Brock joins nation grieving Canada’s terrible loss in Iranian tragedy

Brock University joins Canadians across the country in remembering and expressing our condolences for those who lost their lives in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in Iran.

Canada and the world are shocked and deeply saddened by the catastrophic loss of life.  The 63 Canadians who perished in the disaster included students and scholars who represented so much promise for our future. At least 18 Canadian universities lost students, professors or researchers and the Brock University community shares in the sense of grief and remorse.

The flags at Brock University will be at half mast on Monday in recognition of those lost and the terrible impact of their passing. We join campuses across Ontario and Canada in expressing condolences to the family and friends of those who have perished. If you need some help dealing with this shocking and tragic event, please visit Brock’s Student Wellness and Accessibility Services website.

A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses. Brock University’s Employee and Family Assistance Provider Morneau Shepell has support resources that include strategies for coping with reactions to stress and anxiety. Immediate and confidential services are available to Brock employees 24-7 by calling 1-844-880-9137 or visiting

Additionally, Shepell has opened a crisis support line for anyone in need of emotional support in relation to these events: 1-866-885-6540. By calling, individuals will receive professional emotional support and/or referral to community resources.

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