Earthquake in Padang, Indonesia


McGill continues to closely monitor the situation in Indonesia after a 7.7 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the city of Padang and nearby Mentawai Islands.  News reports list the number of deaths at 311 while another 410 people are still missing.  The quake struck at 9:42 p.m. Monday. The government issued a warning to people in West Sumatra province to stay away from the coastline for up to five days because of the possibility of more earthquakes. In addition, a volcanic eruption in Indonesia at the same time has brought more death and devastation.

Many members of our McGill family may be fearful for loved ones, friends or colleagues who may have been caught in these devastating circumstances.  We would like to remind you of the various services that are available to members of the McGill community:

International Student Services
Brown Student Services Building, 3rd floor
3600 McTavish St.

McGill Counselling (Downtown Campus)
Brown Student Services Building, 4th floor
3600 McTavish

McGill Counselling (Macdonald Campus)
Student Service Centre (Centennial Centre)

Office of the Dean of Students
Brown Student Services Building, 4th floor
deanofstudents [at]

Chaplaincy Services
Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish, 4th floor
Tel.: 514-398-4104

Employee Assistance Program (for faculty and staff)
Longpré Consultants
514 843-7009