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Queen’s remembers student Leah Battista

Queen’s regrets to inform the community of the death of student Leah Battista (Artsci'19). Leah, who passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 4, was in her third year of studies at Queen’s.

"Leah Battista"
Leah Battista (Artsci'19) passed away on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Majoring in global development studies, with a minor in Spanish, Leah had completed her first year of studies at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle in England.  She was also working towards a Certificate in Business and was included in the Dean’s Honour List for both first and second year.

“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,” says Principal Daniel Woolf.

The family has requested that their privacy be respected at this time. Information regarding a celebration of life will be posted when available. Flags on campus will be lowered in Leah’s memory.

Anyone in need of support is encouraged to contact: Interfaith Chaplain Kate Johnson, chaplain@queensu.ca, 613-533-2186; and/or Student Wellness Services, counselling.services@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 ext. 78264; or Good2Talk, Ontario’s 24-hour post-secondary student helpline: 1-866-925-5454. After hours, students are encouraged to contact Campus Security at 613-533-6080.

Chaplain and counselling services will also be available on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 am-1 pm in the Sutherland Room, second floor JDUC, for those who wish to drop in.