Statement from the President about the death of a student

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It is with profound sadness and deep regret that I must inform you that a student has passed away in one of our residences.

Our first thoughts go out to the student’s family, to whom we offer our sincerest condolences. We also grieve with those closest to this student, including roommates, friends, classmates and professors who were in contact with them during their time on campus.

The University has put in place special measures to help those closest to this student deal with this trying situation.

We also encourage students, professors and staff members who need support at this time to contact one of the following services:



In case of an emergency:

  • Protection Service (24/7): 613-562-5411 (or extension 5411 on campus)
  • Emergency services: 911

The University of Ottawa wishes to respect the family’s privacy at this time. In light of this, we ask that you keep our student's family, friends and colleagues in mind in your communications and social media interactions.

Let us remember to support one another during this difficult time.

Jacques Frémont
President and Vice-Chancellor

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