Dear Members of Our University Community,
I am deeply saddened to share with you today that a member of our student community died over the weekend.
On behalf of the University of Ottawa, I offer my deepest condolences to the student’s family, friends and loved ones. You are in the thoughts of a community in which every single life is cherished, and every loss is mourned deeply.
Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we will not disclose the student’s identity.
At this sad time, my thoughts turn to our community. If you have been touched by this loss in any way and are feeling overwhelmed or in need of emotional support — whether you are a student, professor or employee — I encourage you to seek out the mental health and wellness support available to you.
As well, please take the time to learn how to assist someone in distress and recognize the signs in yourself.
Take care of yourself, each other and this community.
President and Vice-Chancellor