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Concordia University

Motto: Real education for the real world
Established: 1974 merger of
Loyola College (1896) and
Sir George Williams University (1926)
Type: Public University
Endowment: $ 54.4 million [5]
Chancellor: David O’Brian
President: Judith Woodsworth
Provost: Louise Dandurand (Interim)
Faculty: 900 (approximately)
Undergraduates: 25,417
Postgraduates: 4,444
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Campus: Urban, 40 acres (160,000 m²) Loyola Campus
Nickname: Concordia Stingers
Mascot: Buzz
Affiliations: AUCC, IAU, ACU
Website: Concordia.ca

Concordia University is a large urban university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, one of Montreal's two universities that teach primarily in the English language (the other being McGill University). Concordia is ranked by Graduateshotline as one of the top engineering schools in Canada, and in 2007, was ranked among the top 400 universities internationally by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES).[1]. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Concordia University often refers to: Concordia University System, an organization of ten colleges and universities throughout the United States operated by the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Concordia is also the name of other universities and colleges (and seminaries): International University Concordia Audentes, Estonia Concordia College, Adelaide in South Australia Concordia... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This article is about Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article is about Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Judith Weisz Woodsworth is President of Laurentian University. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The Concordia Stingers are the athletic teams that represent Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Image File history File links Buzzmascot. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The International Association of Universities list of Universities of the World is a list of organizations recognized as universities by national authorities around the world. ... The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... McGill University is a public co-educational research university located in Montréal, Québec, Canada. ... The Times Higher Education Supplement, known as The Times Higher for short, is a newspaper based in London, United Kingdom, that reports specifically on issues related to education. ...

Contents

Campuses

The university has two campuses, set approximately 7 km apart: Sir George Williams Campus in the downtown core of Montreal (at Guy-Concordia metro station), and Loyola Campus in the residential west-end district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. They are connected by free shuttle-bus service for students, faculty and staff. Guy-Concordia is a station on the Montreal Metro Green Line. ... The Montreal Metro is the main form of public transportation within the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is a residential district of Montreal located to the west of downtown; population: 30102 (according to the 2001 census data) [1]). This district, which is known as NDG to locals, is one of five districts of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame...


History

The university traces its academic roots back to the late 19th Century, with the development of the Jesuit-run Loyola College and the YMCA-based Sir George Williams University. Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ...


Sir George Williams University

The first YMCA in North America was established at Montreal in 1851. From its early years, it offered evening classes to allow working people in the English-speaking community to pursue their education while working during the day. Concordia has continued this tradition by offering many night classes during the traditional fall and winter semesters, as well as the summer sessions. In 1926, the education program was organized as Sir George Williams College, named after George Williams, founder of the YMCA. It received a university charter from the provincial government in 1948. The first SGWU building, the Norris Building, was built in 1956, although the university continued to hold classes in the YMCA building until the construction of the Hall Building in 1966. The university gained international attention in 1969, when a group of students occupied the Hall Building's 9th floor computer lab (see Sir George Williams Computer Riot). Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Williams was knighted (by your mom) in 1894 by Queen Victoria. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

Concordia University's downtown (Sir George Williams) campus: the Hall building (at left) and the JW McConnell Library Building.

Hall Building and McConnell & Library Building, Sir George Williams Campus, Concordia University, Montreal. ... Hall Building and McConnell & Library Building, Sir George Williams Campus, Concordia University, Montreal. ...

Loyola College

Loyola College was founded in 1896 as an English-language program of the Jesuit Collège Sainte-Marie de Montréal (since merged into Université du Québec à Montréal). It was originally located at the Sacred Heart Convent in downtown Montreal. The college moved into the present west-end campus in 1916. Although founded as a collège classique (the forerunners of Quebec's CEGEPs), Loyola began granting university degrees through Université Laval as early as 1906. By 1940, collège classique programs were gone and Loyola became a four-year university, although it never obtained its own charter, granting its degrees through Laval or, after 1920, the Université de Montréal. Loyola College was a Jesuit college in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Collège Sainte-Marie was a college in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... A CEGEP (IPA: or ; French: Cégep) is a post-secondary education institution exclusive to the province of Quebec in Canada. ... Université Laval (Laval University) is the oldest centre of education in Canada, and was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. ... The Université de Montréal (UdeM) (translated into English commonly as (the) University of Montreal) is one of six universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


