Concordia launches the Black Perspectives Initiative (BPI), a first hub of its kind at the university, which connects and supports activities related to Black perspectives, initiatives and scholarships on campus and within the broader Montreal community.
Annick Maugile Flavien, BSc 13, GrDip 15, MA 18, is the BPI's founding coordinator.
In a university first, Concordia responds to a global challenge — the COVID-19 pandemic — in real time, by offering most of its classes online. The university trains more than 1,000 full- and part-time faculty to deliver their courses via Moodle.
Concordia introduces CU at Home, a virtual support network to help our community move from isolation to connection. The initiative includes online events, webinars, workshops and programming for children.
In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Concordia launches CU Cares, a community outreach initiative that connects volunteers with organizations across Montreal in need of people power.
Étienne Cantin-Bellemare, BEng 10, and his team are the first to use glass powder in bridge design — not just a first in Montreal, but also in the world. He is the lead designer of the Darwin bridges on Montreal’s Nuns’ Island.
Lisa White, BA 12, becomes the first executive director of Concordia's Equity Office, which was launched in October 2020.
Monelle Hébert, BA 00, becomes the first female motorcycle officer in the history of the SPVM. The former Stingerwomen's hockey player successfully completed a demanding selection process that is only passed by 30 per cent of applicants.
Our first-ever John Molson School Day on November 18, 2021, sees hundreds of students, alumni, faculty and staff show their pride for our business school, recognized as one of the top schools of its kind in the world.
Liam Maloney, courtesy National Film Board of Canada
An award-winning documentary short by Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) filmmaker Courtney Montour, BA 07, is the first film to share the story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, a pioneer in the fight for Indigenous women’s rights in Canada.
Gina Cody School student Marion Thénault competes in her first Olympics — taking home the bronze medal with her Canadian teammates in mixed team aerial skiing at the Winter Games in Beijing.
Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, LLD 93, becomes the first woman to win the Edward MacDowell Medal, recognizing artists in the United States who make significant contributions in their field. The 90-year-old is a member of the Abenaki Nation and grew up in Odanak, Que.
Concordia’s jurist-in-residence, Morton Minc, BA 67, wins the inaugural Dean Jason Carey Distinction Award for Social Innovation: Law and Justice, presented by the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean.
Members of Space Concordia launch the first space-bound student-built satellite in Quebec.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on a resupply mission to the International Space Station on June 5. On board was Space Concordia’s Orbital Dust Imaging Nanosat (SC-ODIN), which was developed in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Nanoracks — a satellite rideshare service provider.
Its primary mission is to gather multispectral images of aerosol particles from dust storms on the Namibian coast to provide data for climate research.
Eshrāghi, a former Concordia Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow, will be responsible for the development and realization of exhibitions that showcase the exceptional work of Indigenous artists from Quebec, Canada and around the world.