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Artist Dave McGary poses with Kahnawake residents, including the Sweet Grass singers, who attended the Oct. 27 ceremony to unveil The Emergence of the Chief. The 16 foot high statue acknowledges the Loyola Campusís origins as Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) territory.

Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Native-inspired statue presides over Loyola Campus

The Loyola campus has been an English-language Jesuit college, a French family farm and, before that, Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) territory. This multi-layered history set the tone for the unveiling of The Emergence of the Chief, a 16-foot-high, 6,000-pound bronze sculpture on Oct. 27. A gift from the CALP Foundation and the Power Corporation, it is in the quadrangle behind the Administration Building, facing west toward the Richard J. Renaud Science Complex, with its back to the Central Building. Renaud, a member of the Board of Governors, was the driving force behind the project. He gave a moving speech at the...

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Chinese kick academic exchanges up a notch

For a job that didn’t exist a year ago, Liselyn Adams says the post of Vice-Provost, International Relations, is keeping her hopping. In September, she went to China as part of a Quebec delegation, and came back excited by the challenging expectations of the Chinese. Concordia has a relatively long history of agreements with the Chinese, some of which go back 25 years. Chinese alumni are eager to help Concordia develop its presence there, but the task has hardly begun. China is a huge and ancient country undergoing enormous change, including its expectations for education. In Shanghai, particularly, educators...

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