à la carte – Fall 2012
The fall term at Concordia is in full swing. Our theatre season has begun, plus we have some fascinating art exhibits and other events open to the public. Take the time to discover our offerings below.
Time and art remembered
Claude Theberge's Untitled that sits outside the Guy-Metro Building is only one of many works of art scattered around Concordia's two campuses.
In fact, Concordia is one of only a few organizations that have dedicated resources to major public art initiatives. Concordia also boasts the largest Faculty of Fine Arts of its kind in Canada. Given this commitment to supporting the arts, the Cultural Property Database (CuPiD) was developed a decade ago to document all works of art across the university’s campuses that are not under the professional care of the university’s galleries and archival repositories.
The Public Art web page brings together the public art works in a virtual “group exhibition” format. Intended to complement the outstanding programming offered by all of Concordia’s art venues — the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, the Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) Gallery, the VAV Gallery and the Communication Studies Media and Mobile Media Gallery — you are invited to explore the scope of our growing collections — each of which, whether by artist, subject, donor or location reinforce Concordia’s connections to the communities that we serve.
Find out more about the entire collection on the Public Art web page.
The PERFORM Centre on the Loyola Campus has multiple programs open to the public, including Le Centre, where participants can benefit from community health programs, access to some of the most modern exercise equipment on the market, the opportunity to improve one's lifestyle and overall health, and possibly take part in research projects.
PERFORM offers Athletic Therapy Internships to students in Concordia's Department of Exercise Science, giving them a unique opportunity to be guided by certified instructors in the development of treatment options for clients suffering from musculoskeletal issues. Student interns are charged with gathering information on their client's medical history and performing a physical assessment in order to determine a treatment plan. Interns then present the plan to their supervisor —a licensed athletic therapist— who ensures that all appropriate tests and enquiries have been made before adopting a proper treatment plan.
Learn more about Le Centre or view a 360° of the Conditioning Floor (also links to full list of equipment).
The ageing hockey arena on the Loyola Campus is getting an upgrade to NHL quality.
With a $3,250,000 investment from the Government of Quebec, matched by Concordia University, the new refrigeration system will create a rink surface that meets professional standards. The insulation of the roof and replacement of windows will make the building more efficient, and the new changing rooms will make the facility a real pleasure to use.
Read the NOW article:
Concordia arena to get $6.5-million facelift — NOW, July 25, 2012
Watch the video of the November 8 event.
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It's never too late to go back to school
The Simultaneous Semester program is a collaboration of Concordia's School of Extended Learning (SEL) and Dawson College that facilitates the return to school.
The program allows students to take missing prerequisite courses concurrently with courses in a university program. This way a year isn't wasted getting into the university program.
Missing a math course? Need to brush up on your science? Find out more about this groundbreaking initiative by email, by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 3890, or by following the links below.