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Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) funded projects


The following projects were approved funding for the 2021-2022 academic year.


11th Annual Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History Conference

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: individual

The annual CUJAH conference is an opportunity for undergraduates to present their research with artists and researchers at the forefront of their field. The theme of this year's conference is the historical founding of land and major cities by First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and BIPOC individuals. The 11th annual Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History Conference is honoured that Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist and composer Suzanne Kite a.k.a Kite, will be the 2022 keynote speaker.


18th Edition of FIFEQ

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: individual

FIFEQ is an annual film festival. FIFEQ's mission is to make ethnographic films and visual anthropology accessible for all within the university as well as outside the walls of academia. The 18th edition focuses on reaching a bigger audience composed of students and non-students by organizing screening sessions in diverse locations (on and off-campus). The FIFEQ team offers a week of cultural events for all students and the general public. This promotes curiosity for a new medium (ethnographic film) and allows students to discover original social, cultural and political content from all around the world through the diverse films.


24th Annual Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Research Conference (CBGRC)

Awarded $500
Applicant: Graduate Conference Organizing Committee

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Research Conference is an annual event that allows graduate students from various universities to present their research and introduces them to new research by peers in different scientific domains. The CBGRC is now in its 24th year and has impacted graduate students at Concordia University by presenting a safe environment to improve their presentation skills as well as provide networking possibilities with peers from different universities and experts in the field.


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AHGSA 2022 Symposium – Thrivance

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA)

Working with the theme of Thrivance, AHGSA’s 2022 symposium-style event aims to support students as they return to campus with an array of networking and professional opportunities. This event will take a hybrid form between online and in person panels, keynotes, and opportunities to connect with the Montreal arts community. Furthermore, Thrivance: 2022 is inviting the leadership team of Daphne, a Montreal-based Indigenous-directed artist-run centre, largely comprised of Concordia professors and alumni to reflect the symposium’s centering of practices grounded in futurisms, futurity, reciprocity, politics of representation, and networks of care.


Astrophotography Workshop, Field Trip and Space Art Exhibition

Awarded $2,500
Applicant: individual

The astrophotography project of SWISE (Society of Women in Space Exploration) Concordia is to be done in three phases: a technical astrophotography workshop, a stargazing field trip and exposition of space art done by students who attended the workshop and got inspired. The goal is to make the topic of space more accessible to the general population of Concordia students from all programs, and inspire more women and minority groups to get inspired and get involved in the field of space science and art.


Black Dance in Focus

Awarded $1,200
Applicant: individual

Black Dance in Focus, held in February 2022 as a Black History Month event, highlights the work of Canada's Black dance artists and makes them more visible to both the Concordia university community and Montreal more widely. It directly contributes to the diversity of cultural events offered to students, and contributes to enhancing Concordia University's outreach and welcome to Black/African descendant students.


Bishop Street Volume 2

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: individual

This is the second volume of a peer-reviewed journal published by the graduate students of the Department of Theological Studies. A goal of the journal is to receive papers for publishing from the other handful of theology and related departments across the province of Quebec to further show the relevancy of the field.


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BOLD Science Conference

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: Science College Student Association

This is a free 1 1/2 day event organized by undergraduate students pursuing a minor in Multidisciplinary Studies in Science. Undergraduate and CEGEP students will gather to learn about multidisciplinary research surrounding a central topic (proposed topic this year: wildfires), participate in scientific literacy workshops and showcase their own research. This project engages students on an intellectual and social level by allowing them to explore the real world of scientific research outside of the classroom.


Canadian Youth Film Festival

Awarded $430
Applicant: individual

The Canadian Youth Film Festival is the first national festival for films by elementary and high school students. This project engages the student body in both an educational and a cultural context. This project is a great opportunity for art education students to take part in the festival during their teaching internships with their students.


Care – a Fibre and Material Practices Publication

Awarded $650
Applicant: individual

This project brings a collective group of Fibres and Material Practices students together to create a publication centered around the theme of "care" and what that means to us individually. In disseminating our publication, we hope to inspire various interpretations of what it means to care for ourselves, each other, our communities, and the environment. We would like to share more radical and nuanced ways to approach it that is accessible for all and can be adopted into one's day-to-day. It will also provide a framework in which other students can see another way of creating a collective body of work that does not require being together in a physical space, yet cultivates a sense of connection and community - a challenge many students have had to navigate through the circumstances of Covid.


