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Concordia Alumni Women and Leadership

Concordia Alumni Women and Leadership hosted its first-ever event in London, England — a panel discussion on authentic leadership.. Panellists included Anne-Marie Croteau, BSc 86, dean of the JMSB; Andrea C. Martin, BComm 83, CEO of PRS for Music U.K.; and Stacey Jackson, BA 91, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. Daniele Hamamdjian, BA 06, correspondent for CTV National News, London Bureau, moderated the discussion.



Concordia’s annual Shuffle fundraiser — a 6.5 km faculty and staff walk between Sir George Williams Campus and Loyola Campus — raised $130,000 for its 30th anniversary. More than 700 Shufflers raised the record-breaking total through 2,000 donations in support of student bursaries and scholarships.

Concordia EPIC Used Book Fair

The annual Concordia EPIC Used Book Fair netted a record $32,643 during its fall event. With 100 per cent of proceeds directed towards student support, the book fair has raised more than $240,000 to date, while providing a new life for countless books. 

Alumni Recognition Awards

The Concordia University Alumni Association celebrated its annual Alumni Recognition Awards, where 12 recipients — Concordia students, faculty, staff and alumni — were honoured for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community at Concordia, and in Montreal, Canada and around the world. The sold-out event took place at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Old Montreal. Pictured at the event are Mutsumi Takahashi, BA 79, MBA 95, LLD 13, honorary chair of the Campaign for Concordia; Constantina Roumeliotis, Outstanding Student Leader Award recipient; and Jaymee Shell, BSc 14.  

The 2019 recipients were:

  • Morton Minc, BA 67, John F. Lemieux Medal
  • Peter Kruyt, BComm 78, Humberto Santos Award of Merit
  • Alan Shepard, Honorary Life Membership
  • Christine Lengvari, BSc 72, Benoît Pelland Distinguished Service Award
  • Vivek Venkatesh, MA 03, PhD 08, Alumnus of the Year
  • Kenneth Brooks, MBA 99, MBA Alumnus of the Year
  • Winston Kan, BAdmin 81, International Excellence Award
  • Eva Pomeroy, Alumni Award for Innovative Teaching
  • Alain Tessier, Outstanding Staff Award
  • Antoine Labranche, BA 09, Young Alumnus of the Year
  • Brandon Montour, Outstanding Student Leader Award
  • Constantina Roumelioutis, Outstanding Student Leader Award

This is Concordia. Now. 2.0

The lecture series This is Concordia. Now. 2.0 explored the theme of storytelling. Rebecca Duclos, Tranna Wintour, BA 10, Johanne Pelletier, Emma Lanza and Taylor Tower shared their personal stories at this sold-out event. 

Concordia Golf Classic

The annual Concordia Golf Classic tournament and dinner raised a record $427,600 for student scholarships and bursaries. Thanks to the support of sponsors and participants, the event has raised close to $6 million since its inception in 2004.

Donor and Student Awards celebration

More than 300 guests gathered for Concordia’s annual Donor and Student Awards celebration. Emceed by Jamie Orchard, BA 91, senior anchor and assistant news director at Global Montreal, the event highlighted the importance of philanthropy and the student recipients of donor support. Speakers included alumni Katherine Purchase, BComm 19, William Gagnon, BEng 17, and Stéphanie Jasmin, BFA 99.  

Concordia’s 2019 Homecoming

More than 1,500 people attended Concordia’s 2019 Homecoming festivities. Main events included the Resolute Forest Products lecture with Kathy Reichs, LLD 11, mystery writer and producer of the Bones television series, pictured with moderator Caroline Van Vlaardingen, BA 84, CTV News Montreal award-winning broadcaster  ; and the Wild Talks lecture with James Tupper, BFA 92, Big Little Lies co-star, pictured (centre) with Erin Hogg and Rebecca Duclos.

Members of Concordia’s Heritage Society gathered for the annual recognition event of planned giving donors. Speakers at the event included Guylaine Beaudry, vice-provost of Digital Strategy and university librarian, and Chelsea Okankwu, JMSB student in accountancy, and the event was emceed by Amanda Kline, BA 11, reporter for CTV News Montreal.

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