|Motto:||Real education for the real world|
|Established:||1974 merger of|
Loyola College (1896) and
Sir George Williams University (1926)
|Endowment:||$ 54. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Concordia University is a comprehensive Public university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Concordia University is a comprehensive Public university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested 4 million |
|President:||Michael Di Grappa (interim)|
Judith Woodsworth (effective Aug. 1, 2008)
|Provost:||Louise Dandurand (Interim)|
|Location:||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Campus:||Sir George Williams Campus: Urban|
Loyola College: Suburban, 40 acres (160,000 m²) Loyola Campus
|Colours:||Maroon and Gold|
|Affiliations:||AUCC, IAU, ACU, ATS, CIS, QSSF, CUSID|
Concordia University is a comprehensive public university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Dr Judith Weisz Woodsworth is President of Concordia University since August 1 2008 and formerly President of Laurentian University (since July 1 2002 Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Provost is the title of a senior Academic administrator at many institutions of Higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Concordia University is a comprehensive Public university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Loyola College merged with Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University in 1974 South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Maroon is a dark Brownish Red Color. The first recorded use of Maroon as a color name in English was in 1789. Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The Concordia Stingers are the athletic teams that represent Concordia University in Montreal Quebec, Canada. The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC is an organisation that groups Canada's universities The International Association of Universities (IAU is a group that lists universities of the world recognized by national authorities around the world The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS is an organization of seminaries and other Graduate schools of Theology. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS is the national Governing body of University sport in Canada, comprised of the majority of degree granting universities The Quebec Student Sports Federation is not only the governing body for university athletics in Quebec, but also that of CEGEPs and High schools as well The Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate ( CUSID generally and SUCDI in French) is the national organization which governs and represents A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It is one of three universities in the province of Quebec that teach primarily in the English language. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Concordia is ranked by Graduateshotline as one of the top engineering schools in Canada, and in 2007, was ranked among the top 400 universities internationally by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based 
The university traces its academic roots as far back as the late 19th century through two separate schools, the Jesuit-run Loyola College and the YMCA-based Sir George Williams University. The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order The Young Men's Christian Association (" YMCA " or " the Y " was founded on June 6, 1844 in London England by a young man Concordia University was created in 1974 upon the merger of these two institutions.  The name of the university is derived from Concordia Salus, the motto of the City of Montreal. The motto means Well-being through harmony. 
In 1851, the first YMCA in North America was established on De Maisonneuve Boulevard in downtown Montreal. The Young Men's Christian Association (" YMCA " or " the Y " was founded on June 6, 1844 in London England by a young man De Maisonneuve Boulevard (officially boulevard de Maisonneuve) is a major urban boulevard located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Downtown Montreal is the Central business district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From its early years, it offered evening classes to allow working people in the English-speaking community to pursue their education while working during the day. English-speaking Quebecers (also known as Anglo-Quebecers, English Quebecers, or Anglophone Quebecers; in French Anglo-Québécois, Concordia has continued this tradition by offering many night classes during the traditional fall and winter semesters, as well as the summer sessions. In 1926, the education program was organized as Sir George Williams College, named after George Williams, founder of the YMCA. Sir George Williams ( October 11, 1821 -1905 was the founder of the YMCA. It received a university charter from the provincial government in 1948. The first SGWU building, the Norris Building, was built in 1956, although the university continued to hold classes in the YMCA building until the construction of the Hall Building in 1966. The university gained international attention in 1969, when a group of students occupied the Hall Building's 9th floor computer lab (see Sir George Williams Computer Riot). The Sir George Williams Computer Riot was a 1969 event at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Canada, now a part of Concordia University
Loyola College was founded on Sherbrooke Street West in 1896 as an English-language program of the Jesuit Collège Sainte-Marie de Montréal (since merged into Université du Québec à Montréal). Loyola College merged with Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University in 1974 Sherbrooke Street (officially rue Sherbrooke) is a major east-west artery and at in length is the second longest street on the Island of Montreal. Collège Sainte-Marie was a College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Université du Québec à Montréal ( UQAM) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was originally located at the Sacred Heart Convent in downtown Montreal. The college moved into the present west-end campus in 1916. Although founded as a collège classique (the forerunners of Quebec's CEGEPs), Loyola began granting university degrees through Université Laval as early as 1906. A CEGEP (ˈseɪʒɛp or /ˈsiːʤɛp/ French: Cégep) is a post-secondary education institution exclusive to the province of Quebec in By 1940, collège classique programs were gone and Loyola became a four-year university, although it never obtained its own charter, granting its degrees through Laval or, after 1920, the Université de Montréal.
The merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University was recommended in 1969 by a royal commission, as part of the secularization of Quebec's educational system (see Quiet Revolution). The term Royal Commission may also be used in the United Kingdom to describe the group of Lords Commissioners who may act in the stead of the Secularism is generally the assertion that governmental practices or institutions should exist separately from Religion or religious beliefs The Quiet Revolution ( Révolution tranquille) was the 1960s period of intense change in Quebec, Canada, characterized by the rapid and effective Secularization In August 1974, the two schools would follow the commission's recommendations and merge, thus creating Concordia University. 
Concordia University took its name from the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia salus (meaning 'well-being through harmony'). 
Today, the school is one of only three English-language institutions in the province of Quebec. The other two schools are Bishop's University in the Lennoxville borough of Sherbrooke, and McGill University, also in Montreal. Bishop's University is an English-language Liberal arts university located in the borough of Lennoxville, in Sherbrooke, Quebec Lennoxville, population 4963 (2001 is a borough (Fr arrondissement) of the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
Concordia University has changed its logo four times in its history. 
The university has two campuses, set approximately 7 km apart: Sir George Williams Campus in the downtown core of Montreal (at Guy-Concordia metro station), and Loyola Campus in the residential west-end district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Guy-Concordia is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system operated by the Société de transport de Montréal The Montreal Metro is a Rubber-tired metro system and the main form of Public transportation in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is a residential district of Montreal located to the west of downtown in 2001 it had a population of 30102 They are connected by free shuttle-bus service for students, faculty and staff.
In 2001, Concordia embarked on a mission to develop and expand the quality of the downtown campus, and to revive the west end in Montreal. The development is set to conclude by 2010 (though construction is currently behind schedule). 
The university has also acquired the historic Grey Nuns property near its Sir George Williams Campus for $18 million. Built in 1879, it would alone double the size of the current downtown campus. From 2007 to 2022, the university will begin occupying the building in 4 separate phases. The large property will house the faculty of Fine Arts and possibly the Concordia School of Cinema, and other departments.
The Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex at Saint Catherine Street and Guy Street was opened in September 2005. Saint Catherine Street (now officially rue Sainte-Catherine) is the primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada Saint Catherine Street (now officially rue Sainte-Catherine) is the primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada Guy Street (officially rue Guy) is a street located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Across the street, the 100-year-old TD Canada Trust building was donated to Concordia in 2005 by the Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Canada Trust is the personal Small business and Commercial banking operation of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD in Canada. The university had planned to begin using this space in 2006.
Construction of the new John Molson School of Business Building that will be located on the corner of Guy and de Maisonneuve streets began in February 2007. The John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal is one of the top business schools in Canada as ranked by Corporate Knights in 2008 The Quebec Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Jean-Marc Fournier, on October 30, 2006 announced an investment of $60 million towards the construction of the new building. Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The minister made the announcement during a ceremony at Concordia. The government’s $60 million represents about half of the total construction costs. Construction started on January 22, 2006 and it is expected to be complete by summer, 2009. Events 565 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The fifteen story building will house the JMSB’s 6,000 full and part-time students under the same roof for the very first time. For the moment, JMSB is located in the GM building on de Maisonneuve street and it is directly connected to the new Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts building.
Concordia has more than 180 undergraduate programs, divided into four faculties:
Students are normally enrolled in one of these Faculties, but they may take courses from any of the others as part of their studies. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. The arts is a broad subdivision of Culture, composed of many expressive disciplines. Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the Science of the theoretical foundations of Information and Computation and their Fine art is any Art form developed primarily for Aesthetics rather than Utility. The John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal is one of the top business schools in Canada as ranked by Corporate Knights in 2008 Commerce is a division of trade or production which deals with the exchange of goods and services from producer to final consumer Many programs also offer a 'co-operative' component, whereby students get work experience while they study.
In addition, the School of Graduate Studies offers about 70 programs leading to Master's and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate diplomas and certificates for professionals seeking to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
Students enter the university in September, or, in some cases, in January or May. An undergraduate degree normally takes three or four years studying full-time to complete, a Master's takes from a year and a half to three years, and a Ph. D. is at least four years long. Certificates and diplomas usually take no longer than a year and a half to complete.
