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Jordan Bibla (BA ‘14)

The biggest take away from my 4 years at Concordia was empathy. I really believe that a degree in comparative religion is time spent learning to empathize with the variety of human life on the planet.

Acacia Prophet (BA ‘13)

Since graduating I have secured a teaching position at Kateri elementary school in Kahnawake as a grade 5&6 teacher. I believe that it was my love and appreciation of culture and cultural identity that I developed while at Concordia that makes me such a good fit at Kateri. 

Russell Daye (PhD ‘02)

My largest adventures after graduating from Concordia were 3 years of teaching and working on a national reconciliation process in Fiji after its 2000 coup, and 5 years of engagement with Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools as the co-chair of the United Church Living into Right Relations Task Group. 

Pooriya Alimoradi (MA H&P ‘13) (currently a doctoral student at the University of Toronto)

Studying at Concordia was a great opportunity for me to acquaint myself with several religious traditions, particularly Iranian religions, and understand how and in what ways their history and philosophy have played a role in peoples’ spiritual lives.

Antonin L. Carrier (BA ‘09)

My BA in Religion laid ground to my research skills and helped me look at research not as a single field endeavour, but rather as an assemblage of all the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Furthermore, Concordia University's department of religion is home to fantastic scholars, incredibly competent professors, and a wonderful support staff.

Ian Cuthbertson (BA ‘08) (currently a doctoral student at Queen’s University)

My honours undergraduate degree in religious studies at Concordia has been integral to my success as a masters and Ph.D. student. At Concordia I was introduced to key theories and methodologies for the study of religion and was able to engage with excellent faculty members who encouraged critical thought and attention to detail. In particular, the requirement to develop knowledge of more than one religious tradition as an undergraduate at Concordia helped both to expand my horizons and to deepen my appreciation of just how central religion continues to be in contemporary society


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