Two members of McGill University, Prof Michael Moss and graduate Elizabeth Russel died in Mumbai terror.


We wish to offer our deepest sympathies to all those affected by the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. On behalf of the University, Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, extends condolences to the families of two members of the McGill community, Professor Michael Moss and graduate Elizabeth Russell, who died in the tragic events.


Dr. Moss was an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Family Medicine and a doctor at the Julius Richardson Convalescent Hospital. His partner, Elizabeth Russell, earned a diploma and three degrees in nursing and social work from McGill.


“We are deeply saddened by this horrific news, and condemn the senseless violence that led to their deaths. I cannot comprehend the shock and grief their families and friends, and indeed, the loved ones of all the victims, must be feeling at this time. Our thoughts are with all of them,” says Professor Munroe-Blum.


“Both Dr. Moss and Elizabeth Russell devoted themselves to caring for others. It is simply tragic that their lives were brought to such an abrupt and brutal end.” Dr. Richard I. Levin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Principal (Health Affairs), Professor Wendy Thomson, Director of the School of Social Work, and Dr. Martin Dawes, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, also join in offering their heartfelt condolences.


Many of McGill’s students, staff and alumni have close ties to India, and the University is offering help to any members of the community touched by this tragedy.  

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