The hate-motivated attack that took place on our campus last week has shaken many of us. To reiterate President Goel’s message, gender-based violence has no place at the University of Waterloo, or anywhere. We wish the professor and two students a speedy recovery and support them in their healing. We would also like to acknowledge the pain and injustice many of you may be experiencing from this incident.
This was a painful reminder that we must continue to act in opposition to hate in any form that threatens the physical and psychological safety of community members, particularly those that identify as Two-Spirit, transgender, non-binary, queer, gender non-conforming and women. The Library is committed to creating opportunities to learn about and support these communities within our spaces. Resources available from the Library include:
- Pride of Waterloo book list in Omni, the Library’s catalogue
- Special Collections & Archives’ Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice and Women’s Studies collections
- Library research guide for Gender and Social Justice
- The Digital Transgender Archive
- Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives, ArQuives
Tragedies such as this remind us of how much we truly need each other. Check in on the folx you care for, the ones who stepped up to ensure safety, and especially those who identify as Two-Spirit, transgender, non-binary, queer, gender non-conforming and women, as they will likely be disproportionately impacted by these events. Support and healing spaces are available on campus and within the wider community, both in person and online.