University Moves Up to 24th Place in Maclean’s Ranking
Despite finishing 11th out of 12 comprehensive universities in the latest Maclean’s University Rankings, Concordia’s administration is not in damage-control mode. The problem is Maclean’s, they argue, not Concordia.
CSU VP Answers Questions about Student Union Building
A week before the $50 million student union building, the largest project in the Concordia Student Union’s history, is presented to students by referendum, The Link sat down with CSU VP External & Projects Adrien Severyns.
Concordia to have TED talk in February
TEDxConcordia, an independently organized offshoot of the global conference series on technology, entertainment and design, is coming to Concordia on Feb. 12.
Hebron Under a Hail of Stones and Garbage
Hebron’s 165,000 residents live in a bustling Arab metropolis filled with honking, chaotic traffic circles and a shriek of vendors. Despite the stir of life, the city’s centre is quiet and some streets are abandoned.
The Turcot Split City Hall
The cross-party cooperation that has lived impassively in Montreal’s city hall for the past year has ended. Richard Bergeron has quit the city’s executive committee and the mayor’s approval ratings have never been lower.
Lines and Laughter at an Israeli Checkpoint
RAMALLAH, PALESTINE—“No pictures,” yelled the Palestinian driver as he guided his bus through precariously thick traffic towards the Qalandia Checkpoint.
One of Several Projects Among Building Boom
Concordia’s Loyola Campus is bustling with activity.
Construction workers are hustling to put up the Genomics Centre and PERFORM Centre before federal stimulus money runs out.
The finishing touches are being put on the Hive Café, and the Loyola Luncheon is due to launch any day, once equipment issues are worked out.
Scoop Twitter and Outfriend Facebook: Eight Tips
Journalism was in a state of change, a new and disruptive technology had arrived on the scene and the existing powers were doing all they could to hold on.
While it might sound like the Twitter-mad United States during the great recession, welcome to Europe in 1447 as the calligraphy industry fought off Gutenberg and his newfangled press.
Leaders of Social Media Talk Cities and Sharing
NEW YORK, NY—Sitting in the main auditorium of The New York Times building, the world’s movers of social media spoke about the future of the global economy, society and cities at the FEAST conference on Oct. 15.
Student Union Opens Controversial Project from the Past
Although the Concordia Student Union is staying mum about its plans, the student centre project that was rejected by 72 per cent of students at the March general election seems far from abandoned.
The Macrowiki World is Upon Us: Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott is an author, media theorist and optimist.
The author of Macrowikinomics thinks the world has finally had the wakeup call it has been waiting for after having barely avoided the collapse of the global economy in 2008.
The traditional Canadian deference to the legal system, if that stereotype ever truly existed in practice, needs to come to an end.
It’s clear that our lack of clear guidelines in certain areas of criminal law is now being abused to erode certain basic human rights.
Two of Concordia’s Top VPs Quit Within A Month
After 24 years at Concordia, VP Services Michael Di Grappa, the architect of the university’s rebranding in the 21st century, announced on Sept. 29 that he would be stepping down from his position at the end of October.
Concordia’s Board of Governors Proposes Slashing Its Size
Tensions were visible as Concordia’s Board of Governors, the university’s highest governing body, debated cutting 26 of its 40 seats during the board’s first meeting of the academic year on Sept. 30.
Up to 30 New Digital Screens in Bathrooms Across Campus
Expect more advertising on campus after Concordia signed a new ad contract in early September with a consortium of three firms.
While the number of backlit boards on campus—the main form of advertising until recently—will not change, the consortium will add new plasma screens around both campuses, digital ads in bathrooms and banners in high-traffic areas.
It’s not far-fetched to say that the massive Utica shale gas deposit found in the lowlands of Quebec is the best thing that ever happened to La Belle Province, given its fragile economic state.
According to an official government document released on Mar. 31, 2010, Quebec had accumulated over $160 billion in debt while enjoying such perks as some of the lowest tuition rates and some of the best health care in the country.
Despite a bumpy road, Windsor might be the latest out of the CFS
Robert Woodrich and Jake DeJong aren’t getting much sleep lately.
Free Education Montreal Gathers 2,000 Name Petition for Board of Governors
As Concordia’s Board of Governors sits down to meet on Sept. 30, a petition with more than 2,000 names protesting the unannounced increase to international tuition fees two summers ago will be presented to the 37 governors.
Singh Takes QPIRG’s Walking Tour through ConU’s Past
Looking at the world through his round glasses, Montreal activist Jaggi Singh has a very different way of seeing the city around him.
Dear elected officials,
(Please don’t take this as an attack)