The University of Waterloo condemns the reprehensible terrorist attack on Israeli civilians this weekend and is saddened this has resulted in the outbreak of war in the Middle East. We grieve the loss and suffering of innocent Israelis and Palestinians caught in this violence and join the international community in calling for a peaceful resolution. We reaffirm our commitment to standing against all instances of violence and hate. 

As we continue to monitor this situation, our top priority remains the well-being of our community members. Students who are impacted by these events will be prioritized for Counselling Services. Please reach out to Campus Wellness directly for immediate support.

October 9, 2023:

#UWaterloo recognizes the detrimental impact of the violence taking place in the Middle East. We are monitoring the situation closely and we encourage our students, faculty, and staff, especially those with loved ones in the region, to reach out for support. The impact of this violence is felt by many in our community:  Supports for students and faculty and staff:

Supports for students: 

Employee based support for faculty and staff  

Employee and Family Assistance Plan  

Employee Extended Health Benefits (private counselling)