We are deeply saddened by the violence and loss of life in Colorado Springs, United States. In memory of the victims and in solidarity with queer and trans communities impacted by this tragedy, we stand behind the thoughtful and powerful message issued by Sexuality and Gender Inclusive Education UBC (SOGI UBC).
The statement provides a reflection on this tragedy in the broader context of ongoing and persistent violence against queer and trans community members, and provides links to resources and supports.
To our 2SLGBTQIA+ community: you are not alone. If you are feeling impacted, traumatized, and/or overwhelmed by this recent event, resources and supports are available.
Student resources and communities
- UBC Vancouver Students Assistance Program: a free 24/7 confidential wellness resource for crisis, grief, and trauma counselling
- Health and wellbeing resources for students at UBC
Additionally, students may wish to find community through:
Faculty and staff resources and communities
- Mental health resources (including access to UBC’s Extended Health Benefits Plan)
Faculty and staff may also wish to find community through the following groups. Click on each to email the group and find out more.
Trans students faculty and staff can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any concerns related to their experience at UBC.
View community based resources across Canada
Canada (877) 330-6366
US (877) 565-8860
US: Text 741741
Canada: Text 741741
UK: Text 85258
Ireland: Text 50808