Third-year film student found dead on campus

Nadia Marzouca, a third-year film student at Ryerson, at a press conference for TIFF in August. (Instagram)

Nadia Marzouca, a third-year film student at Ryerson, at a press conference for TIFF in August. (Instagram)

Students and staff at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts are grieving after the death of a third-year film student.

Faculty of Communication and Design dean Charles Falzon said in a notice sent this morning that Nadia Marzouca was found dead on campus last night.

“She was a wonderful student, artist and friend to many people in our community,” he said. “I wish to offer my sincere condolences to those who knew her personally.”

A photograph of Marzouca stood in the Image Arts Building lobby Wednesday.

Toronto Paramedic Services confirmed they responded to a call to the Image Arts Building for a woman found without vital signs in a bathroom just after midnight on Sept. 30, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A memorial for third-year film student Nadia Marzouca stands in the Image Arts Building lobby on Sept. 30. (Madeline Smith / Ryersonian Staff)

A memorial for third-year film student Nadia Marzouca stands in the Image Arts Building lobby on Sept. 30. (Madeline Smith / Ryersonian Staff)

Falzon said arrangements are being made for support and counselling for faculty and staff. A drop-in session for students to “connect with each other, grieve together and seek support” was also arranged Wednesday afternoon, with counselling staff on site.

Those seeking support can contact the Ryerson counselling centre at 416-979-5195 or Good2Talk, the post-secondary student helpline, at 1-855-925-5454.

More to come.

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