Concordia Firsts - 2020s
Highlights of what we achieved in the 2020s
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.
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.