It is with great sadness that I report to you that Shannon Laverty, entering her second year in English Literature, died unexpectedly on July 6th. Our prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

Details of the funeral arrangements can be found here.

We recognize that students may be impacted by the loss of Shannon. Counselling support is available to any student who would like to speak to a counsellor. This can be arranged by contacting Student Support Services at:

Wemple Hall, Room 157,

Telephone at 519-433-3491 ext. 4321


You can also contact your Campus Ministry team right here at King's.

At Western there's the Student Development Centre - Psychological Services.

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Western Student Services. Building 4100


Additionally, The Good to Talk service is accessible 24/7 by contacting 1-866-925-5454.

Faculty and staff can contact the Thames Valley Family Services through the Employee Assistance Program.

EAP contact information is:

Daytime: 1-877-433-0701
After Hours: 1-800-668-9920
For TTY service: 1-888-234-0414