Flags at Half-Mast Wednesday in Memory of Student, Prof

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The University of Guelph’s campus flags were at half-mast Wednesday, Jan. 11, in memory of a U of G student and a professor.

Farzom Zarifi-Rad, a first-year student in marine and freshwater biology, died Jan. 7. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Smith’s Funeral Home-Brant Street Chapel, Burlington, Ont.

The lowering of the flags also honours professor Laurel Woodcock, who died Jan. 7. Woodcock was a professor in the School of Fine Art and Music and developed the Extended Practices Program in studio art. A memorial service will be held at a future date.

The University reminds people of its 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, 1.800.265.8310
Multi-Faith Resource Team, Ext. 52392