It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of one of Apathy is Boring’s board members, Mohammad Asadi-Lari, age 23, and his sister Zeynab Asadi-Lari, age 21, who were on Ukraine International Airlines flight 752.
“Curious, passionate and thoughtful, Mohammad embodied the very spirit of engaged citizenship that Apathy is Boring seeks to inspire across Canada. He was passionate about engaging young people in a diversity of decision-making spaces, from science, to innovation, and to policy. Beyond his brilliance, he always sought to elevate those around him with generosity and kindness. His legacy will live on through the many people he touched.” Niamh Leonard, Chair of the Board of Directors, Apathy is Boring
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Mohammad and Zeynab’s family and friends, as well as all those who are touched by their loss, including the Toronto Global Shapers Hub, the youth advisory group for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the STEM fellowship community, the students at the University of Toronto and many others. We would also like to send our love and support to all those impacted by this tragedy, particularly to the families and friends of the 176 passengers on board the flight and to the Iranian community.
In Mohammad’s own words: “I am a firm believer in the potential for youth to make an impact not only in their communities, but also on broader policy decisions that will ultimately affect “their” futures. That is why I am determined to work harder on the issues I care about!”
Mohammad’s memory will accompany us in our every step as we continue the daily work of supporting young people across Canada.
Caro Loutfi, Executive Director
Niamh Leonard, Chair of the Board of Directors
Jean-Pierre Kingsley, President of the Council of Advisors