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Statement of Support for Community Impacted by the Outbreak of War Between Israel and Hamas

Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber are both saddened and disturbed by the attacks on Israel, the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas and the ongoing violence in the region. We understand the deep impact this has on students, faculty and staff of all faiths with connections to the region.

We condemn terrorism, violence, antisemitism and all forms of hate and discrimination.

We are fortunate to have a diverse community of students and employees, and our sympathies and thoughts are with each impacted individual. Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber remain committed to fostering a safe, inclusive and supportive environment for everyone on our campuses.

We are monitoring the situation as it evolves, and we encourage all affected community members to access the supports we have in place.

Student Support

Students have been emailed directly and we ask that faculty and staff who support students in their learning experience ensure they are aware of these resources.

Faculty and Staff Support

Full-time employees and Regular Part-time (RPT) Support Staff are encouraged to access the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), which can be accessed through the TELUS Health website. If you are a part-time/contract employee and you need counselling support, please contact for assistance.

Please continue to support one another during this difficult time.


Ann Marie Vaughan
President and CEO
Humber College

Melanie Spence-Ariemma
Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer
University of Guelph-Humber