Finding room to pray is a challenge faced by thousands of religious students at Montreal universities. Whether Muslim or Catholic, getting a room dedicated to prayer can create problems in both francophone and anglophone academic communities.
Most religious students will say that balancing their student schedule with their spiritual life isn't that tough. However, a lot of them want a dedicated prayer space on campus — which would make life easier for students who pray several times a day.
For Friday prayers, Muslim students at the Université de Montréal rent a room on the ground floor of the sports building. But the rest of the week, students have to find a handy staircase if they don't want to miss a class.