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The Queen’s community mourns

Hundreds attend the vigil to remember student Amir Moradi and the other 175 people killed in the plane crash in Iran

  • Amir Moradi vigil
    Amir Moradi, a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science, died in the plane crash in Iran on Wednesday, Jan. 8. (Communications Staff)
  • Amir Moradi Vigil Iranian Student Association
    Members of the Queen's Iranian Student Association speak about the grief felt in the wake of the plane crash in Iran that claimed 176 lives. (Communications Staff)
  • Amir Moradi Vigil - McLaughlin Room
    Hundreds of Queen's community members fill McLaughlin Room in the JDUC to remember student Amir Moradi and the victims of the plane crash in Iran. (Communications Staff)
  • Amir Moradi Vigil
    Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane speaks with the Queen's community members waiting in the Robert Sutherland Room. (Communications Staff)
  • Amir Moradi Vigil - Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane
    Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane talks about the impact of the loss of Queen's student Amir Moradi and the other victims. (Communications Staff)

Members of the Queen’s community gathered to remember the victims of Wednesday’s crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 in Iran, including Amir Moradi, a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

The vigil, hosted by the Queen’s Iranian Student Association and the Office of Faith and Spiritual Life,  was held in McLaughlin Room at the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) and brought together students, faculty, staff, and administration members including Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane.

Hundreds of people left messages of condolence after listening to heartfelt words from members of the Iranian Student Association, friends of Moradi, and his cousin. Principal Deane spoke about how the tragedy has had a powerful impact not only at Queen’s but across the Canadian post-secondary sector as well.

Students in need of support 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.