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November 8, 2001 In Brief



Greg Robinson, Samar Musallam, Lillian Robinson

Scholarship winner Samar Musallam (centre), and Dr. Lillian Robinson (right) with her nephew Greg Robinson, at the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall.

Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Undergraduate awards multiply

A heart-warming ceremony was held Nov. 1 in the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall when some 90 scholarships and bursaries were presented to deserving undergraduate students. Roger Côté, Director, Financial Aid and Awards, and Marianna Simeone, member of the Associates of the Chancellor of Concordia University, emceed the event. Student award recipients were able to meet and thank the donors at a reception held in the Guadagni Lounge.

Sixteen of the awards were new, including the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations Bursary, created by personal contributions from staff in that department. The Lillian S. Robinson Scholarship in Women’s Studies, named for the principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, was a special gift: when Robinson reached a significant birthday recently, her extended family responded by creating the kind of birthday present she would most appreciate — a scholarship in her name.

New undergraduate awards:

Bank of Montreal Endowment for Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries • Bob McDevitt Award • John N. and Sophia Economides Scholarship • Lillian S. Robinson Scholarship in Women’s Studies • Schouela Family Entrance Scholarship • Vincent, Olga & Denis Nicolas-Diniacopoulos Undergraduate Scholarships • Danielle Morin Award • Stelcner Family Prize • Brahm and Jo Jo Gelfand Bursary • Centre for Mature Students Entrance Bursary • Cornelia Bungulac Bursary • Derek C. Hannaford Bursary • Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations Bursary • Ruth and David Steinberg Entrance Scholarship • Ruth Richer Bursary • Walter A. Stanford Bursary


Le Service de traduction reçoit

Le 19 octobre dernier, le Service de traduction de l’Université a accueilli le Réseau des traducteurs et traductrices en éducation (RTE) dont il fait activement partie.

Dans le cadre de journées d’étude, le RTE examine des termes reliés à l’éducation afin d’en faire des fiches qui seront versées dans une banque de terminologie électronique, contribuant ainsi à l’enrichissement du vocabulaire dans ce domaine. À cette occasion, le Service de traduction a présenté son lexique universitaire en ligne qui renferme près de 3 000 entrées bilingues intéressant la communauté de Concordia. Le grand public peut également le consulter à : http://phantom.concordia.ca/translation/.

L’après-midi, le Réseau a octroyé une bourse d’excellence de 400 $ à M. Louis-Félix Binette, étudiant en traduction au Département d’études françai-ses, représenté par Marthe Catry-Verron et Benoît Léger.

Sheila Fischman a ensuite donné une conférence intitulée A Life in Translation. Traductrice littéraire de renom, elle a fait découvrir aux lecteurs anglophones de grands auteurs québécois tels que Michel Tremblay, Anne Hébert, Roch Carrier, Jacques Poulin, Lise Bissonnette ou Gaétan Soucy. Sous forme de questions-réponses, Fischman a partagé sa vision et son expérience de la traduction avec un auditoire de spécialistes littéralement captivés par cet échange.

Pour plus d’information sur le RTE : http://www.cmec.ca/rte-nte/. Pour joindre le Service de traduction: 848-3870.

—Christophe Ryneczéo

Election results in Loyola and Peter McGill

As a result of the municipal election held Nov. 4, the city councillors representing the districts of Concordia’s two campuses are Jeremy Searle, elected for the Loyola district of the borough of Côte des Neiges/NDG, and Louise O’Sullivan Boyne, elected in the Peter McGill district of the Ville Marie borough. Both are in the Montreal Island Citizens’ Union, led by Mayor-elect Gérald Tremblay. Our congratulations to the successful candidates, and our condolences to Political Science Professor Harold Chorney, who ran in the borough of Dollard des Ormeaux/Roxboro for Pierre Bourque’s Vision Montreal.


Emilie Boursier

Emilie Boursier, 3

Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Starting early with science

Emilie Boursier (left) may be only 3, but she’s already fascinated by geology samples as seen through a microscope.

She and her family were among the many who visited the 18th annual Concordia Science and Technology Exhibition held last weekend, November 3 and 4, at Stewart Hall, the Pointe Claire cultural center.

As always, the hands-on exhibits and demonstrations of science magic were highly popular. This is an important annual outreach effort by the university, which would not take place without the imagination and hard work of about 50 volunteer students, faculty and staff.

Congratulations to them all!


Students initiate art for peace project

A group of students have launched an art project in wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.

Student Miri Segalowitz explained: “Art 4 Peace will provide a space to present personal visual work on themes such as grieving for the victims of violence and war, world peace and the unity of the human family, and on racism and anti-racism. This is an opportunity for people to express their opinions and to share their beliefs.”

