News concerning a Mount Allison student
3/26/2017 1:34:33 PM

It is with deep sadness that we inform the community of the death of a first-year Mount Allison student, which occurred over the weekend.

The RCMP is investigating the incident and have indicated that foul play is not suspected. No further details have been released.

We all feel the impact of this tragic event and our immediate focus is to offer our support to the family and members of our community.

We have been in contact with the family to extend condolences on behalf of the University and to offer them our full support. Flags on campus will fly at half-mast beginning today. Direct assistance is being provided to all students, faculty, and staff.

Counselling services will be available to any student beginning today. Students who would like to access support may contact Anne Comfort at acomfort@mta.ca or 364-2527, or Rev. John Perkin at jperkin@mta.ca or 364-2227.

An informal drop-in centre staffed by counsellors will be set up in the Manning Room, located in the basement of the Chapel, beginning today (3 p.m.-9 p.m.) and continuing Monday and Tuesday (9 a.m.-9 p.m.).

You are also invited to visit the Chapel for quiet, personal reflection, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

During this time of loss and grief, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and to all members of the University community.

Sincerely,

Kim Meade
Vice-President, International and Student Affairs
Mount Allison University