On Jan. 8, 176 people, including Queen’s undergraduate student Amir Moradi, were killed when their plane was shot down near Tehran. 138 of the passengers were en route to Canada, and many of those had affiliations with Canadian universities as students, researchers,
“This tragic loss was a blow to the academic community and to Canada,” said Principal Deane. “But in this time of crisis, we are coming together to heal and cope.”
Queen’s is one of a number of Canadian universities to launch funds in the victims’ memory. The Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide support to Iranian students in financial need. Queen’s will match all donations up to $250,000.
“The Queen’s community continues to mourn the loss of Amir and all the victims of Flight PS752,” said Principal Deane. “By launching this memorial fund, we hope to honour the memory of a promising student. As we work to overcome our sadness and grief, this fund will enable us to create a legacy to help others.”
Flags on Queen’s campus were lowered, and the Queen’s Iranian Student Association and the Office of Faith and Spiritual Life held a vigil in McLaughlin Hall to remember Amir Moradi and the 175 others killed in the crash.
If you wish to donate to the memorial fund, please visit givetoqueens.ca and choose The Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Fund.