President Brown: Thinking of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Sask.

Dear students and colleagues,

My heart is with the communities of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan, as well as the students, faculty and staff among us who have ties to Saskatchewan, following the unspeakable actions that have left 10 dead and many injured in those communities.  

It is right to be shocked by such news and right to feel upset. Many of us feel grief for these communities even though we may not have direct connection to them.  

Please be kind and patient with one another. Reach out to each other and speak to your instructor or supervisor if you require any additional support or time away from your class or work commitments. 

Please access the following supports if you need direct support at this time. 

Supports at YukonU  

  • Students: Contact the Connect2YukonU team to connect with a counsellor, an Elder or services for Indigenous students. Call or text 867 456 6996 or email 

  • Employees: Visit My Family Assistance Program on MyYukonU for more details or contact our two Employee Assistance Program providers directly at Nimco and Associates 867.668.3277 or 867.668.6059 / Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) 1-800-667-0993 (Password: 2bwell). 

Supports beyond YukonU  


Take care, 

Lesley Brown 
President and Vice-Chancellor 

For more information, please contact

Dr. Lesley Brown

President and Vice-Chancellor

President's Office