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Brigitte Laganière, BA 20, GrCert 22

Brigitte Laganière, BA 20, GrCert 22, was among the first players named to the new Montreal Force professional women’s hockey team for its 2022-23 season.

“I’m most looking forward to playing with some of the best players in the world,” says Laganière, who joins the Force for her rookie season in professional hockey.

“It’s going to be exciting to be able to play a sport you love and actually have a salary that comes with it. It’s a dream come true.”

James A. O’Reilly, BA 60, was appointed Knight of the National Order of Quebec.

John Berry, BA 63, was awarded the Canadian Psychological Association’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology.

Mario Spina, BA 69, was named to the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame.

François Morelli, BFA 75, was awarded the 2021 Ozias-Leduc Prize for his artwork.

Allan Ailo, BA 76, was invested as a fellow of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada in recognition of his contributions to the society and for the promotion of heraldry in Canada through artwork, lectures and writing.

Monique Régimbald-Zeiber, BFA 82, was awarded an Artistic Achievement Award at the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

Emilio Imbriglio, BComm 81, GrDip 82, was hired as the inaugural executive fellow at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business.

Dominique Beauchamp, BA 85, received an honourable mention from the Portfolio Management Association’s 2022 Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism for her news articles in Les Affaires.

Charles Campbell, BFA 92, won the Shadbolt Foundation Visual Arts VIVA Award.

Samira Nasr, BA 93, editor-in-chief of Harper’s BAZAAR, accepted the National Magazine Award in General Excellence for Service and Lifestyle.

Linda Gyulai, GrDip 93, was a finalist in the 2021 awards program of the Canadian Association of Journalists. She was nominated for her article “A ‘monumental scam’ to take grandma’s land” in the Montreal Gazette.

Kat Coric, BFA 96, joined forces with Montreal drag icon Mado Lamotte in August for a fundraising initiative in support of community group RÉZO.

KC Adams, BFA 98, was the inaugural recipient of ohpinamake, a $10,000 art prize from the University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries and Collection awarded to Indigenous artists.

Régine Chassagne, BA 98, LLD 16, a member of the band Arcade Fire, was longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

Jason Baerg, BFA 99, was selected as the Ontario Science Centre’s 2021-22 artist-in-residence.

Marie Leofeli Romero Barliz, BFA 99, was the winner of the Prix Jovette-Marchessault, which recognizes and showcases the contributions of women to Montreal’s theatre scene.

Nakuset, BA 00, won a special prize in the Inspiration category at the Women’s Y Foundation’s 2022 Women of Distinction Awards (more on p. 38).

Jin-me Yoon, MFA 93



Jin-me Yoon, MFA 93, won the 2022 Scotiabank Photography Award for her photography, video and installation work challenging the narratives of nation and inclusion.

Richard Reed Parry, BFA 03, a member of the band Arcade Fire, was longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

Erika Rath, BA 04, was the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Jarred Knecht, BComm 07, MBA 11, was a finalist for the 2022 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Quebec.

Julien BriseBois, EMBA 07, general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, was a finalist for the NHL’s 2022 General Manager of the Year.

Moyra Davey, BFA 08, was awarded an Artistic Achievement Award at the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Gabrielle Martin, BFA 09, won the Isadora Award for excellence in choreography.

Jessica Dymond, GrDip 10, worked as an editor on the National Film Board’s VR experience This Is Not a Ceremony, which celebrated its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Teresa Hunkeler, MBA 10, was among the 2022 cohort of the Elevate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator.

Hany Fahmy, PhD 12, associate professor and finance intellectual lead at Royal Roads University’s School of Business, was nominated for the Early in Career Research Award by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia.

Diyar Mayil, BFA 12, MFA 22, was awarded the 2022 Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art.

Gina Cody



Gina Cody, MEng 81, PhD 89, namesake and historic benefactor of Concordia’s Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, has been named Outstanding Major Donor for 2022 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Quebec.

Anahita Norouzi, MFA 13, was the winner of the 2022 Impressions residency.

Deragh Campbell, BA 13, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s 22 most influential people in Canadian film.

Deepa Mehta, DLitt 13, won the Library and Archives Canada Scholar Award.

Vaitea Cowan, BComm 15, was the winner of the Earthshot Prize, a global award for the environment that honours just five recipients each year.