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CASA Cares Charity Fashion Show

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: CASA Cares

CASA Cares Charity Fashion Show will showcase local fashion brands and designers with the help of our volunteer models. All proceeds will be donated to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, a charity CASA Cares has now been supporting for the past 18 years. CASA Cares Charity Fashion Show enhances student life by promoting student involvement and providing many volunteer opportunities for Concordia students from all faculties. The event also provides a unique networking opportunity as around 400 students from all faculties, alumni, members, and friends of the Concordia community are expected to attend.


CIADI Special Projects “CR-22”

Awarded $2,500
Applicant: individual

CIADI Special Projects team will be launching the first rocket since 2018 as part of the Launch Canada rocket challenge, a Canadian university level rocket engineering challenge. This will be used to train the next generation of rocketeers for Concordia university and fill the gap caused by the BASE 11 space challenge. This project gives engineering students real problems to solve within the pressure of the competition, and it can simulate industry rigor in ways conventional academics cannot.


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Collaborative Sculpture & Exhibition

Awarded $4,000
Applicant: Association Undergraduate Sculpture (AUS)

In fall 2021, AUS will encourage all undergraduate students to form an artist collective. Throughout the year, the participants will collaborate towards the creation of large artworks with a focus on sustainability. In spring 2022, the artworks will be exhibited in a culturally meaningful building or outdoor location in Montreal.


Computer Love

Awarded $3,000
Applicant: individual

Living Water Assembly is an artist collective/organization whose purpose is to foster a community of like-minded artists who wish to explore a variety of mediums in art and sound. To obtain this goal, we will host a series of events that will showcase artists across many different disciplines of art. This project will provide an opportunity for queer and BIPOC artists from the electroacoustic and experimental music fields as well as other interdisciplinary artists to exhibit and perform their work in an intimate and affordable off-campus venue.


Concordia Annual Research Review for Individualized Studies in Humanities

Awarded $951
Applicant: individual

The primary objective of this project is to establish an annual, peer-reviewed academic journal for the publication of student research operated by and for Concordia students. Calls for publication will be open to Concordia University humanities students. This project gives Concordia students the opportunity to contribute to generating academic research as authors, readers and publication facilitators.


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Concordia Baja Racing

Awarded $3,000
Applicant: Concordia SAE

The Concordia Baja Racing team within Concordia SAE includes over 25 members and endeavors to design, manufacture and race single-seater off-road buggies. This year, the team is manufacturing a new all-wheel drive vehicle in which every subsystem has undergone a full redesign. Concordia Baja Racing provides real-life experience to engineering students which complements the theoretical elements of their courses and better prepares them for working in the industry.


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Concordia Concrete Toboggan Team (CCTT)

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: individual

The CCTT plans to represent Concordia at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) competition, the largest and longest running Canadian undergraduate engineering competition. The team consists of 30+ students from almost all engineering departments. The competition involves designing and manufacturing a toboggan with reinforced concrete skis, a structural frame, and braking and steering systems.


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Concordia Graduate Philosophy Conference 2022

Awarded $800
Applicant: Graduate Philosophy Students Association

The conference invites philosophy students from around the globe to submit their work on relevant topics, providing a vital opportunity for students to share and develop their research. Our plan is to hold a hybrid event this year, allowing individuals to participate both in-person and virtually. By holding this event, we hope to invite questions about the future of our world, and foster dialogue about serious uncertainties posed by our current world. We hope that students can take these conversations with them as they attend courses and go to events throughout their time here at Concordia in order to foster an intellectually curious and vibrant student community..


Corpus Journal

Awarded $500
Applicant: individual

This project involves the publishing of a student journal that compiles both academic and creative works produced by students of the Liberal Arts College. In past years, especially last year during quarantine, this project has proven to be successful in fostering student relationships. The process of submitting works and collaboratively working on editing each piece allows both the team of editors and submitters to have their work recognized to a larger scale by their peers and professors.


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Custom Designed Welded Electric Formula Chassis

Awarded $2,500
Applicant: Concordia Formula SAE

This project is part of the Concordia Formula SAE team's push towards a fully electric car. This chassis will go to competitions for the next two years as part of the team's push towards electrification. The chassis is a custom design that will be professionally welded. The project will directly benefit the students participating on the team by giving them the opportunity to attend competitions and demonstrate their skills to industry employers.


