Ablution rooms renovations finish behind schedule

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) recently completed renovations on the ablution rooms at Carleton, which serve students who need to wash themselves before praying. A previous article in The Charlatan reported that renovations were scheduled to be completed in April 2017, but they ended up being extended through the entire summer. The room officially re-opened during the first week of classes, according to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee. Both the male and female ablution rooms are located on the second floor of the University Centre, down the hall from the Multi-Faith Centre’s prayer room. While the men’s room is a separate space, the women’s ablution room is located within a washroom. Biftu Hulo, president of the Carleton University Muslim Students’ Association (CUMSA), said she’s […]

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Editorial: Accessible religious spaces on campus are key

Renovations to the ablutions room—a space used by students to wash themselves before prayer—on the second floor of the University Centre began over a year ago in order to upgrade both the men’s and women’s facilities and to make them more accessible. With many students from various religions, it’s important that spaces available on Carleton’s campus for prayer are accessible and clean. But, despite plans to include four accessible foot baths in the men’s ablution room, none were planned to be installed in the women’s ablution room (which is actually located inside a washroom on the second floor). Back in March, then-Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) president Fahd Alhattab told The Charlatan that the changes would  make “the men and […]

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Ablutions room renovations close to completion

After undergoing renovations for over a year, the Carleton University Students’ Association’s (CUSA) ablutions room is a month away from being completed. The ablutions room is located down the hall from the Multi-Faith Centre’s prayer room on the second floor of the University Centre. The ablutions room is used by students who need to wash themselves before prayer. The renovations are to include four accessible foot bath units in the men’s ablution room, located within the men’s bathroom. The renovations for the women’s ablution space, which is located within the women’s washroom, will still lack an accessible foot bath after. Fahd Alhattab, president of CUSA, said the renovations will be complete by April 21, “give or take a few days.” […]

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