February 23, 2009

Concordia University Marks 40-Year Anniversary of Riots that Lead to Ombuds Office

In February 1969, the largest student riot in Canadian history unfolded on the campus of Sir George Williams University (which later merged into Concordia). Failing grades given to six militant black students sparked a demonstration that erupted into a riot that causing almost $1.5 million CDN in damages. Following the event, students became part of the university's decision-making process and an Ombuds office was established. (Montreal Gazette.)

Related posts: Michigan State University Ombuds Office Marks 40 Years of Service; University of Texas Ombuds Office Celebrates 40 Years; San Diego State Ombuds Office Marks 40 Years With New Appointment.

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