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November 8, 2001 Of Note



Fall Convocation

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts,
Friday, November 16, 10 a.m.

Faculty of Arts and Science
John Molson School of Business
Faculty of Fine Arts
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

An honorary doctorate will be presented to the Honorable Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Anna Woodrow, PhD Humanities, will give the valedictory.

Writers Read @ Concordia

Ken Babstock and John MacKenzie • Tuesday, November 13, 8:30 p.m., LB-540

Ken Babstock was born in Newfoundland and grew up in the Ottawa Valley. His first collection of poetry, Mean, won the Atlantic Poetry Prize in 2000 and the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Prize; selections from the book won Gold at the National Magazine Awards in 1997.

Time magazine said, “Mean is one of the best things to happen to poetry in Canada in this decade.” His new collection is Days into Flatspin (Anansi).

John MacKenzie’s first book, Sledgehammer and Other Poems, was published by Raincoast/Polestar in 2000. He has been writing and performing poetry since 1998 and read at the 2000 Vancouver International Writers Festival to great acclaim. He has worked in sawmills, bakeries, kitchens, and on farms and construction crews across Canada. He lives in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

These readings are supported by the Canada Council of the Arts.


Alumni Recognition Awards

Nominations are invited for the following:

Humberto Santos Award of Merit
Benoît Pelland Distinguished Service Award
Honorary Life Membership
Outstanding Student Award
Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nominations should be sent to:
The Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations,
Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.,
Montreal, H3G 1M8, or by fax to (514) 848-2826.

Deadline: January 15, 2002

For more information, please call 848-3820.

12th Annual Concordia Book Sale

Literally thousands of books priced from $1.99 upwards will go on sale shortly at the Concordia Bookstore’s Twelfth Annual Book Sale. Don’t miss this marvellous opportunity to stock up on books for holiday gifts to your children, family or friends. Outstanding are the Penguin “hurts” which cover the spectrum from Classics to Mysteries as well as a wide range of fiction for all age groups.

November 14, 10am-6pm, November 15, 9am-4pm
Hall Building Mezzanine



Mission Statement

The Senate Steering Committee is seeking suggestions for updating the text of the University’s mission statement. The statement has not been revised in a decade, and Senate wishes to suggest to the Board of Governors revisions so that the mission statement better reflects the University’s current reality, academic plans and directions.

Current Concordia University Mission Statement

Concordia is an urban university, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse student population as well as to the bilingual and multicultural environment in which it resides. It is a welcoming community where values of equality, non-discrimination and tolerance of diversity are appreciated and actively promoted. Furthermore, Concordia is committed to responsible and innovative leadership in fulfilling the mission of universities to develop and disseminate knowledge and values and to act as a social critic. The University seeks to achieve this end by offering its students inclusive and accessible academic programs which stress a broad-based interdisciplinary approach to learning as well as by a dedication to superior teaching supported by the best possible research, scholarship, creative activity and service to society. Through these means, the University prepares its graduates, at all levels, to live as informed and responsibly critical citizens who are committed to learning and to the spirit of enquiry.

Please submit your suggestions, in writing, by December 31, 2001, to Danielle Tessier, Secretary of the Board of Governors and Senate, by fax (848-8649) or
email (danielle.tessier@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


Upcoming Stingers Games

Men’s hockey
Queen’s vs. Concordia–Nov. 9, 7:30pm
RMC vs. Concordia–Nov.10, 2pm
UQTR vs. Concordia–Nov. 14, 7:30pm
Concordia @ York–Nov. 17, 2pm
WLU vs. Concordia–Nov. 18, 2pm

Men’s basketball
Laval vs. Concordia–Nov. 17, 3pm

Women’s basketball
Concordia@St. Francis Xavier–Nov. 10, 2pm
Concordia@St. Francis Xavier–Nov. 11, 2pm
Laval vs. Concordia–Nov. 17, 1pm

Annual Bowlathon right up your alley

The annual bowlathon to raise money for Concordia scholarships is being organized by the Association of Alumni Sir George Williams for Saturday, November 17. The event is always fun, and just takes a little preparation. Each bowler is asked to raise $25, for a total of $125 per team of five bowlers. A tax receipt will be issued for contributions of $10 and more.

No bowling experience necessary, shoes provided. The Bowl-a-thon will take place at Paré Lanes, 5250 Paré at Decarie Blvd., starting at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Alumni office, at 848-4856.