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Updated statement on Iran plane crash

Queen’s mourns loss of student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Queen’s University is mourning the loss of one of its students who was on board the plane that crashed in Iran on Wednesday.

Amir Moradi was enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Queen's contacted the family to offer support and condolences.

"Having just received new information, it is with great sadness that I must now convey that one of our undergraduate students has perished in the plane crash tragedy in Iran. That tragedy, which has touched so many of our higher education institutions in Canada, has now affected Queen’s directly. We offer our condolences to Amir's family and friends and to all the members of our community mourning loved ones and colleagues,” says Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

Flags on campus have been lowered to commemorate all of the lives lost.

The university is also reaching out directly to students from Iran to let them know of the support and services available on campus, and many of these students have been meeting at the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) to find fellowship and support.

The campus community is urged to reach out in support to anyone they may know who has been impacted by this terrible event.

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.

This statement will be updated as further information is made available.