Students, friends and strangers gathered to remember third-year film student Nadia Marzouca at Lake Devo Thursday night. They held candles while watching a film Marzouca starred in and sharing one of her favourite foods — Oreos.
Marzouca was found dead in the Image Arts building just after midnight on Sept. 30.
A large black and white photo of Marzouca hung on a rock in front of the Image Arts building as dozens of people listened to her friends and classmates share their favourite memories of her.
People at the vigil said Marzouca was known for her work ethic and passion for her work.
“This girl is literally on every set you can ever be on,” said Luke Villemaire, a film student at Ryerson.
Film professor Alexandra Anderson remembered Marzouca’s spirit and described her as an “energetic pixie.”
“Remember Nadia as wonderful and full of life as she was to us,” Anderson said.
The Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) launched a donation drive Thursday to assist with the costs of Marzouca’s funeral service, and as of Friday afternoon, more than $4,500 had been raised. Funds will be accepted via Tilt until Oct. 8.