Lino Saputo, LLD 15, was named a laureate of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations.

Aimee Wall, MA 15, was a finalist for the 2022 Amazon Canada First Novel Award.

Andrea Limbardi, MBA 16, was named president of Indigo Books & Music.

Zahra Zangeneh, PhD 16, chief operating officer and cofounder of VitalTracer, received a $15,000 grant from PME MTL, as well as support from the CEI MTL. VitalTracer also recently signed a contract with the Sainte-Justine Hospital.

Linda Morais, BSc 17, won silver at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in women’s wrestling – 68kg.

Ardath Whynacht, PhD 17, author of Insurgent Love: Abolition and Domestic Homicide, won the Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing.

Clara Lacasse, BFA 18, was the recipient of the 2022 New Generation Photography Award.

Alexander Sinora, BComm 18, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s 50 Changemakers.

Louis Vachon, LLD 19, was named the Financial Personality of the Year by Finance et Investissement in its annual Top des leaders de l’industrie financière.

Scott DeJong, MA 20, current PhD candidate, was a finalist in the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation 2022-25 Scholarship and Engaged Leadership program.

Carol Nguyen, BFA 20, was the winner of the IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award for her film Nanitic at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

Christina Beaudry-Cárdenas, BFA 22, was the winner of the 2022 Oliver Jones Award presented by the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Barry Lorenzetti, Campaign for Concordia donor, was appointed Knight of the Order of Montreal. The Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association additionally named Lorenzetti its 2022 Man of the Year.

Jean-Pierre Desrosiers, former member of Concordia’s Board of Governors, was appointed Knight of the National Order of Quebec.

Julio Sevilla


Julio Sevilla, international projects manager for Concordia International, was awarded the Ohtli medal from the Government of Mexico.

The medal recognizes individuals who have aided, empowered or positively affected the lives of Mexican nationals abroad.


Five members of the Concordia community were recognized with the Order of Canada — one of the country’s highest civilian honours — for their outstanding achievements, dedication to community and service to the nation:

  • Naomi Azrieli, Campaign for Concordia donor, and chair, Azrieli Foundation
  • Geneviève Cadieux, associate professor, Department of Studio Arts
  • Ethel Côté, GrDip 02, founder, MécènESS, and co-founder, Social Enterprise Council of Canada
  • Madeleine Féquière, BA 85, corporate credit chief, Domtar Corporation
  • Suzanne Sauvage, president and CEO, McCord Stewart Museum; former member of Concordia’s Board of Governors


Every year, Women We Admire — a source for news and information about women leading in their fields — names its Top 50 Women Leaders of Montreal. The 2022 list includes five alumnae:

  • Alissa Sklar, BA 92
  • Kim Fuller, BFA 96
  • Chakameh Dadpay, MASc 08
  • Lauren Scott, BComm 10
  • Celeste Kuramoto, BFA 22


As one of the most generous prizes in contemporary art, the Sobey Art Award recognizes emerging Canadian artists of all ages. Six Concordians were among those longlisted for this year’s award:

  • Joshua Schwebel, BFA 06, Quebec
  • Laurie Kang, BFA 08, Ontario
  • Anna Binta Diallo, GrCert 09, Prairies & North
  • Anna Hawkins, MFA 14, Prairies & North
  • Nico Williams, MFA 21, Quebec
  • Michaëlle Sergile, MFA student, Quebec


Recognized for their outstanding research and career achievements, six Concordia alumni and faculty members are among the latest inductees to the Royal Society of Canada:

  • Ehab Abouheif, BSc 93, MSc 95 (Fellow)
  • Wen Tong, PhD 93 (Fellow)
  • Charmaine Nelson, BFA 94, MFA 95 (Fellow)
  • Tristan Glatard, associate professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists)
  • Catherine Mulligan, professor, Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Fellow)
  • Emad Shihab, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists)


Canada’s most prestigious literary award for fiction, the Scotiabank Giller Prize awards a Canadian writer with $140,000. Three Concordia alumni are among this year’s contenders:

  • Rawi Hage, BFA 98, for Stray Dogs (Knopf Canada, 2022); shortlisted
  • Dimitri Nasrallah, MA 03, for Hotline (Véhicule Press, 2022); longlisted
  • Fawn Parker, BA 17, for What We Both Know (McClelland & Stewart, 2022); longlisted
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