Concordia University

The merger of Loyola and SGWU was recommended in 1969 by a royal commission, as part of the secularization of Quebec's educational system (see Quiet Revolution). The two schools were officially merged on August 24, 1974 under the name of Concordia University, taking the name from the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia salus (meaning 'well-being through harmony'). [6] In states that are Commonwealth Realms a Royal Commission is a major government public inquiry into an issue. ... This article is about secularism. ... The Quiet Revolution (French: Révolution tranquille) was the 1960s period of rapid change in Quebec, Canada. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


Logos

Concordia University has changed its logo four times in its history.[7]


New buildings

In 2001, Concordia embarked on a mission to develop and expand the quality of the downtown campus, and to revive the west end in Montreal. The development is set to conclude by 2010 (though construction is currently behind schedule). [8]


The university has also acquired the historic Grey Nuns property near its Sir George Williams Campus for $18 million. Built in 1879, it would alone double the size of the current downtown campus. From 2007 to 2022, the university will begin occupying the building in 4 separate phases. The large property will house the faculty of Fine Arts and possibly the Concordia School of Cinema, and other departments. This religion article needs to be wikified. ...

The Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex on Saint Catherine Street
The Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex on Saint Catherine Street

The Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex at Saint Catherine Street and Guy Street was opened in September 2005. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 201 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Concordia_University. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 201 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Concordia_University. ... The Bay on Saint Catherine Street next to the Christ Church Cathedral Place des Arts Saint Catherine Street (officially rue Sainte-Catherine) is the primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal. ... The Bay on Saint Catherine Street next to the Christ Church Cathedral Place des Arts Saint Catherine Street (officially rue Sainte-Catherine) is the primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal. ...


Across the street, the 100-year-old TD Canada Trust building was donated to Concordia in 2005 by the Toronto-Dominion Bank. The university had planned to begin using this space in 2006. TD Canada Trust is the personal, small business and commercial banking operation of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. ... The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) (TSX: TD NYSE: TD TYO: 8640 ) is a bank headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Construction of the new John Molson School of Business Building that will be located on the corner of Guy and de Maisonneuve streets began in February 2007. The Quebec Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Jean-Marc Fournier, on October 30, 2006 announced an investment of $60 million towards the construction of the new building. The minister made the announcement during a ceremony at Concordia. The government’s $60 million represents about half of the total construction costs. Construction started on January 22, 2006 and it is expected to be complete by summer, 2009. The fifteen story building will house the JMSB’s 6,000 full and part-time students under the same roof for the very first time. For the moment, JMSB is located in the GM building on de Maisonneuve street and it is directly connected to the new Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts building. The John Molson School of Business, formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Administration at Concordia University, boasts 5,500 undergraduate students, 300 graduate students and 35,000 alumni. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Academic Departments

  • Department of Economics

Programs

Concordia has more than 180 undergraduate programs, divided into four faculties: In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ...

Students are normally enrolled in one of these Faculties, but they may take courses from any of the others as part of their studies. Many programs also offer a 'co-operative' component, whereby students get work experience while they study. The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. ... The John Molson School of Business, formerly the Faculty of Commerce and Administration at Concordia University, boasts 5,500 undergraduate students, 300 graduate students and 35,000 alumni. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An academic administration is a branch of university or college employees responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the institution and separate from the faculty or academics, although some personnel may have joint responsibilities. ...


In addition, the School of Graduate Studies offers about 70 programs leading to Master's and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate diplomas and certificates for professionals seeking to upgrade their knowledge and skills.


Students enter the university in September, or, in some cases, in January or May. An undergraduate degree normally takes three or four years studying full-time to complete, a Master's takes from a year and a half to three years, and a Ph.D. is at least four years long. Certificates and diplomas usually take no longer than a year and a half to complete.


