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On behalf of all faculty, staff and students in the McGill University community, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum has expressed her deepest sorrow and concern at the tragic news of the deadly shootings at Northern Illinois University on Feb. 14.
"We are shocked and deeply saddened by this utterly senseless act of violence," said Munroe-Blum. "We have seen these pictures far too many times. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the innocent victims of this brutal event. All of us who are part of a university or a college feel their pain and their loss acutely.
We like to believe our campuses are places not only of rich intellectual discovery, but of safety and refuge. Sadly, it has been shown to us again that this is not always the case. We offer sympathy to those whose lives have been shattered by this violence and hope fervently for the speedy recovery of those who were injured."