The University Students’ Council issued the following statement regarding the death of a Western student last week:
The USC is saddened to learn of the passing of Olivia Vaseleniuck, a student in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Education Program. Our thoughts are with Olivia’s friends and family, and the fellow students who have been impacted by this tragic event. During this time, we must lean on one another as we mourn this loss as a community.
For more information, visit: https://studentexperience.uwo.ca/student_experience/in_memoriam.html
We encourage those who need support to reach out to the resources listed below.
USC Peer Support Centre: A safe space in which students can express their feelings and explore resource options. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., UCC – Room 76
USC Health and Wellness Resources: https://www.mystudentplan.ca/purplecare/en/home
Western Health and Wellness Counselling appointments available for individuals needing mental health support, in person, via video conference or telephone: https://www.uwo.ca/health/psych/index.html
Good2Talk: Free confidential mental health helpline available 24/7. Call 1 (866) 925-5454