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A message from VCC president Ajay Patel regarding Tehran airplane tragedy

Posted on January 10, 2020

I was heartbroken to hear of the airplane tragedy that happened near Tehran, Iran on Wednesday, and I know I share this sadness with everyone in the VCC community.

As more details come to light, we are learning that many of 176 passengers lost on Flight PS752 were Canadian, and over a dozen were from BC. This horrible incident will touch many lives, both locally and across our country.

I extend my deepest condolences to our Iranian-Canadian students, staff and community, and our post-secondary institution partners who have been affected by this tragedy. The VCC community grieves with you during this very difficult time.

For any VCC students who may need support, we encourage you to visit with our counselling staff. Staff and faculty resources are available through myVCC/Human Resources.


Ajay Patel President & CEO (Interim)
Vancouver Community College