The Department of Mechanical Engineering joins UBC and the Government of Canada in standing with the women of Iran and all Iranians fighting for women’s rights in response to the death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini. We stand with our Iranian students, staff and faculty members who are experiencing trauma and distress, who are fighting for their freedom from gender-based violence and persecution, and those who fear for their loved ones and cannot reach them due to internet blackouts. The ability to speak out is fundamental to the pursuit of human rights, and we affirm the equality of all people regardless of gender and support the right of Iranians to fight for their freedoms through peaceful protest.
– Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, on behalf of UBC Mechanical Engineering
UBC Mental Health Resources
For those needing mental health support, UBC resources are available for students, faculty, and staff:
- Students can access the UBC Vancouver Students Assistance Program, which provides free, 24/7 confidential wellness resources, including crisis, grief, and trauma counseling. Find further health and wellbeing resources at https://students.ubc.ca/health.
- Faculty and staff can find resources at https://hr.ubc.ca/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health through UBC’s Extended Health Benefits Plan, and the Employee and Family Assistance Program, a confidential resource providing professional and emergency counselling services and support via phone, video, web or mobile app.