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.
Congratulations to Derron Bodell, one of eight Canadian journalism
students to be awarded CBC Newsworlds Joan Donaldson bursary. It
carries a $2,000 award and a four-month internship with CBC News.
Clarence Bayne (DIA/DSA, Entrepreneurship Institute/Minority Communities),
is featured in a photo exhibit sponsored by the City of Montreal and the
Quebec Ministry of Citizen Relations and Immigration in collaboration
with Images Interculturelles, entitled Noirs du Québec: quelques
modèles à suivre. The exhibit was first presented in
Quebec City in 2002 and has travelled throughout the province.
David Ketterer (English, retired, and honorary research fellow,
University of Liverpool) recently published a paperback edition of his
The Science Fiction of Mark Twain (1984) under a new title, Tales
of Wonder by Mark Twain (University of Nebraska Press, Bison Books
Frontiers of Imagination series). Long a member of the editorial board
of the journal Poe Studies, in November 2002, Ketterer accepted
an invitation to join the editorial board of The Edgar Allan Poe Review.
Karin Doerr (CMLL and SBI) and Kurt Jonassohn (Sociology) published
Germanys Language of Genocide at the Turn of the Century
in The Century of Genocide: Selected Papers from 30th anniversary Conference
of the Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches,
2002. Doerr also wrote on methodology, co-authorship, and content of Nazi
Deutsch/ Nazi German: An English Lexicon of the Language of the Third
Reich in the German journal Forum Deutsch: Canadian Association
of Teachers of German, 2002.
Danielle Gauvreau (Sociology and Anthropology) and Diane Gervais
(adjunct assistant professor in the same department) presented the paper
Réligion et population at the conference of Société
de demographie historique, in Paris in January. Gauvreaus article
La transition de la fecondité au Canada. Bilan et essai dinterpretation
was published in the Annales de démographie historique (Vol.
Corinne Mount Pleasant-Jetté (Technical Writing, Native
Access to Engineering Program) was co-chair of the National Working Group
on First Nations Education. As reported in the Faculty of Engineering
and Computer Science quarterly, the appointment by Indian and northern
affairs minister Robert Nault was the direct result of her 10 years developing
the Native Access to Education Program at Concordia. The appointment was
made in June, and the group put in six months of work before putting their
recommendations to the minister.
Enn Raudsepp, chair of the Journalism Department, sat on a consultative
committee on media quality and diversity at the invitation of Quebecs
minister of culture and communications. Set up in September, it presented
12 recommendations to the government early this month. Among them were
suggestions that the Quebec government monitor future media transactions,
encourage editorial independence of media outlets belonging to conglomerates,
and draft an information charter of ethical principles. Raudsepp was one
of several academics on the body, but was the only anglophone.
Raymond Marius Boucher, a lecturer in the Theatre Department,
was the set designer for a successful production last fall of Savannah
Bay, by Marguerite Duras, mounted by the Théâtre du Rideau
Vert. The production was notable for its outstanding performance by 81-year-old
actress Janine Sutto, and Boucher said he worked specifically to create
a comfortable environment onstage for Sutto and her younger colleague,
Richard Diubaldo, formerly of the History Department, the Centre
for Continuing Education and the Recruitment Centre, contacted CTR
from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he has been for a few months. He gave
a paper at the North American Studies Center at the Universidad Del Valle
De Atemajac entitled Canadian Sovereignty and the United States:
Valérie de Courville Nicol (Sociology/Anthropology) published
La production de lhomme moderne: ou le passage de la peur
à lintérieur in Sociologie et Société.
Steven Woloshens short film Camera Take 5 opened
the recent Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois festival.
He used a style he developed when he was a student in Concordias
cinema program some 20 years ago.
Greg Nielsen (Sociology/Anthropology), with Yon Hsu and Louis
Jacob, has published The Dialogics of Democracy: Reading the debates
on the Montreal and Toronto Amalgamation in the Canadian Journal
of Urban Studies. Nielsen was also invited to join a 10-person Ford
Foundation think tank on Human Rights and Latin America.