Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 30, No.11

March 03, 2005


At a Glance


Congratulations to Professor Emeritus M.N.S. Swamy, who recently received the 2004 Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement Award from the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. The award acknowledged both his scientific achievements and his contributions to engineering education. Dr. Swamy was dean from 1977 to 1993, transforming the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science from a primarily undergraduate function into a major engineering research faculty. The award was made at a glittering award ceremony in Toronto attended by over 1,000 people and Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty. Previous recipients of the award are cabinet minister Herb Dhaliwal, Ujjal Dosanjh, and Concordia’s own Balbir Singh Sahni.

Terri Lituchy (Management) has been appointed to the editorial board of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. She has also been appointed to the editorial board of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis and is on the review board of the Human Relations Journal.

Gary Evans (Communication Studies) presented “Propaganda is Not a Four-Letter Word” at a conference titled War in Film, Television and History, sponsored by the journal Film and History and held Nov. 11 to 14 in Dallas. He also moderated a session on Atom Egoyan.

Tokunbo Ojo, part-time instructor of technical writing in Engineering and Computer Science, has won a Top Paper award from the International Communication Association. Tokunbo will receive his prize and present his paper, “ICTs for Development in the Sub-Saharan African Region: Historical, Economical and Political Contexts,” at the ICA conference in New York City this May. His paper is a chapter from his MA thesis, An Analysis of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development in Sub-Saharan African Region, supervised by Leslie Shade (Communication Studies).

Graphic designer Elana Trager (Marketing Communications) is co-chair of the Design Summit, a conference of the University & College Designers Association, to take place March 31 to April 2 in B.C.

Nghi M. Nguyen (Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering) is a project management consultant for SNC-Lavalin, Canada’s largest engineering construction firm. Last fall, he delivered a series of seminars on project management and financial management to two delegations of Chinese managers from power companies of China’s Henan province and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation at its headquarters in Montreal. He has also been invited to present a paper, “Global Management for Market Economies: An Asian Pacific Perspective,” at the 2005 Pan Pacific Business Association’s symposium, to be held in May in Shanghai.

Steven H. Appelbaum (Management) was awarded best paper at the 2004 Economics and International Business Research Conference in Miami, Florida. The paper, written with Barbara T. Shapiro, was ”The Effects of Communications and Culture Upon an NPO Merger: A Cross Method Analysis.” The paper also appeared in the Business Review in December.

Sally Cole (Sociology and Anthropology) and graduate student Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan presented their current research in a paper titled “Household Responses to Export-Led Industrialization in Northeast Brazil” at a conference of the SSHRC-INE Team for Advanced Research on Globalization Education and Technology, held in Vancouver, Feb. 3 and 4.

Congratulations to Yogendra Chaubey (Mathematics & Statistics), who was elected vice-president of the Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM). He was also elected to the International Statistical Institute.