On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, claiming the lives of all 157 people aboard. Victims represented 35 nationalities, including 18 Canadian citizens, as well as permanent residents and others with ties to Canada. The flight was en route to Nairobi, where many of the passengers were scheduled to take part in the United Nations environmental conference. The Flight 302 Legacy Award will contribute to supporting students whose areas of study help commemorate the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 tragedy.
Pius Adebola Adesanmi
An outstanding and highly decorated scholar and in great demand as a distinguished public intellectual, speaker, columnist, satirist and writer.
Pius Adebola Adesanmi
Areas of interest: post-neoliberal African subjecthood and institutions, gender inclusion and culture.
Pius Adeola Adesanmi was a global citizen with unflinching devotion to higher education, particularly in Africa. He was a professor of English, comparative and African literatures and director of the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada until his death in the Ethiopian Airlines 302 crash on March 10, 2019.
He was an outstanding and highly decorated scholar and in great demand as a distinguished public intellectual, speaker, columnist, satirist and writer.
Darcy Michael Belanger
A founding member and director of strategic initiatives, Darcy dedicated his life to getting MAPS, a marine Arctic peace sanctuary with the Parvati Foundation, completed.
Darcy Michael Belanger
Areas of interest: environmental and wildlife protection and conservation.
Darcy Michael Belanger was admired for his courage, outstanding achievements and noble qualities. He was passionately devoted to the protection of all life through the realization of the marine Arctic peace sanctuary (MAPS). Belanger was travelling to the UN environment assembly to spread awareness about this very important initiative.
Belanger’s unwavering dedication shows one person really can make a difference if they are committed to making meaningful change in the world.
Stéphanie had a remarkable impact on those she served and she continues to inspire her friends, family and colleagues each and every day.
Areas of interest: educational and economic empowerment of youth and women, mental health in the workplace.
Stéphanie was a franco-Ontarian from Timmins, Ontario. She was a warm, smart, kind, curious, highly motivated professional who brought a special energy to her work. Her passion for international development and creating a better world shined through her actions both personally and professionally. Stéphanie had a remarkable impact on those she served and she continues to inspire her friends, family and colleagues each and every day.
In 2015, Stéphanie graduated with a bachelor of social science in international development and globalization from the University of Ottawa. She worked in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi on educational and economic empowerment of youth and women as well as mental health in the workplace.
Micah connected with friends and coworkers in a way that was inclusive and inspiring. He was concerned for nature and oceans but had optimism for creative solutions.
Areas of interest: Indigenous education, environmental conservation and parks, ocean and water stewardship.
Micah was born and raised in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, B.C. and had Métis heritage.
He was concerned for the health of nature and the oceans but had optimism for creative solutions. He completed his degree in Indigenous studies and continued to work towards his belief that incorporating indigenous viewpoints and traditional knowledge are extremely valuable.
Micah connected with friends and coworkers in a way that was inclusive and inspiring. He was a self-taught musician and played ukulele, guitar and banjo.
Danielle was a courageous leader, and environmental activist always keen to carry the hard work of sustainability forward.
Areas of interest: protecting marine life, teaching youth, community building, improving food security, making music, painting and learning new skills.
Danielle Moore lived her life full of hope and believed in creating great change for a more just and environmentally sustainable planet. In her 24 years, she touched the lives of countless people across Canada and around the world.
Danielle studied marine biology and volunteered and worked tirelessly, advocating for the protection of marine life and habitats. She taught taught kids in underserved communities how to code and tackling social justice issues. She was a courageous leader, and environmental activist always keen to carry the hard work of sustainability forward.
The Pauls Family
Caroline aspired to help young girls in Kenya pursue education. Kelli’s singing lit up the room. Rubi brought a lot of joy to the family. Ryan exuded a contagious “joie de vivre”.
The Pauls Family
The Pauls were a vibrant and loving family. Travelling to visit relatives, Caroline Quinns Nduta Pauls was accompanied by her nine-month-old daughter, Rubi; her four-year-old daughter, Kelli; and her six-year-old son, Ryan.
Caroline Quinns Nduta Pauls
Caroline was a loving mother and wife. She was academically gifted and pursued a career in finance and accounting. She aspired to help young girls in her native country, Kenya, pursue higher education.
Interests: accounting, finance and traveling.
Kelli Wanjiku Pauls
Kelli was four years old. She was an effervescent girl whose smile was priceless. She lived singing and playing on the swings. She shared a great love for family.
Interests: singing and dancing.
Rubi Wangui Pauls
Rubi was nine months old. She was a bubbly baby girl who brought a lot of joy to the family. She liked the sound of music. She was a princess.
Ryan Njoroge Njuguna Pauls
Ryan was six years old. He was an academically gifted boy who loved playing soccer and athletics. Ryan exuded a contagious “joie de vivre”.
Interests: learning, especially about the galaxy and computers.
Angela aspired to live an eco-conscience life, spend lots of time outdoors and provide service to her communities and inspire others.
Areas of interest: ocean lover, tree climber, animal advocate, athlete, nurtured by nature.
Angela Rehhorn was a graduate from Dalhousie University and had a degree in marine biology. Dedicated to conservation, Angela was travelling to Kenya with the United Nations Association of Canada.
She aspired to live an eco-conscience life, spend lots of time outdoors and provide service to her communities and inspire others. She worked hard to inspire others and she strove to live life to the fullest: “I am on a quest to learn and experience as much as I possibly can within my lifetime.”