Statement on Islamophobic attack in London

Public Statement

Dear members of the School of Architecture community,

We want to reach out to Muslim students, colleagues, friends and community members to express our grief for the loss of a Muslim family in the horrifying terrorist attack in London Ontario. Following Dean Mary Wells, we reiterate here President Hamdullahpur’s comments:

“Nobody should fear for their safety based on their religious beliefs, the colour of their skin, or simply who they are.  We must do more to stop hate and make Canada a more tolerant, respectful and inclusive place for everyone.”

Members of the campus community can contact any of the following resources to access some support:

Mental health support line for Muslim youth 1-866-NASEEHA (627-3342) 
Counselling Services - 519-888-4567 ext. 32655
Empower Me 1-833-628-5589

Homewood Health - 1-800-663-1142 

Our UW Equity Office is available for anyone seeking support with Islamophobia: