March is an exciting month for us as we’re starting our Speak Science Simply Program! The program was created to combat the misinformation that we come across online every day. It aims to provide the tools to break through the chatter, and raise awareness of the value of science and to take control of scientific narratives. You can read more about Speak Science Simply below.

We’ve also added some new courses to our roster! We’re excited to present Getting It Right On Renewables, Classical Music Appreciation, and Popular Music. We’re also starting a new round of our personal and professional development courses!  You can find some of our featured courses below, or visit our website for a comprehensive list of what we offer. Sign up today!
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Featured Courses

Whether you want to enhance your current career or want to launch a new one, let us help you develop in-demand skills for a diverse range of professions! 
May 26 – August 13, 2021
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Section 3: March 1 – 31, 2021
Section 4: April 1 – 30, 2021

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Section 2: March 6 – April 24, 2021
Section 3: May 1 – June 19, 2021

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Section 1: May 4 – June 22, 2021
Section 2: September 14 – November 2, 2021

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March 22 - March 24, 2021 
Learn more and register for March here
or contact
 for a customized training schedule

Enrich your life with Music and Culture! Join our talented instructors on a path of self-discovery and experience some of the best that life has to offer.
Section 2: Mondays, March 1–29, 2021
April 27 – June 29, 2021
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April 28 – June 30, 2021
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Our CELPIP Preparation Program has been developed by CELPIP experts to assist test takers to maximize their performance on test day!
March 16 – 21, 2021
Learn more and Enroll
Info Night 2021
Discover CUE at our Virtual Info Night!

Considering your university options? Do you know someone who is?

Join us on Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 pm for our virtual Info Night and discover Concordia University of Edmonton. 

Register to attend and we'll waive the application fee!

Visit for details.
Speak Science Simply
Speak Science Simply is an outreach program that aims to provide individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public.

The program will be open to the public, including interested participants from across scientific fields, and will be led by a multidisciplinary team from Concordia University of Edmonton’s Faculties of Science and Education with the support of leaders from the institution and experts in communication.

To communicate effectively, the scientific community must ensure messaging is tailored to its audiences, delivering the right message, on the right platform, at the right time. 

Speak Science Simply has been designed to be applicable across fields and, through eight engaging courses, will provide the foundation and skills needed to connect with government, industry, and the community.
Speak Science Simply Program includes 8 courses:
  • X-SSS 81 Speak Science Simply: Persuasive Science Storytelling Techniques
    March 30 – April 13, 2021 (Tuesdays from 6-8pm)
  • X-SSS 82 Speak Science Simply: Science Interview Toolkit 
    April 20 - May 4, 2021
  • X-SSS 83 Speak Science Simply: Navigating Scientific Controversy
    May 11 – May 25, 2021
  • X-SSS 84 Speak Science Simply: Writing Science Simply & Succinctly 
    June 1 – June 15, 2021
  • X-SSS 85 Speak Science Simply: Communicating Data and Statistics to the Public 
    June 16 –June 23, 2021
  • X-SSS 86 Speak Science Simply: Communicating Science for Policy 
    June 26, 2021
  • X-SSS 87 Speak Science Simply: Leveraging Social Media for Science 
    July 8 – July 15, 2021
  • X-SSS 88 Speak Science Simply: Science to Business Communication 
    August 7 – August 28, 2021
This program is FREE, open to all, and has no prerequisites. The courses are independent and are not required to be taken sequentially.

To view the full schedule, or to register, click here.

For more program information, please contact Dr. Cecilia Bukutu, or contact for registration information.
Centre for Chinese Studies
The Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Linguistics and Language Education presents two exciting talks:

Controlling COVID-19 in China: Crisis Management One Year In

Presented by Ausma Bernot and Dr. Marcella Siqueira Cassiano

Friday, March 19th, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has started new conversations about the future role of surveillance technologies in health crisis management. Situations of crisis are critical for organizations (in this case, a country). They either break down or reinvent themselves. In this talk, Ausma Bernot and Dr. Marcella Siqueira Cassiano will present their analysis of China's response to Covid-19 from three perspectives: social-political, technological, and psychological, based on the State Council policies, including guidelines from the National Health Commission.

To join this talk, use this link: Google Meet
CUE Testing Centre
Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is an official Testing Centre for a number of language proficiency tests! We offer CAEL, CELPIP, and Goethe-Institut exams through one convenient hub.


CUE has been the official Goethe-Institut Examination Centre since 2019. Our Testing Centre staff are committed to the success of our test takers, and to ensure they have access to the high-quality exam experience and services they have come to expect from CUE. The exam schedule for 2021 has been published! Visit the website here to view it. For more information, visit the Goethe-Institut's website.


CUE is an official CELPIP Test Centre, Canada’s leading English language test for immigration to Canada and Canadian citizenship! For availability, fees and registration, visit

If you are interested in completing a CELPIP exam, CUE offers a CELPIP preparation program! Find out more about the CELPIP Preparation program here.


The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test is a test designed to measure the English language proficiency of students planning to study in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

CAEL is accepted by several academic institutions across Canada. A number of professional organizations also recognize the CAEL as a part of their accreditation process. Find out more at For availability, fees and registration, visit


Picking which class to take is the hardest part. Registering for a course with OEC is as easy as 1-2-3! All you do is create your account, select your courses, and process your payments. Voila!

To create your account with CUE, you will need your Alberta Student Number (ASN) handy. Don't know your ASN or don't have one? You can request one here.

Need help with our online course selector? Watch this step by step guide on our website.

Still need help? Feel free to email us at and we'll be happy to help!

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