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February 8, 2001 In Brief



Photo by Christian Fleury.

The Egyptian ambassador to Canada paid a visit to Montreal last week, and presented a document of appreciation and a gift to Rector Frederick Lowy for Concordia’s efforts to develop closer links with her country. Above, left to right, are Dr. Ahmed El-Sherbini, Consul, Cultural and Educational Affairs, at the Consulate of Egypt in Montreal, Dr. Lowy, and Her Excellency Dr. Sallama Shaher.










Women's History Month

In honour of Women’s History month, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute is hosting a number of events:

  • Feb. 27 - The Institute presents Present Times, a documentary about the women’s movement in India, co-sponsored by the Religion and Political Science Departments and arranged by the Shastri Institute.
  • March 2 - Concordia professor Sandra Weber and McGill’s Claudia Mitchell present their video Dress Fitting.
  • March 7 - Roundtable discussion on women’s health issues.
  • March 12 - Guest lecture co-sponsored with the English Department by Jane C. Marcus from City University of New York.
  • March 22 - Simone de Beauvoir Institute’s principal Lillian Robinson reads, discusses and signs her latest novel, Murder Most Puzzling.
  • March 27 - Showing of Comfort Women, about Asian women forced to sexually serve Japanese troops during World War II.

For more information, please call Amy Vincent, 848-2372.

Women's Centre reopens

The Concordia Women’s Centre, a home-away-from-home for some women on the downtown campus, has re-opened at 2110 Mackay St. and celebrated with an open house on February 1.

The Women’s Centre is one of many associations administered by the Concordia Student Union. It has three staff members and five collective members and is always looking for more volunteers.

A free intensive 10-week workshop peer counselling session will start at the Women’s Centre on March 1. If you are interested, please drop in.




Concordia gets the mark of approval from this visiting student. He was one of about 60 students who visited the university last week from the Beijing-Concord College of Sino-Canada, a network of private high schools in the Chinese capital.



Concordia staff to take the ice against CFCF-12

A Concordia all-star staff team will play the CFCF-12 Hockey Hot Dogs on Saturday, February 24, at 7:15 p.m. at the Pierrefonds Sportsplexe 4 Glaces Arena, 14700 Pierrefonds Blvd., Rink 2.

There is no admission charge, but donations and funds raised by a “puck pitch” competition will go to the Alex Laurie Fund for student scholarships, established in memory of a popular staff member. There will also be special prizes in addition to some exciting hockey action.
Bring your family and friends!



New look at religion in the New World

Charles Long, former Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and former director of the Center for Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has just visited Concordia’s Religious Studies Department.

Professor Long is notable for having called for more attention by scholars to the religions of African-Americans and indigenous people. In recent years, he has focused on the Atlantic crossings by Africans, English, French and Spanish people.

He gave a talk on this subject to graduate students yesterday, and was scheduled to give a public lecture last night under the title “The Creation and Ideology of Matter and Materiality: The ‘Origin’ of Religion in the Formation of the Atlantic World.”

He visits McGill University today, and will give a public lecture tonight under the title “New Orleans: An Alternate Meaning of American Civil Religion.” For more information, please call 398-4121.



National Post says we’re No. 7

In a ranking of Canadian Master’s of Business Administration programs that appeared in a business supplement to the National Post last week, the program offered by Concordia’s John Molson School of Business ranked seventh out of 30.

Our MBA program also made it into the top 100 in the international rankings published recently by the Financial Times of London.