On behalf of the University of Waterloo community, I would like to express my concern and condolences to the families and communities throughout Türkiye and Syria devastated by Monday's earthquakes.

In particular, my thoughts go out to members of our campus community who have family and friends in the affected areas. Waiting for word from your loved ones when you are so far away is lonely and so difficult.

Students, staff and faculty who are experiencing any distress or difficulty as a result of Monday's earthquakes are encouraged to access the various support services listed below.

With care,

Dr. Ian Rowlands

Associate Vice-President, International


Counselling Services - 519-888-4567;32655
UW MATES (Mentor Assistance Through Education and Support)
Here 24/7 - 1-844-437-3247
Health Services - Student Medical Clinic - 519-888-4096
Grand River Hospital - 519-749-4300
St. Mary's Hospital - 519-744-3311
Good2Talk - 1-866-925-5454
Crisis Services Canada - 1-833-456-4566 or by text 45645 
Homewood Health (Employee and Family Assistance Provider) - 1-800-663-1142