No, that’s not French in the title. 😉
If you’ve come to Montreal to study at Concordia University, do you know where your university got its name from?
The motto on Montreal’s coat of arms is:
That’s Latin for le salut par la concorde in French, or “well-being through harmony” in English. This is a very appropriate motto for Montreal, given its linguistic and ethnic make-up.
Concordia University took its name from this Latin motto. (read more)
If you don’t know what the floral emblems on the coat of arms represent, read this page from the Ville de Montréal.
The next time you pass through metro station Guy-Concordia, you’ll now think Concordia salus!