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September 12, 2002 In Brief



Shuffle host

Shuffle kicks off September 27

Sonali Karnick and Daliso Chaponda, two local comedians with bona fide Concordia credentials, will host this year’s edition of the Shuffle.

The walkathon between campuses is a great way to start the new academic year. It’s an opportunity to get a little exercise on a fall Friday, meet old friends from across the university, and raise some cash for needy students.

The 7.5-km walk along Sherbrooke St. starts at 1 p.m. on the green space at Guy St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd, and there are prizes to be won at the other end. The Rector’s Reception, with refreshments for all, will follow.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees amd members of the general public are all welcome. Participants are asked to sign up sponsors, and the proceeds will go towards Concordia scholarships. Over its 12 years, $565,000 has been raised through the Shuffle.

Sonali Karnick is a recent graduate of the journalism program. She can be heard on CBC’s Daybreak, where she is a researcher, and at comedy clubs around town. Daliso Chaponda is a creative writing student who stages his own stand-up comedy shows.

Reorganization of departments

General Counsel and has merged with the Board and Senate Office to form the University Secretariat, under Me Bram Freedman, Assistant Secretary-General and General Counsel.

It will be responsible for the administration of the university’s legal affairs, the governance of university business, both corporate and academic, the development and oversight of official university policies and the administration of Student Tribunal Hearing Panels. Two positions are vacant, those of the Associate General Counsel and a secretary-receptionist.

Advancement and Alumni Relations
The following now report directly to the Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations and Secretary-General, Marcel Danis: Acting Chief Development Officer Marcel Dupuis; Director of Advancement Services Graham Maisonneuve; Director of Alumni Relations Laura Stanbra; and Acting Director of Communications Howard Bokser.

Name changes
Two departments of Advocacy and Support Services have changed their names. Campus Ministry will now be called Concordia Multi-Faith Chaplain-cy / Service de pastorale multireligieuse Concordia and Services for Disabled Students will now be called Office for Students with Disabilities / Bureau des étudiants handicapés.

New members on Board of Governors

Concordia’s Board of Governors welcomes the following new members representing the community at large:

Normand Beauchamp
has worked in the communications industry for more than 40 years. He has held several key positions with Télémédia Communications Inc. and Radiomutuel.

Baljit Singh Chadha is president of Balcorp Limited, an international trading house he founded in 1976 with offices in Montreal and India. He is active in community and philanthropic affairs.

Suzanne Gouin is president and general manager of TV5, and has held executive positions at Transcontinental Media, CJNT Television, and CF Television Inc. Her undergraduate degree is from Concordia (1977), and she was a member of Concordia’s 2001-2002 Annual Giving Committee.

Ibrahim Hassan recognized as outstanding teacher

Although he has been at Concordia less than two years, the teaching ability of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Ibrahim Hassan has been recognized by his students and colleagues.

As the academic year drew to a close, Hassan was given a teaching excellence award by the Engineering and Computer Science Council on Student Life (ECSCSL).

A researcher in the fields of heat transfer, multiphase flow and computational fluid dynamics, Hassan set up a micro-scale heat transfer research group with several graduate and undergraduate students, and initiated partnerships with the aerospace industry in Montreal.

As a result of this association, and with the support of Pratt and Whitney Canada, he recently received a $250,000 NSERC collaboration and research development grant.


Service Centre expands its hours

To increase availability to the university community, the Service Centre operated by Facilities Management will open an hour earlier in the morning to take your calls. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the duration of the fall term. This is a pilot project, and Claudie Boujaklian, Manager, Customer Service, would appreciate feedback. Contact her at cboujak@vax2.concordia.ca.


Left to right: Journalism chair Enn Raudsepp and three friends from The Gazette: entertainment reporter Anne Sutherland, editor-in-chief Peter Stockland, and publisher Larry Smith

Golf tournament raises $12,000 for scholarships

Golf enthusiasts gathered at Hemmingford on August 14 for the 10th annual Concordia University Memorial Golf Tournament, held in beautiful weather.

It was the largest crowd so far for the event, and raised $12,000 for the scholarships via the Concordia University Memorial Endowment Fund.

Congratulations to the winning foursomes: Carole Poirier, Marie-Claude Richer, Gail Grier and Manon Cliche (women); Glen Weir, Dave Batten, Ted Hemming and Derek White (men).
Thanks to committee members Dave Batten,Perry Calce, Myriam Champagne, Marcel Danis, Michael Di Grappa, Wendy French, Allyson Noftall, Tony Patricio, Patricia Posius, Glen Weir, Rick Young, Steven Zulkarnian, and a dozen volunteers who assisted the committee on the day of the tournament.

The Thursday Report has a new look

Concordia’s Thursday Report
has a new look — we hope you like it. Our thanks to designer Elana Trager, in the Department of Marketing Communications, for her flair and expertise.

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