The Engineering and Computer Science Council on Student Life gave awards to deserving students, faculty and staff (above) for contributions to a lively, productive ambience for students.
The awards were presented at a celebration that capped Engineering
Week, March 2 to 7.
BBC audio news broadcasts
from 1969 to 1986 ready for researchers
Professor John D. Jackson, of Concordia’s Department of Sociology and
Anthropology, a co-founder of the centre, will speak on Conformists,
Multi--formists and Searchers, a report on radio use among 18-to-24-year-olds
according to the birthplace of their parents.
This is the second lecture in a series that started last year. The series is called Public Culture after Modernity, and is given this spring under the direction of sociology professor Greg Nielsen, director of the centre, in collaboration with the Culture of Cities Project.
Diniacopoulos, a communication studies professor at Concordia who died in 1997, had long been a faithful listener to the BBC World News, and he taped virtually every broadcast between 1969 to 1986.
The centre established the Diniacopoulos/BBC World News Project after
his death, through matching funds from his family and the Faculty of
Arts and Science.
For more information, contact the CCBS Web site, at
Board of governors: call
Every nomination must include a detailed curriculum vitae and a succinct
statement explaining, from the perspective of the nominator, how the
candidate could contribute to the university.
The composition of the board provides for 23 of the boards 40
members to be representative of society outside the University. Appointments
are for renewable threeyear terms. There is no honorarium for
service as a board member.
It is the aim of the nominating committee to maintain full membership
of a responsible and effective board of governors, which is responsive
to the changing needs of students, the university, and the immediate
Our governors must be (1) genuinely interested in education and the
wellbeing of students and (2) energetic and actively committed
to Concordia University.
Every governor is expected to serve on at least one of the standing
committees of the board and may, from time to time, be involved in special
In evaluating nominations, the nominating committee will take into
account the candidates connection with Concordia, the candidates
activities in the local community, and the complementarity of the candidates
attributes to those of other board members.
All nominations will be acknowledged, and retained for consideration
by the nominating committee in this and subsequent years.
CASA co-hosts forum for
The event costs about $100,000 to stage, and most of this money came
from corporate sponsorship, as well as donations from the organizing
schools. Over 230 delegates also paid a fee to attend. Among the speakers
was Assistant Professor Martin L. Martens, an expert on the management
techniques of the early 20th-century explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton,
who kept his ice-bound crew alive for two years in antarctic ice.
He read from the crews diaries to dramatize the importance of
Outgoing CASA president Peter Tragoulias said that the committee worked especially hard to offer personal formation seminars as well as sessions relating to student government issues, ensuring that everyone took home something for themselves as well as their school.
Communications in the spotlight
Congratulations to Derek Cassoff (Communications Officer, Arts
and Science), who won a CASE I honourable mention recently for Panorama,
the facultys monthly newsletter. It was one of six publications
honoured by District I of the Council for the Advancement and Support
Concordias Marketing Communications Department also received
a CASE I honourable mention in the Best Outdoor Advertising category
for last years ads for Concordia on the transit system. The award
was presented at CASE Is annual conference in New York recently.
Chris Mota (Co-ordinator, Media Relations) will be a judge for both the RTNDA (Radio and Television News Directors Association) National TV News Awards and the Central Canada Radio News Awards.
Call for nominations:
2003 Graduate Students’ Association election
The nomination period runs until April 5 at 5 p.m. Voting will take place April 15-22. Nomination packages are available at the Grad House, 2030 Mackay.
Return to Kandahar airs
on CBC TV
Pazira, who was born in Afghanistan, became a well-known figure last
year when she turned her concern for a childhood friend in Afghanistan
into a haunting movie called Kandahar (also aired on CBC on Monday).
The film was shown at film festivals around the world, and Pazira became a passionate defender of the embattled Afghan people. Keep up the good work, Nelofar!
Shooting hoops for Cancer
The students undertook to organize the tournament as an assignment
for the course Fitness and Sport Management, taught by George Short
in the Department of Exercise Science.
He continued, the incidence of lung cancer is increasing and it is costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
Registration is $10 per player and all proceeds will benefit the charity. The tournament will take place between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Loyola Gym, 7200 Sherbrooke St. W. For more information, call Mohamed Sheikh at 483-0778 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Carl Loubert at 962-2275.