The Iran Missile Attack Dealt a Huge Blow to Canadian Universities. Here Are Some Of The Bright Minds That Were Lost
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A university researcher developing a deeper understanding of a deadly microscopic parasite that causes a disease affecting millions. A graduate student researching how climate change affects lake systems in southern Ontario. And a college teacher who worked tirelessly to improve electrical engineering tech courses for students, whom he always welcomed to his office with a warm smile.
They are among 50 members of university and college communities across the country whose lives were cut short Wednesday when a jetliner crashed in Iran. All 176 people on board were killed, among them 138 who were en route to Canada.
"Just think of the potential that was on board that plane and it's been extinguished," said Paul Davidson, president of Universities Canada, which is the voice of universities nationwide. "We will never get that back."
It's estimated that 46 students, researchers and faculty from 19 universities, and four from three colleges, perished when the Ukraine International Airlines jet exploded.
According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Flight 752 was
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