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President’s message on bus driver fatally attacked on campus

February 14, 2017 — 

The following is a message from University of Manitoba President David Barnard:

On behalf of the entire University of Manitoba community, I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Irvine Fraser, the transit driver killed Tuesday morning on the Fort Garry Campus. All of us wish them strength in this difficult time.

I also extend condolences to the deceased’s colleagues at Winnipeg Transit, and thank them for the invaluable service they provide to our community every day. Our wishes are for their continued safety.

Thank you also to the Winnipeg Police Service. WPS has the suspect in custody and has confirmed that there is no ongoing security concern; the suspect has no evident association with the University of Manitoba.

Our community is reassured by the arrest that has been made. At the same time, our hearts and minds remain with the family and loved ones of Mr. Fraser.

Tragic events like this morning’s reaffirm our collective commitment to building a stronger, safer shared community.

More details on the police investigation are available on their website. 

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