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50 Years: Forever Forward.

Celebrate all things garnet and gold as Concordia University marks its 50th anniversary from June 2024 to June 2025!

Our community

Hear how our community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, retirees and friends have shaped Concordia over five decades.

Our history

Trace how Concordia grew from the roots of our founding institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University, which merged on August 24, 1974.

Our distinctions

Take pride in how Concordians have contributed to society and how they, in turn, have been recognized through several distinctions.

Honorary Degrees

Concordia’s highest honour bestowed on Margaret Atwood and Kathy Reichs to the Honourable Jean Chrétien and Brian Mulroney.

See our honourees

Loyola Medal

A legacy award for humanitarians making a difference in Canada and around the world.

Meet our medalists

Great Concordians

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we will honour Great Concordians who have served as models for our next generation of students.

Meet these accomplished individuals

50 Under 50 Shaping Tomorrow

200 Concordians recognized for their contributions across diverse fields.

See why we celebrate their accomplishments

Publications from the archives

A selection of publication covers from the past half-century. See the full collection compiled by Records Management and Archives.

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