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Message from the president: ‘Thank you for making Concordia what it is, and will be’

Alan Shepard welcomes back the university’s staff and faculty
September 6, 2017
By Alan Shepard


Dear Concordians,                                                                                        

Our two beautiful campuses are once again full of life as we welcome the 2017-18 academic year. I hope you’ve had a great summer, some time with family, some time for yourself, and are recharged and ready to go.

The buzz about Concordia continues. Many of our Strategic Directions initiatives are well under way. Last year was also our strongest year ever for research funding, enrolment and philanthropic commitments to Concordia. We hope to carry that momentum into autumn as we launch Concordia’s biggest advancement campaign ever.

As you know, the funding context in Quebec allows us to be very good; to be great, we need help from our networks. One of the many opportunities to be a part of that is Shuffle 28 on September 15.

As Concordians, each of us plays a key role in our mission to offer a quality education in a robust research and learning environment.

Thank you for Taking Pride in making Concordia what it is and what it will be.


Alan Shepard

To kick off the fall term, Concordia’s president is hosting two informal get-togethers, on September 12 on the Sir George Williams Campus, and September 13 on the Loyola Campus.
Find out more about the events


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