To All Members of the Carleton Community,

Carleton University is mourning the tragic loss of two members of our community.

Fareed Arasteh, a PhD student in biology, was aboard the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Tehran killing all 176 passengers and crew, including 63 Canadians. Also on the flight was biology alumnus Mansour Pourjam.

Our thoughts are with Fareed’s and Mansour’s families, friends and colleagues at this difficult time, and with everyone who has suffered loss in this terrible tragedy.

Campus flags have been lowered to half-mast to honour Fareed and Mansour, and all of the victims. Condolence books will be available on Thursday morning outside the Registrar’s Office on the ground floor of the Tory Building.

We are urging all members of our community to seek support if needed:

Students who require counselling support can phone or come in person between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, to Health and Counselling Services, CTTC Building, Suite 2600. Same-day counselling is available each weekday to support students. Students may also call 613-520-6674 or walk in to schedule an appointment. Go to:

Students living in residence can see a counsellor between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 131 Renfrew. Students can call 613-520-2600, ext. 8061, or walk in to schedule an appointment. Drop-in counselling is available every afternoon.

Carleton employees can access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) during regular business hours at 613-725-5676. The after-hours EAP is also available at 1-800-668-9920.


Benoit-Antoine Bacon

President and Vice-Chancellor

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in
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