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January 24, 2002 Student activities around campus



Science Games

Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Competitive events at the Science Games

The fourth annual Science Games took place at Concordia for the first time, from Jan. 10 to 13.

Organizer Magali Merkx-Jacques, who is in her last year of a biology honours program, has attended all of the Games so far (at McGill, the University of Toronto and Western), and said that this was the biggest. About 180 students from seven universities in Quebec and Ontario took part, approximately double the attendance last year.

Université Laval, competing for the first time, won the Spirit Cup for all-around excellence and attitude. The University of Ottawa took the prize for highest point score, with Windsor and Concordia coming second and third.

The competitive events included a quiz on science and general knowledge, and a day-long contest to see which team could make the best and most complex machine to deliver a Ping Pong ball to a basket, using materials found in your average dollar store.

How’s your grasp of science? Try these questions

Here’s a sample of the questions asked during the recent inter-university Science Games.

1. What are transport vehicles for lipids called?
(Hint: we’re not talking about trucks and trains here.)

2. If I had 10 dollars and bought four crayons costing 11 cents each, how much would I have left?

3. What describes the orbital geometry of an Sp2 hybridized atom?

4. What is the charge of an atom?

5. What planet is referred to as our twin?

6. Who invented the scissors?

Answers at the bottom of this page.








Vagina Monologues cast

From the top: Ashley Kerr, Leslie Carty, Jocelyn Wickett, and Kristen Forsyth and Sadia Mahmood.

V stands for women

A production of The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler, is being mounted by a group of Concordia students. The well-known stage show is a combination of outrageous and unique stories with music, dance and a display of art by women.

All proceeds go to local organizations working towards ending violence against women, and to the united V-Day front, which supports the liberation of women in Afghanistan.

You can see it at the D.B. Clarke Theatre, below the lobby of the Hall Building, Feb. 4 to 6, at 8 o’clock. For tickets, call 281-4194.

Register by Lynn Janigan

Register (triptych), by student Lynn Janigan. “Society is exposed, on a daily basis, to an onslaught of information. Media in all forms present their version of the truth,” writes Janigan. “But what is truth? How does one sift through the information to find a sense of meaning or understanding?”

Constructive reactions through art

Following the events of Sept. 11, students at Concordia coordinated art4peace, an exhibit on dealing positively with racism and war.

Works had to meet two criteria, relevance and appropriateness — artistic merit was not a criterion, as the goal was to encourage the fullest participation possible.

The screening panel consisted of three professors: Frances Aboud (McGill Psychology), Wolfgang Krol (Concordia Studio Arts), and Bella Rabinovitch, who lectures at Marianopolis College and Concordia.

Art4Peace runs until Feb. 3, at the Black Studies Center, 1968 de Maisonneuve W., Tues/Wed/Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Answers to the Science Games quiz (top of the page):

1. Lipoproteins.
2. You would have $9.56 left.
3. Trigonal planar
4. An atom is neutral.
5. Venus
6. Leonardo Da Vinci