Don’t Forget the Co(tt)on

Awarded $500
Applicant: Individual

Don’t Forget the Co(tt)on is a dramatic short film that uncovers a conversation-turned-argument between two opinionated Black students with opposing political and social experiences and beliefs. This film explores themes surrounding intra-racial race relations, institutional racism, and how passion and temper correlate as part of the human condition.


Elder in Residence & Missing Justice Advisory Circle

Awarded $3,000
Applicant: individual

The Elder in Residence and Missing Justice Advisory Circle is an inaugural program that will offer continued and appropriate leadership for our Missing Justice Vigils as well as cultural, educational and land-based teachings from an Elder. The Elder in Residence enhances student life as it offers an opportunity for students to learn about Indigenous practices, protocols, and current issues in ways that are accurate, culturally safe and appropriate.


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Eng Week

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: Engineering & Computer Science Student Association (ECA)

Eng Week is a week comprising various engineering competitions between student applicant teams. The competitions promote teamwork, innovation, and problem solving. There will be a board of judges deciding the winners of each competition and the winners of the prizes. This project contributes to the quality of student life by engaging the student body in a social and educational context. The networking aspect of the event also helps students connect with their peers and sponsors.


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Engineering & Commerce Case Competition (ENGCOMM)

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: ENGCOMM

ENGCOMM is the world's only student-led multidisciplinary CASE competition whose mission is to build communication bridges in the workforce of tomorrow by hosting a forum for business and engineering students to collaboratively find solutions to challenges that are presented by our corporate partners. These challenges involve cutting-edge technology, process management, sustainability, economics and feasibility. By involving business and engineering students, the solutions are thought to be environmentally sustainable but also cost-effective with a positive impact on society and the Concordia community.


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Engineering Games Competitions

Awarded $4,000
Applicant: Concordia Engineering Games Society

The main purpose of our society is to compete in the Quebec Engineering Games. This project gives students the opportunity to get real experience with all types of engineering: robotics, consulting, programming, entrepreneurship, academic exams, and even other events that are not necessarily engineering-related (like trivia, debates, improv and sports), but still allow students to expand their knowledge and develop new skills. We provide tutorials, workshops and practice competitions to better ameliorate the training of our delegates or those interested in the academic, cultural, entrepreneurship, and/or robotics.


Exposition Printemps 2202 des etudiantes en sculpture de niveaux 330 & 400 de Concordia

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: individual

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts will join forces to highlight their most recent sculptural project as part of a seven day exhibition in a professional space dedicated to visual artists in Montreal. The planned exhibition will showcase Concordia’s sculpture department to the general public. It will also allow participating students to gain practical experience and develop skills that complement their artistic training.


“Failure: Systems at their Limit” Graduate Conference

Awarded $2,500
Applicant: individual

Failure: Systems at their Limit is a virtual conference organized by the first-year cohort of the Media Studies MA. The conference will feature graduate student work to facilitate academic development opportunities and will include a keynote address by a senior academic in a relevant field.


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Flight Ready Model

Awarded $2,500
Applicant: Space Concordia Spacecraft Division

This project consists of designing, building, and assembling a Flight Ready Model of our CubeSat for the Canadian CubeSat Project. in December 2022 Concordia will be launching Concordia's first-ever satellite into orbit. The project will allow students to gain hands-on experience of a real space mission. It will provide a unique opportunity for students to be involved with the Canadian Space Agency and industry partners, giving them valuable work experience and connections, as well as the opportunity to expand their horizons beyond their classes. Additionally, the Flight Ready Model will help promote STEM education and space for the youth and general public.


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Foraging Excursion & Mushroom Events

Awarded $2,000
Applicant: Concordia Mycological Society

This project is a combination of different activities to provide students with enriching, educational events surrounding mycology as a subject. These activities also help connect students in the Concordia community and become familiar with a unique and increasingly relevant topic.


Guest Speaker Event with Gerard Chaliand

Awarded $500
Applicant: individual

The event is a talk on Zoom featuring Gerard Chaliand as a guest speaker. The talk will be on the subject of his groundbreaking book: Why We’ve Stopped Winning Wars. It addresses the reasons behind the military defeats of Western states since the end of World War 2, despite their military domination since the colonial era. This will be a unique opportunity for students to have a world-renowned expert with years of on-site experience help them make sense of current world events. The talk will also address an academic subject not often addressed by scholars.


