Monday, August 10, 2015
Stefan Djordjevic

Updated October 6, 2015:

Memorial Ceremony for Stefan at the Faculty of Law

Thursday October 22nd, 9:30 – 10:30 in Alumni Hall, Victoria University

All are welcome


The Faculty of Law is deeply saddened to announce the passing of JD/MBA student Stefan Djordjevic on August 8, 2015. He had completed his second year of the combined program, and was a member of the Class of 2017.

Stefan was a Varsity athlete, and had played on the University of Toronto water polo team. As a member of Canada’s national water polo team, he assisted the team in landing a silver at the 2011 Pan Am games in Mexico City.

This summer he was an MBA intern at the firm of Duff and Phelps. He also provided private tutoring for students studying for the LSAT, and was a peer mentor for first-year law students. Stefan volunteered at Downtown Legal Services, and was a student ambassador for the Ontario Bar Association and JD/MBA association.

He obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology at York University and was on the dean’s list. He will be greatly missed by the U of T community across various faculties.

Grief counsellors will be available to meet with students at the law school on Tuesday August 11th at 3:00 pm in FA3 in Falconer Hall. In addition, Assistant Dean Alexis Archbold is available to speak with students individually. Students can contact her directly, including after hours, at

Funeral service information can be found here.

We extend our sincere condolences to Stefan’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with them during this time.

If you wish, please share your memories of Stefan Djordjevic below:


I only really got to know Stefan over this past year. Despite the relatively short time I knew him, we became very close friends. We shared a similar sense of humour and directness, and for whatever other reason we clicked very easily. He's someone I always felt extremely comfortable to be around and very happy to spend time with. But he also pushed me to be better, both on the squash courts and in the classroom.

Stefan was a man of ambition, drive and determination. He was charming, confident, and had a tremendous joix de vivre and spirit; he was ready to get everything he could out of life. And I know he did while he was with us. But he deserved much more time. Much more. I am terribly saddened that we have lost him, and so sorry for his family for whom no words or actions can console such a loss. All I can say is that he was an exceptional friend, and I will miss him deeply.

Stefan, I would not be who I am without you. You were my inspiration, my motivation and my rock. You were always striving for more and helping everyone around you be better. This world will not be the same without you, and I certainly will always be incomplete. I miss you, and will always miss you. I hope you are resting in piece. See you someday -- have a drink waiting up there for me. Love always from your favourite little sis.

he was a great kid, well behaved, the pride of his parents! rest in peace dear angel!!!

You were one of my first friends at the law school, and I knew from the moment we met that we'd be friends for life. It's heart-breaking to think that you'll no longer be around. I'll never forget the long nights we spent cramming for exams and the even longer nights spent celebrating being done them. You helped me through some of the most important decisions in my life and your wisdom and rational perspective on life helped me more than you know. Thank you for your amazing sense of humour, easy-going attitude and your kind heart. You left us too soon and you will be missed immensely.

To your amazing family: Stefan loved you so much and talked about you all the time. My sincerest condolences for your loss.

We were classmates but never had a chance to really to talk each other. One time, I had a chance to have a chat while walking on the hallway and he was actually really nice. Not just typical generic question and replies, but actually asked deeper about my interests and shared his interest. I also met him at the gym, saw him focusing on exercising and briefly said hi in brightly and went back to workout. I had a good respect for him since then for his energy. He was a nice guy.

Rest in Peace.