Rhonda L. Lenton, president and vice-chancellor of York University, sends the following message to the University community:
It is with great sadness that I inform you that a member of the York University community, a student, died in hospital after being struck by a vehicle near the Keele Campus, late Tuesday. Out of respect for the family we are not able to share the student’s name, at this time.
On behalf of the entire York community, we extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.
Dealing with sudden and unexpected loss is not easy, and York University has services and supports in place for our community members who are impacted and need help in dealing with this tragedy. Our team is reaching out to community members who are most directly affected.
The University will continue to work with the Toronto Police Service as needed, and we will also provide updates to the community as information becomes available.
If you are a student in need of support, I urge you to reach out to our Student Community Relations team at 416-736-5231 or the Personal Counselling team at 416-736-5297. For after-hours support, please call the 24/7 Good2Talk line at 1-866-925-5454.
For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-844-880-9142 (English), 1-844-880-9143 (French), or 1- 877-338-0275 (TTY).
We mourn this tragic loss of life together.