Concordia introduces Canada’s first MFA in studio arts.
The program, which provides an environment of rigorous and critical inquiry, becomes increasingly multifaceted with study concentrations in fibres, film production, open media, painting and drawing, photography, print media and sculpture and ceramics.
The Faculty of Commerce and Administration offers its first joint PhD in Business Administration with McGill, Université du Québec à Montréal and HEC Montréal.
In a health and safety first, Concordia bans smoking in classrooms.
Concordia launches its first Festival of the Arts with 150 entries and 19 awards of $100 each.
The festival runs for six years.
The Faculty of Fine Arts is created at Concordia. The faculty is home to artists, scholars and researchers active on the international and national stages and engaged in their local communities.
The Concordia Shuttle (a 13-seat van) makes its first return trip to transport students, faculty and staff between campuses.
Concordia hosts the first-ever Canadian Academic Symposium on Meditation, Mystical and Psychical Experience and Non-Medical Healing. The gathering attracts some 30 international experts.
The Sparklers Club is founded as a first step to help students aged 55 and older integrate into university.
Ching Yee Suen, Honorary Concordia University Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, launches the university’s first research unit to advance artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
The Board of Governors approves the university’s first Centre for Mature Students.
Radio Loyola becomes CIRL 650 AM (now CJLO 1690), Canada’s first student radio station to hold an AM licence.
Brian Counihan is named Concordia University’s first dean of students. His role includes working on committees to help students receive financial support, lending a hand to student associations and the Concordia yearbook editors, and organizing a speakers’ series.