Today is the first day of Fall semester classes at Concordia, which means that for many students, it’s their first day of class. The beginning of September is always an exciting and busy time for us at the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy – with our annual orientation event series, which this year features Nobel peace prize nominee Andrea Smith and rockstar US advocacy organization SAFER – and we’re excited to hopefully be part of many new students’ first experiences of the Concordia community.
Concordia’s student newspaper The Link has an excellent orientation issue out this week, loaded with pertinent info for new students – from navigating Montreal’s public transit system to where to eat cheaply and for free at and around Concordia – as well as an article on our campaign here at Concordians for a Safer University. It’s great coverage, and you should check it out.
QPIRG Concordia and QPIRG McGill collaborated this year on the annual publication of the School Schmool agenda – an advertising-free student organizing tool loaded with resources and articles to keep students informed as they begin and continue their educations. You can pick one up at the Centre’s location at 1500 de Maisonneuve.
We welcome everyone to stop by both our locations, in fact – whether you need directions, books for your classes, safer sex materials and info, or just a sympathetic ear as you deal with back-to-school anxiety. We’re looking forward to meeting you, and to seeing you again.