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September 26, 2002 Of Note


Concordia Shuffle tomorrow!

Friday, Sept. 27, starting 1 pm at Guy/de Maisonneuve, followed by the Rector’s Reception at Loyola (Guadagni Lounge). Join us!

Writers read @ Concordia

Don McKay and Jan Zwicky
Monday, Oct. 7, 8:30 pm, Hall Building

Don McKay, the author of nine books of poetry, has won the Governor-General’s Award twice, for Another Gravity (McClelland & Stewart, 2000) and for Night Field (1991). His most recent publication is a collection of essays, Vis à Vis: Fieldnotes on Poetry & Wilderness (Gaspereau Press, 2001). McKay has taught English at the University of Western Ontario and acted as director of creative writing at the University of New Brunswick, where he served as editor for The Fiddlehead. He now lives in Victoria.

Jan Zwicky won the Governor-General’s Award in 1999 for her poetry collection Songs for Relinquishing the Earth (Brick, 1998). The author of Lyric Philosophy, Wittgenstein Elegies, and The New Room, she recently edited and contributed to Why I Sing the Blues: Lyrics and Poems (Smoking Lung Press, 2001). She teaches in the Philosophy Department at the University of Victoria.

Presented by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program

Montreal Inter-University Seminar History and Philosophy of Science

“The Universe has a History”
Hubert Reeves (Université de Montréal)
Monday, October 7, 4:15 p.m.
Hall Building, H-920

Canadian-born Hubert Reeves is a specialist in nuclear astrophysics at the Université de Montréal, expert on the origin of the light elements, such as helium, deuterium and lithium. He is a well-known popularizer of science.


Concordia HIV/AIDS Lecture Series 2002-2003

“Crisis and Response in African-American Communities”
Debra Fraser-Howze, National Black Leadership Commissions on AIDS
Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m.
Hall Building, H-110

Ms. Fraser-Howze is president of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (BCLA), based in New York City. She was appointed by then U.S. president Bill Clinton in 1995, to his Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

Montreal Matters

A month-long multi-media forum by CBC Radio 88.5, with Hour magazine, Concordia University, CBC Television and CBC.CA.

Money and the Soul's Desires: A Meditation
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
J.A. DeSève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Author Stephen Jenkinson explores the way we view money and relationships.

School of Community and Public Affairs Lecture

“New York, Capital of the Twentieth Century”
Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto
Thursday, October 3, 5:30 p.m.
Atrium, Bronfman Building, 1259 Dr. Penfield Ave.

Mark Kingwell is a well-known speaker on cultural and political issues, and has written for Saturday Night, Shift and Descant. He is the author of Better Living: In Pursuit of Happiness from Plato to Prozac, and Dreams of a Millennium: Report from a Culture on the Brink. He has taught at Yale, York University and the University of Toronto at Scarborough, where he is currently associate professor of philosophy.

Homecoming 2002

This year’s Homecoming is bigger and better than ever. Come out and join fellow alumni, current students, and the university community at this annual event!

Thursday, Oct. 3
CUAA Alumni Recognition Awards Banquet, Delta Centre-Ville, 777 University St. Hosted this year by alum John Moore (CJAD/MIX 96).

Friday, Oct. 4
Class of 1977 25th Anniversary Cocktail, Faculty Club, Loyola Campus • CUAA Varsity Athlete Chapter launch cocktail, Loyola High School • Retro Replay rock ‘n’ roll dance, Guadagni Lounge, Loyola Campus

Saturday, Oct. 5
Homecoming Cup Football Game: Concordia Stingers vs McGill Redmen (Shrine Bowl and Shaughnessy Cup), football stadium, Loyola Campus • Rector’s Reunion Dinner, Club St. Denis

Sunday, Oct. 6
Concordia Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, blessing of the new academic year, Sunday Service at Loyola Chapel, 5 pm

To register, or for more information, check out the web site at http://alumni.concordia.ca/, or phone Lauren Gould at 848-7377 or toll-free at 1-888-777-3330 ext. 7377.

Alumni Recognition Awards Banquet

Thursday, October 3
Delta Centre-Ville, 777 University St.
6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner

Humberto Santos Award of Merit: George F. Lengvari, QC, L Ba 63
Benoit Pelland Distinguished Service Award: Al Mah, BA 79, Elizabeth Ostro, S BA 44
Honorary Life Membership: Ron E. Lawless

Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Reeta C. Tremblay, Dr. J. Pierre Brunet, L BCom 70
Outstanding Student Award: Cristelle Basmaji, Vassilios Bill Mandelos, BCom 02
John Molson School of Business MBA Alumni of the Year Award: Robert Briscoe, S BSc 67, S MBA 73

To order tickets ($75 per person), please contact Lauren Gould at 848-7377 or

Organized by Concordia University Alumni Association

Alumni Forum

Moving Forward: The role of our alumni in university issues
Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W.

The Concordia University Alumni Association executive will host an open forum with Concordia Rector Frederick Lowy and other senior university administrators. Alumni are invited to express their thoughts and ask questions concerning recent events at Concordia, as well as to discuss what positive role alumni can take in university issues.

Stingers Football Schedule

Saturday, September 28 – 1 p.m.
Concordia @ Bishop’s

Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 pm
Concordia vs. McGill

Saturday, Oct. 12, 1pm
Concordia vs. Laval

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 pm
Concordia @ Saint Mary’s

Visit the Stingers Web site at www.concordia.ca/stingers

Future issues of the Thursday Report

CTR is published every two weeks during the academic season. Future publication dates are Oct. 10, Oct. 24, 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.