University Mourns Passing of Professor, Flags at Half-Mast Friday


Flags at half-mast in front of the University CentreThe University of Guelph community is mourning the death of Alireza (Ali) Navabi, a plant agriculture professor who died March 10.

Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast Friday to mark the March 17 celebration of life service. Family, friends, colleagues and students will gather Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the U of G Arboretum.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Canadian Cancer Society through the memorial link:

Support services and initiatives are available for all students, faculty and staff, including:

Student Counselling Services, Ext. 53244
Crisis Text Line, text “UofG” to 686868
Multi-Faith Resource Team, Ext. 52392
Employee assistance program for faculty and staff, 1-800-265-8310

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