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October 10, 2002 In Brief




Savage's Baron Byng students' art displayed online

A Web site has been launched to showcase 760 paintings, drawings and lino prints done by art students students at Baron Byng High School, in Montreal, between 1922 and 1948. The students were inspired by their innovative teacher, Anne Savage, a painter connected with the Group of Seven.

The Anne Savage Collection of Student Art Works Web site, collections.ic.gc.ca/annesavage, is a project that grows out of the research directed by art education professor Leah Sherman and art librarian Linda Bien.

The site, which was launched on April 29, is a historic record of Anne Savage’s innovative teaching methods and places her work in the context of the educational and cultural developments of the period.

The database makes it possible to view and study the works in large format without handling the fragile originals.

For more about Anne Savage and Professor Sherman’s research, see CTR, Sept. 26, 2002.




Teaching in a Digital Age

Every year, Quebec universities hold a symposium. This year’s edition, on the integration of information technology and pedagogy, is being held May 2, at the Université de Montréal, and Concordia has a strong presence.

Professor Claude Bédard is giving a presentation on electronic theses. Provost Jack Lightstone is participating in a panel of vice-rectors. Professor Kim Sawchuk is part of a round table discussion, and Professors Terry Fancott and Dennis Murphy are chairing sessions.

For more information, visit www.profetic.org/coll2003.



Bowser and Blue help Concordia scholarship fund

Don’t miss out on Bowser & Blue’s funniest show yet! Now’s the time to book your tickets to a new musical, The Paris of America, on May 6 at the Centaur Theatre. The proceeds will support student scholarships at Concordia.

Written by the well-known comedy team of George Bowser & Rick Blue, this is a nostalgic story set during the glory days of Expo 67. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift and Easter present, and it’s less fattening than chocolate.

Regular tickets are $40, VIP tickets, $75. The VIP ticket includes a pre-theatre reception at the Saint Sulpice Hotel. Only a few tickets remain. Visit alumni.concordia.ca online, or call Sonia Pivetta at 848-3876 to reserve your tickets.


GSA election results

The Graduate Students Association has released the names of its elected officers for the 2003-04 academic year. They are Rocci Luppicini (president), Amr Talaat (VP services), Kamal Fox (VP external) and Christopher A.Valiquet (VP advocacy).

The post of VP finances is vacant. Contact the GSA at 848-7900 for details.


Spring 2003 convocation dates

Arts & Science - Thursday, June 12, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Engineering and Computer Science - Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m.
JMSB - Friday, June 13, 9:30 a.m.
Fine Arts - Friday, June 13, 3 p.m.

All ceremonies will take place at Place des Arts.


Visiting lecturers 2003-04

The Visiting Lecturers Committee invites applications from the university community to sponsor visiting lecturers in 2003-04.

Applications and guidelines may be obtained from the chair, director, principal or head of an academic unit or from the Office of the Provost. Eight complete and assembled copies (original application and seven copies) must be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 1463 Bishop, room 223, by May 16. Late and incomplete applications are unacceptable. The next round will take place in May 2004.


Hire a student this summer

Bright, talented Concordia students are available this summer to fill your summer vacation staffing requirements or give you a hand on special projects.

We will post the jobs and forward you the CVs. We can also supply interview rooms.

Visit www.co-op.concordia.ca for more details.




CTR schedule change

Due to religious holidays, we have changed our publication schedule.The remaining issues of CTR will be published on May 15 and June 5.