TRU invites Muslim students for info session

Event held in response to Mosque shooting in Sainte-Foy, Que. that killed six

Thompson Rivers University is inviting Muslim students and staff to an information session in response to the shooting at a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Que. that killed six people in the middle of prayer.

The event will feature TRU World reps, staff from TRU’s multi-faith chaplaincy office, student counselors, the Ayesha Mosque, the RCMP and senior TRU staff.

The full notice, including the date and time, is posted below.

The terrible murders of Muslims at prayer in Quebec, which came on the heels of the U.S. travel ban on people from seven Muslim majority countries, have shaken the TRU community and people around the world. We have been moved to reach out to offer solace and support to one another.

TRU is responding by inviting Muslim students and colleagues to an Information Session. We encourage Muslim students, faculty, staff, as well as others that are worried about family members or neighbours within the community, to attend. We will provide information, answer questions and respond to concerns you may have. Representatives of TRU World, the Multi-faith Chaplaincy, Student Counselling services, the Ayesha Mosque, the RCMP, and senior TRU leaders will be in attendance.

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1014 International Building

We are encouraging TRU colleagues to attend community events by faith and other groups in Kamloops as they wish. We also want to work with partners in the community to arrange future events to learn more about diversity in the community. We welcome input on how TRU can advance this goal. In the days and weeks ahead, TRU will also be exploring other opportunities to spark dialogue, connection and understanding on issues related interculturalism and diversity. Watch for notices.

In community,

Alan Shaver
President and Vice-Chancellor

Gail Morong
Co-Chair, TRUFA Equity Committee

Gagandeep Singh
Chair, TRUSU Equity Committee

Christine Adam
Dean of Students