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Show your Concordia pride at Homecoming 2023

SEPT. 21 – 24: Events include an AI lecture, sports anniversary reunions, alumni zone tailgate and more!
September 7, 2023
By Damon van der Linde, BA 08

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Concordia’s Homecoming 2023 is around the corner, so don your maroon and gold for an annual tradition of networking, reminiscing and fun.

From September 21 to 24, the university will host a series of events including a lecture on artificial intelligence, the Homecoming football game, the alumni zone tailgate and more.

The festivities will also honour Concordia’s rich athletic history, with Sports Hall of Fame inductions and reunions for the 1973 men’s soccer team and championship-winning Stingers 1993 and 1998 football teams.

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

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Sept. 21: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

From education to transportation, artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming everyday life.

To help prepare students and alumni for this emerging technology, Concordia will present a panel of experts to discuss the questions and considerations of letting machines do our thinking for us.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence will be moderated by Jennifer Hollett, BA 97, the award-winning executive director of The Walrus.

She will be joined by Rina Carlini, BSc 93, president and founder of the Optimal Innovation Group, Wahab Hamou Lhadj, professor of Concordia’s Applied AI Institute, and Allan Benchetrit, MBA 91, president and CEO of Algolux.

Hear what these Concordia experts have to share on the potential impacts of AI, including bias and ethics, health care, the future of work, art and entertainment.

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Sept. 22: Concordia Shuffle 34

Concordians are once again gearing up for the Shuffle, our annual 6.5-kilometre walkathon from the Sir George Williams Campus to Loyola Campus. Since launching in 1990, the fundraiser has inspired more than $2.7 million for student scholarships, bursaries and services.

Gifts to the Shuffle count towards the Campaign for Concordia, which focuses on transformational projects that help the next generation on their journeys to build a better tomorrow. 

Sept. 22: John Molson Alumni Chapter: Homecoming Social

The John Molson Alumni Chapter (JMAC) invites you to catch up with old and new friends at Reggies, Concordia’s campus resto-bar.

This networking event is an opportunity to learn more about what the chapter is all about. If you’re interested in getting involved with JMAC or sharing ideas about future events, come say hi and connect with us at the event.

SEPT. 23: Alumni Zone Tailgate Experience/The Point After

Cheer on the Concordia Stingers as they square off against Université Laval’s Rouge et Or at this year’s Homecoming football game.

Festivities kick off at our unique Homecoming tailgate experience in the Alumni Zone. This special-access pass includes a football ticket, a voucher for a meal and non-alcoholic drink at one of our exclusive food truck vendors.

Your Alumni Zone pass also includes complimentary access to The Point After, a private post-game reception where Concordia President Graham Carr will toast the 2023 Stingers football athletes and coaching staff.

You will also hear from former Stingers football team captain and coach Paul Chesser, BA 94, GrDip 97, vice-president of Advancement, and Brad Collinson, BA 05, current Stingers football coach.

George Lengvari at a basketball game with Concordia's mascot George Lengvari, BA 63, will enter the Sports Hall of Fame in the builder category for his long-standing service to Concordia, which includes a major gift in support of varsity basketball.

SEPT. 24: Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Celebrate the athletes, teams and builders who have made outstanding contributions to sports at Concordia and its founding institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University.

At this year’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Concordia will welcome athletes Richard MacKay, BA 58, Dave Miller-Johnston, BA 01, Cat Tull, BA 02, Sheila Turner, BA 95, the 1994 Stingers women’s rugby team and builder George Lengvari Jr., BA 63. Lengvari will make Concordia history as the first person to enter the Hall of Fame as an individual, as part of a team and as a builder.

The 2023 inductees will also be honoured guests during the Homecoming football game halftime show on September 23.

SEPT. 22 – 24: Football and soccer reunions

Homecoming 2023 is also an opportunity for former Concordia athletes to reminisce and create new memories through team reunions of the 1973 Loyola men’s soccer team, along with the 1993 and 1998 football teams.

The 1973 men’s soccer team will be honoured on the field at halftime during the men’s soccer game on September 22.

The 1993 and 1998 Stingers football teams will be featured guests at the Homecoming football game opening ceremony in recognition of their exemplary achievements and their respective 30th and 25th anniversaries.

Learn more about our Homecoming and register for our events today. 

A group of men pose in the rain on a soccer field Concordia’s 1973 men’s soccer team will reunite at Homecoming 2023 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Members of the team are pictured above at their 45th-anniversary reunion in 2018.

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