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Outstanding Contribution Awards

The CCSL Outstanding Contribution Awards recognize students, staff and faculty who have gone above and beyond their responsibilities to enhance the quality of student life at Concordia.

Our initiatives

Special projects fund

The Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) makes funds available to support projects that enhance or contribute to the quality of student life at Concordia.

Big Hairy Ideas competition

The Big Hairy Ideas was a one time competition held in 2015-2016 that looked for projects that inspire Concordians, have a deep and broad community impact and are collaborations between students and staff and/or faculty. 

Take a look at the winners and what they have in store for 2016-2017!

Let's Talk Science
We connect educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences in both school and community settings.
McNaughton Series Tutorials and Workshops
We provide student-run instruction on a wide range of practical skills that students can learn related to electronics, robotics, sensing and digital Logic that spans across many disciplines.
Four Seasons Grow Project
We explore the idea of urban agriculture year-round through the Concordia Greenhouse producing microgreen salads, tropical and perennial fruit, and a container vegetable garden using an aquaponics system.
The Society for Automotive Engineers Supermilage
We are a group of dedicated students who strive to build a hyper fuel-efficient vehicle. We optimize fuel efficiency with the ultimate goal of beating the global fuel economy record.

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Related Awards

Engaged Scholar Awards


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Waste Not, Want Not, winners of the Big Hairy Ideas 2016 Competition, are crowdfunding to sustain their compost collaboration as their Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) funding expires this summer.

In just two years organic waste collection has increase at Concordia by over 60% with 65 compost bins across campuses. They are currently working hard to integrate Waste Not, Want Not principles into policies and procedures at Concordia.

To learn more and to support this incredible initiative click here.


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