Senate highlights: November 2022
- The President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism, chaired by Angélique Willkie, released its final report on October 28, the result of the work of six committees and more than 100 meetings.
- John Molson School of Business student and varsity wrestling team member Connor Church received the Tom Longboat Award as a top Canadian Indigenous athlete; and design students Kamila Nina Andersen, Mélodie Ah-Waye and Quentin Meilhon won the Student Award at the CASES sustainable design competition.
- In October, Concordia and McGill University co-hosted the World 100 Reputation Network Meeting, and Concordia hosted the Global Bio Foundries Alliance Meeting.
- Fall Convocation featured three exceptional recipients: Indigenous educator Fibbie Tatti, synthetic biology pioneer Reshma Shetty and serial entrepreneur David Fung.
- More than 5,000 guests, including some 2,380 students, visited the campuses at Open House on October 22.
- Alumnus Sebastian van Berkom recently donated $1.2 million to the John Molson School, bringing his total gifts to Concordia to over $3.5 million.
- The SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation and the Office of Community Engagement moved into their new home on the main floor of the J. W. McConnell (LB) Building.
- Senate approved the Academic Programs Committee’s recommendation to make major revisions to the John Molson School’s core undergraduate curriculum; changes include adding discipline-specific courses and making the program more multi-disciplinary.
- Aisha Topsakal, director of the Office of Rights and Responsibilities, introduced the office’s Annual Report 2021-22; she noted that the office has been offering in-person services since August 2021 but more people still prefer remote meetings.
The full reports and documents are available online.