Photo: Cambrian College official opens its New Spiritual Centre, (left to right): Shawn Poland, Interim President; Gizmol Antony, Cambrian Student Council Director of Inclusion and Diversity; Lynn Courville, Cambrian Student Council President; Dr. Paula Gouveia, VP Academic and Equity and Diversity.
SUDBURY – In an effort to provide every opportunity for school/life balance, and a place for peace and contemplation, Cambrian College officially opened today its new Spiritual Centre.
“The Spiritual Centre was an idea proposed by the students and I truly believe it will be a destination for students of any faith, denomination or spirituality to worship and reflect, or for those just looking for a space that’s peaceful on campus,” says Gaston Cotnoir, Cambrian College’s Manager of Equity and Diversity.
The Spiritual Centre contains a main room, cubicles for private prayer and meditation, and a foot washing station.
“The Spiritual Centre provides a safe space for students, staff and faculty to practice their spirituality on campus,” adds Dr. Paula Gouveia, Cambrian’s Vice-President Academic and responsible for equity and diversity. “Both diversity and inclusion make us stronger as a campus community and the official opening of the Spiritual Centre is another step in recognizing the importance of spirituality and religion in overall health and well-being.”
Located on the first floor of Cambrian’s main Sudbury campus, just inside the former International Centre, the Spiritual Centre is open daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
“With students coming to Cambrian from more than 40 countries, we appreciate that we have students from many different faith traditions and spiritual beliefs,” says Lynn Courville, President of Cambrian Student Council (CSC) President. “We want to accommodate students seeking a place to practice their faith and spirituality and connect with other students who may share those beliefs.”
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