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Chronology highlights

John O'Brien

2012

Concordia University community mourns the passing of its first rector, John O'Brien, on December 19.

2009-spectrum

2009

Concordia Librairies launch new digital research repository (Spectrum) on October 22.

Concordia Shuffle

1990

358 students, faculty and staff, 8 dogs and 1 giant Homecoming Bee participate in a 6.5 km walk between SGW and Loyola in first Concordia Shuffle, raising $19,443.85 for student scholarships and fellowships.

Katherine Waters

1959-60

Katherine Waters is the first female faculty member (part-time) at Loyola College, in the English Department. Coincidentally, she was also teaching part-time at SGW at that time.

SGW Classroom

1926

The Montreal YMCA School's "Educational Department" renamed Sir George Williams College after the founder of the YMCA. Sir George Williams College becomes co-educational.

Day of Action

1987

Day of Action

Computer Centre Incident

1969

Computer Centre Incident at SGW on the 9th floor of the Hall Building on February 11; 97 people arrested and $2 million damages in a conflict over student charges of racism.

Charter Day

1948

Incorporation of Sir George Williams College.

Loyola College

1916

Loyola College moves to West-end Campus into three buildings.

PERFORM Centre

2011

Opening of the PERFORM centre in September.

People's Potato

1999

The People's Potato is founded to fight student poverty.

Bridge Building Competition

1985

First annual bridge building contest organized by Civil Engineering Department, looking for the strongest bridge using popsicle sticks. Testing is done with a hydraulic press called the "Crusher".

Radio Loyola

1964

Radio Loyola officially begins operating and broadcasting on November 4.

1900

Loyola Farm, sold by Arthur Decary to Corporation of Loyola College on January 5.

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