Statement on the tragic death of a UBC student

The University of British Columbia community of students, faculty, staff and alumni are saddened to learn of the tragic death of a UBC student during the Reading Week break for the Olympic Games, UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope said today.

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating the death, which occurred in hospital, and have not released the student’s name.

Prof. Toope expressed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the university to the student’s family and friends.