students and other kind souls at the Benedict Labre House.
Photo by Marc Bourcier
ENCS gives back to Montreal
Students and staff from the Office of the Dean and Student Affairs
in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science volunteered their
time on Saturday, Jan. 11, to help cook and serve lunch to the homeless
at the Benedict Labre House shelter.
Over 150 people ate a hearty meal of pasta, meat sauce, crusty bread
and delicious desserts. A warm thank you goes out to the students who
participated in lending a helping hand: Nicole Price (Psychology), Somayeh
Sadeghi (Electrical Engineering), Anthony Chaghoury (Civil Engineering),
Patrick Khamis (Computer Eng.), Anna-Margarita Castro (Software Engineering),
Yonata Yemisi (Civil Engineering), Assem Khechab (Software Engineering),
Tanya Stevens (Computer Engineering) and Stella-Marie Paradisis (a student
from Marianopolis College).
HR wins award for parental
Congratulations to Concordias Department of Human Resources and
Employee Relations, which has been given an award by the Conseil du
statut de la femme Québec.
It is the 2002-2003 Prix ISO familles pour la conciliation travail-famille.
The award is being given in recognition of the universitys improvements
to paid parental leave.
HR&ER director Gilles Bourgeois explained:
The innovation is with respect to parental leave. As we know,
paid maternity leave has been a workplace feature for a number of years.
About two and a half years ago, the federal government, through Employment
Insurance, started providing partial paid parental leave.
The University has gone the extra step of topping up the parental
leave similar to what it does for maternity leave. This places the University
at the forefront of employers in the province and led to the award.
The award will be presented on March 13, and will be featured in an
upcoming issue of Actualité
magazine. Bourgeois added, It should be noted that
the university was nominated for the award by CUPEU, the Concordia professionals
Library auction benefits
Concordia University Libraries Christmas Auction, held just before the
break, raised a record-breaking $3,700 and change.
Boi May Ang wrote, on behalf of the Christmas Auction Committee: Whether
you purchased an auction treasure, prepared a culinary delight, donated
a gift, participated as a volunteer or were a generous sponsor, we thank
you for your support. The Concordia University Libraries Christmas Auction
Committee members were overwhelmed by your generosity.
Proceeds from the auction and potluck lunch went to Auberge Madeleine,
Can Serve Foundation, Chez Doris, CODE, the University Multi-Faith Chaplaincy,
Financial Aid and Awards, Dans la Rue, Gazette Christmas Fund, Operation
Eyesight Universal, OXFAM Canada, Sun Youth, and the Womens Centre