Ottawa Media Launch


You are invited to attend the Ottawa media launch hosted by the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies (University of Ottawa) and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s (CCMW) “WOMEN IN NIQAB SPEAK: A STUDY OF THE NIQAB IN CANADA”.

This is the first study to give voice to Muslim women in Canada who wear the niqab. Dr. Lynda Clarke conducted the study, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Results are based on 129 responses to a survey, focus groups, and personal interviews with women who wear the niqab.

KEY SPEAKERS: Dr. Lynda Clarke, Associate Professor of Religion and Islam at Concordia University and Alia Hogben, Executive Director of CCMW and a Member of the Order of Canada.

The media launch will be part of Professor Salah Basalamah’s (Associate Professor of School of Translation and Interpretation) seminar of “The Arabesque of Canadian Islam”.

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Simard Hall, Room 129, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Both the media and the general public are welcome to attend this event. For further inquiries, please contact Farhat Rehaman at