8.2.1 Undergraduate Associations
Concordia University of Edmonton students who share common interests related to their educational, recreational, or spiritual experience may contact the CSA Vice-President Internal for information about the development of a campus-based club; approved organizations receive funding from the CSA and are governed by its policies and by-laws. Contact the CSA Vice-President Internal Affairs for a complete list of student clubs and associations at firstname.lastname@example.org or to start your own club.
Concordia University of Edmonton competes in one of the strongest athletic conferences in Canada, the Alberta Colleges’ Athletic Conference. ACAC team sports include men’s hockey as well as men’s and women’s soccer, basketball and volleyball. ACAC mixed gender tournament sports include badminton, cross-country running, golf, indoor track and curling.
The Ralph King Athletic Centre has a fully equipped fitness centre which provides students with the opportunity to participate in fitness and weight training activities. The gymnasium is also available for gym-related student activities. Athletic equipment for student use is available from the Athletic Department.
Concordia University of Edmonton’s location above the North Saskatchewan River valley provides access to excellent running and cross-country ski trails.
Concordia University of Edmonton has a vibrant drama program that includes insight into professional theatre and film practices. Students have a chance to experience all aspects of dramatic production, including acting, improvisation, directing, technical theatre, and film making.
Students can participate in at least two major drama, comedy, children’s theatre, or musical productions a year. Other opportunities include improvisation groups, outreach to schools in the community, and a student sponsored One Act Festival in the Fall and Winter terms.
The Green Thespians Collective (Concordia University of Edmonton’s drama association) provides a friendly community that explores Edmonton’s live theatre scene (at reduced rates) sponsors theatre skill workshops and organizes a variety of social events.
Music plays an important role in campus life. With many opportunities to hear, play, sing, perform, and learn about music, Concordia University of Edmonton is well known for its quality music programs. All full-time students are eligible for free tickets to most School of Music sponsored events, including choral, handbell, orchestral, and wind ensemble concerts both on- and off-campus.
Students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in a variety of music ensembles on campus. The Concordia University of Edmonton Concert Choir, a full, mixed, university-credit ensemble, performs frequently, including local and regional concerts and special events, as well as a major tour each spring. Auditions require no advanced preparation and are held before each semester. The Concordia University of Edmonton Ringers, a handbell ensemble for university credit, also performs for Concordia University of Edmonton functions, tours and makes guest appearances in schools and churches. Student wind players can earn credit for wind ensemble through Festival City Winds, a three-tiered band program that allows players to participate with others at a similar level of musicianship. Experienced student instrumental players can audition for the community-based Concordia University of Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the Concordia University of Edmonton Community Chorus welcomes all singers from the area, including university students.
8.2.5 Social and Cultural Events
The CSA gives students the opportunity to be more involved and further their knowledge of the world through activities such as Science Week, Arts Week, Management Week, dances and banquets, keynote speakers, and political forums.