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UBC Okanagan Global | March 5, 2022

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Update on the death of Harmandeep Kaur

It has been over six weeks since the tragic death of Harmandeep Kaur shook our campus, and today the RCMP and the BC Prosecution Service have announced charges. This will undoubtedly and understandably bring with it strong emotions from her family and friends, as well as our campus community.

We stand together as a campus and offer our condolences and support to those struggling with this news. As we expressed to Harmandeep’s family the last time we spoke, we are all shattered by her passing and our collective hearts are with them. I hope we all can find the strength to seek out the many supports and services offered to students, faculty and staff at this challenging time.

I’ve been deeply touched by the compassion and generosity of our community during this distressing time and I have no doubt that will continue as we come to terms with this latest development.

Please be patient and kind as we navigate the weeks and months to come. We must also let due process run its course and place our trust in the criminal justice system.


There will be many questions to come, and we will do our best to answer them as we are able.



Lesley Cormack
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal
UBC Okanagan

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