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Great Concordians

Authors, athletes, thinkers, public servants and entrepreneurs who serve as models for our next generation of students.
September 8, 2014
By Eric Fillion

Today Concordia has more than 188,000 alumni, 46,000 students, as well as 7,000 faculty and staff, so it’s quite a task to single out just a few. 

Nonetheless, in January, the university asked members of its community — students, faculty, staff and alumni — to nominate outstanding individuals for inclusion among the university’s Great Concordians. 

The five alumni featured here are a sample of the countless notable alumni leaders whose achievements reflect positively on their fields: prominent authors, athletes, thinkers, public servants and entrepreneurs. 

These inspiring individuals serve as models for Concordia’s next generation of students. Each Great Concordian was selected by a special committee overseen by the Office of the Provost that included staff, faculty, university leaders, students and alumni representatives. 

One Great Concordian will be unveiled each week, over 40 weeks, beginning September 10, 2014. 

Annie Proulx


Annie Proulx: history, fiction and award-winning stories

Marc Gervais


Marc Gervais: Jesuit film scholar and peace advocate


Alexandre Bilodeau


Alexandre Bilodeau: Concordia’s two-time Olympic champion

Corinne Charette


Corinne Charette: Canada’s top technology bureaucrat

Barbara Davidson


Barbara Davidson: Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist

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