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What do our students say?

What do SI students say about our program?

"Learning more about a major world religion has opened up my understanding and respect for the many cultures that integrate Islam into their daily lives."

-KATRINA SCHOUTEN, SI MINOR

"As a Muslim, SI expanded my own understanding and challenged many of my preconceived notions of my own faith.  In my research study for the capstone course, I learned first hand the struggles of Muslim immigrants in the West."

-ADEEL SAHIBZADA, SI MINOR

"I am passionate about learning about our world and the many people that live in it.  Solving wicked problems such as how to better distribute food worldwide or researching non-violent approaches to conflict would be some ways I could employ my passions.  Studies in Islam will prepare me for this type of career because it has broadened my horizons and has led me to discover what I get excited about."

-CHLOE SIMPSON, KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION STUDENT

"I enjoy being able to discuss about important events, either current or historical, in a small relatively informal setting where opinions are respected and debated well."

-ANONYMOUS, SI STUDENT

"...I [now] have a better understanding of the perspectives of refugees and those immigrating to Canada...Arab Culture is also important to my academic program because I'll be dealing with individuals from various cultures..."

-ANONYMOUS, SOCIAL WORK STUDENT

"This is a fantastic program, and it's really helped broaden my horizons.  The classes I've taken in SI are some of the best I've had during my time at the university."

-ANONYMOUS, SI STUDENT

What do SI Minor graduates say about our program? 

"The program gave me an introductory approach to the teachings and basics of Islam...more importantly the minor program has provided me with the tools to navigate our society with an educated awareness of the biases and social issues regarding Islam and Muslims."

-ANONYMOUS, SI MINOR GRADUATE

"This program is incredibly important, especially for UW and the KW community...it provides students the tools to explore how Muslims are experiencing their religion in Canadian culture as well as how media and academia are biased and push certain ideas.  The program fosters critical and empowered students who have the tools to begin to understand the complexities of what it means to be Muslim in Canada."

-ANONYMOUS, SI MINOR GRADUATE