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Mark your calendar, Homecoming 2022 is around the corner

SEPT. 14-17: Register for events including Queer Homecoming, football team reunions, the Loyola Medal Ceremony and more!
August 18, 2022
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By Daniel Bartlett, BA 08

A triptych featuring images from past and upcoming Concordia Homecoming events.

The lineup for Homecoming 2022 is here with a slate of events that are sure to entertain, inspire and inform members of the Concordia community.

From September 14 to 17, the university will host a series of reunions, tours and conversations featuring the likes of the Honourable Murray Sinclair, LLB MSC IPC, Montreal-based artist JJ Levine, BFA 10, MFA 18, and more.

The four-day festivities will also honour the rich history of Loyola College, one of Concordia’s founding institutions, as well as celebrate milestone anniversaries of the R. Howard Webster Library and the Executive MBA (EMBA) program.

“Given that the majority of our fall programming will be in person, we look forward to welcoming Concordians back to our campuses for Homecoming,” says Paul Chesser, BA 94, GrDip 97, vice-president, Advancement.

Learn more about some of the events taking place in September and make sure to register in advance.

A man wearing glasses and with tattoos on his arms stands in front of flowers. JJ Levine, BFA 10, MFA 18 | Photo: Jeffrey Alexander Torgerson

SEPT. 14: Queer Homecoming

This year’s Queer Homecoming event features a conversation between acclaimed artist JJ Levine and Richard Burnett, BA 88.

Levine is an images-based artist whose work has been exhibited at museums, galleries and art festivals across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe. His most recent exhibition, Queer Photographs, is currently running at Montreal’s McCord Museum until September 18.

The September 14 talk will focus on Levine’s creative process, as well as his use of large-format photography.

“JJ Levine’s practice balances a radical queer agenda with a strong formal aesthetic,” says Burnett. “His art is about queer community and chosen family. JJ’s work is brilliant, and I think he is on the cusp of art-world stardom.”

Annual general meeting

The Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA) is hosting its Annual General Meeting on September 14. Following the meeting, the CUAA will welcome its newly elected directors and fellow alumni at a reception.

Participants can submit their questions to the CUAA’s board of directors in advance by emailing alumni@concordia.ca.

Executive MBA 35th anniversary

Two years after the John Molson School of Business marked the 35th anniversary of its Executive MBA (EMBA) program, the school is set to commemorate the occasion, which had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concordia President Graham Carr, Anne-Marie Croteau, BSc 86, dean of the John Molson School of Business, and Rahul Ravi, director of the EMBA program, will join alumni, friends, faculty and staff to toast the many accomplishments of Quebec’s first EMBA program.

A man with long grey hair wears a cardigan over a button-up shirt. Murray Sinclair

SEPT. 15: Loyola Medal Ceremony

The Honourable Murray Sinclair, LLB MSC IPC, is this year's recipient of the Loyola Medal, one of Concordia’s most prestigious honours for Canadians dedicated to worldwide humanitarian efforts.

A former senator, chair of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the first Indigenous judge appointed in the Province of Manitoba, Sinclair has spent his entire career in public service on behalf of all Canadians.

Manon Tremblay, BA 03, senior director of Indigenous Directions, will present the medal during the virtual award ceremony, after which she and Sinclair will take part in a thought-provoking discussion.

Students touch a screen in the Visualization Studio in the Webster Library.

SEPT. 16: Webster Library 30th anniversary tour

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Webster Library, Concordia is inviting alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students on a tour of the library’s next-generation facilities.

Given by Lorie Kloda, associate university librarian, Planning and Community Relations, the tour will cover the Webster Library’s Visualization StudioTechnology Sandbox, collaborative work spaces, zero-noise room and more.

“I’m happy to have the opportunity to showcase the Webster Library and describe its evolution over the last 30 years,” Kloda says. “Participants will see all 22 types of learning spaces in one of the busiest academic libraries in the province.”

A black-and-white image of the Loyola College football team playing an opponent.

SEP. 16 & 17: Loyola College and Stingers football team reunions

On the eve of this year’s Homecoming football game, the university will honour Loyola College’s and the Concordia Stingers’ championship teams. Namely, Concordia will celebrate the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Athletic Association champions from 19621968 and 1972, the Ontario-Quebec Intercollegiate Football Conference 1982 champion team, as well as other members of the storied football program.

One of the signature events from the two-day schedule is the Loyola alumni reunion. Taking place before the football alumni dinner, the reunion will celebrate a number of milestones such as the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre.

Other events taking place over September 16 and 17 include a Loyola Chapel celebratory service, an alumni-zone barbecue during the Homecoming game and a post-game reception.

For Stingers football coach Brad Collinson, BA 05, the reunions serve as a way for old friends to reconnect, take in a football game and reminisce about the times they had at Loyola and Concordia.

“I think you’ll see a lot of the former players become kids again — that’s what this is all about,” he says. “It’s also important that our players get to meet our football alumni and understand that they’re playing for something bigger than just themselves.”


For more information and to register for Homecoming events, visit 
concordia.ca/homecoming.



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