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Supporting Those Affected by the Crisis in the Middle East

We have watched with immense concern the attack on Israel, and the escalating conflict across the region. Yorkville University supports our Israeli and Palestinian community members – students, faculty, and staff. We grieve for the victims of the atrocities committed and offer heartfelt condolences to all those suffering. 

Horrific events of this magnitude can be overwhelming and impact everyone differently. During these incredibly difficult moments, we are at our strongest when we support one another. For members of our community who need support, please make use of the resources available:

  • YU students can take advantage of My Student Support (MySSP) – our 24/7 online/phone mental health and well-being service. Access MySSP services today through the website at or by calling 1-844-451-9700. You can also make an appointment with a member our Wellness Team on each campus or online HERE.
  • Any staff or faculty who need assistance are encouraged to seek support via their TELUS Health benefits. Access services by calling 1-844-671-3327, online at or download the app.

We condemn all acts of violence, discrimination and hate, as we commit to building inclusive communities and ensuring a welcoming and safe learning environment for all. In the days ahead, and as this intensely volatile crisis unfolds, Yorkville University encourages us all to be especially mindful of how we treat one another. Together, let’s continue to prioritize respect, compassion, and empathy.

– Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes, President & Vice Chancellor, Yorkville University

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