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Praying in Hallways
Comments allegedly made by Dean of engineering and computer science, Robin Drew, in response to the continuing request for a prayer space in the EV building are causing concern among the directors of the Graduate Students' Association.
Holly Nazar, GSA director for the faculty of Arts and Science, says she was told by Drew after a senate meeting on Feb. 18 that Muslim students and researchers in the faculty "don't need to pray—this is Canada," saying his personal opinion was that they, instead, "need to adjust."
"I said I thought that was contrary to the values of the university," Nazar told The Link. "It disturbs me that he thinks there's a contradiction between being Muslim and being Canadian, that he assumes all Muslim students in engineering are international students and, for the ones that are international students, that he's got such an unwelcoming, unaccommodating attitude."
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