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Moment of silence for victims of Flight PS752

On Wednesday at 1 pm, universities across Canada will honour those lost in Jan. 8 plane crash

Canada’s universities will share a minute of silence at 1 pm EST on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in remembrance of all who died on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 in Iran.

Amir Moradi vigil
Queen's student Amir Moradi was one of the 176 victims of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 in Iran. (University Communications)

One of the 176 lives lost was Amir Moradi, an undergraduate student at Queen’s. Many others on the flight had close connections to the Canadian post-secondary education sector as lecturers, professors, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

“It is important for us to take this moment to acknowledge the loss of family, friends, and colleagues and to reflect on how this tragic news has affected university communities across the country,” says Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane. “I encourage all members of the Queen’s community to join together in this moment of silence.”

A vigil for Moradi and the other victims was held in the McLaughlin Room of the JDUC on Friday, Jan. 10.

The university offers a range of services for those in need of support.

Students are encouraged to contact QUIC at 613-533-2604, Faith and Spiritual Life at 613-533-2186, or Student Wellness Services at 613-533-2506. Empower Me provides 24/7 confidential counselling by phone and online, and a post-secondary student helpline called Good2Talk is also available for 24/7 confidential support at 1-866-925-5454.