First-year student Kyle Kinsella died Tuesday morning. Kinsella, Sci ’14, was from Kingston and lived in Waldron Tower.
AMS President Safiah Chowdhury said the AMS executive was saddened by the news.
“Each death is affecting us separately. The news of another death set us back,” she said. “It’s a very sombre thing.
“It made us consider what we need to do. We started to strategize with our council on how to increase support to students.” Chaplain Brian Yealland said the news of Kinsella’s death is devastating for the entire community.
“We’re all just in a state of shock,” he said, adding that he’s working to provide outreach to students during this difficult time. “There are a copious number of discussions going on … to bring to our attention the needs, the struggles [and] the issues that our students are facing.”
Anyone needing support is encouraged to contact Health, Counselling and Disability Services at 613-533-6000 x 78264 and/or University Chaplain Brian Yealland at 613-533-2186.
Students can also contact the AMS Peer Support Centre (x 75111) which is open seven days a week as a drop-in service or by appointment from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. in room 32 of the JDUC.
— Clare Clancy