Concordia University is welcoming, engaged, and committed to innovation and excellence in education, research, creative activity and community partnerships. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world.
Concordia’s core values stem from those long prized by its founding institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. Concordia adopted the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia salus, which speaks to well-being through harmony. The union of two very different institutions of higher education has led to an exceptionally successful synthesis of compatible and timely values.
Mainly known for its unique cosmopolitan lifestyle and multicultural population, Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. With a unique European charm, this international metropolitan city has a vibrant center of commerce with great economic diversity that has a global influence in many fields such as aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology and design. Montreal is renowned for its endless culinary scene and its prominent joie de vivre.
Furthermore, it plays host to multiple festivals ranging from music to comedy, attracts thousands of tourists every year from all over the world. It is no wonder why this city is referred to as the North America’s leading host city for international association events.