Langara College remembers one of their own

A memorial service for Delaram Dadashnejad will be held at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 13.


By Lauren Gargiulo

Delaram Dadashnejad, the Langara nutrition student killed in the flight that was shot down outside of Tehran last week, made you feel loved, said a friend who once worked with her.

Cristel Moubarak, a Langara nutrition and food services instructor who runs a camp cooking class for kids, said Dadashnejad volunteered at the camp in the summer of 2019. She spoke to The Voice at a memorial for the Iranian student on Monday at the college.

“[Delaram] was lively, generous, inspired to be a dietician,” said Moubarak, through tears. “She always told you she loved you, even people you have in your life don’t tell you that all the time.”

 Dadashnejad was killed when Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down outside of Tehran last week. 

On the day she heard about the crash, Moubarak looked up the flight manifest to see whether anyone she knew was on the flight. She saw Dadashnejad’s name.

The memorial, organized by the Langara Persian Club and the International Education Department, will be on display Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

A moment of silence, followed by an open mic memorial, was set for 2:30 p.m.

With files from Lina Chung

Jennifer Paige at Langara college Delaram Dadashnejad memorial
Flag lowered to half-mast on Jan. 10, 2020 for Langara student, Delaram Dadashnejad.
Delaram Dadashnejad (centre), staff and volunteers at the cooking class for kids on July 19, 2019. Photo courtesy of Cristel Moubarak, NutriFoodie


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