The Link, a Concordia student-run newspaper that I edited more than half a decade ago, celebrates 30 this year. The paper has a habit of celebrating every five years. I was there for the 20th anniversary, and again for the 25th. Turnover at universities means it’s usually a completely different group of people organizing each one.
As part of their 30th anniversary celebrations, The Link is playing host to a regional conference of Canadian University Press, hosting student newspapers from Quebec and Ontario (emphasis on the Ontario, since CUP is still a mostly English-dominated organization, even in its tiny Quebec chapter).
The conference, which goes Friday night to Sunday morning (but most activities of interest are on Saturday). It is hosted at Concordia’s downtown campus. It’s $7 for the general public to attend (according to the Facebook event page), and free for alumni of the paper.
The schedule is here (PDF). Speakers include:
- David Gutnick (CBC)
- Craig Silverman (Regret the Error)
- David Secko (Concordia, The Scientist)
- Daniel Renaud (Rue Frontenac)
- Gloria Galloway (Globe and Mail)
- Alastair Sutherland (The Mirror)
- Geeta Narang (lawyer)
- Mark Smith (Associated Press)
- Giuseppe Valiante (National Post)
- Brian Gabrial (Concordia)
- Loreen Pindera (CBC)
- Pierre Foglia (La Presse)
- Alexander Panetta (Canadian Press)
- Linda Kay (Concordia)
- Andrew McIntosh (Sacramento Bee – ex-National Post, ex-Gazette)