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Grassroot Video Journalism 101

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: CUTV

CUTV Concordia is hosting its inaugural Grassroots Video Journalism 101 program for Concordia students in November 2021. This program, overseen by professional journalists and media professionals from CUTV and The Breach such as Martin Lukacs will provide students with the necessary tools to cover grassroots topics in the community. This program will give students the opportunity to produce their own coverage under the supervision of elite independent journalists in Canada.


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Ground Station

Awarded $2,500
Applicant: Space Concordia Spacecraft Division

This project consists of building a Ground station for the Canadian CubeSat Challenge. In 2022, Concordia will be launching our first-ever satellite into orbit. However, in order to communicate with the satellite, we will need a ground station. The project will allow students to gain hands-on experience of a real space mission. The ground station will help promote STEM education and space for the youth and general public.


Hypotheses

Awarded $800
Applicant: individual

Hypotheses is an inter-university symposia series, currently preparing its 2021–2022 season. From October to April, the organizing committee will present six conferences, each of which showcases the research of two art history graduate students, and is followed by a discussion moderated by a guest professor. The conferences provide graduate students from Concordia a platform to discuss and get feedback on their research. 


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Harm Reduction and Safe Sex Supplies

Awarded $600
Applicant: Sustainable Concordia

The mission of this project is to provide access to harm reduction and safe sex supplies to students, faculty and community members in communal spaces. We want to increase the number of accessible points to acquire live-saving supplies, for free. Extending care through the provision of these resources is a natural and necessary part of the “work” towards a more sustainable future.


History in the Making Pandemic at the Disco: Bodies, Disruptions, Transformation

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: individual

Pandemic at the Disco; Bodies, Disruptions, Transformations is an annual graduate student conference run by graduate students from the Department of History. It aims to foster interdisciplinary discussions and idea exchange relating to a wide array of topics. It features guest speakers who are well-known for their interdisciplinary and transnational research in fields that include, but are not limited to history, gender studies, disability studies, healthcare and environmental studies. The themes of our conference are varied and open ended, creating space for academic discussions on a myriad of issues that have been stifled by the pandemic, from systemic racism, bodily autonomy and queer spaces, to the issues of healthcare and public policies.


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ICOP Social Business Competition 2022

Awarded $500
Applicant: International Community Outreach Program (ICOP)

ICOP is partnering with ONETrack International, an International NGO tackling the global orphan crisis, to provide students with a case based on real-life business challenges faced by them. Student teams will compete by devising strategies to overcome these challenges and present their solutions in front of a panel of judges. Our mission is to create a bridge between business, education, communities, and NGOs in developing countries. This project will inspire over 50 JMSB business students to look at businesses from a not-for-profit perspective and use their skills acquired through course work to solve social issues and improve communities. 


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IEAC Culture Show

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: International Ethnic Associations Council (IEAC)

The annual IEAC Culture show/ Gala aims to promote diversity on campus and raise awareness on hate speech and hate acts targeted against a person’s ethnicity. Through this event, IEAC will provide an educational platform where IEAC sub-associations and other participating Culture clubs can showcase artistic talents from their country or region. Our goal is to educate on differences and similarities in our ethnic backgrounds which will contribute to further increasing unity among us.


I Want my LGBTV

Awarded $2,200
Applicant: individual

I Want My LGBTV, is a community-led performance art piece that is the live-taping of a fictitious queer relationship helpline, drawing from public access television aesthetics. The piece explores ideas of labour, production, the performative nature of gender and sexuality, as well as different aspects of queer lifestyles and relationships.  This free to attend performance will enhance the lives of LGBTQ+ students as it aims to bring LGBTQ+ culture at Concordia to the forefront of performance art in public spaces in and beyond the university.


Jeux de la science politique 2022 délégation de Concordia

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: individual

Les Jeux de la science politique is a French academic competition between political science faculties across Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick universities. There are six academic disciplines such as quiz, debate, academic case, negotiation, speech and political journalism. There is also one sport discipline (basketball, flagfootball, bubble soccer, acrosport or kickball).


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John Molson International Committee Language Program

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: John Molson International Committee (JIC)

The JIC's Language Program is a program made to help students learn new languages. Part of it involves tutoring, wherein Concordia students who know a foreign language can be paid to tutor other Concordia students looking to learn that language. This project gives students the opportunity to learn a new language with other students on their own time and at their own pace. It also brings students from different programs and cultures together for a fun learning experience.


