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Ann Vroom in her new rocking chair

 

Ann Vroom steps down

Though she's hardly ready for the rocking chair, Ann Vroom (at left) was delighted with the choice of her Concordia friends for a farewell gift.

Vroom has resigned from her position as Executive Director of Recruitment. She was Director of Alumni Relations for 10 years before taking on the newly created Recruitment post last year.

Speakers at her farewell reception, including Rector Frederick Lowy, paid tribute to her devotion to the university, her involvement with national and international university networks, her success in building the Alumni office, and the administrative groundwork she laid in her short tenure in Recruitment. We wish Ann well in her future endeavours.

 

Jackie Chegrinec takes early retirement

Jackie Chegrinec's 14 years at Concordia were celebrated June 28 by her many friends and colleagues. Much of her career was spent in the office of the Vice-Rector Services, and her last boss, Michael Di Grappa, hailed her as "the ideal executive assistant." Possessed of a giving heart, Jackie was actively involved with several other Concordia employees in a hospice for HIV/AIDS babies called Pour l'amour de Sarah. She started her early retirement with a trip to England to be with one of her daughters and a new grandchild. Christine Sidhom leaves EHS Christine Sidhom has left Environmental Health and Safety to take up a post in industrial hygiene with the CBC in Toronto. We thank her for her faithful service at Concordia, and wish her well in her new home.

 

Oscar Peterson scholarship announced

To celebrate Oscar Peterson's 75th birthday on August 15, Verve Music Group Canada, Telarc Records and Concordia University have announced the Dr. Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship.

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded each year to a Concordia Music student enrolled in the jazz program, and the first award will be made October 25, at this year's Undergraduate Awards Ceremony. Last year, Concordia's concert venue on the Loyola Campus was named the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall.

The great Montreal-born musician, who is often called the best jazz pianist in the world, attended a gala concert held there in his honour.

 

Wiseman film retrospective

A retrospective of films by the U.S. documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman will be shown at the Cinémateque québécoise and in the DeSève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., from September 13 to October 1.

This is a collaboration between the Cinémathèque québécoise and Concordia University's Instructional and Information Technology Services Department (IITS). The 30 films span 30 years, and include such titles as Hospital (1969), Basic Training (1971), High School (1969) and High School II (1994), and the most recent, Belfast, Maine (1999). For a full schedule and film synopses, please consult the IITS Web site at http://phantom.concordia.ca/whatsnew/whatsnew.taf?_function=show&message_id=82

 

Maxim Mazumdar remembered at Stratford

A brilliant young actor/ writer/director's finest achievement is being revived at the Stratford Festival after a hiatus of about 25 years. Maxim Mazumdar was a student at Loyola College in the late 1960s and early 70s, and was active in campus theatre.

He created a one-man show, Oscar Remembered, about the flamboyant Irish writer Oscar Wilde as seen through the eyes of his lover and nemesis Lord Alfred Douglas, and it was a runaway success, produced internationally, on television, and at Stratford, Ont.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of Wilde, who in latter years has become celebrated as much for the punitive treatment he endured as a gay man as for his rapier wit, and Stratford has mounted a Wilde revival.

Canada's most distinguished actor, William Hutt, will direct a revival of Mazumdar's show, with Michael Theriault as Wilde. It runs until September 29. Interviewed by telephone from Stratford, Hutt said he has vivid memories of "Max," as he called him, when he saw Oscar Remembered in the Quebec Drama Festival in 1974.

The production, with Mazumdar in the title role, took the top prize. Oscar Remembered played Stratford in the summer of 1975, then toured nationally and internationally for two years.

Mazumdar had immigrated to Canada from Bombay in 1969 at the age of 17. After he graduated in Communication Studies from Loyola in 1972, he founded the Phoenix Theatre here, then founded the Stephenville Festival, in Corner Brook, Nfld. His career was cut short by AIDS in 1988, when he died at the age of 36.

 

Student is off to East Timor

Tracey Martineau was all set to go back to school when life intervened in the form of an assignment for the United Nations. Martineau is finishing up an undergraduate degree in English literature, but she also works at ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, who have seconded her to the UN's extensive peacekeeping operations in East Timor.

She will do "whatever is needed" personnel, finance, procurement of supplies, or dealing with the international media. She did a similar UN assignment before, in the former Yugoslavia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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