On September 8th Queen Elizabeth II, passed away in Balmoral Castle, Scotland. We understand that losing the only monarch most of our members have ever known has caused sadness among some of our members. However, we also recognize that for others the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her legacy can be triggering and a reminder of the hurt that the Crown has caused. If you are struggling with the news of last week, please seek support and reach out to appropriate resources (see some resources at the end of this statement). We also hope that Queen’s University and its faculty, staff, and students take some time following this mourning period to reflect critically on the Crown and it’s colonial and imperial history as well as on its ongoing role in efforts for truth and reconciliation, and decolonialization.
Four Direction Indigenous Student Centre
Contact: Vanessa McCourt, Indigenous Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 146 Barrie Street Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Student Wellness Services
Contact: 613-533-6000 x78264
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Address: 146 Stuart Street, Kingston