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Know Your Roots

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA)

"Know Your Root" is an online hair workshop as part of FASA's Black History Month's Program. The hair workshop welcomes everyone, it is not targeted to any specific group. The purpose of the activity is to pass on knowledge and celebrate all forms of natural and textured hair. Our attendees are invited to make their own hair products using natural ingredients, with the guidance of our host. Regarding BHM, a hair workshop has not been done in the past and this would add variety to our programming, as well as an example of activities that other groups can consider doing in the future.


Mandarin Show at CJLO 1690AM

Awarded $1750
Applicant: individual

This project is the first Mandarin Chinese show at CJLO 1690AM that focus on the stories of inspiring Chinese Montrealers (especially current members and alumni from Concordia University) with music from the local indie music scene and the Concordia community. It is a long form talk show that features one guest each episode.


Mango Lemon Soda Short Film

Awarded $500
Applicant: individual

Mango Lemon Soda is a 15-minute short film about a girl who navigates past relationships and toxic familiarity while on a date with her ex and former art manager. Mango Lemon Soda combines the efforts of students and alumni alike to ensure the success and completion of the project. This project aims to uplift BIPOC femme artists by prioritizing them in each stage of production. It is targeted towards other Black Concordians who are tired of seeing the same prejudicial roles given to Black actors; wanting to see a film that is written and directed by a Black woman and produced alongside many BIPOC and Queer artists here at Concordia.


Maureen VII Exhibition and Publication

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: MFA Studio Arts Student Association

The annual Maureen Exhibition highlights and celebrates the work of Concordia’s MFA candidates. This year, "Maureen VII" will include an online exhibition, publication, and a physical exhibition adhering to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The intended outcome of the Maureen VII publication is to provide a physical document that showcases student work, allowing it to be disseminated to local curators, gallerists and the general public. Following all community and public health guidelines that may be in place this Spring, we will also organize a pandemic-friendly exhibition. Students will have hands-on experience installing their work in a group exhibition, and they will have the rare opportunity to contextualize their work alongside artists from other disciplines.


Nth Space: Distributed Presence

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: individual

The graduating class of Concordia’s Intermedia program aims to create a group exhibition at Montreal’s Eastern Bloc Gallery. The exhibition will express both the vision of the program and the individual viewpoints of the artists, their pieces representing unique explorations of new and emerging art technologies. The exhibition will have a lasting impact on the presenting students, future graduates of the intermedia program as well as Concordia students more broadly, especially in fostering and bolstering relationships with local venues and the wider arts community in Montreal.


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Pay-What-You-Can Food Baskets

Awarded $12,000
Applicant: Le Frigo Vert

In response to exacerbated food insecurity within the community and limitations to programming at Le Frigo Vert throughout the pandemic, the Collective put together a Pay-What-You-Can food basket program made available to those in need. This program differs from other free or low-cost food resources (such as soup kitchens or food banks) in that baskets feature quality whole foods, fresh organic produce, locally made or fair trade products and organic products and are customized to recipients dietary needs (vegan, gluten-free, etc.) whenever possible. This program began in 2020 and is continuing as restrictions and increasing demand continue.


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Ramadan Iftar 2022

Awarded $3,250
Applicant: MSA Concordia

Muslims fast from dawn to dusk for 30 days. Iftar is the main course that Muslims eat after the sunset. Since the month of Ramadan will begin on April 2nd, The MSA believes that it is important to organize an Iftar during that period. This will alleviate the stress of students during the exam period and provide a way for them to break their fast in a communal way. This will allow them to spend more time studying and preparing for their final exams. It also allows a chance for non-Muslim Concordia students to partake in a community-building event and interact and build friendships with Muslim students.


Ratgirl (short film)

Awarded $500
Applicant: individual

Ratgirl is a 20-minute upcoming short film. Over the course of a hellish forty-eight hours, the titular character of Ratgirl unconfidently navigates sexual harassment, housing instability, ex-friendships, and suppressed mental illness. Ratgirl has the potential to enrich student life in two main ways: firstly, to provide opportunity to fellow film production students and alumni who were not able to receive hands-on experience due to the pandemic, with priority given to female, Queer, and BIPOC or Intersectional creators; and secondly, by being submitted to the Concordia Film Festival upon the film’s completion for 2023 and acting as an ambassador for Concordia and Montreal at film festivals across Canada and internationally.


