Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.4

October 21, 2004


In Brief


Eating Expo on Oct. 26

Design art professor Rhona Richman Kenneally will give a talk called Eating Expo: The Food Culture of Montreal in the 1960s. She’ll show how the last great international exhibition changed the way we think about food, and how we prepare it at home.

This is one of two events scheduled as Concordia’s contribution to Montreal Matters, an annual theme-driven cluster of events, mainly driven by the local CBC Radio.

Eating Expo will be presented on Oct. 26 (not Oct. 25, as we reported in CTR previously), from 4:30 to 5:30 in the DeSève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Exposcience on the West Island

Every year since 1984, an exhibition of science and technology has taken place at Stewart Hall in Pointe Claire, to the great appreciation of the West Island community.

The students, faculty and staff who meet with the public on a one-to-one basis are great ambassadors for Concordia, and for studies in science, engineering and technology.

This year, it will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7.

Journalism Lecture Series

Concordia’s Journalism Department is in the midst of a series of lectures by career journalists.

The first was given by Alan Allnutt, the new publisher and general manager of The Gazette, who worked for 20 years at the newspaper. Most recently, he was vice-president of marketing and editor in chief of the Victoria (B.C.) Times-Colonist.

The next speaker will be Mahmoud Kaabour, alumnus and movie director, who will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m., in HB-130, on the Loyola Campus, about his documentary, Being Osama.

The film, which was chosen Best Doc of the University Film/Video Association conference, features six Montrealers named Osama, and deals with being Arab-Canadian in a post-9/11 world.

The final speaker in the series will be Tony Burman, editor in chief of CBC’s English Services Division and one of the most powerful figures in Canadian broadcasting. He will speak on Nov. 23, also at 4:15 in HB-130.

Terror at the Lahey Lecture

"Terror as Literature, Literature as Terror," is the title of a talk by author George Elliott Clarke, to be given on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 8:30 p.m. in H-620.

Clarke is E.J. Pratt Professor in Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto and 2001 Governor-General's Laureate. Author of Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2002) and numerous articles and reviews, he is one of Canada's foremost scholars of African-Canadian literature.

Loyola Club fêtes Henry Habib

Loyola Club Dinners are special evenings of camaraderie in the spirit of Loyola College, and a great occasion to renew old friendships.

This year, the guest of honour will be Professor Emeritus Henry Habib, who was for many years chair of the Political Science Department and a much-loved teacher.

An expert on the Middle East, he will speak at the dinner on “The Clash of Civilizations: Myth or Reality?”

The dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, at the St. James Club of Montreal, 1145 Union Ave. Tickets are $85 each; cocktails are at 6, and dinner at 7. To order, go to Loyola or call ext. 4397.

Help Centraide help people

The goal is $140,000. Can we do it?

For the first time, Concordia retirees will join employees in contributing to Centraide through payroll deduction.

Students, faculty and staff will be out in costume on Oct. 28, handing out Halloween candy and collecting donations over the lunch hour. Look for them in front of the GM building, and be generous!

Local merchants will be judges and provide prizes for the best costumes. If you want to participate, call Kathy Carey, ext. 3630.

To warm things up on the Loyola Campus, the Office of the Vice-President Services is providing coffee and cookies for donations to wearers of costumes at the shuttle bus stop.

Let’s put the campaign over the top, and help build a caring community.

Three one-act plays open

There should be something for just about everybody in the first Theatre Department production, opening tonight.

Bernard Shaw’s wit sparkles in the Edwardian mini-melodrama How He Lied to Her Husband.

Finger Food, by Nina Shengold, pokes fun at advertising and art by showing a shooting session with a photographer and a hand model. .
Haiku, by Katherine Snodgrass, is quite different. It’s a poignant drama of family relationships.

The three-part program opens tonight at the Cazalet Theatre, on the Loyola Campus. It runs until Oct. 31, and tickets are reasonable. For more information, see the Back Page.

Neptune project tonight

Christopher Barnes, head of the Neptune Project, speaks tonight at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, starting at 8 p.m. His talk is sponsored by the Science College.