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Events, notices and classified ads must reach the Public Relations Department (BC-115) in writing no later than Thursday, 5 p.m. the week prior to the Thursday publication.For more information, please contact Eugenia Xenos at 848-4279, by fax: 848-2814 or by e-mail:


December 2-January 13

Applied Psychology Centre

The Applied Psychology Centre in the Department of Psychology offers confidential psychotherapy and assessment for adults, couples, families, children and teenagers. By appointment only. Call 848-7550.


Until December 4

New Acquisitions: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Guided tours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. in English, 1 p.m. in French. Free. Info: 848-4750.

CPR classes

Environmental Health and Safety

For information and prices on the following courses, call Anna Giannakouros at 848-4355.

Saturday, Dec. 4 -- Basic Life Support

Sunday, Dec. 5 -- BLS Re-certification

Tuesday, Dec. 7 -- Heartsaver


Saturday, Dec. 11 -- Heartsaver


Tuesday, Dec. 14 -- Heartsaver (French)

Saturday, Dec. 18 -- Heartsaver Plus

Saturday, Jan. 15 -- Basic Life Support

Sunday, Jan. 16 -- BLS Re-certification

Campus Ministry

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

On Monday nights at annex Z, from 5 - 7 p.m., Mother Hubbard is cooking up some nourishing and delicious vegetarian meals. The suggested donation is a dollar or two. Open to all Concordia students -- their roommates and families, too. Info: 848-3588 (Campus Ministry), 848-2859 (Peer Support Centre).

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

For more information or to register for the following workshops, please call 848-2495 or e-mail

Preparing for and Conducting the First Day of Class. In this workshop, participants will examine alternative ways to begin a course and develop a plan for their first class. Effective strategies for preparing a course syllabus will also be presented and participants will develop outlines for a syllabus. Friday, December 3, H-771, Hall Building, 10 a.m. - noon.

Keeping Current: Effective Strategies in the Electronic Research Environment. This hands-on workshop will show you tools, services and strategies that can help keep you current with the literature and research in your subject area. Enrolment is limited to eight. Friday, December 10, LB-812, Library Building, 9:30 a.m. - noon.

Community Events

Parent Finders Montreal

Parent Finders Montréal is a non-profit, volunteer-run search and support group for adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. We meet next on December 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Concordia's Campus Ministry, Loyola Campus (2496 West Broadway). Open to all. Info: Pat Danielson, 683-0204, or

Discovery workshops

Discovery workshop at McGill's Redpath Museum for Sunday, December 5 is on "Disappearing Acts." 2 p.m. for 4-6 year olds, 3:30 p.m. for 7-12 year olds. $5 per child. Parents invited to attend. RSVP: Tuesday - Thursday, 398-4086, ext. 4092.

Reiki demonstration

Free lecture and demonstration "Reiki for Health and Relaxation," Thursday, December 16, 7:30 p.m. at Tiferet Holistic Health Clinic, 2066 Marlowe Ave. (Vendôme metro) Info: 487-9675.

My Time with Dad

A program of discovery, science, arts and crafts, and outings aimed at promoting interaction between fathers and their children. Once a month on Saturdays. Open to all denominations. Info: Carolyn, Catholic Community Services, 937-5351, ext. 237.

Monarchist League meeting

Social evening with video, annual Christmas party. As usual, we will serve 'Olde English' hot mulled wine with customary holiday fare. Thursday, December 9, 7:45 p.m., 5035 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 1-800-465-6925.

Volunteers for Shalom Line

Are you willing to touch lives, making life a little brighter, hearts a little happier, problems seem a whole lot smaller? Call to volunteer. Contact Chantal, 345-2645, ext. 3380.

Concert Hall

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. Info: 848-7928.

Until Friday, December 3, 8 p.m.: Vocal Jazz, Four Wall Blues production, directed by Jeri Brown. Free.

Saturday, December 4, 8 p.m.:

Classical vocal repertoire, accompanied by Dale Bartlett, piano, directed by Valerie Kinslow. Free.

Sunday, December 5, 8 p.m.:

Evgenia Kirjner, piano, works by Brahms, Bach, Prokofiev. Free.

