May 7, 1998

Multicultural recruiting takes off

A project has been launched to focus student-recruiting efforts in minority communities.

Several years in the planning, the Multiculturalism and Issues of Equity Project started with efforts by then Dean of Graduate Studies Martin Kusy and others to encourage black, aboriginal and other minority students to continue their education and come to Concordia.

For the past year, it has been directed by Ann Kerby, Director of Advocacy and Support Services. The coordinator of the project is Dave McKenzie.

The campaign, which will steadily increase activity over the summer, includes brochures replete with photos of students and professors of colour. The bilingual handouts emphasize the varied advocacy services available to students, and the many links the University has forged over the years with Montreal's black community.

For more information, call Ann Kerby at 848-3536 or contact her at

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