Laurier instructor passes away

Wilfrid Laurier University is mourning the loss of John Saville, an instructor in the Department of Physics and Computer Science.

Saville, who taught in the department for 13 years, passed away suddenly on Oct. 25. 

“The university has been in close contact with John’s family to offer support and extend heartfelt sympathy on behalf of the Department of Physics and Computer Science Department, the Faculty of Science and the entire Laurier community,” Laurier’s official statement read. 

The department often received positive and sincere feedback from students about Saville, who taught over 1500 students a year. He was a resource for his fellow faculty members when the university transitioned to a remote-learning model in the spring. 

Information about a memorial service will be provided once it becomes available.

Resources are available for anyone impacted by this loss:

Student Wellness Centres: 519.884.0710 x3146; (Waterloo) or 519.756.8228 x5803; (Brantford)

Dean of Students Office

Here 24/7: 1.844.437.3247

Laurier Human Resources: 

Laurier’s Special Constable Service: 519.885.3333

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