Flags at Half-Mast in Memory of Zabia Afzal

Message from the Office of the President

Please be advised that the flags on both the Keele and Glendon campuses will be flying at half-mast from 5:00pm on June 20 until 5:00pm on June 21 in memory of Zabia Afzal, a PhD student in our Faculty of Health and Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The York University community is deeply saddened to learn of Zabia’s passing, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends & colleagues.

A number of services are available to support members of the York University community at this difficult time:

  • For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-800-268-5211; TTY Service is available at 1-800-363-6270.
  • The Student Counselling & Development office offers personal counselling services to all York students. Visit them in Room N110, Bennett Centre for Student Services, call 416-736-5297, or visit http://counselling.students.yorku.ca/for more information.
  • GradConnect Wellness Services offers a Wellness Consultation service for graduate students. To book an appointment, visit the online scheduler at http://wellnessconsultation.gradstudies.yorku.ca or email the Manager, Graduate Student Wellness Services at sirwinga@yorku.ca.
  • For support any time of day, please call the Good2Talk post-secondary student helpline, available 24/7, at 1-866-925-5454.