Fostering Muslim inclusion

Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec Memorial Award

Established in 2018 by members of the McGill Community in commemoration of the six men who lost their lives as a result of the massacre at the Centre culturel Islamique de Québec that took place on January 29, 2017. Thanks in large part to the 2021 fundraising efforts of the McGill Muslim Alumni Society, and a McGill24 match from the University, this award is now endowed to exist in perpetuity.

Awarded by a selection committee chaired by the Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies), or delegate, on an annual basis to one student in good academic standing (or shared), and enrolled in any McGill degree program. Applicants will have demonstrated a commitment to fostering the inclusion of Muslims within Quebec and Canadian society.

Value: $3,000

How to apply

Submit the completed PDF icon application form 2023 , with two letters of reference, no later than Monday, November 27, 2023.

You must email your completed application to scholarships [at]


Congratulations to the previous winners of the CCIQ Memorial Award. They have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to fostering the inclusion of Muslims within Quebec and Canadian Society, and within the McGill community. We thank them for their initiative and impact in building bridges and understanding.

  • 2023-2024: Mashaal Oturkar, Bachelor of Agricultural and Environmental Science 
  • 2023-2024: Arij Soufi, Medicine (MDCM)
  • 2022-2023: Weeam Ben Rejeb, Bachelor of Civil Law/Juris Doctor
  • 2021-2022: Sarah Abou-Bakr, Masters of Arts in Islamic Studies
  • 2020-2021: Khadija Ahmed, Bachelor of Civil Law/Juris Doctor
  • 2019-2020: Tayseer Vericain, Masters of Occupational Therapy
  • 2018-2019: Lina Bensaidane, Bachelor of Civil Law/Juris Doctor
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