'We've had enough': U of T students demand change in wake of campus suicides

March 20, 2019

Students at the University of Toronto staged a sit-in outside of President Meric Gertler’s office earlier this week, saying the administration has not adequately acknowledged a string of suicides over the last year. CBC reports that the sit-in was prompted by the death of a student over the weekend, the details of which the university has not disclosed. Executive Director of Health and Wellness Janine Robb told CBC that “something happened on campus,” but could not discuss any details. “We can continue to throw counsellors, psychiatrists, medical doctors at this issue, and it's never going to be enough,” said Robb, adding that the school needs to provide students with better coping strategies and support networks. CBC | The Star (subscription required) (ON)