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President Claude Lajeunesse dons his official robe, as Registrar Linda Healey helps him. He also received a chain of office, presented by his predecessor, Frederick Lowy.

Photo by Luigi d’Astolofo

Pomp and warm wishes for a new president

The lovely cream-and-gilt chapel of the Grey Nuns Mother House was brightened by a red Concordia banner and the many colours of traditional academic hoods on Oct. 21, as Claude Lajeunesse was sworn in as President. The actual installation was over in about five minutes. Dr. Lajeunesse repeated the oath of office and signed it, and was invested with his robe and a chain of office. His speech was notable for its determined tone and its specific promises. “In order to make Concordia a top-ranked international university, we will need to weave excellence into our institutional DNA — nothing...



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Yes, this is Concordia’s Thursday Report in a new design, and with a new name. We hope you like it. Our purpose remains the same: to reflect the Concordia community back to itself, to present the latest in research, artistic endeavours and community involvement, and to keep Concordians in touch with one another. Thanks to Elana Trager and Marketing Communications for the new layout. There are a few changes to note: the regular features At a Glance and Names in the News have been combined into Accolades; we have a new occasional column called Viewpoint, to which we welcome submissions...




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