Arena named for Ed Meagher
The Concordia University Arena has been renamed the Ed Meagher Arena after a much-loved Loyola High School teacher.
The name change came about as the result of a donation from Loyola High School to the adjacent athletics complex of Concordia.
A Loyola graduate, Edmund Meagher was a teacher, administrator and coach at the high school over 45 years, from 1946 until his death in 1995 at the age of 69. He was director of athletics for Loyola College during the 1950s and early 60s.
The naming of the arena took place on January 28 during the Ed Meagher Winter Sports Tournament held by Loyola High School.
CUSSU negotiations on track
Negotiations between the university and its largest support staff union have moved into a new phase, reports Gilles Bourgeois, head of Employee Relations.
Both sides met with a conciliation officer appointed by the Minister of Labour on February 15. All issues have been resolved, except for three. The issues that remain in dispute concern criteria for selection of successful candidates to a position, the qualifying period for employment security, and rules governing bumping in the event of a position being abolished.
The union is studying the latest proposal from the university and is consulting with its membership prior to the next meeting with the conciliator and the university. Bourgeois said that the university hopes a resolution will come about soon.
History in the Making
The sixth annual History in the Making conference will be held on Saturday, March 11.
It marks the 20th anniversary of the first comparative genocide studies course in North America, which was launched at Concordia University by Professors Frank Chalk and Kurt Jonassohn. Dr. Chalk has been asked to give the opening address of the conference, on "Fighting Genocide in the 21st Century." The speech will be given at 10 a.m. in the DeSève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. The closing address is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the DeS¸ve Cinema. For more information, please call 938-1427.
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