Statement from the university
Status of MacEwan students and faculty in Nice, France
We have an unconfirmed report that one of our students was one of the many victims of the attack in Nice, France. We are shocked and saddened by this news.
Our first concern is for our students and their families, and we are working with authorities to get clarity on the situation.
The group, five students and one faculty member from MacEwan University's School of Business, have been in Nice since July 3 participating in a three-week international educational program in entrepreneurship offered by the European Innovation Academy.
The students are:
• Derek Anderson – Business Management diploma (second year)
• Mykhaylo (Misha) Bazelevskyy – Bachelor of Commerce, Supply Chain management major (fourth year)
• Alanna Brokop - Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing major (recent graduate with distinction. Registered in open studies for Fall)
• Ismail Khalil - Open Studies
• Rebecca Smillie - Bachelor of Commerce, Management major (Fourth year)
The faculty member is Launa Linaker, who teaches in the Business Management program
Four of the students—Alanna, Derek, Ismail and Rebecca—are safe. MacEwan University is consulting with them and with their families to do whatever we can to make arrangements for travel out of Nice.
The whereabouts of Mykhaylo (Misha) are unknown at this time. MacEwan University is working with authorities in to determine his status.
• Misha is a Ukranian citizen who has permanent resident status in Canada. He travels under a Ukrainian passport.
• Ukranian consular staff are on the ground in Nice, working to determine Misha’s status.
Updates on the situation will be posted here as they become available.