Muslim Awareness Week 2021


Published: 25Jan2021

Muslim Awareness Week (MAW) is a yearly week of solidarity and exchange where people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs are invited to learn about the achievements, contributions, aspirations and concerns of Quebecers of Muslim faith.

Born as a grassroots response to the tragic shooting at a mosque on January 29, 2017 that killed 6 men, this week is now in its third edition. In 2021, the events run from January 25th through 31st. The goal: Getting to know each other!  Through dialogue, bridge building and willingness to navigate the challenges of our pluralistic society with an open heart, we hope to move forward towards greater inclusion and equity here in Quebec as well as beyond our borders.

MORSL is pleased to take part in activities that support MAW by raising awareness of the vibrant and diverse Muslim students, faculty and staff at McGill, and by creating opportunities for Muslims and non-Muslims to come together to learn and spark friendships.

At McGill, several events will take place, including:

Wednesday January 27th, 6-7:30 PM (ET)

 -Panel: A History of Muslims at McGill (open to the public)

Thursday January 28th, 7-8:30 PM (ET)

-Trivia Night, hosted by MORSL and the MSA (McGill students only, register here)

Friday January 29th, 12:30-1:00 PM (ET)

-Commemoration at McGill of the CCIQ shooting (open to the public)


For a complete listing of MAW activities offered online (in English and en français), please see the day-by-day event schedule here:


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