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EL Insider, Fall 2019

August 8, 2019

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Sonia Di Maulo, Department of Education

Student Spotlight: Etienne Maes

Etienne Maes is an undergraduate student at the Science College. In the summer of 2018, he worked on a research project at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the US to examine the role of dopamine in the brain as a teaching signal. Read more about his research experience.

health matters

In the 4TH SPACE from September 17 to October 17, discover the “Health Matters” research stemming from our many labs, the PERFORM Centre, and student initiatives. From prevention and new technologies, to education and arts-based therapies, researchers across Concordia’s faculties are invested in innovative approaches to help us live healthier lives. Check out the full schedule of events.

Opportunities for Students

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Put your interview skills to work

Two positions are available with the Concordia Digital Strategy Initiative. The CDSI wants to foster a community conversation about Artificial Intelligence (AI) by recording a series of video "vignettes" of faculty and researchers answering questions from the Concordia community. See the job description for more details.


Calling techies & programmers

Unity Technologies is revolutionizing the game industry with Unity, its breakthrough development platform for creating games and interactive 3D and 2D experiences, like training simulations and medical and architectural visualizations, across mobile, web, desktop, console and other platforms. Check out the job postings.


Take on an industry challenge to build your skillset

Students can complete a 4-hour challenge on Riipen to land an interview, internship, or to win prizes! Find a challenge on Riipen today.


Spark others! Share the value of your learning

If you have participated in learning experiences outside the classroom (ex: internships, competitions, research, study abroad, etc) but aren’t sure how to express the skills you have gained, then this workshop is for you. This is an interactive workshop that includes individual and group work, role-play/practice and immediate feedback. The learning and skills developed during the workshop will help you explain the importance of these experiences to your peers, or as you enter the labour market. Register online for the next session.


Do you even disco?

Still Making the World Dance will be a feature documentary about the disco era and local founder of Unidisc Music, George Cucuzella. A number of positions are available to Concordia students during the development and pre-production phases. Learn more.

Opportunities for Faculty


Bring a real-world activity into the classroom

Would you like to design a new project-based student experience for an upcoming course that involves an external partner? Last summer Concordia partnered with Riipen, an organizatio that offers an online platform to help faculty bring project-based experiential learning activities into the classroom. Concordia faculty can now connect to 3,500+ companies and non-profits. Register online for the next workshop.


Refine your teaching strategy

The CTL advances evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning by supporting and sustaining excellence, inclusion, and opportunity for the entire academic community. Check out the fall workshop schedule.

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