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Nov. 16, 2015

Laurier International is organizing a candlelight peace vigil for today (Monday) starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Quad on the Waterloo campus.

The vigil is to honour the victims of the Paris attacks in addition to the victims of the senseless terrorist attacks that have devastated other cities around the world in the past week, including Beirut and Baghdad. Since Laurier is hosting over 42 students from France on exchange and there are 42 students studying at our partner institutions during the fall term, the vigil is an opportunity to show our compassion for the students impacted by the violence happening at home when they are far from their families.

The message of the vigil will be one of peace and solidarity with all victims of violence around the world. Laurier President and Vice-Chancellor Max Blouw will deliver a message of condolences from the University and David McMurray, vice-president of student affairs, will speak about supports for students who have been impacted by the events. Students from Laurier, including exchange students from France, will share their reflections on the events.

For more information, please contact Peter Donahue or Phyllis Power, or read Laurier's statement regarding the Paris attacks.

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