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A data-collection tool for building a better internet

A data-collection tool for building a better internet

May 25, 2015

Concordia professor teams up with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority to build a new web performance test.

Beyond the poppy: a new method of opium production

Beyond the poppy: a new method of opium production

May 19, 2015

Discovery by researchers from Concordia and Berkeley could lead to the synthetic manufacturing of painkillers and other drugs.

Accomplished scholar and academic leader Rebecca Taylor Duclos appointed dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts

Accomplished scholar and academic leader Rebecca Taylor Duclos appointed dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts

May 21, 2015

Duclos brings an interdisciplinary mindset, a strong international profile and a proven track record of strategic leadership to the position.

Isabel Dunnigan assumes a pivotal role as the new director of Concordia’s Centre for Continuing Education

Isabel Dunnigan assumes a pivotal role as the new director of Concordia’s Centre for Continuing Education

May 19, 2015

Her leadership and experience will support the centre’s ongoing mission to provide traditional and innovative programming.

Board ratifies agreement for USW-Loyola ahead of schedule

Board ratifies agreement for USW-Loyola ahead of schedule

May 21, 2015

Concordia’s Board ratifies agreement-in-principle with Métallos Loyola before expiration of current agreement.

Concordia awards 6 new honorary doctorates

Concordia awards 6 new honorary doctorates

May 13, 2015

The distinguished recipients include a First Nations activist, a concert violinist and a leader in the global fight against climate change.



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Israel and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, but this should not prevent them from coordinating regional security. Both understand that there is no alternative superpower in the region to the US. Their future challenge is how to avoid past mistakes, such as the US over reaction in invading Iraq, or its under reaction, as in the case of the Syrian civil war and Iran’s nuclear project.
Admittedly, these conversations aren’t easy. But the conversation I had with my father wasn’t that hard, either. (…) As I said to my father, “Don’t you want to make these decisions yourself? If you don’t make them, someone else will, and there’s no guarantee that someone else will respect your wishes.” Have the conversation. It’s a matter of life and death.
What these kids are looking for, in a sense, is a thrill, having a meaningful life, contributing to something worthwhile. But they haven't developed, in many cases, critical thinking skills to be able to sift out extreme views or extremist perspectives on either religion or political situations.
We’re certainly not aiming for the illicit drugs market, that’s for sure. We realised that we’re entering into a brave new territory here. Me and my collaborators felt that various regulatory bodies should be consulted and talked to and we should build a consensus of how to take this forward.


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