March 11, 2019 - 1:15pm
We are greatly saddened to learn that Micah Messent, who graduated from VIU last year, was among the 18 Canadians killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, March 10. He was travelling to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the United Nations Environment Assembly as a delegate for the UN Association in Canada. Micah was an engaged member of our community, contributing his time, energy and talents to his fellow students. Our hearts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.
Counselling is available for those affected by this tragedy. Counselling is available for students in Building 200, Third Floor, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. For employees, support is available through Homewood Health at 1-800-663-1142. Individuals can also access 24/7 support through the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888 or text at 250-800-3806.