Concordia University's athletic teams are called the Concordia Stingers. The Concordia Stingers are the athletic teams that represent Concordia University in Montreal Quebec, Canada. They compete with other schools in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and more specifically, in the Quebec Student Sports Federation and the Quebec Interuniversity Football Conference. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS is the national Governing body of University sport in Canada, comprised of the majority of degree granting universities The Quebec Student Sports Federation is not only the governing body for university athletics in Quebec, but also that of CEGEPs and High schools as well The university has ten varsity teams. In the fall, teams compete in Canadian football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's rugby union and sport wrestling. In accordance with the Manual of Style (see) Canadian English is used throughout this article (see Canadian_English#Spelling) Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short Amateur wrestling is the most widespread form of sport Wrestling. There are female and male wrestlers on the team from year to year, however they compete as one team. In the winter, teams compete in men's and women's ice hockey and men's and women's basketball. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m
Concordia last won a national championship in 1999, when the women's hockey team beat the University of Alberta in the final game of the season. The University of Alberta (U of A is a public research University located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In November 2005, Concordia's rugby team came from behind to beat McGill 20–18 at the Percival Molson Stadium to take the men's rugby provincial championship—the school's first since 2001. Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is a stadium owned by McGill University and is the home of the Montreal Alouettes and the McGill Redmen.
The baseball team, which operates in the Fall season, is composed of mostly elite and AA level players from summer leagues and competes at the club level against other schools in Quebec and Ontario for a national championship in late October. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec The Dalhousie Tigers won in 2005 and Concordia did not make the playoffs. In 2007, the baseball team won their first conference championship in school history over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees advancing to their first CIBA National Championships. They lost 2-0 in the championship final against the University of New Brunswick.
A new "Spirit Team" was also established in 2005, serving as the University's first ever Dance/Cheer Team, performing at many athletic games, and promoting the Concordia Stingers Athletes on campus. They are also known as the Queen Bees, a play on the University Athlete name, The Stingers.
A new cross-country running team was established in 2004. Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams
Concordia University has student-run media outlets, including newspapers (The Link, The Concordian and L'Organe), radio (CJLO) and TV (CUTV) stations. The Link is an independent Student newspaper at Concordia University.
The Troitsky Bridge Building Competition brings together engineering students from across Canada and parts of the United States. The Troitsky Bridge Building Competition is an annual event that takes place at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada in the spring during the National Teams of students representing their universities must build a 1-metre-long bridge using only regular popsicle sticks, toothpicks, dental floss, and white glue. A toothpick is a small stick of Wood, Plastic, Bamboo, Metal or other substance used to remove detritus from the Teeth, usually after Dental floss is either a bundle of thin Nylon filaments or a plastic ( teflon or polyethylene) ribbon used to remove Food and Dental Polyvinyl acetate ( PVA or PVAc) is a Rubbery Synthetic polymer. A panel of judges grades the bridges based on originality and presentation while a hydraulic loading device is used to determine the maximum load and performance.
Concordia University is home to local and international fraternities and sororities. These organizations exist under, and intercommunicate through the Interfraternal Council, known as the "IFC"'
Mu Omicron Zeta fraternity, commonly referred to as MOZ (pronounced like "moes"), was founded in 1992. In addition to Concordia, MOZ fraternity has members from McGill and the Université de Montréal. 
The Brotherhood of Omicron is another locally based fraternity at Concordia.  Their name is based on the Greek letter Omicron (Ο). They accept members from Montreal Universities.
The Zeta Tau Omega sorority (ZTΩ) is one of two sororities at Concordia. Zeta Tau Omega Sorority is located at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Based mainly in Concordia, the sorority was founded in 1968 by six women of Loyola College.  It now has a large network of sisters, commonly referred to as ZETs (pronounced as zaytes). As a local sorority, they govern themselves, with a Board of Control outside of their active chapter.  In 2008 Zeta tau Omega will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as an active sorority at Concordia.
The Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority Beta Pi chapter was founded in 1994 at Concordia University, it is the only sorority at Concordia that is International, i. Delta Phi Epsilon ( ΔΦΕ or DPhiE) is an international sorority founded on March 17 1917 at New York University Law School in New York City e. , with chapters in both the United States and Canada. 
Concordia has made media headlines for issues involving politically active students. The Concordia Student Union (usually referred to as the CSU is the organization representing undergraduate students at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec The first major incident was SGW Computer Riots in 1969, before the merger that created today's university. The Sir George Williams Computer Riot was a 1969 event at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Canada, now a part of Concordia University Concordia supports a vibrant student and community level civil society including well over 60 academic, environmentalist, socialist, international development, anarchist, feminist, religious, and gay rights organizations, as well as cultural clubs and federal political parties. Civil society is composed of the totality of voluntary civic and social organizations and institutions that form the basis of a functioning Society as opposed to the force-backed Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment. Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the Means of production and distribution This article is about international development See the closely related concept of development cooperation. Anarchism is a Political philosophy encompassing theories and attitudes which support the elimination of all compulsory Government, i Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender social movements share related goals of social acceptance of Homosexuality, Bisexuality and Transgenderism Lesbian The level of politicization and activity of student groups is dependent on the group and its purpose, and varies according to changing membership from year to year.
