The news that Travis Baumgartner was arrested last night in connection with the armed robbery and shootings early Friday morning in HUB Mall brings a sense of relief to all of us in the University of Alberta community. We hope this can begin the healing process for all of us who have been affected by these tragic events.
The show of support and offers of assistance that have poured in from within the university and across Canada has been impressive and much appreciated. Among the calls and emails that we have received are several from those wishing to make donations in honour of the victims.
G4S, the security firm employer of Michelle Shegelski, Brian Ilesic, Eddie Rejano and Matthew Schuman, has established a trust fund to assist their families. Any TD Bank branch in Canada will accept donations to the trust fund. Simply ask the TD Bank branch to mark your donation to “the families of the victims of the University of Alberta Edmonton shooting.”
Students seeking support or counseling can do so in several ways:
Lister Centre 24 hours until 5 a.m. Monday
Chaplain’s office, HUB Mall, daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mental Health Centre/University Health Centre, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Staff seeking support or counseling should contact HPaWS at 2-7124 or email@example.com.
Thanks to everyone who has shown support for the university in these last few days.
Acting President; Provost and Vice-President (Academic)