Statement from President Frémont on the death of a uOttawa student

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dear Members of the University Community,

It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of a member of our uOttawa community. Yesterday, Ottawa Police Services confirmed the death of an undergraduate student in an apartment off campus.

On behalf of the uOttawa community, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and other members of our community who knew the student.

The identity of the student will not be disclosed out of respect for the family’s privacy. With this in mind, we ask that you be caring, discreet and respectful of the student’s family and friends in your use of social media as it relates to this incident.

For those requiring support at this time, we encourage members of our University community, particularly students, to contact one of the following support services:



In case of emergency

  • Protection Services (24/7): 613-562-5411 (or ext. 5411 on campus)
  • Emergency services: 911

I am profoundly saddened by this tragic incident. Please always remember to take care of yourself and your family, friends, classmates and colleagues.


Jacques Frémont
President and Vice-Chancellor

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