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PDSA x STUDIO Present: Sensitivity

Awarded $1,200
Applicant: Painting and Drawing Student Association

Sensitivity is an exhibit that will be put forward through the collaboration of the PDSA and the Studio 7 association. This exhibit will facilitate an encounter between two different art styles, allowing artists, dancers, and Fine Arts students to explore new mediums and engage with students from different practices. This project allows Fine Arts students to meet and engage with other students and other practices within the Fine Arts faculty, and also allows students not within the faculty to be introduced to the Fine Arts.


(RE)Configurations

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: individual

(RE)Configure consists of an exhaustive research project that focuses on dealing with our corporal interaction with cloth both physically and psychologically. Steering away from trends, chain-production and waste, this project deals with interpersonal connections, reclaiming real human bodies, personality as creative axis, zero-waste patternmaking, and natural dyeing. It creates a starting ground for students to develop further and more specified dyeing techniques and devices.


Refractions: A Journal of Postcolonial Cultural Criticism

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: individual

Refractions is an academic journal and online forum for Concordia’s English Literature graduate community, wider community and junior scholars working at the intersections of Postcolonial and Cultural Studies. It is interdisciplinary in scope and form, including (but not limited to) academic articles, opinion pieces and a podcast.


Religion and Decoloniality Workshop/Event Series

Awarded $600
Applicant: individual

The Religion and Decoloniality series features a range of workshops and theory-praxis hybrid events over the course of the Winter 2022 semester. This project subsequently responds and engages ongoing and urgent conversations on decolonization within the University, with a particular religious studies inflection. The event fosters critical discussion across disciplines in the Arts and Sciences and promotes research-sharing across disciplines that may not often be in communication with each other. The interdisciplinary conversation and exposure subsequently encourage a sense of community among various levels of Concordia students, while also serving as a site for networking and collaboration inside and outside of Concordia.


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Resonating

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: Concordia Electroacoustic Studies Student Association (CESSA)

Resonating is a series of events intended to promote curiosity, engagement and transdisciplinary thinking; to spur inspirational resonances; and to encourage bridge-building between disciplinary divides both at Concordia and abroad. Students who attend these events will find inspiration, guidance, and collaborative and creative opportunities and encouragement, access to a deeper and broader community that bridges disciplinary gaps, and an enhanced sense of professional agency.


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Robotics Simulations Platform

Awarded $500
Applicant: SAE Concordia

This is a multi-project platform for simulation of various robotic applications to streamline development and to virtually access multi-million hardware in multi-physics simulations that are comparable to the real hardware. This project will give access to computationally extensive simulations for deploying and testing robotics from rovers to Autonomous Aerial Vehicles. Having access to a device like the one proposed will be valuable to all teams working on robotics or AI.


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SAE Aero Design East

Awarded $2,000
Applicant: Concordia SAE Aero Design

Concordia SAE Aero is an engineering student society that designs and manufactures remote controlled aircraft, where we compete each year in international competitions. The Concordia SAE Aero team of over 30 active members also provides undergraduate and graduate students with high quality, hands-on experience in engineering and project management. The project gives the students the opportunity to acquire real-life engineering experience by actively participating in a design, manufacturing and testing cycle from the beginning to the end.


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SHOWPAO

Awarded $2,135
Applicant: Filipino Organization of Concordia University Students (FOCUS)

SHOWPAO is a youth-led event to be hosted by FOCUS on May 28, 2021, at Club Soda. Their mandate is to celebrate talent, entrepreneurship, and organizational development through a marketplace, a vernissage, a cultural showcase, and a mini-documentary series featuring the different victories and struggles of Filipinxs in Montreal.


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Social & Environmental Impact R&D Mentorship Program

Awarded $12,000
Applicant: Artificial Intelligence Concordia

More than 200 talented and diverse students supported by leading mentors in their fields will come together over eight weeks to collaborate and build proof of concepts such as Deaf AI that can beneficially impact the lives of others. The event will prioritize inclusivity, bringing 75% participation from underrepresented groups in tech. Concordia students will have the opportunity to join a rigorous, free and accessible AI R&D program that enables cohort members to learn state-of-the-art skills through the process of creation while being mentored by experts in the field.


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Space Concordia Rocketry: Liquid Rocket

Awarded $11,000
Applicant: Space Concordia

The Space Concordia Rocketry team of 120+ students is working on a liquid fuel rocket for the Base 11 Competition. This project will set up an infrastructure where Concordia University will be able to conduct its own space missions from concept to touchdown, all within its own campus. This would allow physics students to perform experiments in zero-gravity environments, biologists to perform analysis on plants and bacteria in the vacuum of space, and artists to set their cameras to photograph the curvature of the earth.


