CUSSU contract signed
a lunch for union members in the J.W. McConnell Atrium recently, Rector
Frederick Lowy and union president Di-Anne Robin signed the latest collective
agreement between the university and the Concordia University Support
Staff Union (CUSSU). It runs from July 13, 2000, to August 31, 2002.
A collective agreement that extends to February 2003 has been signed between
the university and the Concordia University Library Employees Union. Seen
above at the signing on October 17 are, from left, Ciaran Hopkins and
George Brunetti, negotiators for the union, and Robert Black, CULEU president.
Winning student journalists
Every year, The Gazette gives cash awards to promising students
taking the Journalism Diploma, an intensive one-year program for students
who already have undergraduate degrees in other disciplines. This years
winners received their prizes at a reception in the lobby of the Montreal
daily, where they had a chance to meet senior Gazette staff.
From left to right are Wendy Fletcher, a native of British Columbia who
has a degree in environmental biology, and Andrew Ross, who studied political
science and history and just became a father; they won the Susan Carson
Award, named for an outstanding Gazette reporter and humanitarian.
Next to them are Marie Valla, who has a degree in Canadian history from
a university in France, and Alyson Grant, who has a Masters in English
and teaches at Dawson College. They won the Philip Fisher Award, named
for a former publisher.
policy in Middle East denounced
Security was tight but tempers remained calm as about 600 people listened
to former US congressman Paul Findley denounce Israel and American foreign
The speech was held October 13, the day after the Palestinian mob lynched
two Israeli soldiers and Israel launched air raids against Palestinian
targets in the West Bank and Gaza.
His lecture was organized by a group called Solidarity of Palestinian
Human Rights, and he was introduced by Canadian Senator Marcel Prudhomme.
The crowd gave both speakers a standing ovation.
History Professor Stephen Scheinberg, an active member of Montreals
Jewish community, said later, I understand that Palestinians and
Jews in Canada or America are angry, and want to express their views and
affect government policy.
Nevertheless, he added, the two sides must take the time to calm down
and struggle to achieve peace.
- Eun-Joo Jung
for the Arts
Call for nominations for:
The 2000 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize, worth $50,000
tax free. Each year, one is awarded in the arts and the other in the humanities
and social sciences.
The 2001 Killam Prizes, worth $100,000 tax-free (an increase from
$75,000). One is awarded in each of the natural sciences, health sciences
The 2001 John G. Diefenbaker Award, which allows a distinguished
German scholar to come to a Canadian university for up to one year to
work on a specific research project.
Candidates must be nominated by others. Deadlines: Killam, November 1;
Molson, December 1; Diefenbaker, December 1. For more information, please
call Carol J. Bream, (613) 566-4414 (5041), Carol.Bream@canadacouncil.ca
or consult www.canadacouncil.ca
Call for applications
Concordia Universitys Office of Research Services is seeking a bilingual
individual for the position of Technology Transfer Officer. You will be
responsible for promoting the early stages of the technology transfer
process, promoting the importance of sound intellectual property management
to the university community, and working with Corporation Valorisation
Innovation Plus (VIP), a company created recently with provincial government
One of the mandates of the Office of Research Services is to receive declarations
of invention from Concordia researchers and to act in support of their
commercialization, as appropriate, most frequently via licensing.
Your major focus will be to identify potentially valuable intellectual
property at an early stage, in collaboration with faculty members, and
to build the dossier for action by VIP.
You have a graduate degree in a science discipline, general understanding
of the protection of intellectual property and its timelines, of licensing
and other technology transfer issues. You have experience working with
the private sector, coupled with technology and marketing skills. You
possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and you are computer
literate. Spoken and written bilingualism is essential. This full-time
position is supported by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC). It is a contractual position, with renewal according
to availability of funds.
Please send your résumé to the attention of the Director,
Office of Research Services, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Blvd. W., GM-1000, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 or Fax to (514) 848-4290.
Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
to study abroad?
MEQ Student Mobility Bursary
This new bursary from the Quebec Ministry of Education provides funding
for undergraduate or graduate students wishing to complete a portion of
the academic program in an educational institution in another country
To be eligible, the student must be a Quebec resident, registered at Concordia
as a full-time student, have completed 24 credits towards their degree
(graduate students, eight credits), and be in good academic standing.
Applications are now available for the winter term, starting January 2001,
from your Undergraduate Student Affairs Office or Graduate Program Director.
Deadline: October 31.
For more information about this bursary or the International Student Exchange
Program, please call the Centre for International Academic Co-operation,
at 848-4987, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org