Standing alongside the Iranian community
Capilano University's response to the tragic death of Mahsa Amini and unfolding situation in Iran
Escalating unrest and violence is emerging after the death of 22-year old Mahsa Amini who was detained by Iran’s morality police for not wearing her hijab in accordance with the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code. Capilano University stands united with the Iranian community—a community with strong ties to the University and the North Shore where our campuses are located. Our hearts are with all who have personal connections to this situation.
The trauma of gender-based persecution and violence weighs heavily on many of us, and we acknowledge that these may be challenging times for some students and employees.
As a University community, we must continue to offer compassion, care and support for one another and foster spaces for conversation, connection and community action. To this end, CapU’s fall Conversations—Being & Belonging series on Thursday, October 6 will offer a facilitated space via Zoom for the stories, concerns and aspirations of the Iranian community.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Facilitated by Wayne Dunkley, equity, diversity & inclusion adviser, student affairs; and Donna Cole, director of Indigenous initiatives, CSU
Noon–1 p.m. For employees and students
1–1:30 p.m. Conversation continues for students only
Via Zoom—Register here
Discussions are also underway to host other opportunities for learning and sharing as a community. Please stay tuned for more details.
Supports at CapU
Should you require support, someone to talk to or assistance for a family member who is struggling at this time, counselling and resources are available to CapU students and employees. Impacted students are encouraged to talk to their instructors about any academic challenges they are facing.
Associate VP, International
VP, People, Culture & Diversity
Submitted by: Communications