Some Students Struggle to Get the Most Out of Services Available
Students dealing with mental illness confront long wait times when seeking support. Demands for mental health services have increased, as a growing number of students are reporting they are being impacted by mental illness. For non-white students at Concordia, having a counsellor who has not faced racial discrimination can complicate things, especially if a student needs to process trauma resulting from their own discrimination. But Concordia’s team of 12 psychologists, there are no people of colour to connect with students seeking a counsellor with similar experiences and understanding.
By 2019 Quebec Universities Will Have Greenlight to Set Tuition at Whatever They Please
After mass deregulation of international programs, Concordia will be looking to increase tuition for international students in other programs by next year.
After $90 Million in Cuts Over Seven Years, University Hopes to Recover by 2023
With increased funding from the Liberal government since 2017 and a surge in admission rates, Concordia’s budget is projected to be balanced by next year.
With a Lack of Representation on CSU Committees, Council Criticized for Marginalization
A lack of racial and gender parity on the CSU’s committees is creating tensions.
Demand for Expensive Biological Drugs Forces CSU to Implement Spending Limit
The health and dental insurance provider for undergraduate students now has a $50,000 limit per year on prescription drugs.
Campaign commitment to Taking Environmental Action Resulted in High Fuel Consumption
Valérie Plante went on her first international trip to attend the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change Summit and the C40 Bloomberg Philanthropies Award in Chicago on Dec. 4 and 5 in 2017. Documents obtained through an access-to-information request revealed that Plante and accompanying colleagues spent a total of $529.93 in taxi expenses.
University Working to Find Solution Concerning Removal of Saudi Students Attending Schools in Canada
The withdrawal of Saudi students studying in Canada was announced this week after Canada criticised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for human-rights abuses over Twitter.
Women Report Not Feeling Safe on Campus, Many Dissatisfied with How Complaints Were Handled
In a recent survey at Concordia, women reported they didn’t feel as safe on campus as their male colleagues, and of the 1595 people surveyed nine per cent said they had experienced sexual violence first hand on campus.
After Threat to Muslim Students, Saadi Faces Fives Years in Prison
Hisham Saadi, a former PhD student at Concordia University, was convicted on Thursday after issuing a bomb threat on March 1 2017.
Former New York Times Journalist Patti Sonntag to Lead the Project
Concordia’s Journalism department has just announced it will now house an institute for investigative journalism.