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September 13, 2001 At a Glance


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 work-related achievements.

Geologist Judith Patterson presented a paper, “A Predictive Tool for Annual Aircraft Emissions at Airports,” at the SCAN-UK international conference on Environmental Capacity at Airports, held April 2-3 in Manchester, England. On May 4, she attended by invitation a one-day meeting of AERONET, the European Union Atmospheric Research - Aviation Network.

Clarence S. Bayne (Decision Sciences/MIS, Graduate Diplomas in Administration and Sport Administration) presented a paper, “Social Cohesion in a Culturally Diverse Exchange Economy,” in May at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, held at Université Laval, on the theme of smaller societies and globalization. He recently had a paper published in the spring issue of L’Annuaire Théatrale 29: Revue québécoise d’études théatrales. The paper was called Le Black Theatre Workshop: un nouveau bilan. Dr. Bayne was elected for a second term as vice-president of the Canadian Cultural Research Network at its annual general meeting, held in May.

Susan Magor, director of the Environmental Health and Safety Department, accepted an award for innovative programming (“Concordia Cares”) from the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Division of the (U.S.) National Safety Council, in July. The project brought together Security, EH&S and Facilities Management, and was promoted and supported by the Central Advisory Health and Safety Committee. Congratulations to them all.

Dorothy Markiewicz (Applied Human Sciences) won an award for best paper submitted to the Journal of Managerial Psychology in 2000. The paper, co-authored with former Concordia student Dana Kausilas and Irene Devine of Ryerson Polytehnic University, was entitled “Friendship of Women and Men at Work: Job Satisfaction and Resource Implications.”

Lisa Ostiguy (Applied Human Sciences) was a recent recipient of the Tommy Wislin Award, presented by the American Association of Leisure and Recreation, for her significant contributions to recreation for people with disabilities.

David Paris (Exercise Science) has been named medical co-director for the 2002 North American Maccabiah Youth Games. The games are expected to attract more than 1,500 teenaged athletes from around the world to Montreal in August 2002.

Christine Jamieson (Theological Studies) has been asked to prepare a report for Health Canada on genetic testing for late-onset diseases. These include social and medical issues, ethical and psychological implications, and political concerns.

Congratulations to Michael Montanaro (Contemporary Dance), who is spending this year designing the next touring show by the fabulously successful Cirque du Soleil.

Suresh Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) has joined the editorial board of the Journal of the Operational Research Society of India. He and Dr. Majidul Islam (Accountancy) recently published a joint paper on “Value for Money Auditing: An Aid to Total Quality Management in the July issue of the Industrial Engineering Journal (India).

A paper co-authored by Mrugank Thakor (Marketing) won Best Overall Conference Paper Award at this year’s American Marketing Association’s summer educators’ conference, held August 11-14 in Washington D.C. The paper was entitled “Music-Brand Congruency in Radio Advertising,” and his collaborators were Anne M. Lavack, and Ingrid Bottausci. This conference is one of the largest in marketing, with international participation.

Linda Dyer and Christopher Ross (Management) received the Best Paper Award in the Entrepreneurship and Family Business Division at the annual conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, held in London in June. The title of their paper was “Growth and Ethnic Enterprises.” At that conference, Ross was also appointed review editor for the Entrepreneurship and Family Business Division for the 2002 conference, to be held in Winnipeg.

Hugh McQueen, distinguished professor emeritus in mechanical engineering, was awarded the Canadian Metal Physics Medal at the 51st Canadian Materials Science Conference, held in Sudbury in June. In the world nickel capital, he presented a lecture on the hot working of stainless steels (which contain much nickel). At an ASME workshop in San Diego, he presented an invited lecture on deformation at high temperatures and rates. With colleagues, he presented five papers at the national conference of metallurgists (CIM), in Toronto. He presented three papers at the metallurgical society, AIME, in New Orleans and one at CANCOM in Montreal.