HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » 'She was absolutely adore...

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 08:17 AM

'She was absolutely adored': Iranian scientist who died on flight 752

https://thenarwhal.ca/she-was-absolutely-adored-iranian-scientist-spent-her-life-fighting-for-indigenous-voices-in-conservation/

‘She was absolutely adored’: Iranian scientist spent her life fighting for Indigenous voices in conservation

-
Ghanimat Azhdari was born into a nomadic tribe in Iran and was a PhD student at Canada’s University of Guelph, where she was working with Indigenous communities in the boreal forest to map cultural sites. This week, she died along with 175 others aboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, leaving friends and colleagues reeling over her loss

“She became an expert in participatory mapping and GIS [geographic information system],” says Holly Jonas, global coordinator for ICCA Consortium, for which Azhdari volunteered. “She was really fundamental to co-developing, with communities, these really sophisticated maps of life in Iran.”

(The ICCA Consortium works to advance territories and areas conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities. The concept was the basic building block of Azhdari’s research.)

When she died, at 36 — among the 176 people killed in the Ukraine International Airlines disaster in Tehran on Jan. 9 — she had been in the early stages of bringing her integrative approach to Canada.

..more..

11 replies, 1811 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply 'She was absolutely adored': Iranian scientist who died on flight 752 (Original post)
G_j Jan 11 OP
lunasun Jan 11 #1
dewsgirl Jan 11 #2
colorado_ufo Jan 11 #3
NJCher Jan 11 #4
calimary Jan 11 #5
AZ8theist Jan 11 #6
FarPoint Jan 11 #7
AZ8theist Jan 12 #11
JudyM Jan 11 #8
smirkymonkey Jan 11 #9
Demovictory9 Jan 11 #10

Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 08:25 AM

1. Rec What a loss. RIP Ghanimat Azhdari

This is a terrible tragedy

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 08:52 AM

2. Last night someone posted a thread that had bios of many

of those on board.😭

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 09:52 AM

3. If she was a PhD student

I hope that they will award her the degree posthumously.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 10:26 AM

4. it seems like we always lose the best talent

not only was she an academic, she was doing creative work.

I wanted to post her pic here, but all the ones out there are large photos. If you do an image search, you'll see she projects a joyful presence.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 10:58 AM

5. Aw damn. And only 36?!?!

Such a damn waste.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 11:05 AM

6. Way to go Iran!!!

You shot down a plane carrying some of your best and brightest.

Good move!!

Morans...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AZ8theist (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 11:32 AM

7. Look at the big picture....

Trump initiated unprovoked terror for Iran....things happen under extreme stress such as being terrorized.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarPoint (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 01:37 PM

11. of course he did...

It all started when the Traitor in the WH reneged on the nuclear deal. The fucking idiot doesn't have a clue on how to deal in international relations.

"Who knew healthcare was sooo complicated?" said the fucking moron. He brings the same level of "expertise" to foreign policy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 01:06 PM

8. There was a piece about her on NPR this AM, interviewing her professor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 01:54 PM

9. So sad. Such a loss.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 04:06 PM

10. ..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread