MEDIA ADVISORY – uOttawa honours students killed in plane crash

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020

Candles lit in the dark.

The University of Ottawa will hold a memorial ceremony Friday, January 10 to honour three of our students who died in the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 in Tehran this week.

The Iranian Student Association of the University of Ottawa (ISAUO) and the Nowruz Student Association will join the University in hosting a non-religious memorial ceremony to honour Mehraban Badiei Ardestani, Alma Oladi, and Saeed Kadkhodazadeh Kashani. All members of the community are welcome. Those unable to attend will be able to watch the ceremony on uOttawa’s Facebook page.

Books of condolences will be available at the ceremony, as well as counselling services.

The uOttawa flag on the main campus has been lowered to half-mast to honour our three students, and all the victims of the crash.

WHAT: Memorial ceremony to honour students killed in plane crash


  • The Iranian Student Association of the University of Ottawa (ISAUO)
  • The Nowruz Student Association
  • The University of Ottawa

WHEN:  Today, January 10, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Agora of the Jock Turcot University Centre, 85 University Private, Ottawa, ON | Map


Media inquiries:
Isabelle Mailloux Pulkinghorn
Manager, Media Relations

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