SMU offers condolences for death of student

February 28, 2014

Saint Mary’s University is offering condolences to the family and friends of Loretta Saunders, an Aboriginal student who was found dead on Wednesday. Saunders, who was studying criminology at SMU and planning to write her honours thesis on missing and murdered Indigenous women, went missing on February 13; 2 people are in custody in Halifax in connection with her disappearance. SMU has issued a statement of condolence regarding Saunders’ death; the statement includes contact information for the university’s counselling centre and Aboriginal student advisor. SMU Statement | Globe and Mail