Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 30, No.2

September 29, 2005

President Lajeunesse is getting to know Concordia in depth

This year, 4,400 international students from more than 160 countries will hit the books at Concordia. More than 400 of them enjoyed a reception at Newtown on Crescent St. on Sept. 16. President Claude Lajeunesse welcomed them, saying, “Concordia is the most multicultural and multi-ethnic university you will find.” Seen with him in the photo, from left to right are Trey Wadsworth (Urban Studies, from New York), Annica Eriksson (John Molson School of Business, from Sweden), and Nathalie Berner (another business student, from Norway).

Photo by marc losier

President Lajeunesse is getting to know Concordia in depth

President Claude Lajeunesse intends to spend roughly half his time getting to know Concordia in depth and half his time promoting the interests of Concordia in the wider community, including the various levels of government.

“I have plans to meet with every sector of the university,” he said recently. Since there are about 100 separate units, he estimates that at the rate of two visits a week, it will take him about a year.



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Photography receives $510,000 gift

Concordia’s graduate photography program recently received $510,000 from the Roloff Beny Foundation as part of its Canadian national scholarship program.

“This endowment is one of the most significant donations made to our faculty in recent history,” said Fine Arts Advancement Officer Dorothy Massimo.