Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Sustainability Research Awards. This year’s SRA’s are brought to you in partnership with the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science and the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Diasporic Plant Wisdom

Diasporic Plant Wisdom is an intergenerational and intra-diasporic inititative that aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and solidarity building among Indigenous and diasporic communities in Tio’Tia:ke / Montreal by sharing herbal medicine and food traditions. This is necessary because the effects of colonization and displacement have caused many communities to lose access to their ... Read more

Forêt Curieuse residency program

The research phase of this project, wherein Indigenous Elders, artists and scholars would be invited to partake in a two week residency experience at CUFO from July 1-14 2024 in order to build relationships with the non-human relations and with each other while practicing their craft. After this initial residency the Indigenous artists will lead a weekend program ... Read more

Nature Positive Concordia

This flagship project of Nature Positive Concordia seeks to transform the campus grounds through greatly increasing the number and diversity of native perennial plants while at the same time engaging with the community to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity. Establishing new pollinator gardens with educational signage identifying the plants and their ecological benefits, ... Read more

Mimi au Pays du Métal

The purpose of this film is not only to spark a conversation and call to action about gender dynamics, especially in a workplace, but also to engage in the deconstruction of the cinema industry’s stereotypes itself. This project is  committed to creating a productive learning environment on the film set, as well as a safe ... Read more

“and it’s just because I love you” QTBIPOC Artist Residency

‘-and it’s just because i love you’ is a month-long artist residency in partnership with Eastern Bloc and Cyber Love Hotel. The residency allows 6 QTBIPOC emerging artists and students to challenge themselves to create projects centered around love and intimacy; whether collective, individual, and/or ancestral. The residency will take place during the month of ... Read more


VOLITION, a 15-minute contemporary drama directed by Yzaïh Phénix-Alphonse, is a representation of Concordia University's commitment to sustainability through innovative storytelling, hands-on learning, and a dedication to social realism. The film revolves around the lives of two young black men, Desmond and Stiles, set against the vibrant backdrop of Montreal. Desmond, a talented filmmaker constrained ... Read more