Town halls on Concordia’s emerging strategic positions 

Open meetings for faculty, staff and students to discuss Concordia’s future will be held over the next two weeks.

There will be three opportunities on the Sir George Williams Campus and one at Loyola. The downtown meetings will be held in H-110 Tuesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and Thursday, May 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The meeting on the west-end campus will be held in SPS-110 on Thursday, April 24, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

The meetings will have a simple format. The President will set the stage by describing how the process has unfolded. Patrick Kelley, Executive Director, Strategic Plans, and Brad Tucker, Director, Institutional Planning, will then present five proposed “positions”, as they are being called, that are outlined in the report of the Senate Committee on Academic Planning and Priorities (SCAPP). The discussion will then be opened to the community.

The SCAPP document is distilled from the results of more than 18 months of work that has included a large-scale environmental scan, feedback from over 170 full- and part-time professors, and eight workgroups consisting of members both internal and external to the Concordia community.

There will be a moderator to facilitate debate, and he or she may impose time limits to include as many speakers as possible. The organizers have asked that discussion focus on strategic rather than operational issues, i.e. on ideals and principles rather than on how they are likely to be realized. Broad consultations on resulting operational issues will be held during a subsequent step in the process.

All members of the Concordia community are welcome at these meetings, and you may attend as many as you like. Written submissions are welcome, and should be sent to Patrick Kelley,

For more information and to access all supporting documentation, please go to


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