uOttawa considers closing spiritual services centre

February 16, 2010

In a bid to cut costs across campus, the University of Ottawa is weighing a proposal to close its spiritual services centre, which employs 2 people and offers chaplains, guidance, referral to various religious groups, potlucks, and monthly faith presentations. A uOttawa student circulating a petition to prevent the closure says the centre is a comfortable place for people of faith to meet and talk. "There's not really another place we can go...We'd have to go to a cafeteria or something like that, noisy and open." The proposal goes to a vote this week. Ottawa Citizen