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Student dies in University of Guelph residence

Police confirm death not considered suspicious
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A student died Saturday morning in a residence at the University of Guelph.

Guelph Police said that the death is not considered suspicious and there is no further investigation planned.

It is the second student death in a residence this semester. A female student died in South Residence on Nov. 1.

A press release on the University of Guelph web site said that the student died Saturday morning in the Lennox-Addington Residence.

The family has been notified, but the student’s name has not been released to the public, the U of G release said.

The University’s Counselling Services is working with Student Housing Services to provide support for the residence community. The student lived in LA 3-A West.

“The entire U of G family is shocked and saddened by the loss of one of our students,” said U of G president Franco Vaccarino.

“We’re reminded once again how fragile life is. We must reach out and come together as a community to support the family and friends of this student and one another in this time of sorrow.”

The university reminded people of counselling services and other supports available to assist students and employees, including:

Student Counselling Services, Ext. 53244

Student Support Network (drop in hours are noon to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, Raithby House)

Good2Talk Helpline, 1-866-925-5454

Employee Assistance Program for faculty and staff, Ext. 52133

Multi-Faith Resource Team, Ext. 52392.



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