The Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery showcases the best in student art
The annual exhibition of work
by Fine Arts undergraduate students is on now at the Leonard and Bina
Ellen Art Gallery, on the downtown campus. Its a wonderfully vital,
eclectic showcase of the best in student art, and here is just one example.
At left, a detail from Sans Titre, by Véronique la Perrière
Marcoux. This mixed-media piece features delicately coloured butterflies
affixed to the wall. There are plaster casts of two lower legsfeet
and shinsamong them, and two magnifying glasses.
Marketing Personality of
Congratulations to Professor Michel Laroche, who was named Marketing Personality
of the Year in the category of marketing consultant and professor
at a gala held recently by lAssociation de marketing de Montréal,
affiliated with the American Marketing Association. He is the first academic
to be so named.
Dr. Laroche was recently named Royal Bank Distinguished Professor of Marketing
in Concordias John Molson School of Business. A member of the Royal
Society of Canada, he is currently a visiting professor at IAE-Aix en
Provence, in France. Dr. Laroche will be awarded an honorary degree at
the University of Guelph this October.
A new voice for the Faculty
of Arts and Science
Theres a new publication making its debut this week. Panorama is
the official newsletter of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
The first edition is eight pages long and includes articles on the popularity
of Internet courses, the Facultys student recruitment efforts and
undergraduate research awards. There is also a profile of new Exercise
Science professor Robert Boushel.
Panorama is available on both campuses and will be distributed to 34,000
Arts and Science alumni with the June issue of Concordia Magazine. Panorama
was written and edited by Derek Cassoff, the Facultys Communications
Coordinator, and designed by Christine Daviault, from the Facultys
Academic Technology unit.
Free lectures on Canadian
painting and art history
François-Marc Gagnon, who holds Concordias Chair in Canadian
Art History, has launched a series of free public lectures on Wednesday
evenings at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The lectures are given in English from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Maxwell Cummings
Auditorium, accessed from the north side of Sherbrooke St. The first lecture,
on the significance of trees in the work of the Group of Seven, was held
Here is the schedule for the remainder of the series:
May 16: The Power of the North: Lawren Harriss Pictures
May 23: David Milne
and Goodridge Roberts: The Non-Sublime Landscape
May 30: Stanley Cosgrove, Marian D. Scott and The Essence of Landscape
June 6: Jean-Paul Lemieuxs Metaphysical Paintings
June 13: Paul-Émile Borduass Inscapes
The series will be given in French in the fall.
Washroom being renovated
Barrier-free facilities to accommodate staff and students using wheelchairs
are being constructed in H-592-1 of the Hall Building. A current mens
washroom is being transformed to into a unisex washroom for the use of
students and staff with disabilities.
Leo Bissonnette, Coordinator of Services for Disabled Students, reports,
Washroom accessibility for people with disabilities has been on
the agenda at Concordia for over 10 years.
Funding proposals have been made to the government for access projects,
including a major proposal in 1993. While most of Concordias buildings
do have accessible washrooms, the issue of access surfaced again in 1999,
when a student complained that he needed to go to the Library Building
to use the washroom because the accessible washrooms in the Hall Building
were too small for his larger-than-standard wheelchair, he said.
Bissonnette added that since Fall 1999, as Concordia witnessed an increase
in the student population with similar needs, Services for Disabled Students
has been working with Facilities Planning to make at least one washroom
on the Hall Buildings fifth floor accessible for larger wheelchairs.
Last month, the office of the Vice-Rector, Services, provided funds. The
renovations started Monday and will likely be finished by the end of the
month. During construction, those who usually use that washroom should
go instead to the fourth or sixth floor.
I hope that you will understand our efforts to meet the special
needs of a growing number of members of the Concordia community,
said Bissonnette. He is available for more information at 848-3518 and
Workshop on Web access for
The Canadian Association of Disability Service Providers in Post-Secondary
Education (CADSPPE) will hold a workshop on Sunday June 17, from 9 a.m.
to noon at McGill University under the title Ensuring Access to the Web
access for disabled students with Disabilities: Introduction to Advocacy
The workshop will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of
the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS).
Information on the conference is available at the CACUSS Web site, at
Royal power struggle at
Geordie Theatre Productions, the citys best youth theatre troupe,
will present A Man for All Seasons, Robert Bolts magisterial play
about the clash of wills between Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More, as a
Many people are familiar with the Academy-Award-winning film version,
made in 1966 and starring Richard Burton and Peter OToole. This
production will feature lawyer Peter Blaikie as More, Westmount mayor
Peter Trent as Henry VIII, Philip Johnston as Thomas Cromwell and former
Centaur artist director Maurice Podbrey as The Common Man. The cast also
includes Judge William Fraiberg, Bishop Andrew Hutchison, Tracey McKee,
Brian Hammond, Brian Riordan and Rémi Lafrenière.
Performances are Tuesday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 30, both at 8 oclock
at the D.B. Clarke Theatre, in the Henry F. Hall Building. Tickets are
$100, with a tax receipt for $75, and may be reserved by calling the Geordie
box office, at 845-1955.