Friday, June 3, 2022 — McGill University lowered its flag today to honour the memory of Hannah Wallace. Hannah, a U3 student in the Bachelor of Education Secondary English program, passed away suddenly on May 4, 2022. She was known to have been a talented teacher, writer, and gentle soul.
The family has published a GoFundMe page for those who would like to offer their sympathies and contribute to help cover the cost of counselling for Hannah's siblings. Funds are also being devoted towards a Memorial Graduate Fund in Hannah’s name. The memorial service took place Sunday, May 22 in Val David.
For students in our community who our grieving the loss of Hannah or who are struggling to cope with mental health issues, we urge you to please take advantage of the free resources available to you, through McGill or other local services:
- Make an appointment with our Local Wellness Advisor
- Those who may need priority appointments at the Student Wellness Hub, contact casemanager [at] mcgill.ca
- Use the Keep.meSAFE mental health counselling service, specializing in student support: 1.844.451.9700 or download the MySSP app
- Connect with Suicide Action Montreal (24h/7d): 514.723.4000 or infosam [at] suicideactionmontreal.qc.ca
McGill faculty and staff in need of counselling or mental health resources should refer to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), connect with LifeWorks, or consult Central Human Resources' Metal Health listings.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Wallace family and to Hannah’s friends, teachers, and colleagues.