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Message from President Mohamed Lachemi on the plane crash in Iran

Ryerson community extends deepest sympathy to families of victims
Category:From the President
January 09, 2020
Student walking up steps into Ryerson Athletic Centre

Counselling and support services are available for community members.

It is with deep sadness that I am writing the Ryerson community to share the news that two Ryerson University alumni, Mahsa Amirliravi (Engineering ’14, MEng ’18) and Mohsen Salahi (Engineering ’14, MEng ’18) died in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 in Iran yesterday.

On behalf of Ryerson University, we extend our deepest sympathies to Mahsa and Mohsen’s families, friends and colleagues, and to everyone who has suffered loss in this terrible tragedy.

We have lowered the flag in the quad to half-mast in recognition of this loss.

We understand how something of this nature can be difficult and upsetting for our community and that people may need to gather or seek individual resources to find support. I want to remind all of our community members – students, faculty and staff – that counselling and health services are available should they be needed.

Immediate supports are also available. The Tri-Mentoring office in POD54 will be staffed today and Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for community members who have been impacted by this event. Referral resources from the Centre for Student Development and Counselling will be available and the centre will prioritize seeing students impacted.

At difficult times like these, I encourage all Ryerson community members to turn to one another for comfort and support.

Mohamed Lachemi
President and Vice-Chancellor

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