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Podcasts

Alumni Matters graduation conference

Alumni Relations hosts this conference twice a year to help graduating students transition from school to the workforce. Listen to the four podcasts (mp3):

Concordia’s strong presence at the 2014 Biennale de Montréal

More than a dozen Concordia artists are represented at the 2014 Biennale de Montréal, one of the city hottest cultural tickets of the year.

The Link celebrates 35 years

The Link’s 35th anniversary reunion on October 18 at Concordia brought together several generations of Link alumni with the student newspaper’s current staff. Speaking at the milestone event was a panel of seasoned journalists and former “Linkies.”

Celebrating 40 years

Alumni of Concordia and its founding institutions packed the Ritz-Carleton Montreal for the President’s Homecoming Dinner on September 20. The signature Homecoming event this year marked the university’s 40th anniversary.

Concordia Golf Classic raises $285,000 for students

Leaders of Montreal's business community came together for a great cause at the Concordia Golf Classic on September 22, raising funds for vital student scholarships and bursaries.

President Alan Shepard on the future of Concordia

Concordia President Alan Shepard kicked off the university’s 2014 Homecoming festivities with a presentation called Concordia at 40: Looking Back, Looking Ahead.

New arts support for Concordia and UQAM

Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation donates $600,000 for fellowships in contemporary arts

CBC’s Mark Kelley shares scoop on investigative journalism

The fifth estate co-host offers Concordians an insider’s view into the world of in-depth news gathering during the Reader's Digest Annual Lecture Series event on April 4.

Formula Growth donates $1.1 million to four Quebec universities

Montreal-based investment firm Formula Growth Limited is advancing business programs at Concordia, Bishop’s, McGill universities and HEC Montréal.  

Clara Hughes awarded Loyola Medal

Olympian joins ranks of hockey greats, astronauts and philanthropists to capture Concordia’s top honour

Concordia’s genocide research a force in Ottawa

Concordia’s Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) has emerged as a strident voice in Ottawa, Senator Roméo Dallaire told guests at Montreal’s University Club on February 14.

Concordia honours literary icon

The university opens the Mordecai Richler Reading Room, displaying the late author's writerly possessions, including his desk and vintage typewriter.

  • Hear the full opening, featuring Alan Shepard, Concordia President; Jacob Richler, Mordecai Richler's son; and a dramatic reading by Rick Miller from Mordecai Richler's famed children's book Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (begins at 12:00). 
  • Read more and watch video.

Concordia thriving, president tells Toronto chapter

Reputation, partnership and growth: Shepard spells out a vision of lifelong enterprise for the university and its alumni

There’s no place like Homecoming

Concordia president Alan Shepard welcomed 140 alumni to the President's Reunion dinner  “Once a Concordia student, always a Concordian. You are all a key part of the Concordia family,” he said.  

Jailed. Tortured. Triumphant.

Maziar Bahari, BA 93, whose harrowing story is being made into a movie by Jon Stewart, delivered the Resolute Forest Products Lecture at Homecoming 2013.

‘How sports helped my career’

During a recent talk at Concordia’s Loyola Campus, entrepreneur Barry F. Lorenzetti addressed 250 Stingers varsity athletes.

 

Around the world in 56 ways

A global welcome: Concordia International Students’ Reception charms guests from lands afar

Canadian influence on American media

Hear remarks from Joyce Napier, BA 81, Radio-Canada’s Washington, D.C., bureau chief, Gwen Tolbart, BA 95, anchor/reporter for FOX 5 DC, Linda Kay, MA 01, chair, Concordia Department of Journalism, and Barbara Hines, director of the Graduate Program in Mass Communications/Media Studies at Howard University.

Bell donation improves access to mental health therapy

Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative gives $500,000 to Concordia's Department of Psychology.

From Concordian to CTV News anchor

CTV Montreal’s Catherine Sherriffs kicks off Journalism and Communication Studies alumni speed networking.

