Web Statement from the President about the death of two students

- University of Victoria

It is with profound sadness and deep regret that I inform you that two students have passed away as a result of a bus crash mid-Island on the way to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the students’ families and loved ones, to whom we offer our sincerest condolences. We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community, including roommates, friends, classmates and professors who were in contact with them during their time on campus.

The university has put in place measures to help those closest to these students deal with this trying situation. As a matter of privacy, the university will not be disclosing personal information about students

We encourage students who need support on the weekend to contact Campus Security Services at 250-721-7599 for counselling services.

Faculty and staff can contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program, 844-880-9142.

The University of Victoria wishes to respect the families’ privacy at this time. In light of this, we ask that you keep our students’ families, friends and colleagues in mind in your communications and social media interactions.

Let us remember to support one another during this difficult time.

Jamie Cassels
University of Victoria