Observing the third anniversary of the downing of Flight PS752

January 05, 2023

January 8, 2023 marks the third anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, which was shot down shortly after taking off from the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. Tragically, all 176 people onboard lost their lives, including 63 Canadians. Among those were four members of the UBC community: Dr. Mehran Abtahi, Niloofar Razzaghi, Zeynab Asadi Lari and Mohammadhossein Asadi Lari.

In response to the downing of Flight PS752 and other air disasters, January 8 has been declared as the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters.

Please visit the memorial page at events.ubc.ca to see the community events and resources available for the UBC community.

Iranian Student Memorial Award

UBC has joined members of the Iranian-Canadian community in establishing the Iranian Student Memorial Award. This fund will provide awards annually to students in memory of those lost to this tragedy.

Learn more and give here.

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