Sheridan’s Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton campuses hold virtual commemoration of Quebec City Mosque attack

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Published January 28, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Sheridan College held a virtual observance Friday at 11:30 a.m. to recognize the fifth anniversary of the mosque attack in Québec City.

The Government of Canada proclaimed January 29, 2022 as the first National Day of Remembrance of the attack, which took place on January 29, 2017, and action against Islamophobia.

Flags will be lowered at all Sheridan campuses on Saturday.

“We condemn acts of hate and reaffirm Sheridan’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan. “Our learning community remains steadfast in our belief that diversity is our strength. Respect for others – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and identities – is a value we uphold above all else.

“Our different cultures, perspectives and lived experiences add to the rich fabric of our  community. We are committed to social justice and empowering those who have historically been marginalized, locally and worldwide.”

The observance is part of Islam Awareness Week at Sheridan, aimed at raising awareness of the issues facing members of the Muslim community.

Sheridan plans to bring forward a Policy on the Accommodation of Religious Observances for students and employees this spring.

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