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A Century
of Promise

Concordia University of Edmonton celebrates one hundred years as a community of scholars gathering in Edmonton and growing into the world, from its Lutheran beginnings to our rich diversity today. Concordia embraces students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends from all continents and the Indigenous peoples in Canada, creating independent thinkers, ethical leaders, and citizens for the common good. We look with confidence toward the next one hundred years as we fulfill our promise of becoming Canada’s pre-eminent small university.

  • CUE 100 Timeline

    There have been many historic moments over the past 100 years. Here are some of the highlights of a century of transformation.

  • Edmonton selected by Missouri Synod for new Lutheran college in western Canada

  • > Concordia College opens on 31 October, with classes in Caledonian Temperance Hotel
    > Rev. Albert Schwermann inaugurated as Concordia’s first principal (later president)

  • > First graduating high school class
    > First female students admitted

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