A UBC student fell to their death at a construction site near UBC’s student recreation centre. (Submitted photo)

UPDATED: Man killed in fatal fall at UBC was student: emails

Mental health services, including counselling, have been made available

The person who died after falling off a crane at UBC last week has been identified as a student.

Vice-president of students Louise Cowin sent an email to students on Friday, a day after a person had fallen from a crane at a construction site near the Student Recreation Building at the Point Grey campus.

“It is with deep regret that I inform you that this was a student from our UBC community,” the email sent Friday reads.

“During times like these, it is important to remember that we are all part of the UBC community. I encourage each of you to continue to look out for one another, and help those in need, to access the supports available.”

Counselling has been made available to all students, the email said.

Neither the police nor the coroners service has released the student’s name.

Just Posted

NHL official from Penticton celebrates milestone

Shane Heyer will officiate his 2,000th NHL game on Feb. 25

A taste of the Olympics

Nearly 300 students at Uplands Elementary School took part in their own Olympics

Okanagan Falls pot shop proposal causes concern

Concerns rising in rural areas about marijuana stores

Vees on the hunt at home

Penticton Vees play their final two games of the regular season at home for all the marbles

Heavy snowfall for Coquihalla

Kelowna - Snowfall is expected to continue on the highway until Sunday

VIDEO: What you need to know today at the B.C. Games

B.C. Winter Games athletes work for gold in the last full day of competition

Looking back at the 1979 B.C. Games: Good memories, even better jackets

39 years later, Kamloops is hosting the Winter Games again, with some volunteers returning

BCHL Today: Cowichan Caps play spoiler and Nanaimo wins 10th straight game

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week second parent leave: official

Goal behind the measure is to give parents more incentive to share child-rearing responsibilities

Notley says Alberta watching B.C. court bid closely, will get no free ride on it

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ended the three-week ban on B.C. wine, calming the trade war

Trudeau ends troubled India trip in his comfort zone of hockey and youth

The players, 18-25, came to New Delhi from Ladakhi in northern India, as part of outreach program

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Kim Boutin named Canada’s flag bearer for closing ceremony

Two more medals for Canada, including the bronze in men’s hockey

Most Read