Titled the We Are Not Them (WANT) Movement, the event, which runs from March 23 to 27, will feature a number of workshops and seminars educating students about the stark differences between the Islamic faith, and those who have taken it hostage under a banner of violence.
Events occurring as part of the WANT Movement include mobile quizzes on myths surrounding the Muslim community, alongside opportunities to view “peace screenings” featuring poetry and literature from prominent Muslim scholars and leaders.
While the physical aspect of WANT Movement will wrap up this Friday, organizers hope it continues to educate students continuously, as information being released through the program is also being posted online.
In designated Community Service Learning (CSL) courses, MRU students participate in structured volunteer opportunities where the needs of the organization are linked to their course learning. There are approximately 30 designated CSL courses at MRU and the number is growing.
Over the past 2 years, ADC has supported Victoria Calvert in her role as CSL Coordinator, to put necessary supports in place to build and document the CSL presence at MRU. Accomplishments in this area include:
- A citation for academic transcripts was created, in collaboration with Enrolment Services, which documents students’ participation in CSL courses.
- A process was implemented for designating courses that meet the CSL curricular criteria. Upon request, Victoria will consult with and advise faculty members on the development of CSL courses that meet the criteria for designation.
- MRU was awarded the bid to hold the Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning (CACSL) Conference at MRU in May 2016.