Concordia faculty, staff and alumni/æ pop up in the media more often
than you might think!
Jason Camlot (English) was a guest on CBC Radios All
in a Weekend recently, telling host and alumnus Shelley Pomerance
about his interest in early spoken-word recordings. He played some of
them, including a call on the very bugle that sounded the Charge
of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 and a brief
speech by critic and playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).
Mick Carney (Aviation MBA) continues to be a popular expert as
the media track the woes of Canadas airlines. He told CBCs
Daybreak that Air Canadas $1.25-billion deficit for 2001
was not unexpected, but admitted in a Canadian Press article published
in many newspapers that Air Canadas expansion of Tango to Atlantic
Canada is a shot across the bow of would-be competitors like
Daniel Salée (SCPA) told a reporter that he thinks the Parti
Québécois will wait to call a Quebec election. The Canadian
Press article, published, among other places, in Owen Sound, Ont., said,
If this were a typical party that didnt have sovereignty in
mind, I think theyd hold an election in 2002. . . With the PQ, every
election is about sovereignty and the time isnt right now.
The issue is practically dead.
Stylianos Perrakis (Economics/Finance) wrote a letter to the Ottawa
Citizen in which he favours upgrading requirements for immigrants.
Let in the uneducated and the illiterates of the whole world, and
all well achieve is adding them to our welfare rolls, he wrote,
adding that if educated immigrants dont find jobs immediately, they
tend to go to back school. It is already happening, and I have had
several of them as my students over the years. The system works, and [then
Immigration Minister Elinor] Caplans new requirements will only
make it work better.
Kevin Austin (Music) was interviewed for CBCs Home Run
on the eve of the annual electroacoustic music festival that started at
the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall on Feb. 13. He said that Montreal is the
centre for electroacoustic music in Canada, and thousands of Montrealers
have attended at least one concert in this somewhat rarefied medium.
Three nurses at Concordias Health Services, Louise Carline,
Donna Cooper and Mindy Selinger, and administrative assistant Carolle
Poirier, were the subject of an article in The Gazette last
week not for their work, but for their regard for their own health
and well-being. The four women have been active walkers for several years
from their office on Guy St., progressing from a flat route west to a
brisk walk up to Mount Royal, and they do it several times a week. They
eat better, feel better and look better. Think about it!
Lillian Robinson (Simone de Beauvoir) was on CBC Newswatch
recently, in an informal studio debate in which she defended feminism
against the female author of a book that said men suffer from stereotyping.
Stephen Snow (Creative Arts Therapies) was a guest of Ann Lagacé-Dowson
on CBCs Home Run, talking about the release of a compact
disc of songs by participants in the lively musicals produced over the
past several years by the Centre for the Arts in Human Development. Those
interested in buying the disc can contact the Centre at 848-8619.
Askmen.com, a Web site for guys on business, relationships and
health, was the subject of a column in the Edmonton Journal by David Staples.
It was started in 1999 by a group Concordia business students, and now
has 3.7 million readers a month. Staples quotes one of the founders, Ash
Karbasforoushan (BCom 99), as saying that the most popular feature
is Doc Love, who writes a weekly column on dating.
A show of large portraits by Janet Werner (Studio Art) has opened
at the Ottawa Art Gallery and continues until March. Paul Gessell, reviewing
it in The Citizen, says, You just know these Beautiful People
are dumb, shallow, selfish, insensitive and . . . post-modern. He
went on to call the portraits both seductive and seducing.
His hometown of Fort Erie, Ont., celebrated the fact that Daniel Cross
(Cinema) has been nominated for a Gemini (Canadas TV awards) for
his documentary Too Colourful for the League: A History of Blacks in
Hockey with a feature in the local paper, The Times. Crosss
latest film is S.P.I.T. Squeegee Punks in Traffic.
Joseph Baron is a student in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema,
but hes already something of a star. Before coming to Concordia
last fall, he was at York University, where he made an eerie short film
called Four. It won top prize in the Canadian Student Festival,
including a $5,000 grant from Kodak. He was the subject of the cover article
in In Camera On Campus, the newsletter of the Kodak Student Filmmaker