Griffith pays tribute to Sophie Collombet

Flags at half mast Gold Coast campus
As a mark of respect and mourning all flags at the University's campuses will be flown at half-mast this Thursday.

Griffith University has been deeply saddened by the news that Ms Sophie Collombet, one of our international postgraduate students, died in tragic circumstances last Friday.

The French international student was studying a Master of International Business at Griffith. Sophie was a bright student with excellent GPA. She was also highly motivated and had just started a Work Integrated Learning program through Education Queensland.

Griffith Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Powell and Griffith International Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Sarah Todd met with Ms Collombet’s classmates this morning.

Students have been offered counselling and Griffith is working closely with French authorities to help support the family.

“This is a tragic event and our deepest sympathies go to Sophie’s family and friends,” Professor Powell  said.

As a mark of respect and mourning for Ms Collombet, all flags at each flag station on each of the University’s campuses were flown at half-mast today.