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March 14, 2002 In Brief



Kellyann Ryan, Kimberley Sullivan

“Queen” Kellyann Ryan, on the left, couldn’t wear her crown to Concordia in February, because the crown she will wear at the parade belongs to Miss Canada and is borrowed only for the parade. Attendant Kimberley Sullivan is wearing her crown, however.

Photo by Caroline Bureau

Concordia ‘royalty’ for St. Patrick’s

When the St. Patrick’s parade takes over downtown streets on Sunday, two of the most prominent participants will be Concordia students.

The “queen” and one of the “princesses” visited Concordia’s Valentine’s Day luncheon last month on the seventh floor of the Hall Building.

Parade Queen Kellyann Ryan is 23, and both her parents are Irish. A political science undergraduate, she intends to do a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration and be a policy analyst for the federal government.

Kellyann does a lot of volunteer work, including Dawson Community Centre, St. Thomas More Parish, Catholic Women’s League, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis and Anorexia Nervosa (ANAD). She is a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority at Concordia, and a member of PRIDE Canada (Parents Research Institute for Drug Education).

She likes touch football, and played it throughout high school and CEGEP. Her hobbies are going to the gym and doing Irish dancing, ballet, tap and jazz.

Princess Kimberley Sullivan is also 23, and is of Scottish, Inuit and French ancestry as well as Irish.

She is currently an independent student at Concordia, studying biology and chemistry, but she already has a McGill BA in psychology and an MEd in education psychology for children with special needs. She won an award at McGill for her participation in the McGill figure-skating team.

Kimberley works at the Mackay Centre, and plans to write her entry exams to medical school in April. She recently represented Quebec at the Miss Canada International pageant, and earned second runner-up for the talent competition, performing a song in sign language.


Joy Beaudette Cripps, MNS Swamy

Joy Beaudette Cripps, M.N.S. Swamy

Honours for Engineering’s M.N.S. Swamy

Professor M.N.S. Swamy, of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering from Ansted University, in the Virgin Islands. Above, he receives his degree from H.E. Nobless Dame Commandeur Prof. Joy Beaudette Cripps, I.O.M., president of Ansted’s Board of Governors.

Dr. Swamy, who serves as an honorary member of the advisor council for Ansted University, was given the recognition for research in his field and contribution to engineering education, as well as his dedication to the promotion of circuits, systems and signal processing applications.

This is third international award Swamy has received in the last 18 months, the other two being the IEEE-Circuits and Systems Society Education Award and the Golden Jubilee Medal.

Stephane Dion

Stéphane Dion makes a stopover

Federal Unity Minister Stéphane Dion received a warm welcome from a partisan crowd of young Liberals last Friday at the Graduate Students Association’s lounge on Mackay St. Dion discussed his vision of federalism.

Modern art on view at the gallery

The current show at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, called Birth of the Modern: Post-Impressionism in Canadian Art c. 1900-1920, features several works by James Wilson Morrice (1865 – 1924), of which this is one.

The first clear reference in Canadian art to new and exciting developments occurred with the work of Morrice around 1903.

The Canadian painter had been living and working in in London and Paris, where his work was restrained in tone. However, starting in 1896, his work became brighter in its use of colour, and he adopted more of a Pointillist technique. His work was shifting from Impressionism to Post-Impressionism.

Morrice’s two trips to Tangier in 1912 and 1913 profoundly affected his work. In North African Town, he conveys the dazzling light and heat of Tangier with a narrow range of tans, greys and pinks touched in spots with red and green, the whole set off by intense blue skies.

For more on the Canadian Post-Impressionists, you can attend a lecture by the curator of this show, Joan Murray, on Tuesday, March 19, at 4 p.m.

Murray was appointed executive director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa in 1974. Since then, she curated more than 100 shows and written 18 books on the history of Canadian art.