Marking the Course for the Future of Diversity in Video Games

2nd Annual Symposium on History of Gender in Games Analyses Progress

Thirty years in the making, steps are being taken to critique representations of women and LGBT people in video games. In Montreal academics and game players did just that at the History of Gender in Games symposium.

  • Genocide Prevention Seminar Takes Place in Ottawa

    uOttawa hosts 3rd Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

    A Concordia-based research institute held a three-day seminar on genocide prevention geared towards professionals, diplomats, students and the military last week.

  • CSU Website Hacked

    Hackers Claim to be Pro-Palestinian Algerians

    The Concordia Student Union’s website was hacked early Friday morning by what seems to be an Algerian group called Admirale_Mouh or Dz Mafia.

  • ASFA Council Cancels Former President’s Honorarium and Appoints New Interim Exec

    Familiar Faces Chosen to Represent the Association Temporarily

    After spontaneously being appointed as interim President of Concordia’s Arts and Science Faculty Association, Melina Ghio had her motion to annul former President Paul Jerajian’s honorarium passed by council on Wednesday night.

  • Student Associations Call Out Concordia Administration for Complaints Against Strikers

    University Joins Professors as Co-Complainants

    The story about student strikers facing complaints from a handful of profs has taken an abrupt turn now that Concordia University has chosen to side with the professors.

  • Senate Approves “Strategic Directions” Almost Unanimously

    Questions About Commitment to Sustainability Questioned by One Senator

    A draft of Concordia University’s “strategic directions” has been approved by its body of Senators almost unanimously at their last monthly assembly of the year.

  • Police Use Shock Tactics To Squash Anti-Austerity Demo

    100 Anti-Austerity Protesters Take Over Downtown Montreal

    Montreal police used tear gas and shock tactics to repel demonstrators Saturday evening.
    The protest—dubbed “Grosse Manif de Soir” on Facebook—was composed of young people and union delegates from the CSN.

  • ASFA Council Awards Former President 1/3rd Honorarium

    Former President Facing Sexual and Racial Harassment Tribunal Compensated For Time at Student Association

    The council of the Arts and Science Faculty Association at Concordia University partly ignored a motion passed at its annual general meeting of members, and awarded Paul Jerajian an honorarium of $593 for his former role as president.

  • Reggie’s Renovations Awaiting Final Signatures

    Concordia’s Long-time Defunct Student Bar Will be Open Early in the Fall Semester

    Renovations for Reggie’s will begin in a “maximum [of] two weeks” and open in “mid-September” after the Concordia Student Union chose a contractor to complete the million dollar four month project.

  • Tear Gas Takes Over Downtown May Day Protests

    International Annual Workers Day Protests in Montreal Heavily Dispersed

    While protests in the U.S. were demanding racial justice, a Montreal May Day protest rallying for workers rights and anti-capitalism was dispersed by police multiple times Friday evening using tear gas and pepper spray, which affected children and other pedestrians.

  • Earth Day Protest Fizzles Out

    Anti-Capitalism Protest Ends in Disappointment with Police Presence and Small Numbers

    A legal protest against capitalism and austerity ended in under 30 minutes in the Berri-UQÀM metro underground as a police presence deterred the assembly on Earth Day.