Students impacted by violence in the Middle East

We are deeply saddened and concerned by the recent violence and terrorist attacks in Israel and the tragic loss of lives across the region. The escalation of this longstanding conflict and developing events is intensifying distress and concern among members of our university community.

Our thoughts are with all of our students, faculty and staff with family, professional, and academic ties to the region. We encourage anyone who is feeling distressed directly or indirectly by this violence to reach out to available supports. UBC is committed to providing a safe, inclusive environment, with a shared value for peaceful relations.

International students at UBC Vancouver in need of assistance are encouraged to contact International Student Advising at or 604-822-5021.

Graduate students needing support can visit Counselling Services or use the UBC Student Assistance Program by Aspiria. Aspiria is available anywhere in the world to UBC students, and offers free, 24/7 personal counselling in multiple languages through phone or video.

The safety and wellbeing of our community is our priority. If you have any concerns for your safety, here are some resources that are available to support you: 

  • UBC Campus Security: UBC has its own dedicated Campus Security team that is available 24/7. They provide safety planning assistance, respond to emergencies, and conduct patrols on campus. 
  • UBC Safe App: “UBC Safe” is a free mobile app designed for the UBC campus community. The multi-function app provides users with immediate access to Emergency Services, First Aid and Safewalk, as well as information on Emergency Procedures, Support Resources and many other vital links and services.  
  • AMS SafeWalk: This service offers a companion to accompany you if you feel unsafe walking alone on campus after dark. You can request a SafeWalk by calling their hotline at 604-822-5355.


Monday, 09 October 2023