First-year student found in “medical distress” dies
A first-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University passed away after being found in “medical distress” early Monday morning.
According to a statement released by the university Monday night, the student was found in King’s Court residence at 345 King Street North. It has not been said if the student died in residence or in the hospital.
As of that evening, the Student Wellness Centre and Residence Life were offering support to students at the residence and the university is offering counselling to anyone affected by his death.
“This is a tragedy that saddens the entire Laurier community,” said David McMurray, vice-president of student affairs in the statement. “Our hearts go out to the family, friends and classmates of this young man. As we come to terms with this loss, we know it will touch many within the university community and we will extend whatever assistance we can to help those affected.”
On Monday night, over 100 people gathered at the Rohr Chabad Centre for Jewish Life on Albert Street to mourn and remember the young man, led by Rabbi Moishy Goldman.