Statement from President Brown following the attack at the University of Waterloo

To our community,

I write in recognition of the atrocious events that took place on June 28th at the University of Waterloo, where three members of the UW community were violently attacked in acts that targeted gender-expression and identity. Yukon University stands united with the University of Waterloo and the members of its community as they cope with the shocking tragedy of these hate-filled attacks on their campus.

The targeted nature of these attacks and their occurrence during Pride Month deepens their severity. A place of education should be a place that is free of hate. Yukon University does not condone any form of violence, hatred or bigotry and will continue to proudly advocate justice, inclusion, diversity and equality.

If you need support during this time, please see the list of resources below.

We extend our deepest sympathies to all who have been affected by this hateful act.

Lesley Brown
President & Vice-Chancellor
Yukon University

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

For more information, please contact

Dr. Lesley Brown

President and Vice-Chancellor

President's Office