President Meric Gertler talks to CBC, Globe and Mail about actions University is taking on mental

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U of T President Meric Gertler (photo by Jon Horvatin)

University of Toronto President Meric Gertler said he was devastated to learn of the death of a student on campus last week, particularly since the university has been working to address issues surrounding mental health on campus for the past six months.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this student,” President Gertler said in an interview Wednesday on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning.

He added that U of T has taken several steps to boost its mental health services in recent months, including the addition of drop-in counselling at Robarts Library during exam season and a free service for international students that allows them to receive support in dozens of languages via a smartphone app.

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