Please join us for a moment of silence

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At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, the University of Lethbridge will join with Universities Canada and universities from across the country to observe a moment of silence in honour of those who lost their lives on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752.

Many of those who perished were members of Canada’s university communities and their tragic loss has impacted families, friends and colleagues not only in our home province of Alberta, but across the country.

We invite the University community to come together to observe this national moment of silence in the Markin Hall Atrium at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Understandably, some members of our community will be unable to attend because of other commitments, so we invite our faculty members who are teaching classes at that time to consider honouring the moment of silence with their students. Staff members who are unable to attend may want to join their coworkers in observing the moment of silence.

All 176 passengers and crew, 57 of them Canadians, aboard the flight were killed after the jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, Iran on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

We deeply mourn the loss of life in this tragedy and our thoughts are with the families and friends of the deceased, as well as the communities of affected post-secondary institutions.


-Mike Mahon

President and Vice-Chancellor


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