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.
Nabil Bissada, Concordias Hazardous Materials Safety
Officer (Environmental Health and Safety), was quoted as part of a community
forum about health care on Global News Sunday on Feb. 9. The piece
was a vox populi of Montrealers views on the dangers and costs of
building a superhospital on contaminated grounds.
Peter Downie (Journalism) contributed his expertise to a discussion
on the medias portrayals of tragedies on the CBC TVs Inside
Media on Feb. 6. The topic is hot in the aftermath of the Columbia
shuttle crash and the avalanche that killed seven teenagers in British
Isabelle Dostaler (Management) affirmed that Air Canadas
$428 million loss for 2002 did not surprise her on SRCs La Tribune
du Québec on Feb. 6. She said that the companys structural
renovation caused the losses and was designed to please the airlines
William Bukowski (Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development)
was quoted in the February issue of Todays Parent about the
love/hate relationship between boys and girls during childhood. He explained
that children identify strongly with members of their sex but are drawn
to the opposite sex at the same time. They have to deal with this
problemhow can I have dealings with a boy but still think of myself
as a girl? he said.
Isabelle Lemay, a graduate of Concordias Design for the Theatre
program, was featured in Journal de Montréal on Feb. 8 in
an article on the booming video game and 3D animation industries in California.
Lemay moved to Silicon Valley two years ago, where she works for a video
game company called Crystal Dynamics. She said that the companys
multicultural staff contribue à créer un univers stimulant
et la communion des différentes ideologies est à la source
de loriginalité et du success des produits de la compagnie.
Fine arts graduate Jana Sterbak was profiled in the Toronto
Star recently on the occasion of her current exhibition at the Musée
dArt contemporain. The show includes work that the Montreal artist
will present as Canadas delegate to the 50th annual Venice Biennale
Exhibition of Art in June. Her provocative portfolio includes Flesh
Dress for an Albino Anorexic, a dress made of 22 kilograms of flank
steak that was exhibited at the National Gallery of Ottawa in 2001.
Stéphane Brutus (Management) was quoted in an article in
an article titled Vos collègues sont-ils plus crédibles
que votre patron? in Les Affaires of Feb. 20. He said that
he was not surprised by survey results showing that 48 per cent of Quebecers
have more confidence in information that comes from colleagues than from
Susan Palmer (Religion) was quoted in two recent articles about
Raelianism, a spiritual movement that revolves around belief in extraterrestrials
and whose members claimed to have cloned a human being. In the National
Post of Jan. 13, Palmer highlighted the commercial aspect of the movement
and the fact that the Raelians crave media attention. In a
profile of Ottawas chief Raelian, Pierre-Paul Bourque, Palmer explained
to the Ottawa Citizen that genuine belief in Raels message
is central to the movements continued existence.
Guy Lachapelle (Political Science) appeared on RDIs Le
Québec en Direct on Feb. 26 and commented on the Parti Québécoiss
rise in popularity in recent polls.
James Pfaus (Psychology) and Amelie Woehrling, a research assistant,
were on Montréal Ce Soir on CBFT TV last month as part of
a panel of local sexologists. Montreal will host the 17th annual international
symposium on sexology in 2004.
Hugh Hazelton (CMLL), who teaches Spanish literature and culture
at Concordia, runs a small press out of his home that published a book
of poems by children. Called Sunflower: Poems by Children of the Americas,
the book was favorably reviewed by Jeff Heinrich of The Gazette,
and the article made its way into newspapers in Regina and Sydney, N.S.,