We were deeply shocked and saddened upon hearing of the tragic events that unfolded in Calgary on Tuesday. We have learned that the lives of five students were taken as they celebrated the end of term together off campus.

As administrators, educators and students, we know that safety is a necessary condition for our learning communities to thrive. And we know, too, that these communities extend beyond the bounds of our campuses.

I have written to my colleague Elizabeth Cannon, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary, and extended our condolences to the entire University of Calgary community and its neighbours.

Our hearts go out especially to the colleagues and loved ones of the victims. We wish you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Eddy Campbell
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of New Brunswick