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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:


See the play, meet the playwright

A limited number of Concordians will have the chance to chat one-on-one with Kit Brennan, Centaur Theatre's playwright-in-residence and faculty member in Concordia's Theatre Department, following the premiere of her latest play, Having. Friday, March 5, 8 p.m. Centaur Theatre, 453 St. François-Xavier, $25. RSVP: 848-3817.

How to Find the Right Job For You

Executive recruiter Nicole Fauré (BComm 84) explores how candidates can understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine the right industry, company and working environment for them. Wednesday, March 10, 7 - 9:30 p.m., H-767, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., $16. RSVP: 848-3817.

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 March 20

Dualities, by Anne Kahane, a Montreal artist. Curator Joyce Millar will present a talk on Thursday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Guided tours of the exhibition take place each Tuesday and Thursday at noon in English, and 1 p.m. in French. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery. 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 848-4750.

CPR courses

For more information and prices on the following courses, please contact Donna Fasciano, Training Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety, 848-4355, or


Heartsaver -- Thursday, March 11

Heartsaver -- Saturday, March 13

Heartsaver Plus -- Sunday, March 14

Campus Ministry

Learning the art of focusing

A workshop with Michelina Bertone, S.S.A. Tuesdays, noon - 1:30 p.m., Z-105. Call 848-3591.

The New Millennium

Explore self-esteem, friendship, decision-making and God's word, among others topics. Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Z-105. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., 848-3591.

Meditation in our midst

There are a number of meditation groups meeting each week on both campuses, in both the Buddhist and Christian traditions. Call 848-3588 for dates and times.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Monday nights at Annex Z, 5 - 7 p.m., Mother Hubbard is serving up hot vegetarian meals. Suggested donation: $1. Info: Peer Helpers 848-2859 or Campus Ministry 848-3588.

Prison Visit Program

An eight-week program on Monday evenings. Contact either Matti Terho (848-3590) or Peter Côté (848-3586). This group has a limit of 10.

Reading Buddhist Sutras

A reading group with Daryl Ross. This semester continues with the Dhamma Pada. Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Loyola, Belmore House (2496 West Broadway). Info: 848-3585.

Outreach Experience

Make a difference in the world around you by volunteering some of your free time. Contact Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., at 848-3591.

Eucharist (RC) in the Loyola Chapel

Monday to Friday at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at 11 a.m. Info: 848-3588.

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

To register for any of the following workshops, please call 848-2495 or e-mail

1. Developing Questioning Skills.Thinking is not driven by answers but by questions. Examine the role of questioning in thinking, teaching, and learning and strengthen your own questioning techniques. Tuesday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. – noon, H-771, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

2. Maintaining an Effective Class Home Page. A class home page can be a powerful tool for communicating course information to students and building a sense of community. Tuesday, March 16, 10 a.m. – noon, H-521, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

3. Teaching Large Classes at Concordia: Voices of Experience is a new video produced by the Centre for Teaching and Learning Services. It features Concordia faculty teaching large classes and addresses issues such as classroom management, grading, cheating and making use of resources. To borrow the video, please call CTLS, 848-2495.

Community Events

Parent Finders Montréal

We are a non-profit, volunteer-run search and support group for adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. Our monthly meetings are open to the public. We meet next on March 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Concordia's Campus Ministry, Loyola (2496 West Broadway, NDG). Info: Pat Danielson, 683-0204, or

Elder abuse info-line

Volunteers needed for the info-line. You will receive appropriate training and be part of a dynamic volunteer team to raise awareness of elder abuse. Call Heather Hart, 488-9163, ext. 360.

Shalom Line

Support for all callers experiencing loneliness, stress, or other personal problems. Anonymous and confidential, staffed by trained volunteers. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 4:30 - 10 p.m. Call 343-4343.

Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke W. Tickets and info: 848-7928.

