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Concordia thriving, president tells Toronto chapter

Reputation, partnership and growth: Shepard spells out a vision of lifelong enterprise for the university and its alumni
November 6, 2013
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By Scott McCulloch

In an upbeat presentation to Concordia’s Toronto alumni chapter, President Alan Shepard called the university a “thriving place” buoyed by an urban setting and international profile that increasingly works to its advantage.

Held at the York Club on October 17, Shepard took the gathering as an opportunity to extoll the virtues of Concordia.  He mapped out a vision for alumni as “lifelong partners” for the betterment of society and the university.

Alan Shepard points out Concordia’s campus growth in Toronto. Alan Shepard points out Concordia’s campus growth in Toronto.

Shepard said Concordia’s “reputation matters deeply” — that it was vital the “next generation of Concordia students have a great experience while they’re on campus.”

The president’s talk to some 60 guests touched on other themes such as campus growth and the value of a Concordia degree.

Shepard drew attention to Concordia’s advances in research. He offered a perspective on the positive attributes of the historic merger of Sir George Williams University and Loyola College, Concordia’s founding institutions.

Yet reputation led as the night’s key theme. “What I hope from Concordia graduates is that the Concordia name opens doors for you,” Shepard said.

Advancement and Alumni Relations operates 26 geographic chapters and groups around the world. Greater Toronto is home to 11,000 Concordia graduates.

Catching up with Concordia alumni in Toronto. Catching up with Concordia alumni in Toronto.
Toronto and Mississauga alumni chapters Advancement and Alumni Relations’ Lina Uberti (second from left) with members of the Toronto and Mississauga alumni chapters


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