Inclusive MRU


smudging sage

Smudging - what is it?

There are many ways to smudge taught by a variety of diverse cultures. One may light smudge according to their beliefs and practices. Smudging is the lighting of herbs and medicines to cleanse the mind, body and spirit to bring peace and balance.

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Gender inclusive washrooms at MRU

Not everyone identifies as a her or a him. Hixson-Vulpe identifies as trans non-binary, and goes by the pronoun they/them. Being welcome to use any washroom that matches their gender identity is life affirming.



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Wudu - الوضوء‎ (Ablution Station)

Wudu (Ablution) is Arabic which means the specific action of washing certain body parts. In these body parts hands, mouth, face, arms, nostrils, arms, and feet included. In religion Islam, wudu has great importance. Muslims are required to perform wudu before offering the prayer five times a day.

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CEMI Parent Room + RLLC Family Room

Parent room F122 and Family Room EL2416 (both available for nursing). A Parent Room has been established on campus (F122) for the use of individuals requiring a place to attend to specific needs of young children and to meet the needs of nursing mothers. This room is available (open) during campus hours of operation and not required to be booked.

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Prayer spaces

Mediation Centre - W201 and U111 (Friday Prayer) is available for members of MRU to engage in personal prayer. MRU has a team of chaplains and faith representatives connecting to a variety of faith traditions helping us explore these adventures and challenges as we travel along our life's path.

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The Meditation Centre (W201) is currently open with a maximum capacity of 5 people in the room at a time due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Room U111 is closed at this time.  We thank you for your understanding.


MRU's pride crosswalk



MRU is continuing to improve its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The pride flag is a powerful symbol that shows support for a historically marginalized community. We want all students, employees and community members to know that everyone is welcome at MRU and everyone belongs here.

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