Concordia launches 4TH SPACE, a dynamic public venue for learning and discovery
4TH SPACE, a vibrant lab and immersive venue designed to bring knowledge and ideas to life, officially opened on Concordia’s downtown campus in January.
The public space hosted a number of public events in 2019, including Let’s Talk About Artificial Intelligence, Protests & Pedagogy, and Contemporary Circus: Research-Creation, Creative Practices and Meaning-Making. It was conceived as a hub where researchers, students and community members can come together to foster diverse, stimulating conversations and translate these into projects that will benefit Montrealers and people all over the world.
4TH SPACE embodies Concordia’s commitment to Embrace the City, Embrace the World, one of the university’s nine strategic directions. It takes Concordia’s reputation as one of Canada’s most open and connected universities a big step further. Agile and responsive, it expands the blueprint of what a university can be and represents what knowledge creation and outreach will look like in the future.
Concordia readies its new Science Hub
Concordia moved forward on the expansion of the Richard J. Renaud Science Complex on Loyola Campus. The state-of-the-art, $62-million facility will create rare and interesting opportunities for collaboration.
Built according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, the onsite research will include aquatic biology, microscopy, cellular imaging, nanoscience, bioprocessing, and chemical and materials engineering. The hub will also host science and engineering teams.
The area surrounding the hub will be landscaped to improve the campus’s biomass.
A modern — and modular — approach to temporary classrooms
Concordia prepared to breathe new life into an old parking lot on De Maisonneuve Boulevard West, which will be used for classrooms for hundreds of students and their professors.
The Learning Square will feature modular units tailored to the space but able to move to a new location, on Concordia land or elsewhere, and will serve students and faculty during five years of larger scale work on the Henry F. Hall Building.