The University of Guelph community is mourning the death of Dr. Gopinadhan Paliyath, a professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture, who passed away Sept. 11.

A celebration of life is planned for Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home in Waterloo. Condolences to Gopinadhan’s family may be shared through an online memorial site. Campus flags are currently at half-mast and will remain so on Sept. 19 to honour the passing of both Gopinadhan and Queen Elizabeth II.

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

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

This message is shared with the community following University protocol.