Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 30, No.11

March 03, 2005


In Brief


Gold won by
JMSB team in Rennes, France

For the second year in a row, the John Molson School of Business won gold at the Network ofInternational Business Schools (NIBS) Competition held in Rennes, France.

Congratulations to team members Roshni Damani, Fernando Estigoy Jr., Tania Konczynski, and Dave Sciacca, and to coaches Tim Field and Noor Shawwa.

They were competing against teams from the Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), Groupe ESC Rennes (France), Helsinki School of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Northern Iowa (U.S.A.).

Peace & Conflict call for proposals

The deadline for the next proposals for the Peace and Conflict Resolution Series is March 15, 2005. These may be speakers, panels, or other approaches that supplement the content of current courses.

Collaborations are encouraged. Note that the principal organizer must be a current faculty member who will link the event with a course and secure a letter of support from the department chair.
For more information and to review the guidelines, visit:, and go to the Proposals link.

Graduate awards in Jewish Studies

The Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies offers fellowships and scholarships to Concordia students at the master’s and doctoral level.

These include Institute Fellowships for MA and PhD research at Concordia, valued at $5,000 to $7,500 each, including the Naim Mahlab Fellowship, for graduate work related to anti-Semitism ($5,000), the Romek Hornstein Memorial Award ($3,125), and the Wetstein Fellowship ($1,250).

The deadline for submissions is April 29. To request an application form and/or additional information, please contact the Institute, Attention, Chair, Norman Ravvin, or Assistant to the Chair, Olivia Ward, ext. 8760, Go to, or contact the Department of Religion Graduate Secretary, at ext. 2065.

Improve research supervision

A good fit between student and supervisor is essential for the creation of solid and substantial thesis work.

The Centre Teaching and Learning Services has devised an interactive workshop addressing this issue. Reflecting on Schol-arship, Teaching and Graduate Student Supervision is the title of the two-hour seminar, which will take place today, March 3, at the AD Building, Loyola Campus, Room 308, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The aim of the seminar is to give the participants new insights into the theory and practice of graduate student research. Drawing on international research on the subject, this session will encourage dialogue among Concordia faculty and look at how to improve graduate student supervision. The participants in the workshop will also examine some problematic cases portrayed on video.

Alan Wright, an education professor from the Université du Québec, will facilitate the workshop.

Book launch by Jewish Studies

A new translation was launched on March 2 by Concordia’s Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, of The Star of Redemption, by Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929).

The book’s foreword is by Michael Oppenheim, Professor of Religion at Concordia.

The translation is by Barbara E. Galli, and the introduction by Elliot R. Wolfson, editors of a series of books on modern Jewish philosophy.
The Star of Redemption is published by the University of Press, whichcalls it essential reading for anyone interested in religion and philosophy.