Fellow Concordians, the time to register is upon us. This time of year is never easy, especially not when you're gearing up for finals and slowly getting more and more bitter about the cold (seriously, haven't we been through enough?) Add in the fact that the new registration system has us all scratching our heads, and you've got the formula for a stressful time. Have no fear, though, I got your back.
Read on for Fun Courses You Can Take At Concordia University This Summer 2015.
Alright, real talk, Montreal has a lot of festivals. Igloofest, Jazz Fest, Beer Fest - there's always something right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate that than taking a whole class dedicated to the Montreal festival lifestyle? This class is offered as a special topic in the Fine Arts department, but if it's anything like previous FFAR classes, you know it's going to be awesome.
You like to laugh? You like to learn about important and long-standing social movements? Well, thanks to Concordia's Simone de Beauvoir Institute and Women's Studies department, now you can do both - and get grades for it. Feminism and Comedy is another special topics class, so we don't have a solid description of the course. But I think we can all agree that Tina Fey's Bossypants should totally be required reading.
Okay, who among us hasn't left a gaming session smarter than when we started? Well, me, if I'm being honest. But then again, there is almost no market for knowledge about how to play an ocarina on a Nintendo 64 controller. Luckily for all of us, there's a new course offered by the English department that features video games for their educational value and not how many skulls you can collect.
For the film buff in all of us. The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema offers this class as a way of familiarizing yourself with different genres of film. Of course since movies are very much a reflection of society, you're getting some valuable historical, societal, and artistic lessons in there too. Plus, you know. Movies are fun.
There's a reason why the psychology classes always go first - they're fun as hell, and this one is no different. Ever wonder how mentality is linked to crime, or what psychologists do in a legal context? This class can answer those burning questions and more. It's kind of like the class from ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, except without the plot twists. And with almost no teaching you how to get away with murder.
Are you planning on taking a class this summer? Let me know in the comments below!
Maclean's ranked universities in Canada by reputation and several schools in Quebec placed among the top in the country.
While Montreal was shut out of the top three, McGill claimed fourth place. The Université de Montréal was also in the top 10, at number eight.
Overall, across categories such as perceived quality and innovativeness, the top universities in the country by reputation were, in order: the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia and Waterloo University, according to Maclean's.
The other Quebec universities that made the ranking were the Université Laval in Quebec City (12), Concordia (16), the Université de Sherbrooke (19), UQAM (26) and Bishop's University (38).
Maclean's surveys faculty, administrators and business leaders to compile its university reputation ranking.
Concordia neuroscientist Dr. Nadia Chaudhri died on October 5, the university announced Wednesday.
Dr. Chaudhri documented her battle with ovarian cancer on Twitter, where she had over 146,000 followers.
In her final days, the professor used her platform to raise money for the Nadia Chaudhri Wingspan Award, Concordia said in a statement. The award aims "to support the training of neuroscientists from underrepresented backgrounds and honour Nadia Chaudhri's legacy of academic achievement and mentorship."
Now that I have 100K followers, I want to talk about #OvarianCancer. Specifically my gritty story. The goal is awar… https://t.co/kWd8XCi558
She also shared the details of her symptoms to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.
"Nadia was a force of nature," Concordia President Graham Carr said. "She was an incredibly talented researcher with a passion for teaching and student success matched only by her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion."
"She enriched us. Our entire community grieves her death and offers deeply heartfelt condolences to her son, Reza, and husband, Moni — whom she lovingly called her Sun and Moon — her family, friends, colleagues and the thousands of supporters to the Nadia Chaudhri Wingspan Award who embraced her cause."
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.