This weekend, we have watched with grave concern the attack on Israel which has led to escalating conflict across the region. This has been particularly distressing for our Israeli and Palestinian community members – including students, faculty, and staff – who have family or direct ties to the region. We extend our greatest sympathies to all those affected by these terrible events.

Queen’s is committed to providing a safe, inclusive environment that embraces the diversity of all community members. We encourage anyone who may be impacted directly or indirectly by this violence to make use of the resources and supports available. These are listed below. 

Our community must continue to work together to ensure the safety and security of everyone. We strongly condemn all acts of violence, hate or discrimination of any kind.


Patrick Deane

Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Resources and Support:

For Students

Academic Supports

Health and Wellbeing

Through the Queen’s University International Centre, the university holds drop-in in-person or virtual advising, Monday to Thursday, 10-11am and 2-3 pm, either email or book an appointment through the QUIC website.

Student Wellness Services If you are currently in Ontario, you can call 613-533-2506 from 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday to schedule an appointment with the counselling team at Student Wellness Services, or 24/7, you can call Good2Talk, 24/7, at 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 or contact crisis support and counselling through Empower Me.   

Cultural Supports, including Queen’s Cross-Cultural Counsellor.

Faith and Spiritual Life Faith and Spiritual Life offers multi-faith, non-judgmental support for religious, spiritual, personal, and financial problems, concerns, or crises. You can contact for support.  

For Faculty and Staff

Support resources for the Queen’s faculty and staff and their family members can be found at any time through TELUS Health One, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

Teaching in Times of Crisis, Centre for Teaching and Learning. 

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