Andrew Brennan

  • L’Organe Failure

    Funding Suspended to Concordia’s Defunct French-Language Magazine

    Over two years after its last publication and despite two attempts to revive it, Concordia’s former French-language magazine L’Organe has had its fee levy suspended for three semesters—and it will be permanently removed unless students decide to bring the magazine back.

  • Concordia Officially Against Charter

    Admin, Unions Now United in Opposing Public Religious Symbols Ban

    After months of internal deliberation, Concordia University finally revealed its position on the Parti Québécois’s proposed Charter of Values, coming out in December against what it considers key elements of the possible public ban on religious symbols.

  • CSU Readies New Councillors for Committees

    The Concordia Student Union is quickly adjusting to a council that has nearly doubled in size in the wake of the November byelections.

  • Humanity + Technology = 1

    Achieving Technological ‘Singularity’ with Google Glass

    Before his death in 1957, Hungarian-American mathematician John Von Neumann said something that, even though it was only paraphrased, would profoundly shape the world to come.

  • Drainville Cancels Concordia Appearance

    Last-Minute Cancellation Leaves Charter Debate One-Sided

    Despite Bernard Drainville’s last-minute cancellation over security concerns, Concordia held a debate on the proposed Charter of Quebec Values Thursday afternoon between members of other provincial parties.

  • CSU Takes Fight to CFS’s Front Door

    Ongoing Defederation Attempts Prompt Multi-School Protest in Ottawa

    Demonstrators from Concordia and nine other schools converged on the Canadian Federation of Students’ annual general meeting in Ottawa yesterday to protest what they say amounts to a lobster trap—student unions can enter the CFS, but they cannot get out.

  • QPIRG Concordia Member Takes P-6 to Court

    Jaggi Singh Appears in First Hearing to Render Bylaw Unconstitutional

    A coordinator for a Concordia fee-levy group is gearing up to challenge Montreal municipal bylaw P-6 in court.

  • CSU Picks Up 12 Councillors in Byelections

    Food Services Questions Pass Overwhelmingly

    The Concordia Student Union’s once dwindling council has eleven new councillors—including two directly connected to the referendum question which received the most votes during this week’s byelections.

  • DSSA Supplies Santa with Toys for Underprivileged

    Business School Group Gets Festive for Charity

    Americans have yet to sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, but thanks to a John Molson departmental student association’s second annual toy drive, Santa and his elves were on hand at Concordia on Thursday—if only for an afternoon.

  • Food Group Faces Opposition at Crunch Time

    ‘Illegal’ ‘No’ Campaign Unveiled Just Before Byelections

    The last time undergraduates went to the polls, support for the Concordia Food Coalition seemed to be unilateral.

  • Shepard Unveils Three-Point University-City Partnership Plan

    Concordia President Calls on Montreal to Invest in its Talent

    Addressing his audience of some 600 people—including the mayor-elect and some of Montreal’s most prominent business leaders—Concordia President Alan Shepard said he thinks higher education is gearing up for a 21st century paradigm shift.

  • John Molson Group Raises Over $1,100 for Children’s Charities

    Upcoming Competition Prompts Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

    Looking to prepare for an upcoming international business competition in Guelph, the John Molson Case Competition Committee staged a four-hour dance-a-thon fundraiser Thursday in front of Concordia’s GM building.

  • JMMA Pitches CUTV Rebranding

    Marketing Association Seeking to Develop Station’s New Marketing Plan

    In line with the continued effort to rebuild Concordia’s campus television station, CUTV has sought the help of the John Molson Marketing Association to potentially rebrand itself, with a possible rechristening for the start of next semester.

  • Concordia Climbs to 24th in 2014 Maclean’s Rankings

    University Jumps Seven Positions in Innovation

    If the annual university rankings compiled by Maclean’s released last week are any indication, Concordia’s reputation is improving.

  • Senate Approves Curriculum Changes

    Announcements Include New Co-Ops, Higher Education Forum

    Concordia’s senior academic body was co-opted last week—in a way.

  • CSU Has Thoughts for Food

    Food Referendum Questions Seek Student Support in CSU By-Election

    The Concordia Food Coalition has passed one last hurdle in getting its fee levy question on the Concordia Student Union byelection ballot.

  • Charter of Quebec Values Continues Ongoing Dispute for Public Support

    When Philippe Couillard took to the podium last Saturday morning to address his caucus, the Quebec Liberal Party leader said he was expecting the Parti Québécois government to call an election for this fall…

  • CSU Council Continues to Dwindle Down

    El Jahidi and Nasser’s Exit Marks Six Councillor Resignations in Two Months

    With the resignations of Hajar El Jahidi and Bilal Nasser, the Concordia Student Union has lost six councillors in the last two months.

  • CSU Down Three Councillors in 10 Days

    ENCS Councillor Bilal Nasser is Latest Resignation

    The Concordia Student Union council has lost three representatives in the last 10 days.

  • Montreal Shows Solidarity with Elsipogtog

    Protests Arise After Violent Arrest at N.B. Blockade Site

    Two days of spontaneous demonstrations emerged last week in downtown Montreal, protesting the tactics allegedly leveled by RCMP officers against members of the Elsipogtog nation…