On behalf of our members, we at the University of Toronto Faculty Association convey heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the eight members of the University of Toronto community, including six of our students, who lost their lives in the crash of flight PS752. The news of the tragedy is all the more wrenching for the high number of young people who died, many of them students from various institutions in Canada.
The eight members of the U of T community who died in the crash:
- Mojtaba Abbasnezhad
- Mohammad Asadi Lari
- Zeynab Asadi Lari
- Mohammad Amin Beiruti
- Mohammad Amin Jebelli
- Mohammad Salehe
- Zahra Hasani
- Mohammad Mahdi Elyasi
The University Administration has helpfully provided links to supports for those in need. They are listed below.
Helpful links for support:
The Health and Wellness Centre (416-978-8030), located at Koffler Student Services
My SSP for U of T Students 1-844-451-9700. Immediate counselling support is available in 35 languages and ongoing support in 146 languages.
Good 2 Talk Student Helpline 1-866-925-5454. Professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.
Faculty and staff have access to 24-7 support through:
The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), offered through Homewood Health, online and by phone at 1-800-663-1142
For Community Members:
· Gerstein Crisis Centre 416-929-5200
· Distress Centres of Greater Toronto 416-408-HELP (4357)
· The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at 250 College Street
· Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mental Health Crisis Line 416-360-0486
Additional information at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/feeling-distressed