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October 25, 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.


Writers Read @ Concordia

Daphne Marlatt • Tuesday, October 30 • 8:30 p.m., H-762
The West Coast poet, novelist and critic reads from her recent work.


Ciné-Asie presents Art and Politics: Seven films from China

Sunday, October 28, 2 p.m.
Nü lan wu hao/Girl Basketball Player No. 5 (1957) – China’s first colour sports film promotes nationalism and collectivity. Directed by the great veteran director Xie Jin, it won a silver prize at the 1957 World Youth Festival. This may be its first Montreal screening.

Sunday, October 28, 4 .p.m
Shanshan de hongxing/Sparkling Red Star (1974) – One of the few films made during the Cultural Revolution. Despite its heavy political message, this film on a boy’s initiation into the Communist revolution is beautifully crafted. Another likely Montreal premiere.

Sunday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Zaochun eryue/Threshold of Spring (1963) – One of the true classics of Chinese cinema, both visually and thematically. A focus on individual emotions and the positive representation of intellectuals were unusual aspects of mainland films of the 1950s and 60s.

Saturday, November 3, 2 p.m.
Rensheng/Life (1984) – Rensheng is about rural life. A young man becomes romantically involved with two women, one modern, the other traditional.

Saturday, November 3, 4 p.m.
Yeshan/In the Wild Mountains (1985) – This unusual film is about rural life in the era of economic reforms, and was last seen here in competition at the 1986 World Film Festival. It combines bawdy comedy with pictorial beauty, and won awards in China, France and Germany.

Saturday, November 3, 6 p.m.
Haizi wang/King of the Children (1987) – One of the truly great works of the Chinese “fifth generation,” this is also one of the best films ever made about education. It exemplifies the director’s persistent enquiry into the relations between culture and self.

Saturday, November 3, 8 p.m.
Sishi buhuo/Family Portrait, aka, A Man at Forty (1992) – Li Shaohong’s work should be better known in the West. She became the most successful television director in China with Thunderstorm, a 20-episode adaptation of a famous play.

Screenings are in the J.A. De Sève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. All films are in Mandarin, with English sub-titles. Individual tickets cost $5 each, $4 for students and seniors. Passes for three different films cost $12 and for all seven films, $25.


Public Film Series at Concordia:
Psychoanalysis, Cinema & Literature

Four excellent films, each followed by a critical presentation from a psychoanalytic perspective. The films will be shown in their original versions with English subtitles.

Friday, November 2, 7 p.m.: Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991) – by A. Minghella. Prior to The English Patient, Anthony Minghella directed this original film about love and loss. How much love does it take to mourn a lover and how much craziness does loss entail? Presenter: Martin Gauthier, MD.

Friday, November 9, 7 p.m.: Holy Smoke (1999) – directed by Jane Campion. This film gives us the opportunity to understand the attractive power of cults, discuss the emotional abandon we witness in many worshippers, and address ethical dilemmas involved. Presenter: Diane Casoni, PhD.

Friday, November 16, 7 p.m.: The Dream Life of Angels/La vie révée des anges (1998) – by Erick Zonca. Isa and Marie become friends and roommates. One of them develops a capacity for concern and a realistic acceptance of life. The other has difficulty doing that. Presenter: Dushyant Yajnik, MD.

Friday, November 23, 7 p.m.: Death in Venice (1971) – by Luciano Visconti, based on Thomas Mann’s novella. An artist meets death in the shape of love. We see the links established in psychoanalysis between death, myth, subjectivity, the demonic and the unconscious. Presenter: Hélène Tessier, L.L.M., D.E.A.

Screenings will be held in Concordia’s De Sève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Suggested donation: $5. Free for Concordia students and staff.


Science-Tech Expo

November 3 and 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Great displays and demos – fun for the whole family!
Stewart Hall, 176 Bord du Lac/Lakeshore Drive, Pointe Claire

Centraide raffle results

First draw:
Sandra Shillingford: Hamilton Beach juicer
Christopher James: Sierra knapsack
Vince MacDougall: Stingers banner
Hina Manola: golf umbrella
Ramona Senecal: golf cap

Second draw:
Lise Tremblay: Athletics shirt
Sophie Fontaine: calling card gift pack
Rama Bhat: golf umbrella
Elsa Lo: Stingers season tickets
Jolanta Manowski: Bag
Barbara Black and Sandy Scribner: bonus prizes

Two more draws, October 26 and November 2, plus a grand prize!
Need a pledge form? Go to http://centraide.concordia.ca.


Upcoming Stingers Games

Bishop’s vs. Concordia–Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Women’s soccer
Concordia @ McGill–Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Sherbrooke vs. Concordia–Oct. 28, 1 p.m.

Men’s soccer
Concordia @ McGill–Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m.
Sherbrooke vs. Concordia–Oct. 28, 3 p.m.

Women’s hockey
Ottawa vs. Concordia–Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Carleton vs. Concordia–Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

Men’s hockey
McGill vs. Concordia–Oct. 28, 3 p.m.
Concordia @ Toronto–Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Concordia @ Ryerson–Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball
Concordia @ Laurentian vs. Alberta–Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
Concordia @ Laurentian vs. Waterloo–Oct. 27, 4 p.m.
Concordia @ Laurentian vs. Trinity West–Oct. 28, 10 a.m.

Men’s basketball
Concordia @ Ottawa
Tournament–Oct. 27-28
Winnipeg vs. Concordia Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

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.