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.
Karin Doerr (CMLL, Simone de Beauvoir, Montreal Institute for
Genocide Studies and Human Rights) gave a lecture Nov. 19 in the Fourth
Annual Holocaust Education Series at Temple Emanu-El Beth Shalom, in Westmount.
It was called Retrieving Memories: Holocaust Survivors and the German
Balbir Sahni (Economics, CIAC) has been re-elected (after the mandatory
lapse of one year) to the board of directors of the Canadian Bureau for
International Education (CBIE). He is one of 33 directors, 10 of whom
are from Quebec; it is currently chaired by Bernard Shapiro, principal
of McGill University. Claudette Fortier, coordinator of Concordias
International Students Office, is active with the CBIE as a member of
the immigration task force, and Fred Francis (CIAC) was re-elected
chair of the CREPUQ sub-committee for the international student exchange
Sup Mei Graub, director of Counselling and Development, was part
of the planning for the 2001 conference of the Association of University
and College Counseling Center Directors, held as scheduled in October
in Toronto, despite the pressure on these professionals caused by the
Sept 11 attack. (About 95 per cent of the members are American.) University
of Toronto author/philosopher Mark Kingwell brought some welcome solace
to the participants. Sup Mei was responsible for coordinating the continuing
education credits that directors gained by attending conference sessions
that qualified as professional development.
Susan Hoecker-Drysdale (Sociology/Anthropology) has published
Harriet Martineau: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives,
of which she and Michael R. Hill are the editors (New York and London:
Dominique Legros (Sociology/Anthropology) shepherded in a new publication
entitled Affiquets, matachias et vermillon: Ethnographie illustrée
des Algonquiens du nord-est de lAmérique aux XVIe, XVIIe
et XVIIIe siècles, illustrated by Marc Laberge. In his capacity
as director and editor of the Journal de Recherches amérindiennes
au Québec he was responsible for this project.
Homa Hoodfar (Sociology/Anthropology) gave two addresses, Women
in Iran: Law Reform and Reshaping Political Space, and Afghan
Refugees in Iran: Changing Roles of Women, Displacement and Social Change,
at the Muslim Women Research and Action Forum, in Sri Lanka, in July.
Sirin Bekbay (MBA, Concordia 2001), who took a course in TQM (total
quality management) given by Suresh K. Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS),
has been awarded the Hosei International Fund Foreign Scholars Fellowship,
which will enable her to pursue research in Tokyo on a related topic.
Jeremiah F. Hayes, who retired last year as a professor in the Department
of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be honoured by having a paper
selected as one of 10 to be reprinted in the fiftieth anniversary issue
of the IEEE Communication Societys magazine, to be published in
April. The paper is a tutorial on the Viterbi algorithm, and was written
David Howes (Sociology/Anthropology) has published an article called
eLegislation: Law-making in the Digital Age in the McGill
Vered Amit (Sociology/Anthropology) presented a paper, Armenian
and Other Diasporas, at the Erasmus/Socrates Conference on Agency,
Discourses of Power and Collective Representations in Vienna, in July.
She also had an article, Clash of Vulnerabilities: Citizenship,
Labor and Expatriacy in the Cayman Islands published in American
Neil Gerlach (Sociology/Anthropology) published Cyber Inc.:
Business Restructuring Literature and/as Cybertheory with Sheryl
N. Hamilton in Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media
Technologies. He also published From Disciplinary Gaze to Biological
Gaze: Genetic Crime Thrillers and Biogovernance in the Canadian
Review of American Studies.
Meir Amor (Sociology/Anthropology) presented Minorities, Expulsions
and State Persecution: A Comparative Analysis of the Expulsion of Jews
from 15th Century Spain and the Expulsion of Asians from Uganda in 1972
at a workshop held in November by the Montreal Institute for Genocide
and Human Rights Studies.
Anouk Bélanger (Sociology/Anthropology) presented Marketing
Memories: A Case Study of the Re-Opening of the Pepsi-Forum
at the Culture of Cities Project in Toronto in June.