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UM condemns the tragic death of Mahsa Amini

September 28, 2022 — 

The University of Manitoba condemns the tragic and unjust death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody and is committed to supporting impacted community members during this challenging time.

Since this complex situation began to unfold in Iran, we have heard from many of you about how this is impacting you personally and for students, academically. We have responded directly to student comments and concerns including sharing available resources and supports.

The Provost’s Office has also asked all Deans to ensure Instructors and Sessionals who are supervising or teaching a student impacted by the current situation in Iran exercise compassion during this challenging time.

The Spiritual Care and Multifaith Team is planning a supportive gathering for students, to offer a safe space for sharing and support. It is scheduled to take place on Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. and registrations are via email to spiritual care at spiritualcare [at] umanitoba [dot] ca. Find more details here.

Thank you to those students, student leaders, the Iranian Student Association, staff and faculty who have shared your feedback and concerns. In alignment with UMGSA’s recent motion, we affirm UM’s support for the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Our university community is strengthened by your compassion, resilience and resolve.

If you or a someone you know requires support, please connect with the following resources:

International Centre

Our International Student Advisors are here to talk things through and to help refer you to supports available at UM.
international [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Spiritual Care

Provides personal spiritual counselling and support for students on the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.
spiritualcare [at] umanitoba [dot] ca
204-474-8721 (Fort Garry campus)
204-272-3190 (Bannatyne campus)

Student Counselling Centre

Provides free counselling and mental health supports for students on the Fort Garry campus. Students in need of urgent help can view a list of 24/7 crisis help providers on the SCC webpage.
204 474-8592

Student Services at Bannatyne Campus

Provides free counselling and mental health supports for learners on the Bannatyne campus.
204 272-3190
bcss [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Student Advocacy

Provides information and support for students who require academic considerations, such as Authorized Withdrawals, leaves, or exam deferrals.
204 474-7423
stadv [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Financial Aid and Awards

Offers emergency financial aid and advice for those experiencing unexpected delays in their funding sources.
awards [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Academic Advisors

Students can reach out to academic advisors in their home Faculty/program or for after hours and immediate assistance can contact the Virtual Advising Help Centre.

Employee and Family Assistance Program (Intranet)

Confidential help and counselling for any concern.
English 1-800-387-4765
French 1-800-361-5676
​​​​​​​arlana [dot] vadnais [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

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