UOttawa students call for more mental health services following deaths

May 27, 2019

The University of Ottawa’s new student union is calling for more on-campus mental health resources following the deaths of two students, reports CBC. Although details of the students’ deaths have not been released, UOttawa President and Vice-Chancellor Jacques Frémont reminded students to use the available mental health services on campus. CBC adds that students voted in favour of a fee increase to fund more services through UOttawa’s Student Academic Success Service. The student union said that it hopes the student-funded increase will be matched by the university to bring in more counsellors. Student council member Natasha-Lyne Roy added that students would also like to see applied suicide intervention skills training provided by the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention. CBC (ON)