Concordia Journal

Students discuss Concordia’s new logo, which combines the triangle and book of Sir George Williams University with the rising sun of Loyola College. Facilities Management employees help out by holding up the new logo: Steven St-Arneault (left) and Andy Syvret.

Photo by Kate Hutchinson

The sun rises on a dynamic institution

Concordia is presenting a daring new face to the world. The stylized shield that has been on advertisements, signs, stationery and brochures for the past 19 years has been replaced with an image that speaks of tradition in a contemporary voice. The logo combines three elements that are on the shield— the open book and mind-body-spirit triangle associated with the YMCA and its founder, Sir George Williams, and the rising sun of knowledge that symbolized the Jesuits’ Loyola College. In preparation since the summer, the logo was approved by the university’s Board of Governors on Jan. 18. The Montreal media...



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Addressing the Quebec parliamentary commission on education on Jan. 23 on behalf of Concordia are (from left) Institutional Planning Director Bradley Tucker, VP Marcel Danis, VP Louise Dandurand, President Claude Lajeunesse and Provost Martin Singer.

Photo by Gilles Fréchette

Lajeunesse calls for end to tuition freeze

President Claude Lajeunesse has recommended to the Quebec government that tuition be raised, particularly for students whose income is likely to be relatively high. The suggestion of a sliding scale of tuition was part of a presentation to the parliamentary commission on education of the National Assembly on Jan. 23, the first such presentation by a Concordia president since September 2003. Lajeunesse told the MNAs of the renewal of Concordia’s senior administration and faculty. He provided a statistical snapshot of Concordia: 6,316 employees, including 1,722 professors and instructors in four faculties, and 44,533 students (in 2005-06). He added that while...




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