An Update from President Vivek Goel Regarding the Hagey Hall Incident (June 28, 2023)

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

crowd gathered listening to a speech

On Tuesday, July 4, University of Waterloo President & Vice-Chancellor Vivek Goel emailed UWaterloo alumni asking them to reflect on the horrific hate-filled attack that occurred on June 28 in Hagey Hall.
Dr. Goel shared his shared his appreciation for everyone who has come together to provide support to as our community begins the process of healing.

Read the full message here.

Resources available for support

  • We have all just experienced something traumatic. Please know that support is available. If needed, please communicate with your supervisor or professor about temporary adjustments to work or studies. You can also contact any of the following resources:
    • Students: If you feel overwhelmed or anxious and need to talk to somebody, please contact Counselling Services at Campus Wellness: 519-888-4096. In-person and virtual supports are available.
    • Employees: Our Employee and Family Assistance Program is available 24/7 for counselling, coaching and support. Call 1-800-663-1142 or visit
    • These community supports are available as well:
      • Here 24/7 - 1-844-437-3247 (available for immediate support)
      • Grand River Hospital - 519-749-4300
      • St. Mary's Hospital - 519-744-3311
      • Good2Talk - 1-866-925-5454
      • Talk Suicide Canada – 1-833-456-4566 or by text 45645
      • Empower Me Toll-free 24/7: 1-833-628-5589
      • IMPACT (Integrated Mobile Police and Crisis Team) is a partnership between the UW Special Constable Service, Counselling Services, and the Canadian Mental Health Association. IMPACT workers provide Mental Health care in after-hours settings when counselling is unavailable. IMPACT workers are available by contacting the UWSCS at 519-888-4911. IMPACT hours are 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.