The Iranian Memorial Bursary Fund


The Dalhousie community and people from all over the world remain in shock following the devastating crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 on January 8th, which took the lives of all 176 passengers on board. Among the deceased – including academics, doctors, and children – are two members of the Dal community, Engineering student Masoumeh “Masi” Ghavi and Dal alum and dentist Sharieh Faghihi.

On behalf of the Dalhousie Iranian Student Society, we extend our most heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this tragic incident.

Now, we want to honour their memory through a newly established and student-led bursary, The Iranian Memorial Bursary.


Each year, The Iranian Memorial Bursary will be awarded to a Dalhousie Iranian student (undergraduate) who demonstrates financial need, as well as to help ease any complications that arise from studying away from home.

As fellow International students of the Dalhousie community, and friends of Masi and Sharieh, we know that the best way to honour their memory is to help support today’s Iranian students at Dal, who share hopes and dreams similar to those of the victims. Please consider supporting The Iranian Memorial Bursary to help make this goal a reality, and to keep their memory alive.

Members of the Dalhousie Iranian Student Society

Dalhousie University has contributed $25,000 to the Iranian Memorial Bursary Fund.


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Avi Diggle

Prayers for the families, friends, and all those mourning the lives lost. Wishes of peace and love for a brighter future.

Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia

At our last Provincial Executive Meeting, students on our board voted to donate $200 to honour the victims and their families. We send our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims.

The Loaded Ladle

May the lives of all 176 passengers Rest In Peace, and may their memories live on in our hearts 🖤 in solidarity, The Loaded Ladle

Sima Mirzaaghaee

We will not forget! 🖤🥀

Morteza Morteza Zarghami

Craig Lake

Donation on behalf of the Iranian grad students in Civil and Resource Engineering

Iranian Cultural Society of NS ICSNS

Sanaz Alimohammadi sagvand

Amir Nafez

kyarash safakish

Such a big loss for our persian community with that tragic event. Hope with this donation we could raise a general awareness and help iranian students to reach their goals. Thank you,

Reza Mehrpooya

Melika Sedighi

My condolences to all those families who lost their loved ones in the tragic Ukrainian plane crash. History will never forget those scholars, and futures of this country who were sacrificed over needless “errors”.

Hossein Yaghoubian

My deepest condolences and sympathy with those who lost their life. I hope this movement and fund help those who are starting fresh and therefor becoming successful people in this society and be a good member as they were.

Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students DAGS

DAGS stands with all the families and friends affected by this tragedy and is honoured to be part of this great student movement.

Houshang Madadi

Mahmoud Rahimian

Amir Fakhari

Majid Kormi

The airplane crash was an unbelievable catastrophe for everybody around the world. My great sympathy and condolence to the familys' and friends.

Maryam Panahikhanshir

Ali Ghasempour bagheri


Hadi Jafari

In loving memory of my fellow Iranians. Let’s hope for a free Iran.

VitaMed Inc.

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farnaz rezazadeh

to keep our innocent friends' names alive!

Nadia Homami

Roshanak Sadeghi-Zadeh

Our lost loved ones are always in our thoughts and prayers. Their innocent voice and their memory will continue by this initiative. Please donate today.

Amico Trading Inc.

Sheherazade Ghorashy

Thank you for organising this.

Hargurdeep Saini

My sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those who perished in this unspeakable tragedy. Let us join hands to preserve their memories through this memorial fund.

Navid Bahrani

SinaSys Inc.

Dustin Johnson

Siavash Jafari

I, as an Iranian-Canadian, am proud of being a part of a society that respects freedom, human rights, and cultural variations.

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Krista Phillips

Farhad Raeisi

Iranian students go through tough time for living and studying abroad. The memorial bursary idea is a good valid move and I hope everybody supports this move.

Jennifer Pierce

Suzanne Officer

A small token to recognize those lives lost and lives that are yet to begin. Thank you for the opportunity.

Fliea Riyahi


Nariman Ghassemi Firouz

Sometimes in tragedies we find out life's purposes. My deepest condolence, heart, and prayers are with friend and families affected by this event. Regards, Nariman

Graham Gagnon

Henry Zou

Be safe.

Claire Chisholm

I have been very fortunate to have worked with and been able to get to know faculty, staff and students from Iran. This tragic event has been very hard on all of them so this is a nice way to let them know we care about them and are proud to call them Canadians!

Maryam Rahmati Zadeh

Our heart is broken and our thoughts are with the families. MA2Lonergan

Gordon Fenton

It is good to see that out of the ashes of this terrible tragedy, The Iranian Memorial Bursary will provide help to future Iranian students. In this way, we can all remember both humanity's failings and successes and provide us hope that the successes will always be greater.

Siavash Farrahi

Nima Maymandi

Doris Robbins

In honour of all Iranian friends, who contribute so much good to our communities and country. God bless you all, who mourn, as we mourn with you.

Hamed Aghakhani