Peter Côté Appointed
Peter Côté has been appointed Interim Advisor on
Rights and Responsibilities for a one-year term that began Dec. 2, taking
over the duties of Sally Spilhaus, who is on sick leave from the university.
The Office of Rights and Responsibilities is charged with administering
the Code of Rights and Responsibilities, which sets standards of conduct
for all members of the university, and co-ordinates a system for identifying
and managing behaviour that may pose a danger to others in the university.
The position of Advisor on Rights and Responsibilities was created in
1996 and reports directly to the Rector.
The Advisor has three main functions: to advise and assist university
members who have a problem related to someones behaviour, to receive
and expedite formal complaints, and finally, to co-ordinate the universitys
response to any situation where someones behaviour may pose a danger
Peter Côté has been a chaplain at Concordia since 1986, and
has been Co-ordinator of the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy since June 1, 2001.
A frequent volunteer at the university, he has served as president of
CUPEU, the professional employees union (1999-01).
He has also been active in the wider community, as president of the board
of directors of Catholic Community Services of Montreal (1995-97), and
as a member of the National Advisory Board for Canadian Catholic Campus
Ministry (1998-02). He has a BA in history from Concordia (1981).
All the best in your new post, Peter.