Together with the entire Carleton community, the International Student Services Office (ISSO) is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of life of those aboard the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced special measures for family members of Canadian-bound victims who need to travel (to Canada or to Iran) or to remain in Canada temporarily.  The ISSO’s immigration advisors can provide information on immigration issues and assist with applications for students and other Iranian nationals on campus.

Carleton will join all Canadian universities in a national moment of silence at 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to honour the lives of the victims. Everyone is encouraged to observe this minute of silence wherever they are on the Carleton campus.

Students, faculty and staff are also invited to attend a vigil planned for 2 p.m. in the Tory Building foyer to honor Fareed Arasteh, PhD student in biology, and Mansour Pourjam, biology alumnus, and all victims of this terrible tragedy. Condolence books will be available to sign.

Students who require counselling support can contact Health and Counselling Services by phone or visit in person between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 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.

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.

Students who require after hours support can contact Empower Me for free, confidential, 24/7 counselling support with qualified counselors in the community at 1-844-741-6389 (toll free).

Please don’t hesitate to contact the ISSO for information or referral to other resources on campus.

Best Regards,

The ISSO Team