Institutions provide students with meals, support during Ramadan


As Ramadan continues, several student groups and postsecondary institutions are offering special supports and meals to their Muslim students. At the University of Waterloo, the Muslim Students Association has organized a space for free or potluck style Iftar meals and daily congregational prayers. UWaterloo Muslim Students Association VP Labibah Salim said that hosting prayers on campus gives students the opportunity to stay on campus, rather than travelling to the mosque at night. Wilfrid Laurier University’s Muslim chaplaincy and Muslim Students Association have organized free Iftar dinners on campus for those who are on limited incomes. Queen’s University’s Hospitality Services recently consulted with the Muslim Student Association for supports and meal arrangements for Ramadan. The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law hosted its first-ever Ramadan Iftar meal, which brought together community members and members of the Muslim Bar Association.

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