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.
Ron Mackay (Education), gave an invited joint presentation,
Expanding the Use of Impact Assessment and Other Evaluation Research
Evidence, at the International Conference on Impacts of Agricultural
Research and Development, whose theme was Why Has Impact Research Not
Made More of a Difference? The conference was called in response to continuing
reductions in international and national funding for agricultural research,
and was held February 4-7 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Lewis J. Poteet (English, retired) has been named Canadian contributor
to a new edition of the Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional
English, to be published by Routledge of London in 2005.
Clarence S. Bayne, Director of the Graduate Diploma in Administration
and Graduate Diploma in Sport Administration (DIA/DSA), is one of the
subjects of a photography exposition called Noir au Québec:
quelques modèles à suivre. This exposition was organized
to celebrate Black History Month by Images Interculturelles in collaboration
with the Ministère des Relations avec les citoyens et de lImmigration,
le Centre R.I.R.E. 2000 and lInstitut canadien du Québec.
It has been seen in Quebec City, and is travelling to Sherbrooke, Montreal
and Hull. Bayne is among the educators in management and administration
who appear in the 22nd edition of Whos Who in Canadian Business
2002 (University of Toronto Press). A brief biography is also included
in Whos Who in Black Canada.
Congratulations to Brian Slack (Geography), who will be awarded
the 2002 Ullman Award on March 20 by the Association of American Geographers,
at their annual meeting in Los Angeles. The award is for his contributions
to the transport service industry. We published a feature article on his
perspective of shipping around the world in CTR on February 7.
Stephanie Bolster (English) has a new book of poetry, Pavilion,
due out with McClelland and Stewart this spring. Look for a feature article
on the book as the cover story in the spring Montreal Review of Books.
Philip Spensely (Theatre) recently played the role of Father Patrick
Ramsay in the feature film Cart Racer. He also does documentary
dubbing and narration for the National Film Board of Canada.
Posing for the Public, by Trevor Gould (Studio Arts), is currently
on view in Amos, Quebec. The Musée dart contemporain, which
launched this fascinating show last spring, has been touring it around
the province. Gould is originally from South Africa, and he has drawn
on the colonial jungle experience, including journals and photos of hunting
safaris, to produce this mixed-media body of work, in which the animals
seem sometimes to be looking back critically at the people in pith helmets.
Peter Grogono is one of about 25 people who have been invited
to a workshop at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico to discuss the future
of computer science. It is called Biological Framings of Problems in Computing
and takes place April 1719.
Carole Zucker (Cinema) has recently published the third in her trilogy
of actor-interview books, Conversations with Actors on Film, Television,
and Stage Performance (Heinemann Publishers). Interviews with Tommy
Lee Jones, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Christine Lahti, Peter Ustinov
and others are among them. Zucker is currently working on a study of the
films of Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan, and will be delivering papers on
aspects of his work in conferences in Toronto (Northeast Modern Language
Association) and Milwaukee at the American Conference for Irish Studies.
Lynn Beavis (Ellen Gallery) reports that the Canada Council Art
Bank has purchased five art works based on the gallerys recommendations.
They are all Montreal artists, and two of them work at Concordia: David
Elliott and Brigitte Radeck, from the Painting and Drawing
area of Fine Arts. The other three artists are Denis Farley, Pierre Dorion
and Alain Paiement.
Charles Gagnon, who has taught at Concordia, was one of seven
artists to be given an Governor-Generals Award in Visual and Media
Arts at a ceremony in April. The citation calls him one of the rare multidisciplinary
artists of his generation, who profoundly influenced Canadian art through
his work and teaching. Gagnon was a pioneer of communication studies at
Concordia and taught cinema in the 1970s.