Oct. 7, 2022Print | PDF
Wilfrid Laurier University joins the international community in condemning the gender-based violence and the brutal attacks against peaceful protestors currently happening in Iran. The shocking murder of Mahsa Amini by Tehran’s Guidance Patrol has sparked protests in Iran and around the globe.
This week the global tragedy was brought closer to the international post-secondary community when protests at Sharif University in Tehran resulted in attacks on students by Iranian police. We stand together with those impacted at Sharif University and all who are peacefully protesting in Iran and across the world.
Laurier is committed to upholding fundamental human rights, including gender-based rights, and the free, open and safe expression of dissent.
We know the ongoing violence has impacted many in our community. Our thoughts are with the people of Iran, especially those who have been victims of the violence, and with our faculty, staff, students and alumni who have personal connections to the region. We are here to support you.
We have reached out to extend support to the impacted student population but want to remind our entire community of the resources and supports we have in place to assist.