Glendon expresses grief for tsunami victims

The terrible death toll and suffering from the earthquake and tsunami in South Asia and East Africa have touched the entire world. The Glendon community will mark this tragic event with a Day of Sympathy on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The Senate Chamber in Glendon’s York Hall will be open from 10am to 4pm as a silent room of remembrance of the victims of this terrible event. All members of the community are invited to come to the Senate Chamber. 

Left: Devastation following the tsunami

There is no formal program planned for this day; rather it is an occasion to mourn and contemplate privately and in silence. A special “sympathy book” will be on hand for each of the 12 countries involved in this natural disaster, and an additional book will be available representing victims from other countries. Community members are invited to write their thoughts and feelings in any of these books, which will be sent to the countries’ ambassadors.

The Glendon Counselling Centre is providing grief counselling to any member of the community who needs support. Anyone aware of a Glendon student, faculty or staff member with family or close friends affected by the tsunami can provide this information to the Office of the Associate Principal (Student Services), Louise Lewin, ext. 66716, or to the Principal’s Office, ext. 66727.

Principal Kenneth McRoberts will be in the Senate Chamber on Jan. 12 at 10am to write an entry into each book and to join other members of Glendon in their remembrance. Maps of the affected countries, information and photos about the tsunami and its effects will be on display.

For further information on Glendon’s Day of Sympathy, contact the Glendon Principal’s Office at ext. 66727.

This article was submitted to YFile by Marika Kemeny, Glendon communications officer.