05/07/2013 21:51 EDT | Updated 07/07/2013 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia woman dies in Cancun

CBC News has learned that a woman who recently graduated from Acadia University has died while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico, with friends.

Scott Roberts, a spokesperson for the school, said the university was informed Tuesday morning. Roberts said the student was from Nova Scotia but wouldn't provide any more details about her death.

The Department of Foreign Affairs released a statement saying they are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who passed away in Mexico," the statement reads.

The department also would not provide any more details on the woman’s death.