20 March 2015

Women-only gym hours nixed by McGill University - request for women-only gym hours caused uproar on campus

McGill Deputy Provost for Student Life and Learning, Ollivier Dyens, met with Allalou to discuss her proposal.

"We don't believe in the segregation of our services, we don't believe in separating some groups from others on campus," Dyens said .

"It's always been clear, McGill is secular and co-ed, and this is what we promote."

The university does have women-only hours at one of its swimming pools, but the university says that's different.

"It's true, the pool has women-only hours, but we believe there is a modesty issue that is more predominant in the pool, mostly because people wear bathing suits," Dyens said. [CBC News] Read more