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Concordia University chronology – 1960s


Loyola Students go on strike over the "Santhanam Affair," in which the contract of a Physics professor was not renewed on October 24


TV Sir George (later CUTV) goes on air on October 25, the first student TV station in Canada

Bookstore pricing policy protest


Sir George Williams University students protest bookstore pricing policy with demonstrations and a sit-in/sleep-in in Hall Building lobby from October 24-26


Sir George Williams University purchases its first computer, an IBM 1620, for $45,000, and installs it at 2015 Drummond

Langley Hall


Langley Hall opens as first women's residence at Loyola; official opening and dedication to Susan B. Langley is December 10


First honorary degrees awarded by SGWU at Place des Arts Convocation on May 28


Instructional Media Office established, later becoming Center for Instructional Technology and then the Audio-Visual Department, before it merged in 1998 with Computing Services to create IITS

Hingston Hall


Official opening ceremony of Hingston Hall Residence on April 18, named for William H. Hingston, S.J., former Rector (1918-1925) of Loyola


Tentative discussions are held between Loyola and SGWU on the possibility of a merger


The Paper, a weekly newspaper of the SGW Evening Students' Association, begins publication in September


Loyola Orchestra formed by Father William Brown, with 23 original members (students, faculty and community)

Statue of David


General Manager of Simpson's Department Store donates to Loyola Students Association an exact replica of Michelangelo's statue of David which is installed in Vanier Library in October


SGW introduces laminated plastic student ID cards

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