Tuesday, December 7, 8 p.m.:

An evening of jazz improvisation, directed by Michael Berard. Free.

Wednesday, December 8, 8 p.m.:

Concordia Jazz Combo, directed by Gary Schwartz. Free.

Thursday, December 9, 8 p.m.:

An evening of jazz improvisation, directed by Charles Ellison. Free.

Friday, December 10, 8 p.m.:

Concordia Big Band plays Ellington and Basie, directed by Dave Turner. Free.

Saturday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.:

The Huron Carole, benefit concert for Moissan Montréal, hosted by Tom Jackson and Shannon Gaye. $23.

Sunday, December 12, 8 p.m.:

Ressurection, Pan World Productions 10-piece steel orchestra, dance production by Audley Coley. $18.

Monday, December 13, 8 p.m.:

An evening of classical guitar, directed by Garry Antonio. Free.

Wednesday, December 15, 8 p.m.:

Chamber music, Mozart violin sonatas. Free.

Sunday, December 26, 2 p.m.:

Backstreet, Spice and Britney, a live tribute suitable for the whole family. $15 plus tax and service.


Friday, December 3

Dr. Michiko Aramaki on "Rescuing Children: Gender/Culture Systems and Problem-Solving Skills in Japan," and Roksana Bahramitash on "The Feminist Challenge Against Mainstream Economic Development," 12 p.m., Simone de Beauvoir Institute, MU-203. Bring your lunch. Info: 848-2373.

Friday, December 10

Dr. Thomas Duffy, Indiana University, on the design of an electronic community for mathematics and science teachers, and on the conceptual principles underlying such design. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. H-760, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: CSLP/Education, 848-2020, or

Legal Information

Concordia's Legal Information Services offers free and confidential legal information and assistance to the Concordia community. By appointment only. Call 848-4960.


Conference places available

The World Civil Society Conference will take place at the Sheraton Centre, December 7-11. The theme is Building Global Governance Partnerships, and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is expected to attend with about 500 participants. There are places for up to 30 Concordia faculty members. Day passes will be available for observers. Info: , or contact the WOCSOC secretariat at

Volunteers needed

Santropol Roulant is seeking volunteers to deliver meals in the downtown area, near Concordia. Info: 284-9335, or Jen at QPIRG, 848-7585. Meals are delivered between 4 - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Volunteers needed

Services for Disabled Students are looking for volunteers to help out fellow students; the experience will also make a nice addition to your CV. Be a reader, tutor, transcriber, note-taker, research assistant, library assistant, mobility orientation volunteer or special assignment volunteer. Drop by H-580, Hall Building, or call 848-3525.

Office of Rights and Responsibilities

The Office of Rights and Responsibilities is available to all members of the university community for confidential consultations regarding any type of unacceptable behaviour, including discrimination and personal/sexual harassment, threatening and violent conduct, theft, destruction of property. Call 848-4857, or drop by 2150 Bishop, room 110.

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office is available to all members of the University for information, confidential advice and assistance with university-related problems. Call 848-4964, or drop by 2100 Mackay, room 100.

Peer Support Drop-in Centre

We are a group of undergraduate students, just like you. We get lost, confused and worried like everyone else. Our drop-in centre is a quiet, friendly place where you can relax, chat or ask a simple question about anything. If we don't know the answer, we'll get you to someone who does. We also have a lending library. Monday – Thursday, 12 – 5 p.m., Z-02, 2090 Mackay, 848-2859.

Special Events

Contemporary dance student work

Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 12, 2:30 p.m. at Studio 303, Belgo Building, 372 Ste. Catherine W. (corner of de Bleury). Info: 848-4740.

Benefit concert

The Graduate History Student Association invites everyone to attend a Benefit Concert to raise money for the Keith Lowther Memorial Fellowship at Avanti's Pub, 5712 Sherbrooke St. W. (between Harvard and Wilson) at 8:30 p.m., December 9. Featuring Edwin and the Bedouins and other special guests. Tickets: 10$ at the door.

December 6 commemoration

Ten years ago, 14 women were killed in the engineering department of the Université de Montréal because they were women. The Movement Against Rape and Incest Centre is organizing a community action on Monday, December 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., at the Hall Building mezzanine, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

Piano recital

Svetoslav Itzvarin, Bulgarian pianist, will be performing in the Loyola Chapel, Friday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. Works by Beethoven, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Chopin and Scarlatti. Info: 848-3588.


