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.
to Professor Emeritus Bernard Lagacé, O.C., who was honoured
in the annual investiture to the Order of Canada at Rideau Hall on May
9 by Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson. He was promoted from the rank
of Member, to which he was appointed in 1985, to Officer. His citation
reads, in part, Known for his expressive performances, particularly
of the baroque repertoire, he has given us Bachs complete organ
and other keyboard works. This monumental project, a set of 22 CDs, confirms
his authority in this area and won him an Opus Award. Also recognized
as an outstanding teacher, this professor emeritus of Concordia University
continues to communicate his passion for Bach by giving courses at institutions
such as McGills International Organ Academy.
Congratulations to Osama
Moselhi, chair of the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental
Engineering, who has been awarded the Walter Shanly Award for his outstanding
contribution to the development and practice of construction engineering
in Canada by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. He will be acknowledged
by colleagues and friends at the yearly Fellowships and Awards Banquet,
to be held June 6 in Moncton.
Christine Mota (Public Affairs) was a judge for both the RTNDA (Radio
and Television News Directors Association) National TV News Awards
and the Central Canada Radio News Awards.
Karin Doerr (CMLL, Simone de Beauvoir) has published Etched
In Memory: Holocaust Survivors and the Language of Genocide and
a book review on Paul Mendes-Flohrs German Jews: A Dual Identity
(New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1999), both in the bulletin of the Center For
Holocaust Studies, University of Vermont.
Murray Sang (Continuing Education) has been elected Eastern Canada
representative to the board of directors of the CAUCE (Canadian Association
for University Continuing Education).
Erin ORourke, who completed the Graduate Diploma in Administration
(DIA) in 2001, has received the 2003 Victor C. Polley Award, given to
an outstanding arts administrator in Ontario in the early stage of his/her
career. The award is named after the first general manager of the Stratford
Festival and St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto. Erin is the administrative
co-ordinator at the Lorraine Kisma Theatre for Young People.
Tailor Made, by recent
communications graduate Mika Goodfriend, won the prize for Best
Documentary in the 2003 Montreal Jewish Film Festival in May. Goodfriends
film, which profiles local tuxedo tailor Tony Puncsak, will also be screened
at the Canadian Film Centres Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto,
which takes place June 3-8. Graduating film production student Erin
Laing was also selected to compete in the festival. Her entry, Presenting
the Royals, is a quasi-mock documentary about a 1950s doo-wop group.
Laing will intern this summer at Alkemi, a Los Angeles company that creates
advertisements and trailers for the entertainment industry.
The Department of Theological Studies took part in this years edition
of Les Journées sociales du Québec, which was hosted by
the Faculté de Théologie of the Université de Montreal.
Concordia lecturer Marie-France Dion found herself organizing a
musical production called A Dream to Share at the Gésu Theatre
on May 2 that included movement, monologue, rap, singers and special effects.
While many of the participants were showbiz neophytes, we experienced
the message of the production, that all of us, with our cultural and religious
differences, created something new together.
Director of Marketing Communications Sandra Spina has been named
to the Commission on Communications and Marketing for the Council for
the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE is made up of more
than 23,500 advancement professionals working in alumni relations, communications
and development in 3,000 colleges, universities, and independent elementary
and secondary schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and 42 other
Congratulations to Cherine
Zananiri, director of the Career Placement Centre at the John Molson
School of Business. She won the 2003 MS Leadership Award from the Quebec
division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The award honours
business people who set an example of achievement and social commitment.
The Distillery Art and Culture
Centre opened in Toronto recently, and one of the first artists to exhibit
was alumnus Frank Barry, MA 1968.
Congratulations to graduate student Gary Chateram, who received
a Jackie Robinson Scholarship when Montreals black community held
its annual awards ceremonies at a downtown hotel.
William Curran, Director,
Libraries, spoke in April at a Finding Our Future conference on succession
planning. The conference, held in Ottawa at the Library and Archives of
Canada, had the subtitle Facing the Challenges of Aging Workforce: Succession
Planning Strategies for Libraries and Information Management Organizations.