Meet our students

Every year we introduce a few of the exceptional students that help make up our vibrant learning community in our Graduate Viewbook [PDF] and our Undergraduate Viewbook [PDF]. Find out why they chose Concordia. Hear how their experience here mixes academic flexibility, real-life applied learning experiences, research opportunities and extracurricular activites keeps them engaged now, and prepared for the future.


David Szanto PhD (individualized program— fine arts)
Find out how David found a home for an interdisciplinary doctoral program in “performative gastronomy.”
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Stephen Bertone MSc in Administration
John Molson School of Business attracted Stephen because of its focus on research, an ability to work closely with faculty and its small class sizes.
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Jessica Yott PhD (psychology
Jessica works on research examining infants’ understanding of other people's emotions, intentions, desires, and beliefs.
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Javad Lavaei MASc, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Javad's work won the Governor General’s Gold Medal & the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Master’s Thesis Award.
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Jacynthe Carrier MFA (studio arts)
Jacynthe chose Concordia for the impressive facilities of its renowned Photography program.
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Jaymee Shell BSc Honours in Exercise Science
“The professors are really supportive. We learn so much from them because they’ve studied exercise science and have done this before.”
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Massimo Orsini BA Double Major, Political Science & Philosophy
Studying abroad is about travel, self discovery and being challenged to step outside your comfort zone. That’s what Massimo Orsini learned during his time abroad.
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Michel Berger BComm Major in Finance, Minor in Marketing
Between the co-op work terms, business case competitions and participation in the Study Abroad program, Michel Berger has quite the impressive resumé.
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Katherine Kokmanian BEng in Mechanical Engineering
It was when she started her co-op term at Bombardier that Katherine’s education really took flight. The work term helped her realize that she wanted to have a career in the aerospace industry.
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Bianca Farella BSc, Specialization in Psychology
Add Bianca Farella to the ever-growing list of exceptional athletic talent calling Concordia home. This Montreal native not only studies full-time but is also a decorated Concordia Stingers rugby player
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