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Principal’s statement

Principal Patrick Deane shares statement on accident involving child at summer camp on July 31.

Yesterday afternoon, I was deeply concerned to learn a young child was struck by a car while returning from a Queen's camp outing at City Park. The child was immediately taken to hospital by ambulance and placed under the care of physicians for non-life threatening injuries.

I want to personally extend my deepest sympathy to our camper and the camper’s family.

At Queen’s, our top priority remains the safety and well-being of our campers and staff. I have directed the Provost to ensure this incident is fully reviewed. I have also directed all staff at Queen’s camps to immediately review their safety procedures.

I commend the actions of camp staff who acted quickly under very difficult circumstances. Counselling for any of those affected by this is being made available.

On behalf of the university, I want to convey our continued support for the family. 

– Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University