Western mourns death of Social Science student

The Western community is mourning the death of Zohaib Jailani, 19, a Social Science student from Brampton, Ont. who died Friday, June 29, in Toronto.

Zohaib was entering his third year of studies within the Faculty of Social Science, pursuing a degree in Media, Information and Technoculture with an honours specialization in Political Science. A funeral was held in Brampton on July 3.

Western Campus Community Police Service confirmed Zohaib was a pedestrian when he was struck by a motor vehicle and died as a result of his injuries. A police investigation involving the driver of the vehicle is ongoing.

Western will lower the flag on University College in Zohaib’s honour on July 6.

The Western community joins Zohaib’s family in mourning this tragic loss and is reminding its campus community that counselling services are available to assist faculty, students and staff. Visit the Health and Wellness website for help.