Queen's University

Death of a student


Queen’s regrets to inform the community of the death of student Emma Purdie. Emma, who passed away July 13 in Peterborough after a tragic accident, recently completed her first year of study in the Faculty of Arts and Science and was a member of the Queen's Dance Pack. 

“On behalf of the Queen's community, I want to extend deep and sincere condolences to Emma's family and friends. Our thoughts are with them at this time,” says acting principal Alan Harrison.

A private family service will be held, and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Flags on campus will be lowered in Emma's memory.

Anyone in need of support is encouraged to contact Health, Counselling and Disability Services at 613-533-6000 ext.78264 and/or University Chaplain Brian Yealland at 613-533-2186. After hours, students are encouraged to contact Campus Security at 613-533-6080.

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