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July 2021 - Special issue

50 Under 50 Shaping Tomorrow


From a human rights advocate and a Hollywood FX producer to a naval architect and fintech entrepreneurs, meet the 50 Concordia alumni leading change, breaking ground and shaping tomorrow.

Concordia’s biennial top 50 list highlights the outstanding achievements of business executives, changemakers and innovators around the world.

Arts & culture

ON THE LIST: Isabelle Corriveau, Richard Reed Parry, Marjolaine Tremblay, Omari Newton, Melissa Weigel, Isabelle Racicot, Darrin Rose, Allison Katz

Civic leaders

ON THE LIST: Lauren Chang MacLean, James Snider, Stella Lameboy Gilpin, Kassa Belay, Photinie Koutsavlis, Azam Ishmael, Yinka Ibukun


ON THE LIST: Anne Martel, Benjamin Crudo, Chun Lei He, Natalie Voland, Fabian Zaccardo, Ian Jeffrey, Sue Molloy, Ashik Karim, Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie, Christopher Thierry, Andrew Elvish, Dan Leibu


ON THE LIST: Daniela Di Pietro, Joseph Gallucci, Luke Pelosi, Marie-Claude Bourgie, Philippe Hynes, Vishal Patel, Ian J. Wooden


ON THE LIST: Kevin Finlayson, Andrea Limbardi, Jennifer Hollett, Megan Shay, Sherin Al-Safadi, Valery Zamuner, Vatché Bartekian, Mahesh Shah, Jonathan Margel, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, Kyla Henriksen, Angelo Filosa, Henry Mooney, Ranjit Sarai, Nicolas Dinh, Stewart Campbell, Philip Barrar

Bell Canada commits $25,000 to support Concordia mental health initiative

Funds will help university implement National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students.

Meet the centenarian who advocates for healthy living and eating

Doris Brown, BA 67, is the co-founder of Marché TAU health food stores.

‘Chess is such a powerful metaphor for life’

Russ Makofsky, BComm 07, leads donation of 10,000 chess sets to students.

On the battlefield with photojournalist Roger LeMoyne, BFA 79

‘I look for this nexus where visual beauty connects with information.’

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta, D.Litt 13, sets out on journeys of hope and change

‘Vulnerability is a great strength,’ says the Concordia honorary degree recipient.

Concordia’s 50 Under 50 shaping tomorrow

Watch our video for a sneak peek of our #CU50under50.


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