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January 24, 2002 Of Note



Concordia Honorary Degree Nominations

Honorary degree nominations are being sought for the convocation ceremonies for 2002-03.

All members of the Concordia University community (faculty, students, staff and alumni) are invited to submit nominations. Please note that current members of the faculty, the administration, or the Board of Governors are not eligible to receive honorary degrees.

Every nomination must include a detailed curriculum vita and a succinct statement explaining (i) why the nominator thinks the candidate is worthy of the honour, and (ii) what makes the candidate an appropriate honorand for Concordia University.

To request a nomination form or a copy of the criteria used in selecting honorands, please contact Heather Adams-Robinette, Secretary to the Graduation Ceremonies Committee, by e-mail: heather.adams-robinett@concordia.ca or by telephone: 848-4853.

Completed nominations may be sent to the Office of the Board of Governors and Senate, S-BC 319.

The deadline for nominations for convocation ceremonies to be held in the upcoming academic year, is April 12, 2002.


Changes to the corporate card program

The university has entered into an agreement with U.S Bank Canada for the use of a Royal Bank Visa Corporate Card.

On May 1, 2000, U.S. Bancorp purchased the Royal Bank Corporate Card portfolio. Together with the Royal Bank, U.S. Bancorp, under the trade name U.S. Bank Canada, jointly markets the corporate card program to both commercial and public sector entities in Canada.

U.S. Bank Canada is the largest issuer of Visa corporate cards in the world and a leading developer of corporate payment systems. While the scale of their operations provides advantages to all their customers, U.S Bank Canada is managed by Canadians on behalf of organizations operating in Canada.

Concordia University’s partnership with U.S. Bank Canada for the use of a Royal Bank Visa Corporate Card was made to simplify the acquisition, receipt and payment of low-dollar-value purchases and travel expenses. The use of the corporate card for such expenses should result in time and dollar savings and increased user satisfaction, while adhering to government guidelines and university policies.

If you are already a holder of an American Express Corporate Card, please note that your card will expire on February 15, 2002. Current card holders will be contacted within the next few weeks to facilitate the transition to the new Royal Bank Visa Corporate Card. Training sessions on the use of the card, as well as a detailed procedure guide, will be provided to all card holders.

If you have any questions concerning Concordia’s new Corporate Card Program, or want to receive an application, please contact Rod Parsons, Manager, Accounts Payable, at: parsons@alcor.concordia.ca

The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

Hypermedia-Assisted Instruction in Engineering Education
Dr. Malgorzata Gosha Zywno
February 21, 9 - 11 am Room LB-922-4
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.

Dr. Gosha Zywno is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson Polytechnic University, and a research associate at the Ryerson Centre for Engineering Education (RCEE). She has been developing and implementing courseware for teaching control systems since 1997.

In this presentation, she will talk about her experiences with hypermedia-assisted teaching, and will demonstrate some of the hypermedia components used in the classroom and the WebCT website supporting the course.

She will also present results from her current research into the relationship between hypermedia instruction, learning styles and learning outcomes.

Participants are asked to register by phoning the Centre for Teaching and Learning Services, at 848-2495.

Writers Read @ Concordia

A Night of Five Authors • Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m. • Java U Bistro, Hall Building

The Porcupine’s Quill publishers presents some of its best writers from Quebec, reading from recent works of fiction, poetry and essays.

• Clark Blais is one of the founders of Concordia’s creative program. His books include Lunar Attraction, Pittsburgh Stories, If I Were Me, and Southern Shores.
• Judith Cowan is a writer and translator living in Trois-Rivières, and author of a book of short stories, Gambler’s Fallacy.
• Eric Ormsby is a poet, and a scholar of Islamic studies at McGill. He is the author of Facsimiles of Time, a book of literary essays.
• Norm Sibum is a Montreal poet, and the author of Girls and Handsome Dogs.
• David Solway was poet-in-residence at Concordia in 1999-2000. His latest book is The Lover’s Progress.

Carmine Starnino will be emcee.

Writers Read at Concordia is supported by the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program, and Concordia University.

The Arts and Science Career Fair

Yes, there are job prospects for Arts and Science students!

February 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Mezzanine, Henry F. Hall Building

Sponsored by Counselling and Development 848-3545

Upcoming Stingers Games

Women’s hockey

Trois-Rivières vs. Concordia–January 24, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s hockey
Concordia @ Ottawa Sunday–January 27, 2:00 p.m.

Basketball Double-header
Women: Bishop’s vs. Concordia, January 27, 1 p.m.
Men: Bishop’s vs. Concordia, January 27, 3 p.m.