Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.12

March 17, 2005


In Brief


Cinema professor in Genie contention

Look for Concordia content in the 25th annual Genie Awards, to be handed out on television on March 21.

Federico Hidalgo, who teaches in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, and his wife, Paulina Robles, are nominated for best original screenplay, for A Silent Love.

It’s a charming love triangle about a Montreal man, his mail-order Mexican bride, and her beautiful mother.

A Silent Love had a run in Montreal, at the AMC Forum.

Art historian at MMFA on spirituality

François-Marc Gagnon, director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, is giving a series of talks about spirituality in Canadian art. All are on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in the Max Cummings Auditorium at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Here are the dates of his lectures in French: March 30, spirituality in West Coast native art; April 6, a new look at the paintings of New France; April 13, the art of Ozias Leduc; April 20, Lawren Harris and Emily Carr; April 27, the view of modern paints that Catholicism was a form of peasant folklore; May 4, the psychedelic art of Jacques Hurtubise. Starting May 11, this weekly series is repeated in English.

JMSB retains fifth-place ranking

The John Molson School of Business ranked fifth in the March 2005 edition of the National Post Business Magazine.

The survey is based on the average GMAT score of entering MBA students in 36 Canadian MBA programs.

JMSB 's score of 646 was tied with McGill.

Queen's ranked first with 675, Schulich ranked second with 663 and DeGroote and Ivey tied for third with a score of 650.

History made by graduate students

On March 5, the Concordia Graduate History Student Association held the tenth edition of its History in the Making Conference.

This year, the theme was Nations, Nationalism, and National Identity. More than 20 graduate student presenters from a variety of disciplines and schools took part.

The opening presentation was by Vincent Carey, of SUNY Plattsburgh, titled “Massacre and National Identity: The Problem of the 1641 Rebellion in Ireland.”

The event closed with Université Laval professor Jocelyn Létourneau on "Postnationalism?"

Awards for contributions to student life

Deadlines are fast approaching for Spring Convocation Awards (March 31) and Concordia Council for Student Life Awards (March 21). For more information about the criteria, please contact the Dean of Students Office.