On Oct. 20, 2021, the Union hosted the TRU Dean of Business, Mike Henry, and the Dean of Arts, Rick McCutcheon to lead a virtual session to hear from Muslim students about their experiences as part of its Breaking Bread discussion series.

Breaking Bread is a project from the TRU Students’ Union that connects students with community leaders through small group discussions around shared topics of interest.

This discussion was different from the other events in this series. Rather than bringing an expert on this topic, we invited Muslim students and alumni to come to share their experiences and have senior members of the TRU community, such as Deans, attend to listen and learn. Given this format, this discussion was only open to students, alumni, or community members from the Muslim community.

Topics considered by the group included the need for a policy on religious accommodations, prayer space on campus, halal food options, and other areas of interest.

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