Statement on the Tragic Deaths of Two Students

Today our UBC community is mourning the tragic deaths of two students, struck and killed by a car early this morning on Northwest Marine Drive.

It is difficult to comprehend and express the enormity of the loss of these two bright and promising young adults.
On behalf of the university, I wish to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.
Our community mourns with you.

I know some at UBC, particularly students in residence, are just now learning of this terrible incident. I want you to know there are grief and trauma counselling supports available to you. Please speak to your residence life manager to access those supports as you need to.

I also understand there are many questions still to be answered as University RCMP continue to investigate, and I expect more details will emerge in the coming days that may further deepen our sadness. Out of respect for the privacy of the families, the university will not be revealing the identities of the students at this time.

This is an awful tragedy. Please take care of each other.

Santa Ono