Brandon University extends supports to students from Nigeria

October 21, 2020

Brandon University continues to monitor the worsening situation in Nigeria and we are extending supports to affected members of our community.

We deplore the ongoing violence taking place, and are concerned for both the physical safety and the mental wellbeing of our students from Nigeria and their loved ones. The disruption and violence is also affecting electrical grids and Internet connectivity, interfering with the basic ability of our Nigerian students to learn and to communicate.

More than 200 current Brandon University students are from Nigeria, including those who are learning remotely from that country during the primarily-online Fall Term.

We are asking all faculty and staff to continue offering the care and compassion that we have honed during the pandemic. We are also asking that you offer additional understanding, flexibility, and leniency for students who may not be able to complete assignments or even connect to class due to this situation.

We are asking students currently in Nigeria or affected by the situation there to first of all stay safe and stay well. Our thoughts are with you during this crisis. If you need educational support, please contact Dean of Students Katie Gross at grossk@brandonu.ca or 1-204-727-9635.

We also offer counselling services to support your mental health. You can access student Counselling Services by emailing vodonc@brandonu.ca or by calling 1-204-737-9737.  A Counsellor can call you back over the phone if needed.

For more information, please contact:

Rob Henderson
Marketing Communications Officer
204.727.9762
HendersonR@BrandonU.CA

Grant Hamilton
Director, Marketing and Communications
204.571.8542
HamiltonG@BrandonU.ca

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