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
Congratulations to Marketing Professor Michel Laroche, who was
presented with an honorary doctorate on Oct. 17 by the University of Guelph
and addressed the graduating class of the College of Social and Applied
Congratulations to Cheng Cao, an MBA student, who won the Robert
L. Richardson Award for Excellence in International Trade Studies. The
award, given by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), was presented
at the groups annual convention held recently in Montreal. His paper
was called Extending RMB Loans Against Security of Foreign Exchange.
Christopher Trueman (Electrical/Computer Engineering) was presented
with the IEEE Education Societys 2001 Best Transactions Paper Award
at the Frontiers in Education Conference, held in Reno, Nevada. His award-winning
paper was Interactive Transmission Line Computer Program for Undergraduate
Teaching, and was published in the February 2000 issue of IEEE
Transactions on Education.
The annual symposium of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers was held in Montreal
in August, the first time outside the U.S. Staff of Concordias EMC
Laboratory of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering played
an active role: Robert Paknys, Christopher Trueman and
Stanley Kubina each chaired technical sessions, and their graduate
students provided technical support at the sessions. Kubina was a member
of the conference coordinating committee, and hosted a delegation from
William Curran, Director of Concordia Libraries, was a speaker
at the annual conference of CORPO, the Corporation of Professional Librarians
of Quebec. He asked, rhetorically, Y a-t-il une relève de bibliothécaires
Ronald Mackay (Education) published, with three co-authors, Evaluacion
del Desarrollo de Capacidades en la Gestion de la Investigaction Agricola,
a 91-page research report and CD, through the International Service for
National Agricultural Research, in The Hague.
Susan Hoecker-Drysdale (Sociology/Anthropology) has published
a book co-edited with Michael R. Hill, Harriet Martineau: Theoretical
and Methodological Perspectives (New York and London: Routledge, 2001).
Sandra-Lynn Spina, director of Marketing Communications has been
elected to the board of directors of the Canadian Council for the Advancement
of Education (CCAE). CCAE is the professional organization representing
over 1,000 advancement professionals involved in alumni relations, communications,
fundraising and development, government relations, student recruitment,
media and information services, marketing and public affairs. Ann Vroom,
former Concordia director of alumni affairs and director of recruitment,
has been hired as CCAEs first executive director.
Professor Emeritus P. David Mitchell gave the opening presentation,
The End of All Our Exploring, to the Association for Learning
Technology conference, held in Edinburgh.
David Ketterer, emeritus professor of English, now living in London
and Liverpool, gave a paper at the University of Ottawas annual
Canadian literature symposium, which was devoted this year to fiction
and fantasy. He also presented a reduced version of the paper, which was
on Margaret Atwoods The Blind Assassin, at the Science Fiction
Research Association Conference in Schenectady, N.Y. In England, he presented
a paper on John (Wyndham) Beynon and appeared on a Wyndham panel at the
University of Liverpool.
Four alumni of the Faculty of Fine Arts recently showed at an exhibition
titled Three from Away, One from Here at the P.E.I. Arts Council
Gallery in the Guild, in Charlottetown. They are Donald Andrus,
emeritus professor of art history, Catherine Everett, Bernadette
Phan and Myung Jin Yu.
Elizabeth Saccá (Art Education/Graduate Studies) and several
colleagues made a presentation at Congrès AQÉSAP 2001, held
on Ile Charron, to the Association québécoise des enseignants
spécialisés en arts plastiques. It was called Power
of Art: Artists Stories of Transformation, and was presented
with Carol Beer (MA Art Education), Arshi Dewan (MA SIP)
and Deena Dlsuy-Apel (MA Art Education).
According to a study of academic business research done by Erhan Erkut,
of the University of Albertas School of Business, Suresh Goyal
(Decision Sciences/MIS) is in the top 5 per cent in terms of citation
credits and top 0.5 per cent in terms of paper credits among all Canadian
business academics who have published papers in the study period (1,154
Ollivier Dyens (Études françaises) was awarded the
2000 grand prize from the Society of Canadian Writers, Montreal section,
for his essay Chair et métal.