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New School of Health to build on Concordia’s strengths

The interdisciplinary school will leverage and enhance current health-research strengths
July 14, 2021
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Concordia has a long history of health-related research and expertise.

This will play a central role in the university’s new School of Health, which Concordia’s Board of Governors approved on June 16.

“The School of Health is an opportunity to make a profound and distinctive contribution in addressing important needs of society through our research, our teaching and training, and our ability to collaborate with external partners,” says Concordia President Graham Carr.

“Making a difference and having an impact is what motivates us all every day. This proposal lays the groundwork that will allow us to define and deliver an exciting new mission for health at Concordia.”

The interdisciplinary school will leverage and enhance current health-research strengths. It will also establish three hubs in community health, clinical research and prevention, and biomedical science and engineering research to promote collaborations across multiple fields and at other units such as the PERFORM Centre.

Of Concordia’s 25 university-recognized research units, nine are in health or health-related fields. The school’s goal is to be a leader in community health, core fundamental health sciences and medical technology development.



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