Queen’s statement regarding recent assault conviction

Queen’s statement regarding recent assault conviction

August 31, 2017


Through a recent media report, the university was made aware of a court case in which a “hockey player” was convicted of assault; while this individual has never been a member of the varsity hockey team or involved with any Queen’s athletic programs, the university was extremely disheartened to learn that he is a Queen’s student.

The university understands and sympathizes with the emotions that people are expressing about this case.

When the university becomes aware that a member of the Queen’s community has been charged with or convicted of a violent crime, an assessment is conducted to determine if there is a risk to the Queen’s community. Due to privacy considerations, we will not speak publicly about specific students or the outcomes of such matters.

We are taking steps to assess the safety and protect the wellbeing of individuals within our community. This is the university’s top priority.

Any student in need of support is encouraged to contact Student Wellness Services at 613-533-6000 ext. 78264, or the Interfaith Chaplaincy at 613-533-2186 or Good2Talk, a 24/7 confidential and anonymous post-secondary student helpline at 1-866-925-5454.