Office of the President

Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor

Tragic crash of Ukraine Airlines flight 752

January 09, 2020

Our hearts go out to members of Canada’s Iranian community over the loss of so many of their loved ones as a result of the crash of Ukraine Airlines 752.

This loss is a tragedy for all Canadians. The SFU community grieves with our academic colleagues, students, and our friends in the Iranian community.

Members of the SFU community who have been impacted by this tragedy can access free, confidential 24/7 counselling support. Students can access mental health supports 24/7 via the My SSP app or by calling 1-844-451-9700; students in distress or needing assistance are also encouraged to seek support from SFU Health and Counselling Services at 778-782-4615 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday). SFU’s Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to all continuing faculty and staff.