Photo essay: UBC students erect memorial along NW Marine Drive to mourn car crash victims

Following the tragic car crash that claimed the lives of two student pedestrians early Sunday morning, a memorial has been erected at the site of the incident — behind c̓əsnaʔəm house in the Totem Park residence area — on Northwest Marine Drive.

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Such a devastating loss hangs heavy over the UBC community.

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Family, friends, peers and strangers have come to pay their respects over the past few days, leaving flower bouquets, candles and handwritten messages. What’s more, the memorial provides a space to grieve, to reflect — to feel — for those who may need it.

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Amid the tears and the anguish present on this small stretch of Marine Drive, there is also overwhelming love and camaraderie — evidence of the support we can offer one another in times of tragedy.

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If you are in need of support right now, the following resources are available: UBC Counselling Services, Student Assistance Program, AMS Peer Support, Here2Talk and Crisis Centre BC.