Memorial service on Saturday, May 24 for York graduate student Usamah Ansari

Members of the York community are invited to attend a memorial service for 23-year-old York graduate student Usamah Ansari, who died April 13 after being struck by a car at College Street and Ossington Avenue in Toronto. (See YFile May 12 for the full story.)

The service will take place at 2pm on Saturday, May 24, in the East Common Room, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle), on the campus of the University of Toronto. The flag at York University will fly at half-mast on Friday in memory of Ansari.

A memorial scholarship fund has been created in Ansari’s honour. Donations can be made at any branch of the Bank of Montreal to The Usamah Ansari Fund, account number: 03982-8171-638. Or, you can send your donation directly to The Usamah Ansari Fund, Attn: Elise Armstrong, secretary to the chair, Department of Sociology, 2060 Vari Hall, Keele campus.