Fabrikant Affair

On August 24, 1992, Valery Fabrikant, a Mechanical Engineering professor, shot five colleagues on the ninth floor of the Hall Building. The Concordia University massacre was a school shooting on August 24, 1992 that resulted in the deaths of four people at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Fabrikant taken to a hospital because of chest pain. ... The Concordia University massacre was a school shooting on August 24, 1992 that resulted in the deaths of four people at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


Civil Engineering professor Matthew McCartney Douglass, Chemistry professor Michael Gorden Hogben and Mechanical Engineering Professor Aaron Jaan Saber died that day while Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair Phoivos Ziogas passed on a month later. Mechanical Engineering secretary Elizabeth Horwood recovered from her injuries.


Fabrikant was convicted of the murders. A memorial to the slain professors (four granite tables) was erected in the Hall Building lobby.


Student activism

Concordia has made media headlines for issues involving politically active students. The first major incident was SGW Computer Riots in 1969, before the merger that created today's university. Concordia supports a vibrant student and community level civil society including well over 60 academic, environmentalist, socialist, international development, anarchist, feminist, religious, and gay rights organizations, as well as cultural clubs and federal political parties. The level of politicization and activity of student groups is dependent on the group and its purpose, and varies according to changing membership from year to year. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Civil society is composed of the totality of voluntary civic and social organizations and institutions that form the basis of a functioning society as opposed to the force-backed structures of a state (regardless of that states political system) and commercial institutions. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... Bold textHello ... Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ... This article is about International Development. ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also...


In 1989, Concordia students voted in a referendum to directly fund their PIRG with a fee-levy. With the support of this social-justice organization, which now had stable funding and a staff of paid workers, student activism flourished in the 1990s. A number of organizations that are now based at the university have their origins as QPIRG Concordia Working Groups. These include The People's Potato, a vegetarian soup-kitchen; Le Frigo Vert, a non-profit natural food co-op; and Right To Move/La Voie Libre, a fully-equipped, volunteer-run bicycle repair workshop. All of these organizations are open to the general public and have strong representations of non-student community members.[2] Public Interest Research Groups (also known as PIRG) are volunteer-driven, non-profit organizations based mostly out of University campuses around the North American continent. ...


Concordia students took an active role in the province-wide student strikes of 1996, which resulted in the renewal of a tuition freeze which was later revoked in 2007.


As the 1990s progressed, student activism became more militant, coming to a head in 1999 with the election of the first in a series of radical slates to the Concordia Student Union. Under the presidency of Rob Green, a referendum regarding of another strike garnered 2,284 votes of support. This was an unusually strong show of support, as student governments at Concordia are often elected on the basis of less than 1000 votes in their favor. The strike lasted from November 3 to 5th and targeted a range of issues, including student representation in the university senate, corporate presence and advertising on campus, and government cuts to education. There were several demonstrations in which both protestors and police were reported to be injured.[3][4] is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Concordia students voted in favor of accreditation of their student union in a referendum in December 2000. As a result, the CSU is now legally accountable only to its student constituents.[5]


Many incidents over the last several years have had their roots in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The conflict has been largely represented as a one between two student groups: the pro-Palestinian Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and pro-Israeli Hillel. In general most student activism is conducted at a lower profile level. Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) is a non-profit, student-based organization that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people. ... Hillel is a Hebrew name that has been held by many famous Jewish rabbis and thinkers. ...


Netanyahu protest

On September 9, 2002, a scheduled visit from former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was cancelled after protesters clashed with police inside the building. is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...   (‎, Binyamin Bibi Netanyahu, born October 21, 1949, Tel Aviv) was the 9th Prime Minister of Israel and is Chairman of the Likud Party. ...


There were indications prior to September 9 that the speech would face opposition. Organizers were warned by campus security against allowing the talk to proceed. A security assessment done for the university administration deemed the event an unmanageable risk and recommended it not be held. However, a second assessment was later performed and the event was allowed to proceed, albeit with extraordinary security measures.[citation needed] is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Before the speech was to take place, protesters inside the building stormed barricades which had been set up to block access to the building's lobby from the inside and were stopped at the escalator leading to the lobby by police in riot gear. Protesters outside the building began banging on the windows. For the duration of the standoff, ticket-holders pushed their way through a thick crowd of protesters outside the building and entered through a secured access point complete with metal detectors, and were then escorted to the auditorium where the lecture was to take place.


