‘We will not forget’

U of A community remembers the lives lost on Flight PS752

On the eve of the first anniversary of the tragedy, colleagues and friends remember the people who lost their lives, the people whose lives they touched and the inspiring legacy they leave behind.

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We extend our deepest condolences to all those affected by the flight PS752 tragedy. Here you can find information about support resources, express your condolences and learn about the friends and colleagues we have lost.

Student Support

There are a number of online resources and support options to help you address common mental health challenges resulting from grief.

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Faculty and Staff Support

The Employee and Family Assistance Program includes counseling and support in dealing with grief. It can be accessed anytime by all staff, faculty and eligible dependents by calling 780-428-7587.

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Community Support

The Alberta 211 community phone service is available 24/7 to all Albertans. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained professional who can assist with a range of supports and connections to community services.

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Moment of Silence

The University of Alberta community will pause at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8 for a moment of silence to remember those who were lost on Flight PS752. Please join us in pausing your day at 11 a.m. to reflect on the ten colleagues we have lost, their accomplishments within our communities, and the contributions they each made to our campuses.

In loving memory

Message from Bill Flanagan

Condolences and Memories

Ten members of the University of Alberta community and three members of their families were among the 176 people killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed on January 8, 2020. One year later, we honour and remember them.

If you would like to pass along your condolences or share memories to be displayed publicly, you may submit your message using the link below.

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The Mojgan Daneshmand, Pedram Mousavi & Victims of Flight PS752 Memorial Fund

The university established a memorial fund to enable future graduate students to fulfill their aspirations and uphold the legacy of the individuals honoured by this memorial fund.

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Statement by the Prime Minister announcing National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters

The Government of Canada will designate January 8 of every year as the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters.

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It’s Okay Not to be Okay

On January 8, 2020 we lost two faculty, six students, and two alumni. Whether you knew any of the victims personally or not, you might be grieving this loss.


President Turpin Thanks Community for Support

During one of the gravest weeks in University of Alberta memory, our gathering served as a powerful reminder of how blessed we are to be part of a great, global community here in Edmonton — and how we strive to support each other, care for one another, and, like those we mourn, work together to...


University of Alberta Memorial Service

The U of A hosted a public memorial service in collaboration with the Iranian-Canadian community and the City of Edmonton to honour all victims from Edmonton.


U of A Honours Victims of Flight PS752

It is with the utmost sympathy and respect for family, friends, and loved ones that I acknowledge ten members of our University of Alberta community who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 on January 8, 2020


U of A deeply mourns following loss of Flight PS752 in Iran

It is with profound sadness that we have learned that several members of our University of Alberta community on Flight PS752 died last night in Iran.