The Rector paid
tribute to the members of the anniversary committee at the annual Rectors
Reception held in the Hall building cafeteria on November 3.
Launched at the 1999 Shuffle with a rally in the McConnell atrium, Concordias
25th anniversary gave special significance to many events the naming
of the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, a successful open house, the first
citizenship ceremony held on campus, and a round table on francophone
life at the university.
Many annual events took on a special 25th anniversary flavour: student
orientation, the international students welcoming reception, the
Student Services Festival, the Long-Service Reception, and Homecoming,
with its remarkable dinner-theatre production, Ignatius and Georgina's
There were 25th-anniversary publications, including the Rectors
Report, and a series on Concordia buildings, past and future, in Concordias
Thursday Report. The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery celebrated
25 years of art acquisition with a reception, and a handsome catalogue
of its collection.
Thanks to our archivists and designers, we have tangible memories of this
anniversary year, including a lively video of the 25th anniversary launch,
a striking agenda filled with landmarks in the universitys history,
a special edition of the Concordia Magazine, and our first Campus
Buildings Guide not to mention the 25th anniversary logo and all
sorts of memorabilia.