Condolence Notice -- Elijah de Guzman

July 27, 2009
The University community expresses its most sincere condolences to the family, and friends for the late Elijah de Guzman, who passed away as the result of a drowning accident on the Oldman River on Wednesday, July 22.

De Guzman, 27, was most recently enrolled in the New Media program at the U of L, and was known to be a hardworking student who was just beginning what looked to be a prosperous career as a New Media technology innovator.

While at the U of L, he developed a 3D Computer simulation for speech – showing how the lips and tongue are positioned to create different sounds.

Professor James Graham recalls him saying he was inspired by wanting to help his mom learn English. The simulation would probably have great practical applications for speech therapy and language instruction.

Elijah is survived by his parents, Rod and Enonie, and two siblings: Lezar, 21 and a U of L student, and Leia, 19, who attends Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.

At this time there is no confirmed date or location for a memorial service. This notice will be updated once that information becomes available.

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