MORSL DirectorMeet Carlene, our Director. Carlene is a life-long Unitarian-Universalist with more than 15 years’ experience in youth and young adult programming. She holds a B.A. in French Canada Studies and a Master’s in Teaching and Learning from McGill University. She develops educational and experiential programs, fosters partnerships with religious and spiritual groups on and off campus and advocates for cultures of inclusion for students of all religious, spiritual and secular identities. She is currently furthering her research into young adult spirituality as a PhD student in contemporary religious studies at Université de Sherbrooke. Off campus, Carlene is a member of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal, and co-chair of the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Spirituality and Religious Pluralism community of practice.
carlene.gardner [at] mcgill.ca (Email Carlene)
Meet Candice, MORSL’s Administrative Coordinator. You will find her welcoming visitors into MORSL's space at the front desk. She works on communications, event coordination, and other organizational tasks at MORSL. She is a life-long feminist Latter-day Saint and serves as a volunteer interfaith and communications worker outside our team. She holds a master's in comparative humanities studies from Brigham Young University. Candice writes about religion and spirituality outside work. Her interests include personal spiritual development, feminist retellings of religious history, and the crossroads of religion, mental health, and ethics.
candice.wendt [at] mcgill.ca (Email Candice)
Mathew K. Birgen
Outreach AssistantMathew (Ph.D. Religious Studies) teaches Swahili at McGill and is finishing a dissertation in biblical studies and migration. He helps MORSL with tabling and My Neighbour's Faith outings.
morsl [at] mcgill.ca (Email Mathew)
Peer Faith Volunteer Program Coordinator
Sarah is a queer U3 Gender Studies student at McGill. She looks forward to assisting MORSL with religious/spiritual diversity, equity, and inclusion.
morsl [at] mcgill.ca (Email Sarah)
Andrew Ankersen is a second year MA student focusing on textual production and Apocalypticism in Second Temple period Judaism. In his spare time, he is a passionate tabletop RPG player and game master and has recently started doing triathlons.
morsl [at] mcgill.ca (Email Andrew)
Fawaz Abdul Salam
Interfaith Dialogue Program Facilitator
Fawaz (Ph.D Religious Studies) is MORSL's Interfaith Dialogue Program Facilitator. Fawaz is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate at the School of Religious Studies. His research interest is broadly on the relationship between religion and urbanism in the Middle East and South Asia from a historical and comparative perspective. During his free time, Fawaz loves reading fiction and exploring the architecture and religious heritage of Montreal.
morsl [at] mcgill.ca (Email Fawaz)
Communications and Web Assistant
Sherry is an U2 student at McGill’s Faculty of Education studying Secondary English and concentrating in Ethics and Religious Culture as a second teachable subject. Among the things that sustain her, she currently feels most enlivened by literature, youth empowerment, and relationships founded in care. In her free time, she enjoys taking walks and listening to podcasts
morsl [at] mcgill.ca (Email Sherry)
Yoga and Meditation FacilitatorMilda is MORSL's Yoga and Meditation Workshop Facilitator. She was motivated by the performance and teaching of these practices to return to university. She is pursuing an MA in Religious Studies here at McGill, with a focus on yoga, Hinduism and Sanskrit.
morsl [at] mcgill.ca (Email Milda)