Approximately one hour later, a large exterior window separating the protesters from the police inside shattered, prompting a police officer to immediately discharge pepper spray through the window. The spray entered the building's ventilation system forcing an evacuation. At approximatrly the same time, a second window on the building's first floor, on the western side and away from police was broken when protesters threw a metal barricade into it. Pepper spray (also known as OC spray (from Oleoresin Capsicum), OC gas, capsicum spray, or oleoresin capsicum) is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defense, including defense...


The immediate result of the protest and subsequent evacuation was the cancellation of the lecture. The university instituted additional measures to avert future incidents, including the banning of any events related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as enabling the use of new student disciplinary rules in case of emergency.


Five demonstrators were arrested,[6] and an additional 12 faced internal disciplinary hearings under the University's Code of Rights and Responsibilities[7]


Student politics

Main article: Concordia Student Union

Athletics

Varsity athletics

Concordia University's athletic teams are called the Concordia Stingers. They compete with other schools in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and more specifically, in the Quebec Student Sports Federation and the Quebec Interuniversity Football Conference. The university has ten varsity teams. In the fall, teams compete in Canadian football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's rugby union and sport wrestling. There are female and male wrestlers on the team from year to year, however they compete as one team. In the winter, teams compete in men's and women's ice hockey and men's and women's basketball. The Concordia Stingers are the athletic teams that represent Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... CIS Logo. ... The Quebec Student Sports Federation is not only the governing body for universitiy athletics in Quebec, but also that of CEGEPs and high schools as well. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Concordia last won a national championship in 1999, when the women's hockey team beat the University of Alberta in the final game of the season. The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public coeducational research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


Rugby

In November 2005, Concordia's rugby team came from behind to beat McGill 20–18 at the Percival Molson Stadium to take the men's rugby provincial championship—the school's first since 2001. Molson Stadium (Officially known as Percival Molson Memorial Stadium) is a football stadium at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Club athletics

The baseball team, which operates in the Fall season, is composed of mostly elite and AA level players from summer leagues and competes at the club level against other schools in Quebec and Ontario for a national championship in late October. The Dalhousie Tigers won in 2005 and Concordia did not make the playoffs. In 2007, the baseball team won their first conference championship in school history over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees advancing to their first CIBA National Championships. They lost 2-0 in the championship final against the University of New Brunswick. This article is about the sport. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Dalhousie can refer to: Any of the Earls of Dalhousie Dalhousie branch of Clan Ramsay Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Dalhousie, New Brunswick Dalhousie, India Dalhousie Springs, Central Australia This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


A new "Spirit Team" was also established in 2005, serving as the University's first ever Dance/Cheer Team, performing at many athletic games, and promoting the Concordia Stingers Athletes on campus. They are also known as the Queen Bees, a play on the University Athlete name, The Stingers.


A new cross-country running team was established in 2004. US Armed Forces cross country meet Cross-country running is a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain before other teams. ...


Student life

Concordia's Loyola Campus in the winter
Concordia's Loyola Campus in the winter

Campus media

Concordia University has student-run media outlets, including newspapers (The Link, The Concordian and L'Organe), radio (CJLO) and TV (CUTV) stations. The Link, Concordia Universitys independent newspaper, was founded in 1980 and was a merger between The Georgian and The Loyola News. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... CJLO, Montreals #1 Radio Station, soon to be on 1690AM. Category: ... Concordia University Television (CUTV) is Canadas oldest student-run television station. ...


Bridge Building Competition

The Troitsky Bridge Building Competition brings together engineering students from across Canada and parts of the United States. Teams of students representing their universities must build a 1-metre-long bridge using only regular popsicle sticks, toothpicks, dental floss, and white glue. A panel of judges grades the bridges based on originality and presentation while a hydraulic loading device is used to determine the maximum load and performance. The Troitsky Bridge Building Competition is an annual event that takes place at Concordia University in Montreal Canada in the spring, during Engineering Week. ... Wood toothpicks A Toothpick A toothpick is a piece of plastic or other substance such as wood (in this case it may be known as an interdental woodstick) used to remove detritus from the teeth, usually after a meal. ... Dental hygienist flossing a patients teeth Dental floss is either a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic (teflon or polyethylene) ribbon used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth. ... Polyvinyl acetate formula Polyvinyl acetate or PVA is a rubbery synthetic polymer. ...


