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Office of the Chief Communications Officer

University Communications Services (UCS) manages Concordia’s communications initiatives. UCS is the university’s hub for public and media relations, marketing, branding, advertising, public affairs, and internal and digital communications. 

Key people

Philippe Beauregard

Chief Communications Officer

Charmian Harvey

Executive Director, University Communications Services

Vannina Maestracci

University Spokesperson

Colin Danby

Director, Strategic Communications

Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins

Director, Communications, Advancement and Alumni Relations

Candace Jacobs

Director, Internal Communications

Caroline D'Amour

Director, Web Communications

Shevaughn Battle

Director, Strategic Content & Digital Marketing

Johanne Pelletier Director, Strategic Initiatives

Key services & units

UCS is structured as a matrix model made up of three interrelated units that collaborate closely on all communications activities.

Web Communications

Manages the university’s digital communications initiatives that include websites, intranets, mobile apps, search engine optimization and mass email campaigns and newsletters


Establishes and promotes Concordia’s visual identity through design and logos, and coordinates graphic design, photography and videography services


Creates and distributes digital and print publications about and for the Concordia community

  • Editor-in-chief, Manager Strategic Content: Tom Peacock
Recruitment Marketing

Develops innovative strategies to promote Concordia and attract top students

  • Manager, Student Communications: Sarah Buck
  • Manager, Enrolment and Recruitment Content: Greg Duck
  • Manager, Research and Graduate Communications: Joseph Leger

Plans and executes fundraising campaigns and activities for alumni, students, donors and friends

Handles the university’s institutional communications and media relations, as well as communications within Concordia’s four faculties, Library, Co-operative education, Centre for Continuing Education and research and graduate studies.

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