Vigil to remember victims of plane crash in Iran
A message from UM President and Vice-Chancellor David Barnard:
The University of Manitoba is deeply saddened by the news of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed near Tehran Tuesday night. This horrific and heartrending tragedy is being felt across our country and here at home. We have now received several corroborating reports that three UM alumni, a graduate student and an International College of Manitoba (ICM) student were on board. Together, we mourn the loss of every passenger and remember those we knew as classmates, friends, students, colleagues and family members.
The University of Manitoba Iranian Students Association, U of M Spiritual Care and I would like to welcome anyone impacted by this tragic event to attend a vigil in honour of the victims. The event will be held:
Friday, Jan. 10
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
EITC Atrium, Faculty of Engineering
Fort Garry campus
I would like to thank the University of Manitoba Iranian Students Association, the Faculty of Engineering and Student Affairs for working together to support our community in this way.
It was a shock to hear about this enormous tragedy. I knew one of the victims personally, and I supervise or have supervised several students from Iran who have suffered more personally as a result of this event.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the grieving relatives and friends of the unfortunate victims.