News: Structural Islamophobia Research Lab (SIRL)

IIS to host dialogue between CRA & Muslim-led charity sector

IIS to host dialogue between CRA & Muslim-led charity sector

February 6, 2024

The Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto invites the Muslim-led charitable sector to participate in a dialogue with the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency to address concerns and deepen understanding.  Session 1: PlenaryThursday, February 29, 2024 (evening) – 6pm to 9:30pm Session 2: Sub-Sector Discussions (limited capacity):Friday, March 1, 2023 […]

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‘Systemic Islamophobia in Canada: A Research Agenda’  Named  the Top 100 Best Books of 2023.

‘Systemic Islamophobia in Canada: A Research Agenda’ Named the Top 100 Best Books of 2023.

January 15, 2024

Systemic Islamophobia in Canada: A Research Agenda, edited by Anver M. Emon and published by the University of Toronto Press, has been named among the top 100 best books of 2023. This insightful 296-page book delves into the intricate and pressing issue of systemic Islamophobia in Canada. To explore the content of this new book, […]

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Prof Emon discusses new book ‘Systemic Islamophobia in Canada’

Prof Emon discusses new book ‘Systemic Islamophobia in Canada’

October 11, 2023

Professor Emon explores the existence of Islamophobia in Canadian institutions and edited this collection of essays from leading Canadian scholars in reaction to the shortcomings of a national summit on Islamophobia in addressing systemic problems.   You can access the full article on the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto’s website. To explore the […]

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Ontario Superior Court Findings Echo IIS Report ‘Under Layered Suspicion’

Ontario Superior Court Findings Echo IIS Report ‘Under Layered Suspicion’

October 5, 2023

On September 13, 2023, the Ontario Superior Court ruled against intervening in Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) audit of the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC)*. MAC raised a Charter challenge against the CRA on the grounds of violating religious freedom and non-discrimination. Muslim communities in Canada have long (but quietly) been concerned about CRA’s audit practices. […]

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Call for Applications: Post-Doc Fellow, Systemic Islamophobia

Call for Applications: Post-Doc Fellow, Systemic Islamophobia

August 31, 2023

The Systemic Islamophobia Research Lab (SIRL) Fellowship The Systemic Islamophobia Research Lab (SIRL) – at the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), University of Toronto – supports the best and brightest minds committed to examining institutionally entrenched modes of Islamophobia. This call for applications is for candidates committed to interdisciplinary research on Children’s Aid Societies (CAS) […]

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Report on CSIS and Discriminatory Practices – Call for Researcher

Report on CSIS and Discriminatory Practices – Call for Researcher

August 26, 2022

In a joint project, the University of Toronto’s Institute of Islamic Studies seeks a researcher to write a report on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and allegations of its discriminatory practices against religious minorities and persons of colour with specific focus on access to and respect for legal counsel.

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