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Concordia’s Loyola Campus needs your input

Fill out a survey about how it can better serve the community
November 11, 2015
By Tom Peacock


Students, staff and faculty at the university are being asked to complete a survey about Concordia’s Loyola Campus.

The goal is to find out to what degree people are aware of the range of campus offerings, which include lectures, concerts and recitals, athletics training and recreation opportunities and the Vanier Library.

A similar poll will be sent out to neighbouring organizations and residents in the coming weeks.

Located at the western tip of Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, the historic Loyola Campus has seen considerable developments over the last two decades.

Construction of the Richard J. Renaud Science Complex, the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics, and the new Communication Studies and Journalism Building have transformed the landscape, and infused the campus with academic energy.

On the other side of Sherbrooke Street, the new PERFORM Centre, refurbished playing fields and the completely renovated Ed Meagher Arena are also attracting unprecedented numbers of visitors.

However, as Clarence Epstein, senior director of Urban and Cultural Affairs for the university, points out, members of the surrounding communities and Concordia students, staff and faculty could stand to benefit more from Loyola’s range of facilities and services.

This is the goal of the Quartier Loyola project. The university hopes to increase recognition of the campus as an integral part of the neighbourhood, and enhance participation in the Concordia experience.

“We have a campus that operates very well, but has the potential to serve a greater number of users,” Epstein says. “We want to know how that audience can grow. How can the services and facilities be made more accessible ?”

As part of the project, Concordia has enlisted the consulting firm Coop Interface to prepare a market analysis and marketing plan.

The survey is one of the first major steps. As Epstein says, it’s important to assess the current usage of Loyola before embarking on an internal and external community outreach plan.

"We need to better understand how people perceive the character and the potential of the place, so that we can invest our time, energy and resources thoughtfully and strategically into its long-term success.”

Fill out the Quartier Loyola Project survey.


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