Queen’s confirms death of Global Development Studies student

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Leah Battista

On Nov. 4, Queen’s confirmed the death of student Leah Battista, ArtSci ’19. According to the Queen’s Gazette, she passed away suddenly over the weekend.

Battista was a Global Development Studies major and a Spanish minor. She was also working towards a Certificate in Business and was on the Dean’s Honour List in her first and second years. 

In a statement, Principal Woolf said, “on behalf of the Queen’s community, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Leah’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with them at this time.”

Battista’s family requested that their privacy be respected at this time. In honour  of Leah, flags on campus will be lowered this week.


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