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Stories from Montreal

Awarded $1,000
Applicant: Sociology and Anthropology Student Union (SASU)

Stories from Montreal is an academic journal published by the Sociology and Anthropology Student Union (SASU) every academic year. This year, SASU is going to launch a digital magazine of the same name to showcase artworks, photography and much more from our talented students. Through Stories from Montreal, SASU publishes students’ work, helps students develop their voice, and highlights important issues through academic as well as artistic work.


Take the Leap! Make an Impact Program

Awarded $5,000
Applicant: individual

Take the Leap! Make an Impact is a program for students across all departments and levels of study to increase their clarity, engagement, resilience and well-being. Through synchronous and asynchronous activities over 12 weeks, they complete individual activities and group peer-mentoring sessions to explore their deeper purpose and create a future-focused growth-oriented plan. By serving a wide variety of students, Take the Leap can support their well-being through the angle of helping them define their core purpose. It does not solely focus on academic accomplishment but also on character development and well-being, identification of one’s unique principles, and anticipatory models for future growth and change grounded in purpose.


Tout le reste est l’hiver/Everything Else is Winter

Awarded $2,200
Applicant: individual

Tout le reste est l'hiver / Everything Else Is Winter is a year-end vernissage of the ARTX480 class. The project goal is to create an exhibition opportunity for 17 classmates to show work in a public gallery and promote the artists individually, while representing Concordia University in the wider community.


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Trans Mental Health Access at Concordia and Beyond

Awarded $3,000
Applicant: CURE Concordia

This project conducted focus groups with trans students to understand their access needs and work to meet their access needs in the mental health space. This project first enhances student life by facilitating a compassionate and trusting space where trans students will have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers. The project will further enhance student life by building a coalition of groups to productively address these barriers.


Under the Skin of Knowledge

Awarded $300
Applicant: individual

Under the Skin of Knowledge is a multimedia art exhibition created and curated collaboratively by Concordia University MA and PhD students from Art Education and INDI. The exhibition plumbs the depths of artistic research to generate conversation around studio inquiry and research-creation as material-discursive practices. This project is a student-initiated exhibition that allows our group of organizers to develop professional skills in the arts.


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UpStart (by GCES)

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: Gina Cody School Entrepreneurship Society (GCES)

UpStart is an innovative entrepreneurship competition where students come together to learn new skills and entrepreneurial strategies. The goal is to create an intervarsity event where students from different backgrounds come together and turn an idea into reality. Participation in this event will help students educate themselves on the nuances of entrepreneurship, nurture their entrepreneurial skills by testing them out, and make valuable connections amongst themselves, with alumni and industry representatives.


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Wellbeing Through Solidarity Mural Festival

Awarded $10,000
Applicant: Concordia Student Union (CSU)

The Wellbeing Through Solidarity Mural Festival is a student led mural festival located on both Concordia University campuses. The murals champion wellbeing, diversity and community care. The festival contributes to restoring vitality to the campus after recent closures and foster a sense of community and belonging for years to come. Public art on campus is vital as it inspires students, makes us more aware and curious of our environment and encourages us to think creatively and critically.


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Wine and Cheese X Power Networking

Awarded $500
Applicant: Women in Engineering

For the first time, WIE is organizing a Wine and Cheese x Power networking event, to provide students with an opportunity to join the conversation surrounding environmental practices and learn about what different companies are doing to diversify. The objective is also to provide chances for students to expand their network and gain possible internships and job opportunities.


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Winter Workshop Series

Awarded $3,000
Applicant: Sustainability Action Fund (SAF)

This is a series of educational and student community-building workshops hosted by SAF over the winter term in collaboration with several speakers and groups. This project will allow community building and networking opportunities for students on campus, while promoting the learning of hard and soft skills for students to create campus projects which will in turn enhance and improve student life at Concordia.


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Yiara Magazine Vol 10

Awarded $1,500
Applicant: Yiara Magazine

Yiara Magazine is an undergraduate-run feminist art and art history publication. Along with a print issue and end-of-year vernissage, they organize a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures, bringing together the larger student community of Montreal and creating an important dialogue on the issues raised by intersectional feminism.

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