University of Calgary

University of Calgary mourns death of student Danielle Kendall

The University of Calgary has learned that Danielle Kendall was killed in a climbing accident in Ecuador on Sunday, June 2.

Danielle had just completed her degree in chemical engineering, minoring in petroleum engineering, with the Schulich School of Engineering.

A dedicated athlete, Danielle was a member of the 2012-2013 Dinos Women’s Track and Field Team where she earned both personal and team medals.

Guy Gendron, Dean, Schulich School of Engineering says, “Danielle was a great all-rounder, excelling both at academics and sports. She truly exemplified the Schulich spirit. As a parent with children of Danielle’s age, I can relate to the deep pain her parents and the rest of her family are going through. My thoughts are with them in this time of great sadness and loss.”

Dr. Ian Gates, professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at Schulich who taught Danielle a course and supervised her final Capstone Project this past year says, “This is very tragic news for our students who knew her and were inspired by her energy and enthusiasm, as well as her professors for whom she was an ideal student, a combination of intelligence, curiosity, diligence, and excellence.”

Doug Lamont, Dinos Head Track and Field Coach who coached Danielle for all five years says, “Danielle was one of the most intense people I knew.  She gave her all in everything that she did and in the five years she was with the program she was a foundation of the team and all of its success.”

The University of Calgary extends its deepest condolences to the Kendall family and her many friends at Schulich and on the Dinos.