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Statement from Dean JJ McMurtry on tragic loss of York student

It is with sadness I share that one of our students has died in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 in Iran last night.

The loss of one of our students affects us all. To say goodbye to someone so young and early in their academic journey is especially tragic, and our thoughts are with all of the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the crash.

It is important that during this difficult time, we come together as a community to support one another. We encourage anyone who needs support to utilize the wide range of services available at York University.

The Student Counseling & Development office offers personal counseling services to all York students. They can be reached by calling 416-736-5297, or visit for more information.

For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-800-268-5211; TTY Service is available at 1-800-363-6270.

See full statement from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton here.