This column welcomes the submissions of all Concordia faculty and staff
to promote and encourage individual and group activities in teaching and
research, and to encourage work-related achievements.
Congratulations to Thérèse Pinho (BA 89
Communication Studies), who won an award from the Canadian Conference
of the Arts for her award-winning programs for TVO and TFO. It was the
French Rogers Communications Inc. Media Award (a matching award is given
for achievement in English), and was given at a gala in Toronto on Nov.
29. Her work on the series A Comme Artiste for TVO led to Panorama
Arts et Culture, covering every area of culture in Ontario, and she
also developed a TFO youth series called VOLT.
Concordians were on the CASE in Boston recently. The occasion was the
District 1 conference of CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education, held Jan. 12-15. Marketing Communications Director Sandra-Lynn
Spina was joint Communications Track chair for the conference and
presented the kick-off session for newcomers to CASE. University Communications
Executive Director Dennis Murphy also did a communications overview
session with CASE newcomers. Vice-Rector Services Michael Di Grappa
and Media Relations Coordinator Chris Mota did a joint two-hour
session called The senior administrator and the media relations
officer, and Howard Bokser presented on Who owns the
alumni magazine? Andrew McAusland, Executive Director, IITS,
was prevented from presenting due to a storm that closed Logan Airport.
Concordians also acted as moderators for roundtables and conference volunteers.
Dennis Murphy, Executive Director, University Communications, was
invited to represent the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communication
on three panels during Medientage München, held in the Bavarian capital
from Oct. 17-19. He participated in panels on e-commerce and the reaction
of educators; on e-learning as agenda-setting for media professionals;
and on the advantages of the globalization of film and television training.
The annual event is held under the auspices of MedienCampus, the Bavarian
governments office responsible for the quality and approval of media
training and education.
Professor Emeritus Lawrence Bessner, FCA, has been named president
of the Montreal chapter of Canadian Friends of Haifa University.
Warren Sanderson (Art History) has been named president of the
Association for Art History, whose members include scholars in the U.S.
Barry Lazar (Journalism) wrote a 90-page report, Underestimated
Importance: Anglo-Quebec Culture, that was published by Quebecs
Institut national de la recherche scientifique. It was the only English
report in an 18-part series about Quebec culture, and will be the basis
for a 60-minute television documentary to be broadcast next fall.
Her Concordia friends and former colleagues will want to congratulate
Judith Woodsworth on becoming the president of Laurentian University,
in Sudbury, Ont. Judith taught in Concordias Departement des Études
françaises and was Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs and International
Relations, before leaving to become Vice-President (Academic) at Mount
Saint Vincent University for women, in Halifax.
Michel Laroche, FRSC (Marketing), has been given the 2002 Living
Legend of Marketing Award by the Omer DeSerres Chair of Commerce of the
École des Hautes Études of the Université de Montréal.
He is the first Canadian scholar and the fifth overall to receive the
An exhibition of new paintings by Janet Werner (Studio Arts) opened
at the Ottawa Art Gallery on Jan. 17. A proponent of the invented
portrait, her new work focuses on beauty, seduction and the
projection of desire.
Isabelle Van Grimde, who teaches second-year choreography in the Department
of Contemporary Dance, has also had her own company, Van Grimde Corps
Secrets, since 1992. They will be performing the world premiere of Érioso
with the Studio of the Agora de la Danse on Feb. 27 and 28. Inspired by
the idea of the creation of the world, the work is performed to music
by saxophone and percussion. The Agora is at 840 Cherrier St. (Métro
François Morelli (Studio Arts) opened an exhibition called
Sports Divers at La Galérie Chrstianne Chassay, 385 Sherbrooke
St. W. It includes drawing proposals for public works and sculptures.
Posing for the Public, a show involving animals by Trevor Gould
(Studio Arts), will be seen from Feb. 23 to March 16 in Amos. The
ongoing tour is organized by the Musée dart Contemporain
Vesselin Petkov, PhD, adjunct professor in the Science College,
was the first speaker in a new inter-university seminar in the history
and philosophy of science, which took place on Jan. 29. His subject was
Does the theory of relativity relativize existence as well?