Canadian flag at half-mast at the UBC Vancouver campus.

Observing the Fourth Anniversary of the Downing of Flight PS752

January 8, 2024 marks the fourth anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, which was shot down shortly after taking off from the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. Tragically, all 176 people onboard lost their lives, including 63 Canadians. Among those were four members of the UBC community, including Dr. Mehran Abtahi, Niloofar Razzaghi, Zeynab Asadi Lari and Mohammadhossein Asadi Lari. In response to the downing of Flight PS752 and other air disasters, January 8 has been declared as the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters.

Iranian Student Memorial Award

UBC has joined members of the Iranian-Canadian community in establishing the Iranian Student Memorial Award. This fund will provide awards annually to students in memory of those lost to this tragedy.

Featured community events

January 8, 2024 | 5–6 pm

Flight PS752 Memorial

A memorial event for victims of Flight PS752 will be held at Martha Piper Plaza on the UBC Vancouver campus. The event is hosted by the UBC Persian Club.


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Header image: Canadian flag lowered in January 2020 in remembrance of the lives lost on Flight PS752