Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.5

November 4, 2004


McGill student eyes us with envy


The student newspaper the McGill Daily recently published an opinion piece by a student that was pretty flattering to Concordia.

Jack Sanford said, in part, “It’s not just the free music that has me jealously eyeing friends’ Concordia student cards, either. It’s the film and photography programs, the web and graphic design classes, the exhibitions of beautiful art by beautiful artists.

“I’ll admit it, if I had gone to Concordia, I probably would have studied the same thing I do here: Urban Studies ... but Concordia’s is much more active in the community. “For instance, last year they hosted a conference that gave Montreal citizens’ committee Avenue Verte their first chance to discuss a design for a car-free Mont-Royal Avenue with the public.

“It’s not that I hate McGill ... It’s just that Concordia seems to have the general attitude, largely absent at McGill, that creativity is actually important.”