Brock changes location for vigil for slain student

A vigil will be held on the Brock University campus Friday, Dec. 8 to honour first-year Medical Sciences student Yosif Al-Hasnawi. 

He was shot while trying to intervene as two men were accostinog an older man in downtown Hamiltion Saturday night. 
A memorial fund is also being organized to create a scholarship in Al-Hasnawi’s name to remember the 19-year-old Hamilton resident.
The service will take place at 3 p.m. at  Pond Inlet, which is located in the Mackenzie Chown Complex. This will start promptly at 3 p.m..

More information can be found on the Student Justice Centre Facebook page.

In addition, donations are now being collected to establish the Yosif Al-Hasnawi Memorial Fund, which will be used to establish a scholarship in his name. 

Donations can be made online at or by phone at 905-688-5550 x4190.
Cheques payable to “Brock University” with “In memory of Yosif Al-Hasnawi” in the reference line can be mailed to Development and Alumni Relations, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1.h the story slug.