Multi-Faith Program

The Multi-Faith Program connects students in need of spiritual guidance with chaplains from different religious groups and denominations. Our team of chaplains can offer counseling, encouragement and support during times of stress, trauma, indecision, or any challenge you might be facing.

The program is designed to recognize and enhance personal faith development, facilitate inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue, and contribute to the unity and understanding of the diverse religious traditions on campus. Ultimately, our goal is to create community and intimacy within our growing campus.

The Multi-Faith Program is open to all Durham College and UOIT students. If you don’t see your faith or religious denomination listed and you’d like to participate, or you have questions, email savpequity@dc-uoit.ca.

FATHER ERIC MAH

Father Eric Mah was born just outside of Vancouver. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and was called to the bar in 2003. After practicing insurance law for several years, Father Eric entered St. Augustine’s Seminary in 2005. He was ordained in 2011 and is currently Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Oshawa.

Father Eric is the Priest Chaplain for all of the post-secondary institutions in the Oshawa area, including Durham College, UOIT and Trent Durham. He is one of few priests selected to serve on a special council to assist the Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Father Eric is available Fridays from 10AM-11AM in C162 (Gordon Willey Building).

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NICK DOYLE

Nick Doyle is passionate about leading young adults in authentic, gospel-centred relationships with our Lord Jesus Christ and preaching the gospel. Currently the Pastor of Young Adults/Campus Ministries at Calvary Baptist Church in Oshawa, he loves being on campus and enjoys authentic community.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Religion from Kingswood University. He loves to meet new people and learn about different cultures. He also loves coffee and helping students navigate the hard parts of life.

Nick is available Tuesdays from from 1PM-2PM in C162 (Gordon Willey Building).

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ROD RUDD

Rod Rudd has more than 15 years experience working with young adults from a wide range of backgrounds, both in secular and religious contexts. Rod works as Campus Field Staff in the student division of Power to Change Ministry, a faith-based organization that helps university students grow in their knowledge of God and serving God and others as an integral part of their life as a student.

Rod is a husband and father of three. He is available to help students tackle the deep questions of life and God, and offers support and prayer. It’s Rod’s desire to invest in the young people today with the hope of healthier families, workplaces and communities tomorrow.

Rod is available Mondays from from 1:30PM-2:30PM in C162 (Gordon Willey Building).

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IMAM SHAKIR PANDOR

Imam Shakir Pandor was born in Toronto to parents who emigrated from India. After Grade 7, he traveled to the UK where he continued his studies while completing the memorization of the Qur’an and the rigorous eight-year Islamic Theology (Alimiyyah) program. Imam Shakir graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Theology and jurisprudence from the oldest seminary in the UK. He returned to Toronto, where he spent eight years as an Imam and teacher in various Masaajid (Mosques) and Islamic schools before moving to Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 2008. He returned to Canada in 2011 and currently is the Imam, Resident Scholar & Religious Director at the Islamic Centre of Oshawa.

Imam Shakir is active with the Muslim Student Association at DC-UOIT, the Scarborough Muslim Association, and the Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians. He is a volunteer chaplain with Lakeridge Health and in the advanced level program with CAPPE, a national organization that certifies Chaplains for hospitals. He also supervises the Halal cooking protocol at E.P. Taylor’s Pub & Restaurant.

Imam Shakir is available Wednesdays from from 2:30PM-3:30PM in C162 (Gordon Willey Building).

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