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October 10, 2002 Of Note


Memorial service for Dr. Bassem Khalifah

The Canadian Arab Federation, National Council on Canada-Arab Relations, and Arab-Canadian Organization for Human Rights will hold a memorial for Bassem Khalifah, who died on Sept. 10.

The ceremony will be held on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. in Room H-767, in the Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Colleagues and friends will speak in Dr. Khalifah’s memory. Please join us to celebrate of the life of a teacher and human rights activist.

Meeting of minds: Conferences at Concordia

Globalization: Concordia hosts the International Political Science Association’s (IPSA) Fifth International Symposium, Mastering Globalization: New States Strategies, Oct. 24-26.

All events take place in the Samuel Bronfman Building at 1590 Doctor Penfield Ave. For information, call 848-8717 or visit the IPSA conference Web site at http://www.ipsa.ca.

Networking: Thursday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 1, the Réseau d’Informations Scientifiques du Québec (RISQ) will hold its thirteenth annual conference at Concordia.

Speakers at the conference will include Pierre Lévy of the University of Ottawa, Bill St. Arnaud of CANARIE, and representatives from the National Film Board of Canada and TéléQuébec. All events will take place in the D.B. Clarke Auditorium in the Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West. For more information, visit http://www.risq2002.qc.ca.


Quebec Short Story Competition

If you have a story tucked away, why not submit it to the Quebec Short Story Competition? The deadline for entry to this contest, sponsored by CBC Radio’s Arttalks, is Nov. 15. Past winners have included writers with Concordia connections.

For details, consult the Web site arttalks@montreal.cbc.ca.



Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex

Province-wide competition to integrate the arts into architecture and the environment.

In preparation for construction of the new Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex on the Sir George Williams Campus of Concordia University, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, in conjunction with Concordia University, announces the launching of a Québec competition to integrate the arts into architecture and the environment.

Located at the corner of Mackay Street and Sainte-Catherine Street West, the outdoor two-dimensional work will be integrated into the glass section of the curtain wall which slopes at its base and extends over the east entrance of the complex.

This large glass wall will measure 22 metres high by 25 metres wide. Artists must pay special attention to retaining the transparency of this glass surface which will rise 17 metres above ground level; artists must also consider the need for natural light to penetrate the various spaces, offices and studios on the upper floors.

As a screen that will contribute to the vitality of downtown Montreal, the work will also act as an icon helping to further define the Quartier Concordia. For more details about the complex, visit the Web site: http://buildings.concordia.ca.

The budget approved for production of this work of art is $423,596, plus tax.

A selection committee comprised of six individuals will consider the submissions of five experienced artists, who will be required to submit models with detailed technical, maintenance and budget specifications. Artists will receive funding of $7,000 each, plus tax, to prepare their submission.

Conditions of eligibility:
• Professional artist or group of professional artists pursuant to the Act respecting the professional status of artists in the visual arts, arts and crafts and literature, and their contracts with promoters;
• Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and resident of Quebec for at least the past year;
• Inform the Ministère in writing of your intent to enter the competition, postmarked no later than 28 October 2002;
• Submit your curriculum vitae and ten (10) slides of your recent personal work and permanent public works (please specify production budget for public works);
• Attach a letter expressing your interest in the competition and stating your reasons for entering.

Any incomplete submission will be returned to the applicant.

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
Secrétariat de l’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement
225, Grande Allée Est, Bloc C, rez-de-chaussée
Québec (Québec) G1R 5G5
Information: Francine Paul (514) 873-4699
francine.paul@mcc.gouv.qc.ca www.mcc.gouv.qc.ca

Future issues of the Thursday Report

CTR is published every two weeks during the academic season. Future publication dates are Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, Mar. 13, Mar. 27, Apr. 10, Apr. 24, May 8, May 22, and June 5.