Concordia University (formerly Concordia College) in Edmonton, Alberta, is in an enviable location overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. It is a private university with some funding from the Government of Alberta.
Originally, it was affiliated with the Lutheran Church and was founded in 1921 to prepare young men to become preachers and teachers. It became co-educational in 1939, affiliated with the University of Alberta in 1967, and became secularized in 2016.
The University’s original logo was replaced in 2010 with one showing the shape of this doorway which is the front entrance to Schwermann Hall, built in 1926.
“It mirrors the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany, on which Dr. Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses, sparking the Reformation. Further, the logo’s curved lines represent the shore and waters of the North Saskatchewan River, which lies directly below Concordia, in the Highlands neighborhood of Edmonton.” (Wikipedia)
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Edit to add:
In response to some comments I wanted to find out how many Concordia Universities there are. Thanks to Wikipedia, I can report that there are eight campuses in the Concordia University System in the United States. In addition, there are several institutions named Concordia which are not part of that system. For examples, neither of the LCMS seminaries (Concordia Seminary and Concordia Theological Seminary) are part of CUS. And, “the non-accredited Concordia College and University is in no way affiliated with the Concordia University System.” (I found the words “in no way” to be significant but I can only venture to guess why that is so strongly stated.)
In Canada, “the educational institutions of the Lutheran Church–Canada are not part of the CUS even though that church body was originally part of the LCMS and remains associated with it. Those institutions are Concordia University College of Alberta and Concordia Lutheran Seminary, both in Edmonton, and Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines (which is affiliated with Brock University).