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Blood donor prohibition. Price of Oil. Basketball: standing tall for Concordia. Stinging the Redmen.

Concordia in the news
Posted on October 18, 2017

Concordia in the news features stories of Concordians who appear in the news. Discover alumni, students, faculty and experts who recently made an impact in the media.


Current students at Concordia do outstanding academic work and get involved in community projects that improve our quality of life. See what they've been up to:  

  • Concordia student John Hutton is interviewed by CBC 'Homerun' radio show host Sue Smith. Hutton is challenging a policy that continues to prohibit gay men from donating blood. He says the prohibition, in effect in many places since the 90's, is steeped in homophobia.
  • The Toronto Star runs a follow-up story about a leak of toxic benzene from a chemical plant in Sarnia, Ontario in February, 2014, and notes that the government report on the incident was obtained by a group of investigators working on a project that involved journalism students at Concordia and Ryerson. The investigative reporting project, 'The Price of Oil', focusing on operations at oil wells in Saskatchewan, produced a series of eight news and opinion pieces, found in the National Observer.
  • Le Soleil, writing about the basketball program at Université Laval, reports that the Stingers women's basketball team has signed a player from Pittsburgh who stands at 6'11" (2.11 m). The Concordia player is not named in the article.
  • Le Délit, McGill's French-language student paper, reports on last weekend's 36-10 Stingers football win over the Redmen.
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