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Statement on the loss of a student

June 23, 2011

Flags have been lowered on campus today in memory of second-year nursing student Ching Wong, who tragically died in a car crash on June 14th in Algonquin Provincial Park near Huntsville. We send our sincere condolences to Ms Wong’s family, friends and classmates. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those affected by the tragic loss. Arrangements have been made for a visitation and funeral service in Markham on Saturday, June 25th. Further information on these services can be found on the Queen's News Centre.

For students on campus seeking support, there are still plenty of resources available to you during the summer (listed below). Whether on or off campus, please take care of your needs by reaching out for help.

The University’s Health, Counselling and Disability Services is providing counselling. Students can contact HCDS at 613-533-6000 ext. 78264 or come to the LaSalle Building at 146 Stuart Street.

The Peer Support Centre is also available for students seeking a safe and confidential listening space to sit and talk with trained peer counsellors. You can book an appointment at peersupport@ams.queensu.ca or visit the office in room 32 of the JDUC (past the Publishing & Copy Centre) for a drop-in between the hours of 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
You can also call the Peer Support Centre at 613-533-6000 ext. 75111 to chat if you are off campus or are unable to come in to the Centre for whatever reason.

Students may also call Telephone Aid Line Kingston at 613-544-1771. Telephone Aid Line Kingston is a crisis, distress, befriending and information phone line.