Diamond Jubilee Medal for Concordia graduate

Concordia alumnus Paul Levesque, L BA 57, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada. Senator Frank Mahovlich bestowed the medal on Levesque at a private reception on October 20, 2012.

A bright bolt from Tampa Bay

Julien BriseBois has put his Concordia EMBA to work as assistant general manager with the Tampa Bay Lightning. BriseBois, EMBA 07, former director of legal affairs with the Montreal Canadiens, talked all things NHL hockey with Randy Tieman, sports anchor at CTV News Montreal.

Immigrant past inspires future scholarship

Concordia graduate endows scholarship to celebrate his parents’ diamond anniversary and honour their veneration for education.

  • Listen to a podcast featuring Michael Lonardo and Olivia Lewis discussing their gift, an award for students who study immigrant life in Canada.
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Ties that bind and open access

“There are probably few universities who can say they’ve had the consistent support of a particular family for 80 years. It is a truly remarkable phenomenon and is deeply, gratefully received by the university.”

That’s how Concordia president Alan Shepard described the university’s relationship with Montreal’s Birks family at a reception October 17 in the university’s R. Howard Webster Library. The event celebrated the Birks family and Birks Family Foundation as innovators and longstanding Concordia supporters.

Blazing new trail for research in strategic communications

Supporters of a strategic communications research centre at the John Molson School of Business surpassed their $500,000 goal to begin operations.

  • Listen to a podcast featuring Marie Claire Morin, Concordia vice-president, Advancement and Alumni Relations, Concordia president Alan Shepard, Luc Beauregard, RES PUBLICA Consulting Group founding chairman, and others.
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President's reunion gala: they way we were

Graduates from Norway to Minnesota to Ottawa came together as part of Concordia’s Homecoming 2012 to celebrate their past and toast the future of the university. More than 160 guests took part in the annual President’s Reunion Gala on September 29 as they relived sweet college memories of yesteryear.

  • Listen to a podcast featuring Marie Claire Morin, Concordia Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations, Concordia President Alan Shepard, Sir George Williams University Alumni Association President Mardy Weigensberg, Loyola Alumni Association President Donal Ryan and others.
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New president greets international students

The Concordia community is culturally diverse and enriched with more than 5,500 international students. President Alan Shepard recently welcomed students hailing from 150 countries to the university and to Montreal.

  • In this podcast, Louise Morgan reports on the President’s International Students Cocktail Reception.
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The Beatles' Montreal connection

Instructor Craig Morrison invokes the Lads from Liverpool and their connection to our city at Concordia Homecoming 2012.

Deloitte donation creates internship in sustainability and a study lounge

Partners donate $350,000 to Concordia's John Molson School of Business

  • Listen to the podcast featuring Concordia Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations, Marie Claire Morin; Concordia President Alan Shepard; JMSB Dean Steve Harvey; and Luc Villeneuve, president of Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche.
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Pitch-perfect tournament benefits student bursaries

Scores of philanthropic golfers hit the fairways ahead of a fundraiser over cocktails and a sunset banquet at Le Fontainebleau in Blainville, Que.

An evening of good fortune and recognition

Concordia pays tribute to standouts at 21st Alumni Recognition Awards Banquet.

Garnet Key engages students to be global citizens

Concordia society celebrates year of philanthropic work, welcomes new inductees

Support for promising fine arts students

Concordia University and Université du Québec à Montréal announce 2012 winners of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art

Garnets hold keys to success

Every year, Concordia selects 12 undergraduate students to become Garnet Keys. As part of their functions, Garnet Keys lead community service projects and act as ambassadors at major university functions and lectures.

19th century iPhone app

Concordians develop 'Victorianator' game that aims to teach Victorian sensibility. The app was created by Jason Camlot, chair of Concordia’s Department of English, and his LudicVoice (LuV) research team of Concordia students.

New light on strategic communications

A new research hub in strategic communications, the first of its kind at a Canadian business school, is being launched at Concordia University.

Quebec's C.R.A.Z.Y. film business

Film producer Pierre Even offers nuggets of wisdom to students.

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