The gala, which was the closing-night event of the sixth annual BioMedex
conference, is hosted by BioQuebec and AITS. It honours innovators in
health technology and life sciences whose projects display the greatest
potential for commercial and industrial use.
I was surprised, but thrilled, of course, that we were awarded
first prize, she said. There were many promising projects
Bhuiyan set out to develop a new generation of the electrical motor
wheelchair with basic functions, high reliability, and performance at
a competitive cost. Such a lightweight, affordable wheelchair would
be welcome, given the limited coverage of many medical plans for such
More than 300 people attended the conference, many of them prominent in the health industry, Bhuiyan said. We already have companies that are interested in the product, and we made many contacts. She will apply the $2,500 award to future developments of the wheelchair, as well as rewarding some of the people who helped out on the project.
Sephardic cultural conference
The conference will bring together over 50 academics and cultural personalities
from the Sephardic world. Local scholars, among them Concordia religion
professor Norma Joseph, will be joined by journalists, performers, religious
leaders and educators from Europe, Morocco, Israel, the United States
and Canada. Several scholars from the Université de Montréal,
UQÀM and McGill University will participate in panel discussions,
as well as Pierre Anctil, Quebecs former director of intercultural
Sessions will take place in French, English and Spanish, and themes
range from Culture and Oral Traditions and The Contribution of Sephardic
Women to literature, art and music. On May 26, King David - The Musical
will be presented at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, on the Loyola
Campus, and, the following night musician Samy Elmaghribi will perform
at Théâtre Outremont.
The conference was organized by SCI in conjunction with the Concordia-UQÀM
Chair in Ethnic Studies (Concordia section), under the direction of
Daniel Salée of the School of Community and Public Affairs. Concordias
Department of Public Affairs will act as the host committee.
The Sephardic Cultural Institute was founded by the Sephardic Foundation
of Canada and Quebecs Sephardic community to safeguard and promote
Canadas Sephardic cultural legacy.
For full schedule and information, visit www.culturesepharade.org.
surrounded by his affectionate Secretariat team. Left to right are Yvonne
Jolly, Heather Adams-Robinette, Barbara Henchey and Danielle Tessier.
Evelyne Loo was unfortunately absent.
Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj
Farewell to Freedman
He will join the Federation Combined Jewish Appeal as Director of Administration and Strategic Initiatives. Thanks and best wishes for the future, Bram.
Professor Robert Parker
feted for 26 years in art education
Among the presents was a Dürer print entitled Knight, Death
and the Devil. Parker. who taught at the University for 26 years,
is seen above at the party with some of his students.
Art grads exhibit work at The Gazette
Students in the Faculty of Fine Arts hold a Graduating Class Exhibition
every year, but this years venue is unusual: the lobby of The
The idea for the unusual venue was put forward by Robert Winters, a
Gazette business editor who is also a fine arts student. Winters was
on the organizing committee for the show, and suggested his own place
of work to fellow committee members Laurel Smith (Fine Arts, student
life) and Lauren Gould (Advancement/Alumni).