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Of Note

Last push for Centraide

Centraide helps 250 local food banks, children's programs and community groups. They need our help.

Lost your pledge card? Didn't get one?

Call Diane Lachapelle, at 848-7743 or , and make sure she has your full office or home address.


Ten years ago, 14 students were killed in the engineering department of the Universitˇ de Montrˇal because they were women.


Monday, December 6

3:30 p.m.

Mezzanine, Henry F. Hall Building

The program will include the singing of Quatorze by the Fondation des victimes

du 6 décembre contre la violence.

Sponsored by the Fondation, the Montrˇal Assault Prevention Centre, Tr¸ve pour elles, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, the Concordia Women's Centre and the Women's Studies Students' Association.


Interruption of CARL services

(Concordia Automated Response Line)

As a precautionary measure to accommodate the transition to the year 2000, CARL will not operate between noon on December 30, and noon on January 3.

If the interruption will be for longer, information will be posted.

CARL: 275-2275



Proud of our past...excited about our future!

Free activities on both campuses!

Exhibits and demonstrations

Film and video presentations

Concerts and shows

For more info : (514) 848-4957

Jan. 21 & 22 . 11 am - 5 pm

Vice-Rector, Services

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

The Vice-Rector, Services, is a member of the senior administrative team and reports directly to the Rector and Vice-Chancellor. The Vice-Rector is responsible for providing vision and direction, and ensures the co-ordination and effective communication between the units reporting to the position, other constituencies in the University, as well as with the external community.

Organization Structure

This five-year position is one of the four reporting executive officers to the Rector and Vice-Chancellor. The other three officers are: Provost and Vice-Rector, Research; Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations and Secretary-General; and Chief Financial Officer. The following administrative areas report directly to the position:

* Student Services

* Registrar's Office

* Physical Resources (Facilities Management & Planning)

* Recreation and Athletics

* Environment Health and Safety

* University's Bookstore

* Conference Services

* IITS (Instructional & Information Technology Services)

* Security


The Vice-Rector, Services, will face a number of challenges including:

* Playing a pivotal supportive role in the achievement of the University's broader educational goals;

* Providing vision, leadership and administrative oversight for an extensive array of co-ordinated programs, activities and services;

* Promoting and maintaining a safe and enriching environment that maxi mizes student, faculty and staff learning, as well as research and development;

* Ensuring that the services division is dedicated to quality support and

customer satisfaction.

Qualities Sought in Candidates

While it is recognized that no candidate for the position of Vice-Rector, Services, is likely to meet all of the criteria outlined below in equally strong measure, the following experience, attributes and personal qualities are highly desirable:

* Credentials and experience sufficient to ensure an understanding of, respect from, and credibility within, the University community;

* A successful track record in managing a large and complex organization, including demonstrated significant decision-making responsibilities and responsive management;

* Vision and ability to steer the continuing evolution of the services sector towards the development of highly effective management units;

* Prior administrative experience working with culturally diverse

communities and organizations, with an understanding of a collective

bargaining environment;

* A sound understanding of the university system in Canada and in Quebec with an appreciation of the challenges facing Concordia and other

institutions of higher learning;

* The ability to work effectively with a team of senior administrators in a

complementary and collegial manner;

* The ability to be an articulate and persuasive spokesperson within the

University and in relations with various external bodies;

* A proven track record in dealing effectively with highly sensitive and

sometimes urgent situations;

* The ability to direct organizational effectiveness and to guide units in short- and long-term assessment and future planning;

* Outstanding interpersonal skills and leadership qualities, with a progressive outlook and vision and the ability to function in a team-based approach;

* A sufficient knowledge of the technological aspects inherent in some of the reporting units;

* The ability to communicate effectively in English and French;

* The ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, government

agencies, and the private sector;

* A demonstrated commitment to a client-centered organization;

* Personal energy, enthusiasm and the drive to continually surpass goals and

overcome obstacles.

Dr. Frederick Lowy is inviting all members of the Concordia University community to comment on the Profile of the Ideal Candidate for the position of Vice-Rector, Services. In particular, comments from the following assemblies are encouraged: Senate, Arts & Science Faculty Council, Commerce & Administration Faculty Council, Engineering & Computer Science Faculty Council, Fine Arts Faculty Council, Council of the School of Graduate Studies.

Your suggestions will be much appreciated. Please return your comments to: Diane Hastings, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations and Secretary-General, BC-303. The deadline to submit comments is Thursday, December 9, 1999 at 5 p.m. Comments may be sent via e-mail ( ), by fax (848-4550) or by mail.

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