Pictured to the left are,
left to right, Margot Lande; D.G. Mariève Robitaille, the recipient
of this years scholarship, worth $2,244; Mildred Lande; and Kathleen
Perry, Fine Arts Associate Dean, Academic Relations.
Photo by Christian Fleury
Grad students presented
with prizes at hotel breakfast
The School of Graduate Studies honoured their best and brightest at
the Graduate Awards Breakfast on December 10 at Montreals Delta
Hotel. Thirteen new graduate awards were inducted this year and presented
to the recipients.
One of the new awards was the Mildred and Margot Lande Graduate Scholarship
in Photography, Concordias first graduate award specifically for
a photography student (photography students are eligible for other Fine
The annual scholarship is a result of an endowed gift of $50,000 to
Concordias Campaign for a New Millennium by Mildred Lande, to
honour her late husband, Bernard, a lover of photography, and her daughter,
Margot, a Loyola communication studies graduate, amateur photographer
and owner of a photography lab in Montreal.
Fine Arts faculty helps a
member of their family
Laurel Smith, Student Life Assistant in the Faculty of Fine Arts, wrote
CTR to describe a heartwarming effort in the holiday spirit.
Having approached the Chaplaincy office to find a student in need over
the holidays, she was told of a single student mother of three who was
faced with a dental emergency for one of her children that was going
to make a big dent in the family finances.
Fine Arts staff, faculty and students rose to occasion by raising $280
in cash, $400 in groceries, and a flood of gifts for each family member
art supplies, dolls, puzzles, books, CDs, scarves, hats, mitts,
socks, jewelry, jewelry box, photo albums, bath soaps, stuffed animals,
family games, candy, a table centrepiece, wine, and even babysitting
services. They also collected donations of clothing.
The student mother responded, Please tell everyone involved that
we send our greatest heartfelt gratitude out to you because without
you Christmas would have been very bleak for us this year.
A lot of thoughtfulness went into each contribution, Smith
reported. This initiative was so successful that we will be inviting
other faculties to participate with us next year.
Filling empty bowls for
Dans la Rue
Students, faculty and technicians in the ceramics unit of the Department
of Studio Arts pitched in to raise money for street kids just before
the holiday break.
Handmade ceramic bowls were on sale on the mezzanine of the Hall Building
For $12, customers could buy a one-of-a-kind bowl, plus another bowl
of hot soup to eat on the spot. Empty Bowls, as the project was called,
raised about $1,600 for Dans la Rue.
Both couples pictured
above met while studying at Concordia.
Concordia hosts cocktail
party in Paris
On December 3, Concordia, together with Clément Duhaime, Délegué
général du Québec à Paris, hosted a cocktail
reception at the Quebec Delegations offices.
More than 500 invitations were mailed and the event was sold out
within two weeks.
Over 100 alumni as well as former exchange students, MBA students studying
in Paris and Quebec delegates attended. As a result of the success of
the event, Corinne Abitbol-Bourgine (BA 87) is helping to establish
a France Alumni Exchange Student Chapter.
The enthusiasm and nostalgia for Concordia were palpable throughout
the evening. When Dr. Lowy mentioned that Claudette Fortier from the
International Students Office sent her regards, joyful whispers of recollection
ran through the crowd.
A Power Point presentation in the lobby showed the guests Concordias
plans for construction on both campuses. Dr. Lowy and Vice-Rector Marcel
Danis were captive all evening with people wanting to speak to them
about the past, present and the future of Concordia.
Dean of the John Molson School of Business Jerry Tomberlin and Bill
Taylor, who were interviewing candidates for the Executive MBA programme
in Paris, joined the event.
With students from over 120 countries on our campus, the outreach to
former students helps keep Concordias name fresh and international.
These efforts have multiple goals and benefits for the University, including,
but not limited to, keeping connected with our alumni, recruiting new
students, and promoting the excellent programs and services at Concordia.
Dr. Lowy and Marcel Danis also took the opportunity to meet with Ian
McLean from the Canadian Embassy in Paris (Ministre Plénipotentiaire,
Chargé daffaires) and Emmanuel Davidenkoff, a journalist
for the newspaper Libération and the France Info