News

  • ‘There Is No Perfect Solution But It Will Be the Best Solution’

    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.

  • Escalator Project Awaits Green Light

    Installation of Hall Building Escalators Could Begin as early as January

    Students enjoying a three-month break from the years of construction that took place outside Concordia’s Hall building should prepare for a series of major renovations within it. A $15 million proposal to gut and replace the Hall building’s infamously defective escalators awaits approval from Concordia’s Board of Governors.

  • Culture Night Crackdown

    Era Of ‘All You Can Drink’ Nights Comes to a Close

    The Concordia Student Union will be scaling down its “all you can drink” culture nights, citing safety concerns as a factor behind the decision.

  • More Construction on Campus

    $14 Million Project to Reclad GM Begins in March

    Two Concordia buildings will undergo intensive repairs this spring.
    A $14 million project to reclad the university’s GM Building will begin this March and likely last until the end of 2011. Renovations on the western wall of the Faubourg Tower are also slated for March and will last until November.

  • Chatting with TED

    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.

  • Bergeron Resigns

    Montreal’s Head of Urban Planning Quits Over Proposed Turcot Overhaul

    Projet Montreal leader Richard Bergeron resigned from the city’s executive committee last Thursday after refusing to support the Ministère du Transport de Québec’s $3 billion plan to overhaul the Turcot interchange.

  • SQ Nabs ‘The Cat’

    Sureté du Québec officers ended a four-year manhunt on Oct. 31 when they arrested Jason Gabriel in Kanesatake, a small Mohawk settlement about 40 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

  • Water Bottle Free Possibilities

    One Week After Renewing PepsiCo. Contract, Concordia Says Water Bottle Free Campus Still Possible

    Extending a proverbial olive branch to student leaders, campus activists and the press, Concordia’s administration sent an e-mail detailing the future of water bottle negotiations on campus a week after renewing an exclusive beverage contract with PepsiCo.

  • ‘The Last Divided City in the World’

    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 Will To Intervene

    Romeo Dallaire Advocates the Use of Force to Prevent Genocide

    “The future is yours to shape, not survive.”
    That was the message of a speech given by retired Lieutenant-General and current Senator Romeo Dallaire at Concordia’s Hall building on Nov. 4. The speech was part of a promotional effort for Dallaire’s new book, They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children.