University of Alberta community members killed in Iran plane crash

News Staff - Wed Jan 08, 2020

Edmonton, AB (January 8, 2020) - The University of Alberta Students’ Union (UASU) offers its sympathies to the loved ones of the 176 people who died aboard Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752. Of the 63 Canadian casualties, an unknown but growing number belonged to the University of Alberta community, including professors and students.

“Dozens of people from Edmonton were killed in this crash,” said Akanksha Bhatnagar, UASU President. “We’re still learning just how many of them were students or their friends and family. This tragedy impacts many students in deeply personal ways.”

The UASU encourages any impacted students to reach out to any support services they might need. UASU Cares, an interactive wellness resource, is available at UASU Cares can connect students with mental health and counseling support, including UASU’s Peer Support Centre (PSC) and University Counseling and Clinical Services (CCS).

For more information, please contact the UASU at 780-492-4241.

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