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TRU President offers his community words of support, counselling following attacks

Alan Shaver.
October 23, 2014 - 7:28 PM

KAMLOOPS – Thompson Rivers University made sure students, staff and faculty had a place to express grief and shock following Canada's two separate terrorist attacks that took place this week.

University President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver spoke to his university community Thursday morning.

“I offer heartfelt sympathies to all those affected by the deplorable acts of violence we have witnessed in Ottawa and Quebec this week,” Shaver said in an email release.

Shaver added administrators will make trauma and grief counselling available to all students, faculty and staff who may need assistance after the recent events.

“I also ask you to reach out to those around you and offer comfort and support and to continue to embrace the spirit of acceptance and love that characterizes our community,” he said. “Our wonderfully diverse community is a gift which we must continually celebrate and nurture. In the face of this tragedy the best thing we can do is ensure that all of our students, faculty and staff feel safe because they are treated with kindness and respect.”

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