To: Students in Vancouver
Yesterday, you may be aware that the RCMP confirmed a fatality on our Vancouver campus. It is with deep regret that I inform you, today, that this was a student from our UBC community.
Death can be difficult for us to understand, especially when it is sudden. Many of us may be confronted with a variety of emotions which might include shock, sadness and confusion. I know that those of you who have been affected will seek the support of family and friends. Please know that UBC cares about every member of our community and we are here for you as well.
If you want to talk to a professional about this tragic event there are many resources available:
UBC Counselling Services: https://students.ubc.ca/health-wellness/mental-health-support-counselling-services
Room 1040, Brock Hall
1874 East Mall
UBC Student Health Service: https://students.ubc.ca/health-wellness/student-health-service
2211 Wesbrook Mall, Room M334
Our Chaplains from a variety of faiths are also available to help: https://students.ubc.ca/campus-life/religion-spirituality/chaplains
I recognize that heading into the weekend UBC Counselling Service and Student Health Service will be closed. Through the AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan, students have access to Empower Me, a mental health service offering 24/7 counselling support. They can be reached toll-free at 1-844-741-6389.
During times like these it is important to remember that we are all part of the UBC community. In the coming days and beyond, I encourage each of you to continue to look out for one another, and help those in need, to access the supports available.