It is with great sadness that we share the news of Stephanie Ye-Mowe's passing, a student in the Department of Knowledge Integration.

Stephanie had an outsized impact on the Waterloo community. As WUSA President with a seat on both the Senate and Board of Governors, Stephanie advocated fiercely for the needs of her fellow students. She was also very involved within the faculty.

“Stephanie was an integral part of the Environment community, supporting her peers and welcoming new students as an orientation coordinator this September,” said Dana Elrick, Student Transition and Engagement Officer from the Faculty of Environment. “Her involvement with orientation spans many years. She was an advocate for the student experience and extended this passion into the planning of orientation. Her impact on each volunteer, coordinator, first-year student, and staff member within orientation is immeasurable. On behalf of Environment orientation students and staff, Stephanie will be greatly missed. We will always value Stephanie’s contribution to the Environment community.” 

Stephanie was in the last term of her program. She is remembered by her friends as someone who cared deeply for community and as someone who was extremely trusted, reliable, and enthusiastic about making life better for people.

To learn more about Stephanie’s tremendous impact on campus, please read UWaterloo community mourns the loss of student leader.

Stephanie’s family is organizing an event to celebrate her life which is scheduled for Saturday, September 30 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Our thoughts are with her friends and family during this difficult period. She will be immensely missed.

Learning about this news can be difficult and if you need someone to speak to, help is available:

Counselling Services - 519-888-4096 (#2 on prompt for Counselling Services)  
EmpowerMe, Student Assistance Program  
Student Health Benefit (for private counselling)  
Mates (peer support) -  
Here 24/7 - 1-844-437-3247  
Health Services - Student Medical Clinic - 519-888-4096  
Grand River Hospital - 519-749-4300  
St. Mary's Hospital - 519-744-3311  
Good2Talk - 1-866-925-5454  
Crisis Services Canada - 1-833-456-4566 or by texting 45645    
The Coping Centre  
Bereaved Families of Ontario-Midwestern Region  
Canadian Mental Health Association (specific for support in grieving)

Employee based support for faculty and staff:  

Employee and Family Assistance Plan  
Employee Extended Health Benefits (private counselling)