The University of Guelph community is mourning the death of Kean McKenzie, a first-year bachelor of arts (English) student, whose passing was announced by his family on New Year’s Day.
He was among eight pedestrians in Toronto hit by a vehicle on Dec. 26. As of Jan. 4, more than $55,000 had been raised for Kean’s family through a GoFundMe campaign. Condolences can be shared with Kean’s family through an online memorial page.
Details on a memorial service for Kean will be shared as they become available. Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast on Jan. 10 in Kean’s honour.
Support services and initiatives are available for all students, faculty and staff, including:
- Multi-Faith Resource Team, Ext. 58909
- Student Counselling Services, Ext. 53244
- Crisis Text Line, text “UofG” to 686868
- Employee assistance program for faculty and staff, 1-800-265-8310
This message is shared with the community following University protocol.