Protesters Call for Economic Change North of the Border
New York City’s Occupy Wall Street protest was brought Montreal for a couple hours on Sept. 23. The few protesters gathered by the Montreal Stock Exchange at Victoria Square. Allie Henderson and Phil Thacker to spread the message of the activists in New York, who disagree with the way the global economic system is run.
Arcade Fire Singer and ConU Alumna Chassagne Gives Talk
Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne spoke about the rebuilding of Haiti at the closing of Concordia’s Homecoming speaker series.
QPIRG Discusses Stephen Harper and Organized Resistance
Stephen Harper was the topic of discussion and subject of ridicule at an event entitled Harper Mutiny, a part of QPIRG’s Disorientation. “I think it was a success. The important thing is that we are having these discussions, and we are including students in the discussion,” said co-organizer Rushdia Mehreen
Former Canadian Ambassador Speaks About Middle East
The Homecoming lecture series at Concordia welcomed Kenneth D. Taylor, a former Canadian ambassador to Iran, to discuss his outlook on Middle Eastern politics and history.
Cyclists Lay Dead on Montreal Streets to Protest Car Culture
Bicycle activists staged a die-in to highlight the number of accidents between cyclists and motorists on Montreal streets and to raise awareness of alternative transportation options on Sept. 22.
$35 Million Complex at Loyola Campus Ready for Business
The PERFORM Center is now fully open in the Athletic Complex at the Loyola campus, housing state of the art research facilities, health programs, and training equipment.
Author Says Arabs are Fundamentally Against Two State Solution to Israel-Palestine Conflict
World-renowned lawyer, Harvard professor and author, Alan Dershowitz—who is best known for defending O.J. Simpson in the infamous 1995 murder case—came close to Concordia on Thursday, but seemed to distance himself from what he once called the “bigoted” university.
Kai Nagata Discusses Broadcast News and Life Post-CTV
Former CTV reporter Kai Nagata aired more dirty laundry about his experiences as a mainstream broadcast journalist this past Monday at Dawson College.
Foundation Raises Millions to Fight HIV/AIDS and Spread Awareness
Quebec’s leading HIV/AIDS foundation hosted their 19th annual fundraising walk on Sept. 18. The Farha Foundation, which hosted Ça Marche, is in the middle of a campaign to raise $400,000 by Dec. 1 of this year–with $300,000 raised so far.
New Executives Get Ratified in Brief General Meeting
Executives of the Fine Arts Student Alliance can now lay claim to their job titles, as a near-unanimous vote resulted in the ratification of April’s election results at a special general meeting on Sept. 13.