Fraternities and Sororities

Concordia University is home to local and international fraternities and sororities. These organizations exist under, and intercommunicate through the Interfraternal Council, known as the "IFC"'


Mu Omicron Zeta fraternity, commonly referred to as MOZ (pronounced like "moes"), was founded in 1992. In addition to Concordia, MOZ fraternity has members from McGill and the Université de Montréal.[8] In addition to being a common last name of Irish and Scottish descent, McGill is also the name of: McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada McGill metro station in Montreal McGill, Nevada - town with population of 1,054. ... The Université de Montréal (UdeM) (translated into English commonly as (the) University of Montreal) is one of six universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


The Brotherhood of Omicron is another locally based fraternity at Concordia.[9] Their name is based on the Greek letter Omicron (Ο). They accept members from Montreal Universities.


The Zeta Tau Omega sorority (ZTΩ) is one of two sororities at Concordia. Based mainly in Concordia, the sorority was founded in 1968 by six women of Loyola College.[10] It now has a large network of sisters, commonly referred to as ZETs (pronounced as zaytes). As a local sorority, they govern themselves, with a Board of Control outside of their active chapter.[11] In 2008 Zeta tau Omega will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as an active sorority at Concordia. Zeta Tau Omega Sorority is located at Concordia University in Montreal,Quebec. ...


The Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority Beta Pi chapter was founded in 1994 at Concordia University, it is the only sorority at Concordia that is International, i.e., with chapters in both the United States and Canada.[12] This article is about the social sorority. ...


The Alpha Delta Phi Memorial Chapter has Concordia students as members. What was once only a McGill fraternity, ADPhi now admits students of other Montreal universities. It is named the "Memorial Chapter" because it is the chapter that lost the most brothers during the two world wars. Alpha Delta Phi is one of the oldest fraternities in Montreal.[citation needed] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Notable alumni and faculty

Concordia's alumni and faculty have achieved fame for their accomplishments in many fields. Distinguished alumni include, a former governor general (Georges Vanier), a former prime minister of Dominica (Rosie Douglas), internationally renown authors (E. Annie Proulx, Mordecai Richler, Nino Ricci), political leaders and ministers, academics, scientists, actors, poets and musicians. The following List of Concordia University people includes notable alumni and faculty of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... For other uses, see Georges Vanier (disambiguation). ... Roosevelt Douglas (October 15, 1941 - October 1, 2000) was prime minister of Dominica from February 2000 until his death later that year. ... Edna Annie Proulx (pronounced ) (born August 22, 1935) is an American journalist and author. ... Mordecai Richler, CC (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian author, screenwriter and essayist. ... Nino Ricci is a Canadian novelist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. ...


Awards

The Loyola Medal was re-established in 1990 as an award presented by Concordia University given to an outstanding individual who meets the specified criteria. ...

See also

Guy-Concordia Metro and environs
Guy-Concordia Metro and environs

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References

  1. ^ THES. 2007 THES QS World University Rankings. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  2. ^ QPIRG Concordia: About Us [1]
  3. ^ Concordia's Thursday Report: Students Hold Protest [2]
  4. ^ Montreal Mirror: Wild in the Streets [3]
  5. ^ Concordia University Magazine: [4]
  6. ^ Canada protests stop Netanyahu speech. 10 September 2002. BBC World News.
  7. ^ Concordia University Press Release. 31 October 2002.
  8. ^ Mu Omicron Zeta. Retrieved on: September 27, 2007.
  9. ^ The Brotherhood of Omicron. Retrieved on: September 27, 2007.
  10. ^ "History". Zeta Tau Omega Sorority. Retrieved on: September 29, 2007.
  11. ^ "The Sisters: Board of Control". Zeta Tau Omega Sorority. Retrieved on: September 29, 2007.
  12. ^ FAQ. Delta Phi Epsilon, Beta Pi Chapter. Retrieved on: September 27, 2007.

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