faculty, staff and alumni/æ pop up in the media more often than
you might think!
Bassel Salloukh (Political Science) was among the experts interviewed
on CBC national news last weekend about the bombardment of sites in Afghanistan.
Harold Simkins (Marketing) was one of those interviewed on CBCs
Canada Now about the boom in loyalty cards.
Suresh Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) was interviewed on CBCs
Newsworld network about RRSP investments in the current economic downturn.
Lorne Switzer (Finance) was on the CTV national news, talking about
the devastating losses to Nortel subscribers, and the fact that some disappointed
investors are talking lawsuit.
Christopher Byford, who did his masters degree in media
studies at Concordia, wrote an essay for the Globe and Mail, published
on July 10. Byford, who went on from Concordia to get a PhD and teach
at Brock University and the University of Toronto, is now a bus driver
in his hometown, St. Catharines, Ont. He was fed up with the low
income and marginal status of part-time university teaching, and is much
A poem by David McGimpsey (English), was the subject of the How
Poems Work column in the Globe and Mails books section on
July 7. Reviewer Paul Vermeersch said that with so much poetry today
written in lofty, sepia-toned language, Congratulations, Loser
is a breath of fresh smog, with a trace of laughing gas to kill
Jean-François Denis (Music), a specialist in electro-acoustic
music, was mentioned on Montréal Express (CBF). To mark the 10th
anniversary of his label Empreintes digitales, he has issued a
compilation CD called Vroum.
Bala Ashtakala (Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
was interviewed at some length by Pulse News about the fact that
local cement structures, including overpasses and bridges, have been crumbling
Peter Rist (Cinema) was interviewed on the local CBC arts program
Art Talks about his passion for early Chinese film. He described
Shanghai film industry of the 1920s and 30s. Over about 15 years, about
1,000 silent films were made, many with strong roles for women. Art
Talks also rebroadcast an interview with Mary Flanagan (then
in Communication Studies) about her innovative video game for girls, and
CBCs All in a Weekend rebroadcast an interview with Lillian
Robinson (Simone de Beauvoir Institute).
Stephanie Bolsters name came up in the Globe and Mail
recently, in a feature on the creative writing program at the University
of British Columbia: The buzz began in 1998, when Stephanie Bolster
won a Governor-Generals Award in poetry with her MA thesis, White
Stone: The Alice Poems. . . . Bolster, who teaches in the Department
of English, is anticipating the publication next spring of her next collection
by McClelland & Stewart.
Marthe Catry-Verron (Études françaises/IEC) a été
citée dans deux articles de la revue Les Affaires du 4 août
dernier. Un article traite de la formation pratique des traducteurs du
Québec, et donc du programme coop en traduction de Concordia. Lancé
en 1992 et le premier au Québec, le programme coop en traduction
est encore unique au Canada quant à sa filière anglophone.
Dans lautre article, il est question de localisation, cest-à-dire
de ladaptation de logiciels et de documents techniques à
une langue et une culture étrangères. Un autre défi
que Concordia est prête à relever.