“She didn’t want to show him her ears”: QC student wearing hijab prevented from taking exam

October 5, 2016

Montreal’s Collège de Maisonneuve is working to accommodate one of its students after an instructor prevented her from taking an exam because her hijab covered her ears, reports the Globe and Mail. College spokesperson Line Legare explained that one of the school’s biology instructors asked the student to pull back her hijab during an exam to demonstrate that she was not wearing headphones, and when she refused, he informed her she would not be able to take the test that day. Legare added that the teacher had clearly indicated at the beginning of the school year that he reserved the right to check whether students were wearing headphones during exams, a policy that was approved by the biology department. Legare added that to her knowledge, the student has not filed a formal complaint. Globe and Mail (CP) | La Presse