She added a caution: “While self-expression is encouraged for this project, work glorifying or denigrating any particular religion or culture will not be accepted as part of the Art 4 Peace exhibit.”

Participation is open to all Concordia students, in painting, drawing, sculpture, photograph or mixed media. The work will be evaluated by a committee of Concordia faculty members, and exhibited in January.

For more information on Art 4 Peace, or for a registration form, please contact the organizing committee at art4peace@email.com. Forms are also available at Café X, in the VA Building, and in Z-204-1, at 2090 Mackay St. The deadline for registration is Nov. 12, and for submissions, Dec. 7.

Flu shots available at Health Services for those at high risk

Limited quantities of the flu vaccine are now available, free of charge, at Health Services. Priority is given to adults over 60, and people with long-term heart and lung problems, chronic diseases, and lowered resistance to infection because of cancer or an immune disorder, including HIV. It also applies to health-care workers and others who have frequent contact with people in the high-risk groups described above, including those who work in a daycare setting.

Call Health Services for an appointment: 848-3565/3575

IITS raffles wine for Centraide

A raffle held in IITS to raise money for Centraide was wildly successful, raising $1,871.55. Gustavo Fitzwilliams, who works on the Loyola campus, was the lucky winner of a case of wine. Winners of other prizes were Haleh Raissadat, Venetia Bodycomb, Lori Cornax, Daniel Drouin, Michael Keeffe and Dina Tavares.

IITS also had a bake sake, which contributed to the total raised. The volunteers were Mary Barreca, Connie Cianciarella, Kathy Kirnan and Janice Robinson, as well as many fine bakers.

The Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering held a bake sale on October 29 for Centraide, and raised $136. Thanks especially to organizer Olga Soares. In the John Molson School of Business, the GM building “toonie table” organized by Lea Mirabilia generated $640.

It’s not too late to give to Centraide through a payroll deduction or a one-time donation. Fill out your pledge card and mail it to: Concordia Centraide Campaign, Human Resources, ER-500. If you need a pledge card, you can download a copy the Web site: http://centraide.concordia.ca.

Centraide: Lucky winners of getaways

Mike Russo (Distribution), Luke Andrews (Marketing Communications), Elizabeth Saccá (Graduate Studies) and Valery Mihalkov (Cinema) won the grand prizes — weekend getaways at Mont Tremblant — in the final draw of Concordia Centraide contributors.

Third weekly draw:
Isabelle Bouvier, John Barrett, Michael Di Grappa, Daniel McLaughlin, David Gaudine, Yves Proulx, Henry Kovalcik, Anuska Garcia and Yousef Shayan

Fourth weekly draw:
Suzanne Dragffy, Paul Ouellette, Sheelah O’Neill, Isabelle Bouvier, Anne-Marie Laurin, Julia Lin, Jane Stewart, Uzma Mustafa, Eyvind Ronquist, Heather Edward, Huguette Albert, Sandra Shillingford, Christian Boulanger, Robert Wrightson, William Bradford, Lynne Prendergast (2),
Heidi Muchall, Diane Gleason


Celery Stalks at Midnight

Student actors Elliot Gordon, Michael David Elkins and Christopher Dyson in a scene from Mere Mortals, a one-act play by David Ives.

Chris Cook

Celery Stalks at Midnight

Celery Stalks at Midnight, the Theatre Department’s next production, will revive the revue, a swinging cabaret-style show of song, dance, and dialogue.

Five short comedies, of different shades of white and black, directed by Gerry Gross. While revues are rare, there are spectacular ones in Las Vegas and at the Casino de Montreal, where the focus is more on music than on the spoken word, Gross said. He picked the catchy title from a musical piece by 1950s big band The Big 18.

The short plays by David Ives, Max Mitchell, Nina Shengold and John J. Wooten will be interspersed with music from the swing era, British and Broadway musicals, and other styles. Andrew Homzy arranged the music for the show, and it will be performed by a band of six music students.

The Contemporary Dance Department is also in on the action. Student Stephanie Fromentin choreographed the dance scenes.

Celery Stalks at Midnight opens tomorrow night at the Cazalet Studio at Loyola, and runs until Nov. 17, with a matinee on Nov. 11. For more details, see listings, Back Page, or call the box office, at 848-4742.


Thanks for the ride, Alberto!

He must have thought we wouldn’t notice, but Concordia shuttle bus driver Alberto Moutinho quietly retired from his job last month.

All the many campus commuters who enjoyed his company during his time at Concordia know that Alberto was dedicated to his work, and wish him a happy retirement.