Statement on the Passing of U of A Students

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness enveloping our campus today. Two of our students and a former student lost their lives in a tragic car accident yesterday and a fourth person is in serious condition in hospital. On behalf of our university community, I wish to send my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the students who died. Our thoughts are with the survivor.

I urge any member of our university community who has been affected to reach out to the supports available from the university and the surrounding community.

This is a sad day for the University of Alberta, and most especially for the families and those closest to these young people. I know that our supportive community will come together and hope that our caring thoughts will, over time, help bring some small measure of peace to those who have lost loved ones this weekend.

Indira V. Samarasekera
President and Vice-Chancellor