Explore the timeline of key dates and events in student life history at Concordia and its two founding institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University.
Concordia University community mourns the passing of its first rector, John O'Brien, on December 19.
Concordia Librairies launch new digital research repository (Spectrum) on October 22.
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.
Concordia becomes a legal entity with the publication in the Quebec Official Gazette of the Order in Council creating the University.
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.
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.
Alan Shepard named Concordia University President and Vice-Chancellor on May 4.
Concordia engineering students unveil their first solar house on September 16.
Day of Action
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.
Incorporation of Sir George Williams College.
Loyola College moves to West-end Campus into three buildings.
Foundation of Loyola College, which grew out of the English program at Collège Ste-Marie on August 15.
Opening of the PERFORM centre in September.
The People's Potato is founded to fight student poverty.
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 officially begins operating and broadcasting on November 4.
The first SGWC graduating class receive degrees in Arts, Science and Commerce. The class known as the Guinea Pigs includes the first two graduates from December 1936, and Rita Shane, the first woman graduate.
Loyola Farm, sold by Arthur Decary to Corporation of Loyola College on January 5.
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