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Kitty Scott, BFA 90, is the first woman to become chief curator of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. She also takes on the role of new deputy director.

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.

Emily Kopley marks her successful completion as the first researcher-in-residence at Concordia University Library. Introduced in 2017, the Researcher-in-Residence program is part of a strategic plan to foster a strong research culture within the library.

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. 

Samira Nasr, BA 93, becomes the first Black woman to be named editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar fashion magazine. 

A video production from University Advancement and Univeristy Communications Services wins Concordia's first national award for a video.

Concordians: take pride in your alma mater! receives bronze at the 2020 CCAE Prix d'Excellence, awarded by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education, in the category of best use of video/film.

Concordia University Press publishes its first book, Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018, a collection of texts by Vancouver-born Ken Lum.

The work is part of a series of writings by Canadian artists launched by the press in 2019.

Fred Pye, BA 85, EMBA 88, president and CEO of 3iQ, reaches a professional milestone as his firm becomes Canada's first Bitcoin fund on the TSX.

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