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1,000 stories in 11 months: we want your feedback

What Concordia news do you want to know about?
June 12, 2014
By Tom Peacock

The spring 2014 "Exam-cram" special edition of the NOW student newsletter The spring 2014 "Exam-cram" special edition of the NOW student newsletter.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the six-question 2013-14 Concordia community NOW newsletter survey and contribute to the ongoing improvement of the university’s news publication. We look forward to reading your feedback!

Innovative research projects, major international conferences and dynamic new curriculum developments: a lot happened at this university in the 2013-14 academic year.

Since August 2013, more than 1,000 news stories have been published on and Cspace, the intranet for faculty and staff.

The highlights ranged from accounting undergrad and freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau's record-breaking gold medal at Sochi to the Prix du Québec won by Marguerite Mendell, professor and vice-principal of the School of Community and Public Affairs.

District 3 participants Charles Gedeon and Al-Hurr Al-Dalli took the top spot at Shell Ideas360, a major international student competition in the Netherlands, and graduate researcher Eric Weissman investigated self-governing homeless communities. Pioneering students Thea Cammie and Emma Kreuger obtained Quebec's inaugural major in First Peoples Studies, while JMSB's Katerina Fragos became CEO for a day.

And then there are Concordia's great grads. This April, fine arts alumni Mark Ruwedel claimed the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award.

In the NOW newsletters, special themed content previewed institutional occasions ("Concordia’s new honorands describe a turning point in their lives") and seasonal festivities ("Holiday book list: 16 great reads"), as well as landmark events like the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, the 82nd Congress of l'Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) and the upcoming pan-American conference and performance festival Encuentro.

To commemorate International Women's Day, a series of stories profiled prominent female academic leadersresearchers (twice over), community leaders and teachers at Concordia.

As we look ahead to another exciting academic year, we’d like your feedback on the Concordia news stories that spotlighted these occasions, and many others.

What type of content to you like to see in the NOW newsletter? What is your favourite format? Are there any great story ideas you’d like to share?

Start the 2013-14 Concordia community NOW newsletter survey.


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