Julian Ward

  • News

    Oil Sands Actions Escalate in Ottawa

    Hundreds of protesters gathered on Parliament Hill to demand a proposed pipeline between the US and Canada be put to rest once and for all. The event was organized by the Council of Canadians and Greenpeace Canada to draw attention to what they say are the dangerous consequences of the project.

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    “There are going to be losers”

    Student representation is set to be slashed on the Board of Governors, the highest decision making body at Concordia University, after a vote was passed to amend the membership makeup.

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    1000 Red Balloons Floating in the Hall Building

    One thousand helium-filled balloons were released in the lobby of the Hall Building on Sept. 28–each one affixed with an anti-tuition hike message.

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    No to the Faubourg

    The Faubourg deal has been put to rest, after a unanimous vote from Concordia’s Student Union Council. After a presentation from the administration trying to convince Council of the benefits of the Faubourg site…

  • Opinions

    The Numbers Aren’t Adding Up

    The current Board of Governors would do well to enroll in an elementary math class before deciding to mess with undergraduates’ representation and membership.

  • News

    Thousands Walk for HIV/AIDS Initiatives

    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.

  • News

    Dawson, Five Years On

    Attendees gathered around the new ecological peace garden, which was inaugurated on the west lawn of the campus as part of the events. What started with a single flowering almond tree, planted in memory of Anastasia De Sousa—the one student who died in the shooting—turned into a garden with over 8,000 plants.

  • News

    Back to Bernans

    The Concordia Student Union courted controversy this year when planning Orientation events. Author and activist David Bernans was invited by the CSU to speak and read from his historical fiction novel North of 9/11. The book, which was originally published in 2006, was being launched as an e-book.

  • News

    Senates and Sensibility

    As expected, when the Concordia Senate held its first meeting of the academic year last Friday, the hot topic was the major report on governance reform issued this past June.The Senate moved to endorse the spirit and recommendations of the report in their entirety, and to create a joint committee with the Board of Governors to study how implementing the changes can be done.

  • News

    ConU Technical Staff Strikes for First Time in Its History

    Not everyone was back to work as usual this past Wednesday, the second official day of the fall semester. Concordia’s downtown technical staff held a one-day strike to pressure the administration into addressing their demands for a new contract.

  • Special Issue

    Where Are the Resources ?

    Concordia security services :
    Call 514-848-3717 for 24-hour safe-walk services anywhere on both campuses. CSS also hosts ConU’s lost and found. Go to security.concordia.ca for a list of lost and found locations and for all other services provided by CSS.

  • Sports

    SWARMing the Field

    Stinger pride is on the rise at Concordia. At least that’s the goal of a new student-run group founded this summer on campus.

  • News

    Hands Tied

    Concordia’s new student union leaders are learning that living up to one of their central campaign promises is going to be harder than they thought.

  • News

    Serving The City

    Local bartenders and servers stripped down to their bathing suits Aug. 7 to spike balls instead of drinks, as over a dozen establishments took part in the sixth annual SERVE Volleyball Tournament.

  • News

    Concordia’s State-of-the-Art Health Centre to Open in September

    Construction of Concordia’s $35 million health and wellness facility is right on schedule, according to the facility’s organizers.

  • News

    Federal Candidates Debate in Westmount—Ville-Marie

    The candidates for the 2011 federal election in the Westmount–Ville-Marie riding gathered at Unity Hall this past Wednesday to debate one another in the run-up to the election on May 2.

  • News

    Journalism Department Unveils Revamped Program

    The Journalism Department at Concordia University has revamped its programs to reflect the evolving nature of the profession. “We want our students to know how to do everything and have a real grounding in the social media,” said Linda Kay, chair of the Journalism Department and an associate professor.

  • Opinions


    Politics is a messy game, and this was certainly demonstrated during the final week of this year’s Concordia Student Union election.

  • News

    Record Turnout?

    There is still one day left to vote in the 2011 Concordia Student Union election, but the polling stations are already seeing potentially record numbers of students participating in the democratic process.

  • News

    Technical Staff pickets hall building

    Concordia’s technical staff demanded salary increases and an end to contract negotiations that have gone into overtime in a demonstration at Concordia’s downtown campus on March 22.