The University Students’ Council issued the following statement regarding the death of a student earlier this week.
The USC is devastated with the news of the passing of Gabriel Neil, a first-year health science student. Our sincere condolences are extended to Gabriel’s family and friends, and our thoughts are with those within our campus community who have been impacted by this tragic event. We have recently received permission to share our condolences for the loss of a fellow Mustang.
We know this tragedy will be difficult to process given how challenging the past few days have been for our student community. We are postponing our programming this upcoming week so students can take some time to process and access health and wellness resources.As we take time to grieve this loss, we hope we can lean on one another and support each other through this difficult time.
Please take care of yourselves and each other. We all deserve to feel safe on campus and we know our community does not right now.
Please reach out to us if you need help accessing supports listed below.
USC Health and Wellness: https://www.mystudentplan.ca/purplecare/en/home
Western Health and Wellness Counselling appointments available for individuals needing mental health support, in person, via video conference or telephone: https://www.uwo.ca/health/psych/index.html
The USC, Western University, and the City of London offer several different resources available to all students.
You can review a compiled list here: https://www.mystudentplan.ca/purplecare/en/mywellness/resources?fbclid=IwAR1bxJydQmoL6N0u7E87G6R96bW_nyZgjOqCvlLdRuSbuhhAZa3sQCNmAN8