Members lost in Ukraine Airline crash

On January 8th, Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed just outside of Tehran in Iran, tragically killing all onboard. 176 people lost their lives, including 63 Canadians, five of which were PSAC members here in Ontario.

Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims and all those impacted by this terrible tragedy. Many of the victims attended and worked at Canadian universities, including PSAC members at Western University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Those members are Ghazal Nourian, Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi and Sajedeh Saraiean (Western University-DCL 610) and Razgar Rahimi (UOIT-DCL 555). Some of these members were traveling with their families as well.  

I want to recognize this terrible loss within our Union and I ask that we support each other in this difficult time of mourning.

In Solidarity,

Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Ontario Regional Executive Vice-President