(I just sent this to my own students: UBC colleagues, please feel free to share any part of it or the resources herein, they might be helpful to others too.)
Dear students, colleagues, fellow citizens of the UBC community,
I’m writing this because I promised a colleague that I would say something to students, and because, like many people at UBC, I care about UBC and about students; I also spend a lot of time on campus due to working and living here, and what I’m going to write about is something that matters to this community as a whole. I’ll probably not say the right things or say them properly so I hope you get the general underlying ideas and forgive me for expressing them clumsily and too hastily.
Yesterday, a violent assault—an attempted murder—happened here on your, our, campus. (more…)