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Dr.Ingrid Mattson is the London and Windsor Community Chair of Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Dr. Ingrid Mattson earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 1999 and a B.A. in Philosophy and Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1987. Before coming to Huron, she founded the Islamic Chaplaincy program and was Director of the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. She is the author of The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life as well as numerous articles exploring Islamic ethics in contemporary Muslim communities. Dr. Mattson is an internationally recognized Islamic scholar. From 2006-2010 she served as President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); she previously served two terms as Vice-President. Dr. Mattson is frequently consulted by media, government and civic organizations and has served as an expert witness.
This launch of Emmanuel College's Muslim Prayer Room is co-sponsored by the Tessellate Institute, a non-profit research institute that investigates the lived experiences of Muslims in Canada and the U of T Multi-Faith Centre.
Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Cres., is a theological college of the United Church of Canada and the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto.