Hanging Garden, by François
Photo by Christian Fleury
by Christian Fleury
Photo by Vladimir Pavlicik
25 artists from 25 years
Concordias Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery has a remarkable show
on right now of 25 pieces of art by graduates over the Faculty of Fine
Professor Emerita Leah Sherman wrote an engaging history of the Facultys
quarter-century as part of the exhibit brochure. The brochure, in turn,
was designed by two alumnae in Design Art, Lea Berger and Megan Titman.
Both 98 grads, they now have their own Montreal company, DFI Design.
Here are the graduates of the Faculty of Fine Arts whose works are on
display at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve
Blvd. W., until April 17:
Jocelyn Alloucherie, MFA 81; Jo-Anne Balcaen, MFA 00; Barbara McGill Balfour,
MFA 88; Eva Brandl, MFA 76; Millie Chen, MFA 94; Sorel Cohen, BFA 74,
MFA 79; John Di Stefano, BFA 86; Karilee Fuglem, MFA 92; Angela Grauerholz,
MFA 82; Clara Gutsche, MFA 86; Valerie Lamontagne, BFA 93; Shelly Low,
BFA 96; Louise Masson, BFA 85; François Morelli, BFA 75; Frank
Mulvey, BFA 82, MFA 87; Devora Neumark, BFA 84; Lorraine Oades, MFA 90;
Brigitte Radecki, MFA 82; Sylvia Safdie, BFA 75; Lauren Schaffer, MFA
96; Stephen Schofield, MFA 82; Andrea Szilasi, BFA 91; Nell Tenhaaf, BFA
74, MFA 90; Jin-me Yoon, MFA 93.
Plaques honour faculty and
Plaques were unveiled on both campuses last week to acknowledge with gratitude
the gifts to the recent capital campaign by faculty and staff.
The goal for faculty and staff was set at $500,000, but it was more than
doubled713 donors raised $1.1 million. That was more than four times
the amount raised in the previous capital campaign.
Chancellor Eric Molson was a guest at the receptions, and Professor Frances
Shaver, as a campaign co-chair, did the unveiling along with Rector Frederick
Lowy. The other co-chair, Ann Kerby (Advocacy/Support Services), was unfortunately
out of town.
The plaques are in the Administration Building on the Loyola Campus, and
in the atrium of the J.W. McConnell Building, on the SGW Campus.
begins into overturning of tables
A Student Hearing Panel has begun hearing a case against two students
for their alleged participation in disrupting a job fair on the mezzanine
of the Henry F. Hall Building on February 1 and 5.
A formal complaint was made to the Advisor on Rights and Responsibilities
by André Gagnon, Coordinator of Career and Placement (Counselling
and Development), after tables set up by the Canadian Security Intelligence
Service (CSIS) and the Black Watch Regiment were overturned by a crowd
in two separate incidents.
Only two of the students involved, Tom Keefer and Christina Xydous of
the current CSU Executive, could be identified by witnesses and they are
being charged under the universitys Code of Rights and Responsibilities.
The Panel is comprised of three students, chosen from a pool selected
by a committee composed of representatives from each recognized student
association, and a non-voting chair, Me Christian Immer, a member of the
Quebec Bar who is working pro bono.
The first session, held April 5, was taken up with 11 procedural motions
from the student respondents that Me Immer, as chair, had to rule on.
The hearing will resume May 4 at 4 p.m., in a location as yet to be determined.
The Code of Rights and Responsibilities can be consulted at http://relish.concordia.ca/Legal_Counsel/policies/english/BD/BD-3.html.
A winning printmaker
Congratulations to Timothy
Jones (left), who won the $1,500 prize in the undergraduate student category
for his etching, Self-Portrait, in the big annual printmaking competition
sponsored by Loto-Québec. His etching will become part of the Loto-Québec
art collection, one of the largest and most dynamic corporate collections
Contemporary Dance student Nadia Pasqua, as part of an Independent Study
course, choreographed and staged a dance piece recently at Studio 303
called Constante Variable. The other performers were Magalie Cantin,
Manon Desrosiers, Hinda Essadiqi, Leslie Fisher, Sandy Williams and Amada
Wurts, all current or recent Dance students.
Molson team wins accounting
Congratulations to a team from the John Molson School of Business for
winning another accounting case competition. This local competition, sponsored
by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and PricewaterhouseCoopers, was open
to any accounting student in the BComm or graduate diploma programs from
the four Montreal universities.
Seven teams participated: two from Concordia, two from HEC, two from McGill,
and one from UQAM.
The competition, which was held on March 31, comprised a three-hour case
analysis followed by a 20-minute presentation by each team. Concordias
winning team consisted of Lisa Marino (third year), Rikesh Shah (first
year), and Shiraz Syed (third year). They won $500, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Teams from McGill and HEC took second and third place.
Our indoor soccer champions
The mens Stingers soccer team recently captured the Quebec (QSSF)
indoor championship at the Université du Québec à
Trois-Rivières. The Stingers finished the regular season in first
place with a 3-1-3 record (three wins, one defeat and three ties).
In the last weekend of March, they beat UQAM 3-0 in the semi-finals and
then won the final in an exciting shoot-out against UQTR, two shots to
zero. Ammar Badawieh and Mehdi Mourali scored for the Stingers in the
shoot-out. Goalie Richard Green made two great saves in the shoot-out
to contribute to the margin of victory.
In the photo, back row, left to right, are Robert Pinkston, Ammar Badawieh,
Mehdi Mourali, Frank Pons (C), Ameen Brereton and Richard Green. In the
front row, left to right, are Steven Craig, Rahul Ray, Theo Analitis,
Adler Louis-Jean and proud coach Vladimir Pavlicik.
hockey for scholarships
Recently we told you about the staff hockey team raising money for scholarships
through the Alex Laurie Memorial Fund. Theyre not the only ones
playing for needy students.
Ron Rappel, Head Athletic Therapist, has been building up a scholarship
fund for students in the Department of Exercise Science.
For three years now, Ron has been getting his business friends to pay
$150 for the privilege of playing hockey on an NHL rink. Last year, they
played at Maple Leafe Gardens, in Toronto. This year went to New York
City and played at Madison Square Gardens.
Not satisfied with that, they just played another game in the Molson Centre.
By the end of the year, Ron estimates that the fund will have reached
$20,000, enough to sustain an annual scholarship for a student entering
athletic therapy. The awards will be made each September.
Building Studies hosts civil
The Centre for Building Studies (CBS) recently hosted the annual meeting
of the executive committee of the Aerospace Division of the American Society
of Civil Engineers.
Photo at left: Ted Stathopoulos, Director of CBS, seen at front
right, is chair of the committee. Participants included (left to right)
Ramesh Malla (University of Connecticut), Marie McGuinness (CT Department
of Economic and Community Development), Richard Servidio (SE Consultants,
Vermont), Nick Isyumov (University of Western Ontario), John Wetzel (Applied
Research Associates), Bob Russell (Manager, Technical Activities, ASCE)
and Walter Boles (Eastern Kentucky University).