• September 30, 2021

    September 30, 2021

    A statement from our Director about CCMS' commitment to decolonization, and our efforts to foster solidarity with local and global Indigenous communities.

  • November 17, 2020

    November 17, 2020

    CCMS Research Assistant Yara Younis reflects on surveillance operations in her own community after attending our screening and discussion of The Feeling of Being Watched.

  • October 08, 2020

    October 08, 2020

    A conversation with Hasan Syed on his run across the country to raise awareness for the Canadian First Nations' water crisis.

  • September 30, 2021

    September 30, 2021

    A statement from our Director about CCMS' commitment to decolonization, and our efforts to foster solidarity with local and global Indigenous communities.

  • July 29, 2020

    July 29, 2020

    SFU undergraduate student and community organizer Nasreen Patel reflects on celebrating Ramadan during COVID-19 and shares her takeaways from CCMS's virtual iftar dialogues.

  • June 16, 2020

    June 16, 2020

    The SFU CCMS is committed to meaningful support for the Black community. Given the Centre's mandate, we are dedicated to building and broadening our programming for Black Muslims in the Lower Mainland.

  • May 29, 2020

    May 29, 2020

    We are pleased to announce that The Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS) is developing a 5 year Strategic Plan. We would like to invite you to help us shape the future work of the Centre by completing the following survey. We appreciate your input which will be used to inform and guide the work of CCMS over the next 5 years.

  • May 14, 2020

    May 14, 2020

    SFU’s Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies is proud to award the following scholarships to Graduate students who have shown excellence in their research and study of Muslim society and culture.

  • May 05, 2020

    May 05, 2020

    To ensure social distancing does not mean social isolation, SFU Refugees and Newcomers Programs and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS) hosted a lunch for World University Services of Canada (WUSC) students to connect and socialize over Zoom while practicing physical distancing.

  • April 29, 2020

    April 29, 2020

    While baking sourdough in isolation at home, CCMS Director Amal Ghazal recalls the significance of the bread during her childhood in Lebanon.

  • April 07, 2020

    April 07, 2020

    Local artist and CCMS Muslim Community Fellowship alumnus Mustaali Raj offers a visual guide of his personal tips to working from home.

  • March 31, 2020

    March 31, 2020

    Shivam Kishore, City of Vancouver Economic Commission, shares a few words of reassurance.

  • April 27, 2020

    April 27, 2020

    The impact of the highly infectious Novel Coronavirus, resulting in the disease of COVID-19, has been global. State authorities have responded in different ways - CCMS Research Assistant Arthur Liao looks at the remarkable success of South Korea and Taiwan in flattening the curve.

  • April 10, 2020

    April 10, 2020

    Looking at Arab news coverage on how countries in the Arab world have responded to the spread of COVID-19, this crisis has highlighted countries’ systemic flaws, where the social and economic consequences of the coronavirus are emboldening authoritarianism and human rights abuses, and in some cases, met with pure negligence. CCMS Research Assistant Yara Younis reports.

  • March 25, 2020

    March 25, 2020

    Arthur Liao, CCMS Research Assistant and IS Undergraduate student, offers some tips on maintaining strong connections while practicing social distancing.

  • February 24, 2020

    February 24, 2020

    For their final event, the inaugral cohort of the Muslim Community Fellowship opened a public dialogue to share reflections on engagement with difference, holding space for community and learning within diverse communities.

  • February 05, 2020

    February 05, 2020

    The Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies is seeking proposals to retain a qualified and experienced consultant to facilitate the development of a 5 year strategic plan to be completed by July 2020.

  • In Citizenship, Religion, and Identity, guest Diana Freundl explores the relationship between art and belonging for the final Ismaili Conversations session sponsored by the CCMS and the Ismaili Centre.

  • October 15, 2019

    October 15, 2019

    Islamic History Month is observed in recognition of the significant contributions Muslim communities have made to Canadian society. The month seeks to inform, educate, and spread mutual understanding about Muslim cultures and the historical contributions made through literature, science, sports, and the arts.

  • October 07, 2019

    October 07, 2019

    Renowned Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef performed to over two hundred fans in his first Vancouver show.

  • July 24, 2019

    July 24, 2019

    In a historic and unprecedented ceremony at Vanier Park, Indigenous weavers presented the Vancouver Muslim community with a collection of handwoven rugs symbolizing partnership and collaboration on June 27.

  • May 28, 2019

    May 28, 2019

    The Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies hosted the event "Sharing the Fast" in which Indigenous and Muslim community members shared and reflected on what the practice of fasting means to them, before sharing a meal after sunset.

  • November 07, 2018

    November 07, 2018

    As an historian of modern South Asia, and also holding a research chair in global and comparative history, with a commitment to and interest in Islam in South Asia, one cannot help but note an oceanic turn in the discipline of History.

  • October 30, 2018

    October 30, 2018

    Talking about his experiences in Vancouver, Ahmad describes the city as ‘a booming city for Muslims’. In doing so, he refers to the growing number of events organized by young Muslims for their peers.

  • October 15, 2018

    October 15, 2018

    The CCMS sponsored local artist Doaa Jamal to install a mural for the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival. The mural, located beneath the R-Space art gallery at 123 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, was a hub of excitement at the festival's launch and will continue to be a part of the city's fabric for years to come.



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