Nursing student reinstated

Arij Al Khafagi thanks community for support

University of Manitoba nursing student and former senior stick of the U of M Nursing Students’ Association Arij Al Khafagi’s status as a student has been reinstated. 

Al Khafagi was previously suspended following social media posts she made that were critical of the
Israeli government, which U of M administration deemed antisemitic.

On a post to her Instagram on Monday, Jan. 29, Al Khafagi thanked president of the Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba, Ramsey Zeid, and U of M Jewish community members for their support. 

In her statement, Khafagi said that she hopes “the University of Manitoba can be a hub of open dialogue and communication, a place where concerns and opinions are openly expressed, and an institution where students are not censored.”