The University of Guelph community is mourning the death of Dr. Wei Zhang, professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, who passed away on May 21, 2024. 

A service to celebrate Zhang will be held at Glen Oaks Funeral Home (3164 Ninth Line, Oakville) on Sunday, May 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for visitation, with a service to follow in the Glen Oaks Chapel at 11 a.m. Condolences to Zhang’s family may be shared through the funeral home’s website. 

Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast on Monday, May 27 in Zhang’s honour. 

Support services and initiatives are available for all faculty, staff and students, including: 

  • Multi-Faith Resource Team, 519-824-4120 Ext. 58909 
  • Student Counselling Services, 519-824-4120 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.