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April 26, 2001 Of Note



Garnet Key Society

Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Welcome, Garnet Key

There was a changing of the guard last month, when this year’s Garnet Key Society handed over their responsibilities — greeting guests at university events — to next year’s Key. It’s traditional for the new group to entertain their elders with a skit. In the mood to entertain are (left to right, back row): Frédéric Laroche, Joseph Malenfant, Stephano Da Fre (president-elect), Dominic Keyserlinuk, In the front row are Melanie Wand, Annie Rochon, Aisha Saintiche, Lisa Church and Mary Pham.


ACUMAE negotiating team.

Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

ACUMAE signs first agreement

The negotiating team of ACUMAE, the Association of Concordia University Management and Administration Employees, signed its first agreement with the university since being recognized in May 1996. The agreement extends to August 31, 2002. Seen in the photo, standing, are Kathleen O’Connell (Department Administrator, Psychology) and Terry Too (Associate Registrar), and seated are Craig Buchanan (Manager, Academic Services, IITS) and ACUMAE president Miriam Posner (Technical Supervisor, Chemistry/Biochemistry)


Wanted: Researchers in culture and technology

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology is launching a program of grants for researchers in residence. With this new program, the Foundation hopes to foster critical thinking about how technologies affect people and their natural and cultural environments.

Following an international competition open to historians, curators, critics, independent researchers, artists and scientists in various fields including computer science and related areas of social science, the Foundation will enable two researchers to work in the collections and archives of the Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D).

Each year, the Foundation will announce the research topics that researchers’ proposals must address. For 2001-2002, the topics are:

  • the technological, artistic and aesthetic history of computer
  • conceptual, scientific and artistic issues involved in preserving
    digital artworks or works with digital components

Twice a year, the CR+D will welcome a researcher for three to six months. The researchers will be given access to computer and audiovisual equipment, the Foundation’s database, and its entire collection of documentation. The researchers in residence will be required to publish their research findings on the Foundation’s Web site.

For more details on this new initiative, consult the program of grants for researchers in residence in the Funding Programs section of the Foundation’s Web site: http://www.fondation-langlois.org/e/programmes/menu.html. If you don’t have Internet access, please contact Angela Plohman, at aplohman@fondation-langlois.org.

Deadline for applications: August 31, 2001.


Campus Recreation Spring and Summer Session

Victoria Gym: April 30 - June 30
Loyola Gym: May 8 - June 30

Aerobics - dance - martial arts - intramural leagues

Open house will take place the first week of activities.
Try an activity, see how you like it, and register!
Open to all ages 18 and over.

Leagues at Loyola:
Ball hockey will take place Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday nights.
Roller hockey will be on Mondays, 5 to 11 p.m.

Co-ed softball league will begin on May 28; both competitive and recreational divisions offered. Teams must field three players of the opposite sex at all times. Games played from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Loyola field. Cost is $350 per team, with a $100 deposit due at registration.

For more information, please call
848-3860 (Victoria Gym), 848-3858 (Loyola).


Annual General Meeting
Concordia University Pensioners Association

Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m.
Senate Chamber, Loyola Campus

Speaker: History professor Graeme Decarie, on

“Our Country, Province and City: Where are they going in the immediate and long term?”

All pensioners are welcome.


Spring Convocation

Faculty of Arts and Science*
Monday, June 11, 1:30 p.m.

John Molson School of Business
Monday, June 11, 7 p.m.

Faculty of Arts and Science**
Tuesday, June 12, 10 a.m.

Faculty of Fine Arts
Tuesday, June 12, 3 p.m.

Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m.

* The first convocation of Arts and Science, on June 11, applies to the following degrees: CMLL, Études françaises, Exercise Science, Geology, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics/Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Science/Human Affairs, Sociology/Anthropology, Theological Studies, Western Society/Culture, Women’s Studies.

** The second convocation of Arts and Science, on June 12, applies to the following degrees: Applied Human Sciences, Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, English, Geography, Humanities, Journalism, Library Studies, SIP, TESL, Urban Studies.


Loyola Club Dinner

in honour of

Marc Gervais, S.J., PhD, Loyola BA ’50

Thursday, May 3

Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.
St. James’s Club of Montreal · 1145 Union Avenue
$75 per person
Sponsored by the Loyola Alumni Association.

For reservations, please call Linda Susnik, 848-3825 or Lsusnik@alcor.concordia.ca.


Call for Nominations

3M Teaching Fellowships 2001

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada Inc. are pleased to announce the continuation of the 3M Fellows Program with up to 10 awards for 2001.

The Award

  • a citation of excellence in recognition of exemplary
    contributions to teaching and learning
  • a 3-day retreat at Chateau Montebello. All expenses are paid as part of the award


  • open to anyone teaching at a Canadian university
    regardless of discipline or level of appointment

Criteria for the Award

  • excellence in teaching over a number of years,
    principally (but not exclusively) at the undergraduate
    level, and
  • commitment to the improvement of university
    teaching within the candidate’s own institution
    and perhaps beyond

Nomination forms are available from:
the Office of the Vice-Rector (Academic),
or www.johnmolson.concordia.ca/stlhe

Deadline: May 11



Evaluation, search committees confirmed by Board of Governors

Named to the Evaluation Committee for Dean of Arts and Science

Jack Lightstone (Chair)
Maria Peluso (representing part-time faculty)
Miriam Posner (administrative and support staff)
Jayson Berubé (undergraduate student)
Cora Capurro (graduate student)
John Parisella (community-at-large)
Heather Adams-Robinette (Secretary)

Search Committee for Dean of Graduate Studies

Jack Lightstone (Chair)
Clarence Baynes (full-time faculty, John Molson School of Business)
Fariborz Haghighat (full-time faculty, Engineering/Computer Science)
Lidia Santos (administrative and support staff)
Dana Simon (graduate student)
Mark Rozahegy (graduate student)
Ann E. Bennett (Secretary)

Named to the Evaluation Committee for Dean of Engineering and Computer Science

Jack Lightstone (Chair)
Rama Bhat (full-time faculty)
Charles Giguère (full-time faculty)
Clement Lam (full-time faculty)
Mary Silas (part-time faculty)
Mario Ciaramicoli (undergraduate)
Husam Elsaid (graduate)
Rocco Lombardo (administrative and support staff)
Richard Renaud (community-at-large)
Heather Adams-Robinette (Secretary)