Earlier this week, members of the Capilano Students’ Union were shocked to learn of the fatal shootings that took place at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. News of the tragic event was met with sadness, disbelief, and anger.

The Capilano Students’ Union celebrates multiculturalism. Our members join us from around the globe and their diversity strengthens us and encourages open mindedness and compassion as we grow and develop as citizens of the world.

We refuse to accept ideologies based on hatred and condemn this senseless act of violence. We call upon all Canadians to reject hate speech and to treat each other with compassion and understanding.

To all those affected by this tragic event, we send our sympathy, condolences, and love – we are with you.