Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

To the Bishop’s Community,

I have watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine with profound shock and dismay. It is horrifying to witness the assault on democracy and the killing of innocent people.

I wish to express our solidarity with the Ukrainian members of our community. I know that Russian members of our community are equally distraught at the Kremlin’s actions.

I also wish to express our solidarity with our colleagues and students in Ukrainian universities.

It is vitally important that we stand united in condemning and confronting Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable aggression.

We all hope that peace and respect for the democracy and territorial integrity of Ukraine can be restored urgently.

I know that this is an extremely difficult time for many in our community, and I encourage anyone who wishes to do so to contact our support services:


For students: 

If you would like to speak to someone at Bishop’s, we offer free and confidential counselling services.  Please contact or 819-822-9695.

You can also book an appointment here:

If you require assistance for an emergency outside of the regular operating hours, please call Bishop’s Security Department at 819-822-9711 or from a phone on campus ext. 2711.

You can also call Info-Santé by dialing 811 or Urgence Détresse at 819-780-2222.

You can also contact Empower Me Mental Health and Wellness Support for 24 hour/7-days-a-week confidential counselling support at 1-833-628-5589.

For employees: 

Bishop’s employees can benefit from free, confidential counseling services available through the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provided by Lifeworks. 

To contact Lifework’s 24-hour, 7 days-a-week toll free telephone service please calls:

English - 1-844-880-9142
French -  1-844-880-9143

If you prefer to consult services that are available online, you can visit   

You can also download the Lifeworks My EAP app to access E-counselling and First Chat and many other resources.



Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor