Tue. Sep 17th, 2019

Concordia cancels afternoon classes on Sept. 27 ahead of climate march

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“Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time,” Concordia’s interim president Graham Carr said in a letter.

Should they choose, Concordia University students are welcome to sign up for the Shuffle for the Climate team that will leave the school on Sept. 27 to join the march at the George-Étienne Cartier Monument. Marie-France Coallier / jpg

Concordia University has cancelled afternoon classes on Sept. 27 to allow students to attend the march for World Climate Awareness Day.

In a letter published on the school’s website, Concordia University interim president Graham Carr said classes will be cancelled from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. that afternoon.

“Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time and an important priority for the entire Concordia community,” Carr wrote in the letter.

Should they choose, students are welcome to sign up for the Shuffle for the Climate team that will leave the school on that day to join the march at the George-Étienne Cartier Monument.

The climate march is part of an international movement pressing for concrete action to highlight the existential threat climate change poses to citizens and the economy. So far, seven unions have voted to take part, 400 community groups are on board and 20 CEGEPs have agreed to suspend classes.

In addition, Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg will be joining the march to press for concrete action to address the climate emergency. 

dsucar@postmedia.com

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