The Queen’s community mourns

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

By Communications Staff

January 10, 2020


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.

Remembering Amir Moradi
A funeral service for Queen’s students Amir Moradi, one of the 176 victims killed when Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020. The Funeral Service will be held 1:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 26 at Elgin Mills Funeral Center, 1591 Elgin Mills Rd., Richmond Hill, ON. A reception to celebrate his Amir’s life will follow at 4 pm at Persian Palace Restaurant, 10711 Yonge St. Richmond Hill.

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.