Concordia President Alan Shepard helped launch Shuffle 27 in the atrium of the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex. After the walk, he warmly welcomed the Shufflers at the President’s Picnic, held on the Loyola Campus grounds in front of the PERFORM Centre.
“Congratulations on another successful Shuffle!” Shepard said, before announcing the total funds raised, proudly stating that it was a new Shuffle record.
More than 750 graduate and undergraduate students have benefited from Shuffle-funded awards since 1990, and the number grows each year.
Bram Freedman, Concordia’s vice-president of Advancement and External Relations, thanked the advisory committee and its chairs, Graham Carr, who was named Concordia’s provost a few days later, and Danielle Tessier, assistant secretary-general of the University Secretariat.
“Shuffle marks the launch of Concordia’s annual Community Campaign, which bolsters student life, teaching and research at our university,” Freedman added.
He also pointed out that 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Loyola Campus and invited guests to enjoy some birthday cake to celebrate.
Shuffle is organized by Concordia’s Advancement and Alumni Relations and a team of dedicated volunteers.
Full day for all
John Molson School of Business student Bianca Debbané, a Shuffle Scholarship recipient and Shuffle 27 committee member, also addressed the crowd.