Laurier community mourns the passing of Alicia McKenzie
Wilfrid Laurier University mourns the passing of beloved faculty of arts teaching instructor Alicia McKenzie.
McKenzie started teaching at Laurier in 2008, and maintained a reputation as an outstanding instructor in the history and medieval departments for 15 years. As well as teaching at Laurier, McKenzie was also an instructor at Conestoga College for six years.
Over the course of her career, she was the recipient of many awards and honours, with her proudest being her Teaching Award of Excellence at Laurier.
Her compassion and dedication to her students will be sincerely missed, and her commitment to helping students succeed will be remembered by those who had the pleasure of knowing her.
A memorial service for McKenzie will be held at Laurier in September and more details will be shared when they become available. An online book of condolences is also available as part of the Logan Evans Funeral Home memorial for McKenzie.
The loss of an instructor has a profound impact on students and the university community. There are services and supports available for those who need them:
- Student Wellness Centres: 519.884.0710 x3146 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Waterloo) or 519.756.8228 or email@example.com (Brantford).
- Delton Glebe Counselling Centre: 519.884.3305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dean of Students’ Office: 519.884.0710 x3533 or email@example.com (Waterloo) or 519.756.8228 x5716 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Brantford).
- Laurier Human Resources employee and family assistance program: 519.884.0710 x2007 or email@example.com.