The stories in this section were written by the Records Management and Archives staff. They are short texts or lists on an aspect of the history of Concordia University, or one of its two founding institutions.
On February 17, 1961 the SGW Faculty Council agreed unanimously that the College would adopt the designations “department” and department “chairman” to reflect the already existing reality within the divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Commerce.
In the late 1980s, Quebec universities suffered from great financial problems. Many had ponderous deficits. Despite promises from the Quebec Liberal government to freeze university tuition fees "for the next two to three years," students were threatened with substantial tuition hikes.
Long Service Awards at Concordia University - A Brief History
Concordia University's Long Service awards began in 1963, as an initiative to recognize the service of members of the faculty and staff who had been associated with Sir George Williams University for twenty years or more, and to pay tribute to their contributions to the institution.
From the summer of 1969 to the spring of 1970 Loyola College students and faculty mounted a campaign of petitions, gatherings, sit- ins, and occupations to demonstrate the manner in which the university administration was handling an appeal from Loyola professor, Dr. S. Santhanam.