Statement from VIU President Deborah Saucier regarding Bamfield Bus Accident

September 14, 2019 - 10:45am

I am deeply saddened by the tragic accident last night involving University of Victoria students near Bamfield. Please see this news story for more details. 

On behalf of Vancouver Island University, we express our sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones and our thoughts are with all of those who were directly impacted.

Counselling and other services for VIU students are available this weekend through the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888 or through VIU’s Student Affairs as of Monday morning in Building 200, third floor. Support for employees, including confidential counselling, is available 24/7 through our EFAP provider - Homewood Health. The telephone number is 1-800-663-1142

I encourage anyone feeling impacted by this tragic incident to reach out, and please encourage others to do the same.


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