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Newsmaker of the week


Mireille Paquet

Asylum-seekers were flocking into Quebec from the United States and forced Canadian authorities to open the Olympic Stadium to house them.

Mireille Paquet, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science, spoke to various news outlets about how allowing an influx of asylum-seekers has placed Canada in a precarious diplomatic position with the United States.

Paquet was quoted in The New York Times and appeared on CBC radio programming across the country to talk about the issue.

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The scholarly work of Concordia faculty and researchers informs and improves society on many issues that affect our daily lives. Read the most recent media coverage here:

Featured researchers
  • Princeton University's R&D Mag and The Suburban join media coverage of new research into bilingualism in infants, co-authored by Krista Byers-Heinlein, associate professor in the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Elizabeth Morin-Lessard, PhD student in the same department, and Princeton University researchers.

Concordia faculty and researchers are regularly asked to offer expert, informed opinions on many of today's most pressing problems. Read some of the latest news items featuring Concordia experts:

  • Fenwick McKelvey, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was interviewed by Natasha Hall on CJAD Radio for his perspective on the dismissal of Steve Bannon as chief strategist in the Donald Trump White House. Scroll down the station's page to the "see more" button in the "LISTEN" section and click on the link, "What message is the White House sending now that Bannon is out?".
  • Political Science associate professor Graham Dodds spoke to CJAD News (no link available) about the Bannon dismissal for the station's afternoon newscasts, last Friday.
  • Dodds was quoted in an analytical piece in Saturday's Le Devoir about the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.   
  • The Journal of Electronic Publishing reproduces an article drawn from a presentation by Geoffrey Little, editor-in-chief of the Concordia University Press, at a 2016 conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Little talked about the establishment of the Concordia University Press. The publication posts a video of his presentation. 
  • The Montreal Gazette (reprised by Mogaznews) reruns an article from August 21, 2010, featuring Rabbi Simon Glazier, who was a leading rabbi of the United Orthodox Synagogues in Montreal during the early 1900's. It quotes Ira Robinson, professor of religion and director of the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies.
  • Hillary Kaell, associate professor of religions and cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Science, interviews Le Moyne College philosophy professor Karmen MacKendrick, author of The Matter of Voice: Sensual Soundings (Fordham University Press). The interview was conducted for the 'New Books and Religion' podcast: New Books Network.

Current students at Concordia do outstanding academic work and get involved in community projects that improve our quality of life. See what they've been up to:  

Featured students
  • Concordia PhD student Keroles Riad (engineering) is referenced in an account in Le Courrier du Sud of a recent citizenship ceremony in Longueuil. Riad was among the 150 new Canadians who took the citizenship oath.
  • A picture from a recent article in Le Devoir about Camp Brila — a day camp on the Loyola campus that introduces children ages five to 12 to philosophy and critical thinking — is featured in Le Devoir's "pictures of the week" section.  Camp Brila was founded by Concordia PhD student, Natalie Fletcher, who is quoted throughout the original article.

Our alumni are featured in the media locally and around the world. Vist the Alumni News section to access an archive of stories or read the latest list of stories: 

Featured alumni
  • Recent Concordia graduate, photographer Cheyenne Jenkins (BFA 17, photography) is featured in the Sault Star.
  • DNA India runs a review of the book by Aanchal Malhotra (MFA 15), Remants of a Separation (Harper Collins).
  • RiskAssur picks up a news release announcing the appointment of Kathleen French (BA, economy) as vice-president of sales in the Montreal office of Northleaf Capital Partners.
  • Livia de Menezesis (MEng, industrial engineering) is profiled in Diario de Pernambuco (Brazil, in Portuguese) 

Concordia University is often mentioned in various types of news stories. Vist the university affairs section to access our archives or read the latest list of articles below: 

Featured university affairs
  • The Montreal Gazette publishes a piece about a significant increase in the number of mother tongue English-speaking Montrealers enrolled in French-language universities and states that 23 per cent of Concordia students list French as their mother tongue. The online article includes a link to a video profiling Montreal's different universities, with Concordia featured at the one-minute mark.
  • Gulf News (UAE) includes Concordia's Undergraduate Entrance Bursary in a listing of major foreign college scholarship programs in five countries. 
  • picks up an Agence QMI report about an increase in immigration consultancy in Quebec, which it credits in part to the so-called "Trump effect" and it's reported impact on U.S. student enrolment levels at Concordia and McGill.
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