Recognizing National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

On Monday, Jan. 29 the University of Victoria recognizes the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.

On Jan. 29, 2017, six people lost their lives and 19 others were seriously injured during an attack at the Centre culturel Islamique de Québec in Sainte-Foy. To commemorate the victims of this attack—one of the deadliest mass shootings in Canadian history—Jan. 29 has been proclaimed as National Day of Remembrance of the Québec City Mosque attack and Action against Islamophobia.

The day provides us with the opportunity to remember the victims, their families and survivors of this attack and share information, resources and supports. This is particularly important as we observe an increase in Islamophobia on our campus and in our communities. If you are experiencing Islamophobia or discrimination of any kind, please reach out for support to Equity and Human Rights.

Resources and supports

Spiritual care

The Multifaith Centre at UVic has a Muslim spiritual care provider who provides emotional, social and spiritual support.

UVic Libraries research guide

UVic librarians offer a curated list of resources on anti-Islamophobia.

Interfaith Dialogue Guide

Multifaith Services offers a guide on how to have interfaith dialogue.

Muslim Students Association

The Muslim Student Association is a student-based, non-profit organization serving Muslim students on campus. They provide a prayer room on campus, Jummah (Friday) prayers, community service volunteering opportunities and social events.

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