Plane crash in Iran

Ceremony to honour the victims

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


The entire ÉTS community gathered yesterday evening to pay its final respects to Aida Farzaneh, a Ph.D. student and Instructor in the Construction Engineering Department, along with her spouse, Arvin Morattab, who was a Ph.D. student at ÉTS in 2018.

François Gagnon, Director General of ÉTS; Danielle Monfet, a Professor in the Construction Engineering Department; Ouassima Akhrif, a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department; and Armin Morattab, the brother of Arvin, all spoke during the ceremony. Each individual testimony was followed by a musical piece played by a quartet from the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

Director General François Gagnon shared his thoughts: “The death of so many students and young professionals who had chosen to establish themselves in Canada represents a great loss for our society. This tragic event has led us to discover that ÉTS has a much larger Iranian community than we knew. It is my sincere hope that this school that you have chosen will remain a place where you feel welcome, and that Québec will be the land where anything is possible for you, and where you can achieve your personal and professional dreams and goals.”

Olivier Audet

Communications Department

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