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.