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October 10, 2002 In Brief




Black History Month events

February is Black History Month. The African Student Union of Concordia (UMOJA), in collaboration with black community organizations in Montreal, announces Black History Month activities for 2003. These events are designed to promote education, culture, family values and the arts.

Visions of Science: Feb. 9-10
Operation ReachBack Quebec and the African Student Union (UMOJA) presents an event to increase the interest of black youth in the fields of science and technology. Highlights include the Black Inventors Museum, an exhibit of artifacts and information on inventions made by people of African descent, interactive workshops and lectures by leaders of the science and technology communities.

Celebrating the Richness of Black Culture: Feb. 15, Black Women on the Rise will celebrate the richness of black culture with an art exhibition, story reading in English and French, poetry, mask making and more. A dance group and drummers will perform and food will be served.

Ice on Soul: Feb. 21-23
The Icedinblack film festival showcases films by black Canadian and will be co-hosted by QPIRG McGill. For film schedules, visit http://www.icedinblack.ca.

For schedules and information, please visit http://www.asac.concordia.ca or e-mail umoja_concordia@yahoo.com during the first week of February.


Visitors from Goa, India

The Hon. Manohar Parrikar, chief minister and education minister of the state of Goa, India, visited Concordia on Jan. 22 to discuss potential academic links. He was accompanied by Dr. Vijay Madan and R.B. Bhatkar, of the Advisory Board of Technical Education and the board of the University of Goa.

They took part in a working luncheon with Concordia’s Secretary-General and Vice-Rector Institutional Relations Marcel Danis, Provost Jack Lightstone, Dean Nabil Esmail, Dean Jerry Tomberlin, the president of eConcordia Andrew McAusland and Professor Balbir S. Sahni, director of the Centre for International Academic Co-operation

The visitors were treated to a presentation about Engineering and Computer Science, John Molson School of Business, and the burgeoning course delivery system E-Concordia.

About a decade ago, Dr. Sahni, a former president of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and its resident director in India, was instrumental in establishing a Canadian Studies Center at the University of Goa.


Science College Day

The Science College of the Faculty of Arts and Science will hold its third annual day of science-oriented activities and presentations on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:

10 - 3 p.m.: Poster presentations of student projects in the J.W. McConnell Library Building Atrium, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

3 - 4:30 p.m. : Invited Lecturer: Professor Ed Maly (Biology) on “The Concordia University Science College: My Experience,” at the de Sève Cinema in the Library Building.

5 - 7 p.m.: A closing reception at the Science College, 2080 Mackay St.

For more information on this event, please call the Science College at 848-2595.

Arts and Science Career Fair

Many jobs for Arts & Science students!!!

The Arts and Science Career Fair will take place on Feb. 6, 10 - 4 p.m. in the Mezzanine of the Hall Building.

The event is sponsored by Counselling and Development’s Career Services.

Summer jobs outside of Quebec

Placement étudiant du Québec sponsors jobs outside of Quebec for university students every summer.

The deadline for students to apply for a summer job in their field of study in Alberta, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, New Brunswick or Ontario through Placement étudiant du Québec is January 31.

Eligible candidates must be Canadian citizens and enrolled in a Quebec university. This program is a great opportunity for Francophones to improve their English!

For more information, visit the Placement étudiant du Québec Web site at http://www.emploietudiant.qc.ca or call 1-800-463-2355.


Future issues of the Thursday Report

CTR is published every two weeks during the academic season. Future publication dates are Feb. 13, Feb. 27, Mar. 13, Mar. 27, Apr. 10, Apr. 24, May 8, May 22, and June 5.