For sale

Amana, 10 cu. foot freezer, $200. Beaumark 24" electric stove, $250. Call Zav, 485-9927 (eve.), 848-4624 (days).

For rent

Bedroom, living room, fully carpeted, private shower to rent in family home for mature and quiet person. Call Mrs. Ladak at 489-4931. References please. Francophones bienvenue.

Shared accommodation

Looking for responsible, non-smoking female to share clean, quiet duplex in NDG as of January. Fully equipped, laundry room, near all amenities. Call 482-1610.

For rent

Beautiful two-bedroom upper duplex available for rent Jan 12- May 30. Dates flexible. Fully furnished and equipped. In Mile-End district. Call Carla, 278-3547.

For rent

A large, sunny, beautifully furnished upper duplex for rent, starting January 1. Located in NDG next to Monkland Village and a five-minute walk from the métro. Ideal for visiting academics. Info: 369-2818.

Accommodation wanted

Mature, responsible woman (non-smoker) requires non-shared lodgings, furnished and fully equipped for use during the week only, from January to April 2000. Anywhere in Montreal. Must be clean and reasonably priced. Call 938-4334.

For rent

Ski chalet near Morin Heights. Large estate, own lake, landscaped; private and quiet. Three bedrooms, wall-to-wall carpet, pine panelling, stone fireplace, sunroom, laundry room. $4,500 for six months. Carl Aboud, 450-562-6831.

For sale

PowerMac 6100/66, + floppy drive, external CD ROM, 56-bit modem, Internet-ready. Great for students or as second computer for kids. $750, negotiable. Call 369-8844.

For sale

Pentium II Intel celeron 400 mhz computer, 32 meg RAM, CD 40x, hard disk 4. 3 gig, 56.6k modem, 8 meg video card 2d/3d, 64 voice sound card, 3 1/2 floppy, 15" screen SVGA Compaq, for 795$. Call 808-4239.

Web designers needed

Looking for students who can design professional-looking web sites (up to five page sites) from scratch. Need to make your own graphics and code your own html. Can work from home and use whatever software you choose. Info: send e-mail to

Participate in study

The Sexuality and Reproductive Health Lab in the Psychology Department invites individuals (18-70 years old) to participate in a study on intimacy, personality and sexuality. Involves questionnaire completion. Strictly confidential. Info: Jennifer Volsky, 848-7567,

Study subjects needed

Looking for healthy subjects to participate in a study on the effects of an anaesthetic gas as shown by way of electroencephalogram (brainwaves) and measurement of the depth of consciousness under general anesthesia. Participants must be18 - 30 years old, right-handed, healthy and not using analgesic medication. A compensatory indemnity is offered. Info: Dr. Pierre Fiset, , or 842-1231, ext. 4887.

Participants wanted

How are your attention and concentration skills? Participate in psych experiment. Get free testing, individual feedback + $5. 2 sessions (3 hrs in total). Call France: 848-2213 or 768-8109.

Kathleen's Business Services

Will type term papers, essays, etc. for $1.20 per page (s.s. or d.s.). Call Kathy at 487-1750.


Do you need tutoring in your courses? A Concordia alumnus, MA Economics, can prepare you for exams, research and writing assignments. Call Geepu at 285-4937.

English angst?

Proofreading/correcting for university papers, résumés, etc. Also tutor for English, written and/or conversation. Good rates. Lawrence: 279-4710.

Volunteer teacher needed

Early Childhood Education student to teach small community-based pre-school program (4-5 year olds) in Lasalle. Training or experience necessary. Info: Anna Malorni, Catholic Community Services, 937-5351, ext. 246.

Profit from pollution

Help the environment. Distributors wanted to market 100 per cent guaranteed product that reduces emissions up to 90 per cent. Fantastic business opportunity. Call James, (450) 247-3194.


Intro to Photoshop

Intermediate session on December 3 - 5; introductory session on January 14 -16. Visual Arts Building, VA-03 (Mac Lab). Register at the Art Supply Store, VA-109, $125 fee. Info: 848-4628.



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