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Jérémy Tétrault-Farber

Montreal is a city of sounds. For Concordia researcher Jérémy Tétrault-Farber, one type in particular helps define the city’s identity: traditional Irish music.

Tétrault-Farber is turning his love of both Irish and Montreal music into a PhD thesis, thanks to Concordia’s humanities interdisciplinary PhD program.

He was interviewed by a variety of media outlets about Montreal's Irish soundscapes, including Global's 'Focus Montreal' and Radio Canada International.

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The scholarly work of Concordia faculty and researchers informs and improves society on many issues that affect our daily lives. Read the most recent media coverage here:

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  • The German-language edition of WallStreet Online joins coverage of Concordia's "cool roof time machine", developed by Hashem Akbari, professor in the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, in collaboration with researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The cool roof time machine simulates roof soiling and weathering processes in the lab to accelerate the study of energy-conserving roofing materials. 
  • Journal Métro publishes a piece featuring the Lachine Canal and the Canal audio walk, created under the leadership of Steven High, professor in the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Science and founding member of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia. High is quoted. The audio walk, available for download, takes listeners from the Atwater Market to the Saint Gabriel Lock, describing the area's history as they walk along the canal.
  • University Affairs links to an earlier article reporting the launch of Concordia professor emerita Homa Hoodfar's latest book, Women’s Sport as Politics in Muslim Contexts, printed in December 2015 by London-based charity Women Living Under Muslim Laws. Coverage of the book launch is picked up also by
  • Mohammad Mannan, associate professor in the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), is quoted in an article in True Viral News about antivirus vulnerabilities and references Mannan's research on this aspect of cybersecurity. 
  • Nation Talk release announces the appointment of Heather Igloliorte, assistant professor of art history and Concordia University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement, as co-chair of the newly formed Indigenous Advisory Circle of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The Circle will assist in planning of the gallery's Indigenous art exhibitions.

Concordia faculty and researchers are regularly asked to offer expert, informed opinions on many of today's most pressing problems. Read some of the latest news items featuring Concordia experts:

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  • Hockey Now reports that Concordia Stingers hockey skills coach and four-time Olympic hockey champion Caroline Ouellette has joined the Team Canada coaching staff at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship, March 31 to April 7, in Plymouth, Michigan.

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:  

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  • reports that Stingers football player Sam Narkaj is participating in this year's CFL National Combine, in Regina. 
  • The Université de Montréal student paper, Quartier Libre quotes a Concordia doctoral candidate in economics, identified as 'Puya', in a story about what the paper says is the inadequate insurance coverage of international students in Quebec. 

Our alumni are featured in the media locally and around the world. Vist the Alumni News section to access an archive of stories or read the latest list of stories: 

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  • Before It's News posts a release announcing the appointment of Juliette Lees (MSc, Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies) as a regulatory analyst at Nimonik.

Concordia University is often mentioned in various types of news stories. Vist the university affairs section to access our archives or read the latest list of articles below: 

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  • posts an extensive photo album of the work of artist Ysabel Lemay and writes that Lemay is collaborating with Concordia's District 3 Innovation Center to build 3D augmented-reality and video installations of her work.
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