January 29 marks the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia. This date was designated by the Canadian government to honour the survivors and victims of the hate-motivated attack that took place at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Sainte-Foy, Quebec in 2017. Six men were killed and 19 others were injured at their place of worship. January 29 serves as an important reminder of the need to stand up against Islamophobia and all forms of racism and hate.
In solidarity with the survivors of this attack and in remembrance of the victims, the Green Square Campaign seeks to honour those who lost their lives. The green square symbolizes the green carpets in the Mosque where the victims last stood. All are encouraged to wear a green square to stand against Islamophobia.
Read a statement from the AVP, Equity and Inclusion commemorating the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.
January 29, 2024
Lighting the Ladner clock tower
The Ladner clock tower at UBC Vancouver will light up green to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.
January 29 – February 2, 2024
UBC Vancouver Bookstore book display
Learn more about Islamophobia and its impacts through a curated selection of books by the UBC Bookstore.
- Resources on Combatting Islamophobia
- Green Square Campaign
- UBC Thaqalayn Muslim Association Chaplain
- Muslim Students’ Association Chaplain
- UBC Thaqalayn Muslim Association
- Muslim Students’ Association
- Black Muslim Collective (Instagram)
- Islamic Relief @ UBC
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