Concordia University of Edmonton is an independent, publicly funded university in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) has played an important role in Alberta’s educational history since 1921. In 1987, CUE began awarding undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences. Today, CUE offers over 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts, Science, and Management; two after-degree programs; three masters degrees; and several graduate certificates and diplomas.
The decision to hold the 2016 World Social Forum in Canada made it inaccessible to many activists from the geopolitical south. But it also highlighted the false simplicity of the north-south dichotomy in social justice activism.