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October 24, 2002 Senate Notes



Pierrette Lucas has been hired as Assistant to the Rector, Protocol & Events. She replaces Hélène Cossette, who has left the university to pursue other projects.

Pierrette brings to Concordia extensive experience in the private and public sectors. She was the first woman chief of protocol in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where she planned non-political social events for the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and managed visits of heads of state to Canada and visits abroad of the Governor-General. She also worked in other federal ministries and agencies over 16 years in the civil service.

Pierrette was deputy co-ordinator of the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games, and, in 1997, director of the executive travel study program in continuing education at Simon Fraser University. Most recently, she was involved in the $15-million development campaign of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation.

Rector Frederick Lowy is delighted to have Pierrette take up this position, and assures her of a warm Concordia welcome.

He would also like to thank Hélène Cossette for her dedication and professionalism during her stay in the Rector’s Cabinet, and he wishes her well in her future endeavours.

Office of Budget Planning and Control
The Office of Budget Planning and Control welcomes Gabriela De Risi to the staff as Budget Analyst.

Gabriela holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Concordia University. She is fluent in three languages and is active in cycling, volleyball and skiing.

Gabriela can be reached at 848-4952 and/or at gderisi@alcor.concordia.ca. Welcome to Concordia, Gabriela.