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October 24, 2002 Bram Freedman leaves post after 11 years at Concordia




Bram Freedman, Assistant Secretary-General and General Counsel, will leave Concordia in May 2003 after 11 years.

He has accepted a position with Federation Combined Jewish Appeal, the umbrella fundraising organization of the Jewish community, and will serve as Director of Administration and Strategic Initiatives.

Freedman joined Concordia on a full-time basis in 1992 as Assistant Legal Counsel and was named Legal Counsel in 1993. In 2000, he was named Assistant Secretary-General and Counsel, and headed the newly created University Secretariat.

As the chief legal officer of the university, he has been involved in virtually every aspect of its operations and has been responsible for defending the university’s legal interests before the courts and administrative tribunals.

He ensured the university’s compliance with the access to information legislation as well as with the federal copyright legislation.

He also launched the Official University Policies Web site to improve the accessibility of those policies.

He was instrumental in laying the groundwork for Concordia’s building plans downtown and at Loyola, and last year, he led the legal team that put together the $200-million bond issue for the university, the first bond issue by a Quebec university.

Freedman wrote in a letter to the community, “While I am certainly looking forward to this new challenge, I have greatly enjoyed my 11 years at Concordia and consider it to have been a privilege to have worked with so many dedicated and hard-working individuals. I wish nothing but the best to the university in the future.”

Bram’s wise counsel, integrity and expertise will be sorely missed. On behalf of the entire university community, CTR wishes him every success in his new career.