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
to alumnus Dominic DAlessandro (LOY), who was recently named
CEO of the Year by his peers, and fêted at a gala in Toronto attended
by many friends and colleagues, including Concordias rector and
his wife. Mr. DAlessandro is president and chief executive officer
of Manulife Financial. He was given an honorary doctorate by Concordia
in 1998, one of many awards for his professional expertise and community
Bachelor of Commerce student Tommy Moorhouse recently won a $2,280
scholarship from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. Moorhouse
is from Inukjuak, in northern Quebec, where he is the only person attending
university. Once he completes his degree, he plans to return to Inukjuak
to stimulate the economy and help locals realize their business plans.
He was one of 28 NAAF scholarship recipients in Quebec this year.
Efrosini Gavaki (Sociology and Anthropology) and Anastasios M.
Tamis have published a book, From Migrants to Citizens: Greek Migration
in Australia and Canada. Orders may be placed with Dr. Gavraki herself.
Lydia Sharman (Design Art) is teaching an intensive one-week course
on material culture, including new technologies, to postgraduate students
at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad, India, and will
give three lectures to students and faculty on current issues in design.
She has also been asked to participate in the South East Asia Pacific
Regional Conference, the Design Summit in Delhi, and the regional meeting
of the International Council for the Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID).
Lorna Roth (Communication Studies) recently presented a paper called
The Colour Balance Project: A Cosmetic Recognition of Difference?
at a conference on Color, Hair, and Bone: The Persistence of Race into
the 21st Century, which took place at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg,
Philip Spensely (Theatre) is playing the role of Howard Safir, New
York City police chief under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, in the feature
film Rudy! now being shot in Montreal. The film will be shown on television
early next year. Also in the film, with major roles as part of Giulianis
inner circle, are former Concordia theatre graduates Marc Comacho and
Thomas Waugh (Cinema) has written another book. This one is called
OUT/LINES: Underground Gay Graphics before Stonewall (Arsenal Pulp
La culture anglophone à la conquête du Québec,
by Barry Lazar (Journalism) has been published in LAnnuaire
du Québec 2003 (Fides). Heres his own précis: If
demographics indicate that the anglo community is getting smaller, why
is there a resurgence of talented English-speaking writers, singers, and
artists? This essay looks at a cultural renaissance that goes beyond traditional
anglo communities. Quebec 2003 is an annual compilation
of Quebec politics, society, economics and culture.
A.K. Athienitis (Building/Civil/Environmental Engineering) has
published a book entitled Thermal Analysis and Design of Passive Solar
Building. It was co-authored with M. Santamouris, and published by
James and James, Science Publishers (The Cromwell Press, U.K.).
Robert Tittler (History) has been elected chair of the executive
board of Records of Early English Drama, a Toronto-based international
research and publication project involving over 40 scholars in four countries,
now in its third decade of work. He also reported that theres a
Concordia connection to the putative Shakespeare portrait that turned
up in private hands in Ontario last year. There was an international
colloquium on the portrait in Toronto [last month], he reports,
and the owner himself appeared his first public appearance
since the published book of essays about the painting revealed his identity
last summer. Turns out he is a Mr. Lloyd Sullivan, a 1958 engineering
graduate of Loyola College, who lived in Notre Dame de Grâce (with
the portrait) for most of his working life until retiring to Ottawa.
Dr. Tittler has given his views on the provenance of the portrait, and
contributed to the book, edited by Stephanie Nolan and called Is This
the Face of Genius? (Knopf Canada).
Maïr Verthuy (Études françaises) reports that
Hilda Monzon is the 2002-03 recipient of the Judith Litvack Womens
Scholarship, awarded by the Business and Professional Womens Club
Student Emily Shelton, who is in her second year of the theatre
performance program, has been chosen by Robert Lepage for the lead role
in his remount of The Dragon Trilogy, which will tour London, Paris,
Switzerland and Australia. Emily will play the Japanese-American role
originally played by Marie Brassard.
Theatre performance student Josh Lewis has been awarded the British
Columbia Arts Council student scholarship for his studies at Concordia
this year. Josh has also been asked to represent British Columbia as one
of four emerging artists (theatre, dance, voice, and visual arts) to perform
at the Canada Winter Games to be held in New Brunswick in February.
Suresh Kumar Goyal (Decision Sciences & MIS) has accepted an
invitation to join the editorial advisory board of the new International
Journal of Six Sigma.