In 1989, Concordia students voted in a referendum to directly fund their PIRG with a fee-levy. The US Public Interest Research Group (also known as PIRG) is a political lobby Non-profit organization in the United States and Canada composed of self-governing With the support of this social-justice organization, which now had stable funding and a staff of paid workers, student activism flourished in the 1990s. A number of organizations that are now based at the university have their origins as QPIRG Concordia Working Groups. These include The People's Potato, a vegetarian soup-kitchen; Le Frigo Vert, a non-profit natural food co-op; and Right To Move/La Voie Libre, a fully-equipped, volunteer-run bicycle repair workshop. All of these organizations are open to the general public and have strong representations of non-student community members. 
Concordia students took an active role in the province-wide student strikes of 1996, which resulted in the renewal of a tuition freeze which was later revoked in 2007.
As the 1990s progressed, student activism became more militant, coming to a head in 1999 with the election of the first in a series of radical slates to the Concordia Student Union. Under the presidency of Rob Green, a referendum regarding of another strike garnered 2,284 votes of support. This was an unusually strong show of support, as student governments at Concordia are often elected on the basis of less than 1000 votes in their favor. The strike lasted from November 3 to 5th and targeted a range of issues, including student representation in the university senate, corporate presence and advertising on campus, and government cuts to education. Events 644 - Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim Caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina. There were several demonstrations in which both protestors and police were reported to be injured. 
Concordia students voted in favor of accreditation of their student union in a referendum in December 2000. As a result, the CSU is now legally accountable only to its student constituents. 
Many incidents over the last several years have had their roots in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The conflict has been largely represented as a one between two student groups: the pro-Palestinian Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and pro-Israeli Hillel. Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR is a non-profit student-based organization that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people In general most student activism is conducted at a lower profile level.
On September 9, 2002, a scheduled visit from former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was cancelled after protesters clashed with police inside the building. Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. (בִּנְיָמִין "ביבי" נְתַנְיָהוּ Binyamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, born October 21 1949, Tel Aviv) was 
Before the speech was to take place, protesters inside the building stormed barricades which had been set up to block access to the building's lobby from the inside and were stopped at the escalator leading to the lobby by police in riot gear. Protesters outside the building began banging on the windows. For the duration of the standoff, ticket-holders pushed their way through a thick crowd of protesters outside the building and entered through a secured access point complete with metal detectors, and were then escorted to the auditorium where the lecture was to take place.
Around one hour later, a large exterior window separating the protesters from the police inside shattered, prompting a police officer to immediately discharge pepper spray through the window. Pepper spray (also known as OC spray (from " Oleoresin Capsicum " OC gas, capsicum spray, or oleoresin capsicum The spray entered the building's ventilation system forcing an evacuation. At approximately the same time, a second window on the building's first floor, on the western side and away from police was broken when protesters threw a metal barricade into it.
The immediate result of the protest and subsequent evacuation was the cancellation of the lecture. The university instituted additional measures to avert future incidents, including the banning of any events related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as enabling the use of new student disciplinary rules in case of emergency.
On August 24, 1992, Valery Fabrikant, a Mechanical Engineering professor, shot five colleagues on the ninth floor of the Hall Building. The Concordia University massacre was a School shooting on August 24, 1992 that resulted in the deaths of four people at Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Valery Fabrikant (born 28 January 1940 in Minsk, USSR) is a former Associate professor of Mechanical The Concordia University massacre was a School shooting on August 24, 1992 that resulted in the deaths of four people at
Civil Engineering professor Matthew McCartney Douglass, Chemistry professor Michael Gorden Hogben and Mechanical Engineering Professor Aaron Jaan Saber died that day while Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair Phoivos Ziogas passed on a month later. Mechanical Engineering secretary Elizabeth Horwood recovered from her injuries.
Fabrikant was convicted of the murders. A memorial to the slain professors (four granite tables) was erected in the Hall Building lobby.
Concordia's alumni and faculty have achieved fame for their accomplishments in many fields. Distinguished alumni include, a former governor general (Georges Vanier), a former prime minister of Dominica (Rosie Douglas), internationally renown authors (E. Annie Proulx, Mordecai Richler, Nino Ricci), political leaders and ministers, academics, scientists, actors, poets and musicians. Major-General Georges-Philéas Vanier DSO MC & Bar CD ( April 23, 1888 - March 5, 1967 The Commonwealth of Dominica, commonly known as Dominica, is an Island nation in the Caribbean Sea. Roosevelt Bernard Douglas ( October 15, 1941 – October 1, 2000) was a Dominican politician Mordecai Richler ( January 27, 1931 &ndash July 3, 2001) was a Canadian author Academy Award -nominated screenwriter and Nino Ricci is a Canadian Novelist who lives in Toronto, Ontario.