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January 10, 2002 In Brief



Old Brewery volunteers

Left to right, are some of those who served: Murphy, Andrew McAusland, Sandra-Lynn Spina, Jerry Tomberlin, Sandra D’Sylva, Evelyne Abitbol, Nadia Kherif, Ian Jeffrey, Beatrice Simone, Chris Mota, Laurie Zack and Diane Hastings.

Down at the Old Brewery — Concordians serve up lunch

Over three days before the holidays, a number of employees served lunch to the homeless men of the Old Brewery Mission. Executive Director of Communications Dennis Murphy says he would like to see every Concordia employee do a turn at least once a year. If you are interested, please contact Beatrice Simone, beasim@alcor.concordia.ca.

Work requests now can be made online

Last year, Facilities Management purchased a new computerized maintenance management system called Maximo. Now the work order component has been successfully implemented and a “self-service work request” has been launched.

Its main feature enables users to submit work requests through a Web page. The system will assign an automatic work request/work order number for future reference.

It also permits users to check the status of previously submitted work requests and get detailed information on them.

The Web page consists of four screens: 1) log-in screen, 2) main menu, 3) add work request, and 4) check work requests.

Claudie Boujaklian, manager of customer service, says that the facility went into operation Dec. 17, and a database is being developed of potential users.

Claudie asks that the names of potential service requestors be sent to cmikos@alcor.concordia.ca, and they will be provided with a username and password.

“Navigating the Self-Service Work Request is fairly simple,” Claudie said, “but should you have difficulties, we would be more than happy to assist you with a brief training session.”

Visit the Facilities and Management Web page at http://www.concordia.ca/facilities.


Bowled over: $10,000 raised for scholarships

Bowling enthusiasts who attended the ninth annual bowlathon organized by the Association of Alumni Sir George Williams outdid themselves this year, raising a whopping $10,000 for scholarships. This enjoyable event, held Nov. 17 at the Paré Lanes, had so many participants that for the first time, two rounds of play were needed.

Science Games held at Concordia this week

ASFA, the Arts and Science Federation of Associations, has organized the 2002 Science Games, which are taking place on both Concordia campuses over the next three days, Jan. 10-13.

These interuniversity games, now in their fourth year, bring together science students from universities in Eastern Canada, and more than 200 students are expected to attend. Concordia has participated every year, but this is the first time it has been held here.

Students participate in a variety of competitions, both academic and sports, including a Jeopardy-type quiz and a test of students’ skills at building a simple apparatus with basic material.

Visiting scholar an expert on Jewish studies

A reception was held Jan. 17 in the Bronfman Building to welcome the 2002 visiting scholar to the Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies.

He is Richard Menkis, Associate Professor of Religion at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Menkis will teach a compact seminar entitled Scholars, Identities and Community in Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia this term.


Student ‘Art 4 Peace’ show opens next week

A student-initiated art show called Art 4 Peace will open Friday, Jan. 18, in the Black Studies Centre, 1968 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. More information is available at http://art4peace.concordia.ca/.