Negotiations Ongoing Between Concordia and TRAC Union
Despite an outside temperature of minus-16 degrees Celsius, Concordia teaching and research assistants assembled Monday morning to voice their concerns as negotiations for a new collective agreement continued between their union—Teaching and Research Assistants at Concordia—and the university.
Charter of Values, Gentrification Among Topics Discussed at Three-Day Philopolis Conference
The City of Saints became the City of Knowledge over the weekend when Montreal was home to Philopolis, an annual three-day conference that brings together members of the public as well as students and professors from Montreal’s four universities to discuss societal issues.
Union Set to Move Beyond Bargaining
Union leaders say Concordia negotiators refused to acquiesce to the pay and benefit demands of the Teaching and Research Assistants at Concordia at a bargaining session Feb. 11, leading to the creation of a strike committee to examine alternative forms of action at a general assembly Thursday night.
Student Conference Concordia Transitions Discusses Ways to Improve Concordia’s Food System
Members of the Concordia Food Coalition, the Concordia Greenhouse and the Concordia Student Union agree: Concordia needs a new food system, one centred not on financial profits, but rather on being committed to providing affordable and healthy food. The only question is: how to make it possible?
Totally worth it if you’ve never grinded outside during the middle of winter and are nearing Jack Nicholson-levels of cabin fever.
Order of Canada Recipient Brings Decades of Activism to Concordia
With years of activism and successes opening co-operatives around Montreal under her belt, Order of Canada recipient Lucia Kowaluk gave some practical advice at Concordia for aspiring activists looking to bring about change in the world around them.
Members Discuss Possible Strike With Contract Negotiations Ongoing
A general assembly for the Teaching and Research Assistants at Concordia quickly became a hotbed of discontent and cries for action on Nov. 7 as members vocalized what they consider to be shortcomings in adequate compensation and a crawling pace of negotiations for a new labour contract.
Political Science Department Gives Talk on Senkaku Islands Dispute
The dispute over sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands—and the gas deposits they give access to—came to Concordia on Oct. 31 in a talk sponsored by the Department of Political Science.
Dalibor Baric Hosts Retrospective of Experimental Animated Short Films
The works of Croatian filmmaker Dalibor Baric cannot be easily ascribed a genre. Avant-garde, futuristic and experimental come to mind, but after watching a few of his short films, one would more readily believe that they belong in a bizarre category all their own.