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Newsmaker of the week


Graham Dodds

It was another incredible week for the Trump presidency. It is alleged the Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence information about ISIS with Russia and he also allegedly asked former FBI director James Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Graham Dodds, associate professor in the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science, weighed in on the latest controversies.

Dodds appeared on both CJAD and Breakfast Television to discuss.

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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:

Featured researchers
  • Science Daily joins coverage of a study, recently published in Teaching and Teacher Education, of popular perceptions of the 'ideal' teacher. Led by Sandra Chang-Kredl, assistant professor of education in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and recent graduate Daniela Colannino (MA 16, child studies), the study examines popular representations of teachers on the social media platform, Reddit.
  • Project Muse publishes a review of the book, Ireland and Quebec: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on History, Culture, and Society (Four Courts Press, 2016), co-edited by Michael Kenneally, principal and chair of the School of Irish Studies at Concordia.
  • Lien Multimédia (behind a paywall) writes about a study by Nadia Naffi, PhD candidate in education technology, who examines representations in social media of Syrian refugees.

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:

Featured expert commentators
  • Simone de Beauvoir Institute research associate Kathleen O'Grady writes in Le Soleil about the elevated risk of drowning among people on the autism spectrum. She relates some her own autistic child's experiences in the pool.
  • Please note: André Gagné, associate professor of theological studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science, will be a guest this weekend on Global TV's 'Focus Montreal to talk about radicalism and recent terror attacks, including the Manchester Arena bombing. The show airs Saturdays at 5:30 pm and is re-broadcast Sundays at 7:30 am, 11:30 am and midnight.

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:  

Featured students
  • Telefilm Canada lists 'Gratteux' among the 18 English- and French-language projects selected under its Micro-Budget Production Program. The film project is led by directors and producers Renaud Lessard (BFA, film production) and Jonathan Beaulieu-Cyr (BFA, film production), in partnership with the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia: CNWNationTalkLe LézardSogo Trade.

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: 

Featured alumni
  • The Montreal Gazette reports that CTV Montreal news anchor Mutsumi Takahashi (BA, MBA) is receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Canada. The reporter notes that Takahashi received an honorary doctorate from Concordia in 2013. The story is picked up by
  • Now Toronto profiles Black activist and former Dominican prime minister, the late Roosevelt "Rosie" Douglas — a political science alumnus of Sir George Williams University. The publication notes that Douglas participated in a protest in Montreal in 1969 that turned into a two-week sit-in in the university's computer center, on the ninth floor of the Hall Building. 
  • reports the signing of former Stingers football player Sam Narkaj by the Toronto Argonauts (see in "Our student media").
  • Le Journal de Montréal and report that Montreal Canadiens athletic therapist Nick Addey-Jibb is leaving the team. The reports note that Addey-Jibb holds a bachelor's degree in sport therapy from Concordia.  
  • Sculptor Jean-Sébastien Gauthier is interviewed for Radio-Canada's 'Gravel le matin'. 

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: 

Featured university affairs
  • Concordia and UQAM release a joint statement in which the presidents of the two universities, Alan Shepard and Robert Proulx, set out four priorities for the city to draw full advantage from the presence in Montreal of institutions of higher learning. The statement is based on a recent presentation by Concordia and UQAM before the City's Commission sur le développement économique et urbain et l'habitation. The release, published by CNW, is picked up by Canadian InsiderMoney NewsLe LézardCEO.caAMEQ en ligne (behind a paywall) and Sogo Trade and reported by
  • Concordia spokesperson Chris Mota, director of media relations at the university, was interviewed on the set ofCTV Montreal 'News at Noon', yesterday. Mota, who is retiring this month, talked about the university's contact with and presence in the media and how the relationship has evolved.
  • The Suburban, writing about the annual college soccer combine in Pierrefonds, which began last weekend and concludes this week, notes that coaches from Concordia's soccer program are on hand to watch young soccer players vie for sports scholarships.
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