GSA Carleton is deeply concerned about ongoing human rights violations in Iran and condemns the police brutality against the people who are expressing their rights peacefully. We are deeply worried about violations against freedom of speech and human rights, including women’s rights and 2SLGBTQAI rights. Following the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights(1948), we support all Iranian people that are advocating for their rights. 

The rights of Iranian women, Kurdish women, 2SLGBTQAI communities and all those who are expressing themselves and their right to self-determination are in opposition to authoritarianism. Weaponizing sexism and heteropatriarchal power contribute towards a police state that exerts force upon peaceful demonstrators. The death of 22-year-old Jina Masha Amini and the subsequent crackdown on student demonstrators impacts many abroad about the future of Iran. 

We remember the Iranian regime’s shooting of a Ukraine Airlines Flight, PS752, in which innocent people were killed in January 2020, many of them Iranian Canadians. We remember those killed in one week during the 2019 protests while authorities censored and blocked nearly all internet access in the country. We are in solidarity with the Iranian community and Iranian student organizers and their work toward creating an equitable, just society where women and 2SLGBTQAI communities can thrive. We encourage you to seek out support, if necessary, from the above-mentioned resources available to our community.

GSA Carleton offers free online therapy sessions through Greenshield Health Plan. 

The Inkblot online therapy app allows for five free hours of video counselling services for graduate students and is accessible through your Greensheild health plan benefits. Find out more at 

For more information on therapy, consult Health and Counselling Services: 613-520-6674 Monday to Friday. Carleton has a graduate counsellor, racialized counsellor and 2SLGBTQAI counsellor, as well as can prioritize students experiencing crisis within 48 hours for intake. For students who are in need of urgent intake, please indicate this at health and counselling services. 

Contact information for the Graduate Student Counsellor: 

Name: Magda Georgescu, MSW, RSW

Title: Counsellor –  Graduate Student Focus

Phone: 613-520-2600 x 5559


YSB 24/7 Crisis Line: 613-260-2360  Website:

Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 Website:

Crisis Text: 741741  Website:

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868  Website:

Good 2 Talk: 1-866-925-5454  Website:

Centre d’Aide: 819-595-9999 Website:

Distress Centre Ottawa: 613-238-3311 Website:

Mental Health Crisis Line:  613-722-6914 Website:

In Solidarity,

GSA Carleton