Statement on violence in the Middle East

October 09, 2023

The recent attack on Israel and the escalating conflict across the region is a matter of grave concern for members of our university community. The situation is particularly distressing for Israeli and Palestinian students, faculty and staff and those with ties to the region. We extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by the violence.

We know that the conflict affects many in our university community. If you are affected by these events and are in need of support, please make use of the resources available:

SFU is committed to ensuring a safe and inclusive community for all. We condemn all acts of violence, discrimination and hate, as we work together to ensure safe and secure campuses for everyone.

Joy Johnson
President & Vice-Chancellor
Simon Fraser University