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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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
We will not forget! 🖤🥀
Morteza Morteza Zarghami
Donation on behalf of the Iranian grad students in Civil and Resource Engineering
Iranian Cultural Society of NS ICSNS
Sanaz Alimohammadi sagvand
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,
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”.
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.
The airplane crash was an unbelievable catastrophe for everybody around the world. My great sympathy and condolence to the familys' and friends.
Ali Ghasempour bagheri
In loving memory of my fellow Iranians. Let’s hope for a free Iran.
Amico Trading Inc Amico Trading Inc
to keep our innocent friends' names alive!
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.
Thank you for organising this.
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.
I, as an Iranian-Canadian, am proud of being a part of a society that respects freedom, human rights, and cultural variations.
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.
A small token to recognize those lives lost and lives that are yet to begin. Thank you for the opportunity.
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
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
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.
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.