Author: Johnny Interiano

Concordia Esports Student Association

Started in 2012, the Concordia Esports Association (CEA) was founded on the basis of gathering Concordia University's gaming enthusiasts, casual or competitive. Over the years, our club has grown to host LAN parties, tournaments, intramural leagues and is now home to several competitive teams. We welcome all students – those who love to compete, those who love playing, or those who...

Hillel Concordia

Hillel Concordia is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students on and off campus. Hillel Concordia supports and facilitates student initiatives that promote Jewish values. With an open-door policy and no membership fees, everyone is welcome to contribute to maintaining a vibrant, young Jewish community through grassroots programming and volunteering. Hillel promotes developing leadership skills to equip tomorrow’s leaders...

Mentoria Student Association

Mentoria is an Association that encourages interdisciplinary learning and multidisciplinary co-mingling to try and bridge the gap of segregation between majors and helps students learn from another by engaging them in events with broad diverse topics without having to sacrifice the “fun” element. Aiming to arm students with analytical thinking and the ability to think across academic boundaries to solve...

Concordia Sports Management Group

CSMG provides students first hand experience in the sports management industry by offering athlete branding services to high level athletes free of charge. CSMG also offers a mentorship program that gives students the opportunity to form strong relationships and learn from sports industry professionals. Follow us on our social media to stay up to date with our programs. IG - @csmgconsulting FB...

Statement on Bills 9 and 21

We are disappointed but not surprised to hear that Quebec’s CAQ government forced through two racist bills over the weekend: Bill 9 and Bill 21. Bill 9 reforms the province’s immigration system by implementing a “values test,” and effectively shreds around 16,000 pending immigration applications. Bill 21 bans certain public servants—including teachers, lawyers, police officers, and judges—from wearing religious symbols,...

Outgoing 2018-19 Executive Statement

To the CSU’s membership: As our mandate comes to an end, we want to thank you for trusting us with your union. It has been a year of both success and struggle, but through it all we’ve fought for student voices to be heard at Concordia. We campaigned for increased accountability from the university in its treatment of sexual violence survivors. We...

Statement Regarding Potential Spring 2019 Tuition Hikes

During Concordia’s Arts & Science faculty meeting on March 29th, a university administrator hinted that international tuition fees would be discussed at the Board of Governors meeting on May 22nd. We feel that this information must be shared publicly with the Concordia student body, and the University must actively engage in conversation with students about the issue of tuition. Tuition...

Revised 2018-2019 CSU Budget

To improve financial planning and transparency, the CSU has implemented a budget revision process at the mid-point of each academic year. This process is intensive but valuable, allowing the CSU to better present to students how spending is being prioritized, and to make changes to the budget plan where needed. The initial 2018-2019 budget and its February revision are the CSU’s...

Statement Regarding Tuition Hikes

In May 2018, the Minister of Higher Education announced the deregulation of tuition fees for international students across Quebec. This means that, starting in September of 2019, universities across the province will be able to arbitrarily raise tuition for most international students. The Concordia Student Union strongly opposes the government’s decision to privatize education, and we’re calling on Concordia’s administration...