On January 29, 2017, six innocent Muslims lost their lives as a result of a massacre at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec. In response to this heinous act, the McGill community has come together to establish the Centre culturel islamique de Québec Memorial Award, not only to commemorate the lives of these men but also to encourage greater tolerance and understanding in Quebec and Canada.
The Centre culturel islamique de Québec Memorial Award will provide two awards of $1,200 each, given annually to two students enrolled in any McGill degree program and in good academic standing. Applicants will have demonstrated a commitment to fostering the inclusion of Muslims within the larger Quebecois and Canadian societies. It is our hope that this monetary recognition can encourage students in their continued volunteer efforts.
We need your help to fund the Centre culturel islamique de Québec Memorial Award in support of McGill students who advocate tirelessly for social justice. Our goal is to raise at least $60,000, the minimum needed to endow this award in perpetuity so that future students may benefit as well. Award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee chaired by the Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) or an assigned delegate, alongside members of the Muslim community who are affiliated with McGill. If we do not reach our goal to endow an ongoing dedicated fund, all monies raised will be used toward the awards described above until the fund is exhausted.
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For any questions, please contact katherine.hales [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Centre%20culturel%20Islamique%20de%20Qu%C3%A9bec%20Memorial%20Award) (Katherine Hales) for more information.