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Concordia provides update on March 1 bomb threat

Updated March 2 at 11:30 a.m.
March 2, 2017

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UPDATE: As of March 2, 2017 11:30 a.m., Concordia offers academic accommodations for classes affected by the events of March 1, 2017. Read more.

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UPDATE: As of March 2, 2017 10:07 a.m., Concordia has learned from the media that the Service de Police de Montréal (SPVM) has arrested an individual in connection with yesterday’s bomb threat directed at our community.

“We’re relieved to hear that a suspect is in custody,” says Concordia’s president Alan Shepard.

“We continue to collaborate with the SPVM to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.”

The university has increased security across both campuses.

If you see something suspicious on campus, or you are concerned about your safety, we ask that you contact our Security Department at 514-848-3717.

For students whose classes and exams were affected by the evacuations, or if you have other concerns about completing your coursework or exams, please speak with your professor.

For anyone who feels they need support because of yesterday’s events, we encourage you to call our Counselling and Psychological Services at 514-848-2424, ext. 3555. Faculty and staff can also reach out to our Employee Assistance Program at Homewood Health at 1-800-663-1142.

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UPDATE: As of March 1, 2017 3:27 p.m., Concordia is re-opening the Henry F. Hall, EV and GM buildings at 6 p.m. This means that all exams and classes scheduled at, and after 6 p.m., will be held as scheduled.

The university collaborated with the SPVM regarding the investigation and search of potential threats in the identified buildings.

As a precautionary measure, we will be increasing security measures across both campuses.

If your class or exam was affected by today’s closures, please speak with your professor.

Concordia would like to thank members of its community for their patience and understanding during the evacuation.

We encourage you to read the message issued from Concordia’s president earlier today.

We remind faculty, staff and students that if you see anything you believe is suspicious activity, please contact our Security Department at 514-848-3717. Anyone who feels they need support should contact our Counselling and Psychological Services at 514-848-2424, ext. 3555.

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UPDATE: As of March 1, 2017 12:07 p.m., Concordia is also evacuating the GM Building (1550 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W). This is in addition to the previous evacuation order for the EV Building (1515 Ste-Catherine St. W.) and the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), due to a bomb threat that we received.

If you are in these buildings, you are asked to leave immediately. This applies to all faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the public. Please bring all of your belongings (briefcases, purses or coats).

According to the authorities, the threat is limited to certain buildings - only the EV, Hall and GM are being evacuated at this time. We are paying very close attention to all other buildings.

All afternoon classes are cancelled in the EV and Hall Buildings but may resume at 6 p.m. More information to be shared.

If you see something suspicious or of concern, please contact Security immediately at 514-848-3717.

If you are in the vicinity of these buildings, we ask that you avoid these buildings until further notice.

Loyola Campus remains open. All classes and activities are being held as usual.

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As of March 1, 2017 11:30 a.m., Concordia has issued an evacuation order for the EV Building (1515 Ste-Catherine St. W.) and the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.).

If you are in these buildings, you are asked to leave immediately. This applies to all faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the public.

All afternoon classes cancelled but will resume at 6 p.m.

Concordia is now cooperating with police who are now on-site investigating a potential threat in these buildings.

If you see something suspicious or of concern, please contact Security immediately at 514-848-2424, ext. 3717.

If you are in the vicinity of these buildings, we ask that you avoid these buildings until further notice.




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