University Mourns Passing of Student, Flags at Half-Mast May 22

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The University of Guelph community is mourning the death of Katherine (Katie) McElweenie, a fourth year B.Sc (Hons) biomed student, who passed away May 10.

Condolences to Katie’s family may be shared through an online memorial on the Coutts Funeral Home website. A live stream of the private funeral service will be available May 22 at 1 p.m. via the funeral home’s website.

Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast May 21 in Katie’s honour.

Support services and initiatives are available for all faculty, staff and students, including:

  • Student Counselling Services, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53244
  • Crisis Text Line, text “UofG” to 686868
  • Multi-Faith Resource Team, 519-824-4120, Ext. 58909
  • Employee assistance program for faculty and staff, 1-800-265-8310

This message is shared with the community following University protocol.