On behalf of the Mount Saint Vincent University community, I write to express my deep concern regarding the events unfolding in Ukraine. We condemn in the strongest terms the Russian government’s unprovoked assault on democracy. We stand in solidarity with all those who are forced to endure this trauma of war.We are thinking of all affected MSVU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, as well as members of the broader Canadian community affected by these tragic events. To our students, faculty and staff: please be reminded that there are supports available should you need them.For students: – MSVU Counselling Servicescounselling@msvu.ca, (902) 457-6567– Good2Talk NS Helpline for Postsecondary Students: 1-833-292-3698– MSVU International Education Centreinternational@msvu.ca, (902) 457 5982For faculty and staff: – Employee & Family Assistance Program (or EFAP) via Morneau Shepell (free, confidential counselling services) – visit the EFAP website or call 1-844-880-9142.May a resolution to this devastating situation come swiftly.In solidarity,RamonaRamona Lumpkin, CM, PhDInterim President and Vice-ChancellorMount Saint Vincent University