsettling events in the news affect all members of the UBC community, this is a time for us as students to stand together. As UBC students we are, and will always be, devoted to defending the rights and freedoms of our fellow students.

The AMS and GSS condemn the recent American executive order to restrict and ban travel from seven nations to the United States. We extend our deepest condolences to those targeted in the shooting in Quebec City and stand in solidarity with members of the Muslim community.

The AMS and GSS remain committed to building a diverse community within and outside the university, where students feel safe and have room for self expression and participation without fear. We are currently working with the UBC administration to assess the impact of these recent events on UBC students.  Please see the list below for resources available on UBC campus.  

We encourage students to share their concerns with both the AMS and GSS through this feedback form.

Signed,

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Ava Nasiri
Alma Mater Society
UBC Vancouver
president@ams.ubc.ca
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Genevieve Cruz
Graduate Student Society
UBC Vancouver
president@gss.ubc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Resources Available:

Emergency

If you have immediate safety concerns for yourself or others, call 911.

Information about hate crimes: hatecrimebc.ca

The non-emergency phone number for the RCMP on Campus is 604 224 1322

Equity & Inclusion Office

If you experience racism, harassment or discrimination, your best resource on campus is the Equity and Inclusion Office, in Brock Hall and can be reached at 604 822 6353 or info@equity.ubc.ca.

International Student Advising

International students who would like to speak with an advisor about immigration questions or travel advice or questions about their student visa can contact International Student Development at 604.822.5021 or international.house@ubc.ca. After hours, you can contact Campus Security and you will be directed to an on-call advisor.

Counselling Services

Students seeking mental health support can contact Counselling Services.  Faculty & staff wishing to talk to a counsellor can call Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765.

AMS Speakeasy

Speakeasy is a service run by students for students providing peer to peer support for students facing a wide variety of challenges.

After hours community resources:

Vancouver Crisis Line – 1 800 SUICIDE (784 2433)

Crisis Centre BCcrisiscentre.bc.ca

AMS Safewalk

Safewalk is a transportation service that will accompany students, staff and visitors who feel unsafe walking alone, across campus. – (604) 822-5355

Emergency Financial Support

Enrolment Services Professionals (ESPs) are available to support any type of financial distress.

Campus Security

Provides 24/7 security services, including safety planning, and can be reached at 604 822 2222

Chaplains at UBC

Chaplains of several different faiths offer support to UBC students, faculty and staff.

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