Thursday, March 4

Concordia Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS, featuring Janet Conners and Choeur Maha, Angela Sangui, 5:30 p.m. Free.

Sunday, March 7

Boston University Choral Society, 8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 10

Brave Old World, part of the newly launched Holocaust Education Series, 7:30 p.m. $25. Ticket info: 790-1245.

Friday, March 12

Joe Sullivan Big Band, 8 p.m. $5 students and seniors, $10 general.

Health Services

Ten ways to get along with just about anybody

Healthy communication is part of a healthy lifestyle. Discover how to improve your communication skills and enhance your relationships. Visit the Health Booth on Thursday, March 4, Lobby, Hall Bldg. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Want to see inside the locker room?

Most health problems can be treated if they are discovered early. Visit the Health Booth to get information on health for women and men. Monday, March 8, Hall Bldg., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Thursday, March 18, Lobby, Administration Bldg., Loyola 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Everything you thought you knew about alcohol, but didn't

Have you ever suspected that you or maybe a friend has a problem with alcohol? Get the facts straight on alcohol. Visit the Health Booth on Tuesday, March 16, Lobby, Hall Bldg.,10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fourth annual recipe contest

Submit your favourite healthy, nutritious and cheap recipes for a chance to win one of 10 Prizes. Look for entry boxes at either location of Health Services or at the Information Desk in the Hall Bldg. Deadline is March 19. Taste-off is March 25. Info: 848-3572.


Thursday, March 4

Edward R. Brohel, Director of Museums, SUNY Plattsburgh, on "The Changing Face of the Museum." 3:30 – 5 p.m., Lonergan College, 7302 Sherbrooke W. Free. Info: 848-2280.

Friday, March 5

Krishnamurti video presentation on "On Transformation," 8 p.m., Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Donations welcome. Info: 937-8869.

Wednesday, March 10

School of Community and Public Affairs panel, on "Strong and Free: Canadian Perspectives on the Role of the State in the New Global Economy." 7 to 9 p.m., basement lounge of the CI annex (2149 Mackay). Reception to follow. Info: Danny Jette, 848-2575.

Thursday, March 11

Mary Waters, Sociology, Harvard, on "West Indians and Race Relations in the United States." 5:30 p.m., School of Community and Public Affairs, 2149 Mackay, basement lounge. Info: 848-2575.

Thursday, March 11

John Conway, mathematician at Princeton University, on "Tangles, Bungles and Knots," annual public lecture of the Science College. 8:30 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848- 2595.

Thursday, March 11

Dr. Gerald Pocius, Dept. of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland, on "Fairies, Colcannon and Finnegan's Wake: Newfoundland and Irishness." 8:30 p.m., H-507, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 848-2435.

Friday, March 12

Dr. Norman Finkelstein, New York University and Hunter College, on "The Palestine-Israel Conflict: From the Balfour Declaration to the Wye River Memorandum and Beyond." 7 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info:

Friday, March 12

Jay Garfield, University of Tasmania, on "Sounds of Silence: The Limits of Expressibility in Madhyamaka and Yogacara," part of the Philosophy Colloquium Series. H-762, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2500.

Friday, March 12

Krishnamurti video presentation on "Thought and Time are the Root of Fear," 8 p.m., Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Donations welcome. Info: 937-8869.

Tuesday, March 16

Eliza Clark, Giller Prize nominee and author of Miss You Like Crazy and What You Need, will speak about and read from her third novel, Bite the Stars. 8:30 p.m., H-420, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2340.

Thursday, March 18

Professor Egon Matzner, Austrian Academy of Sciences, on "The Crisis of the Welfare State," hosted by the Karl Polanyi Institute. 6 – 8 p.m., School of Community and Public Affairs, 2149 Mackay, basement conference hall. Info: 848-2581 or 848-2575.

Thursday, March 18

Mary Lefkowitz, Wellesley College, will give a free public lecture for the 20th anniversary of the Liberal Arts College. 8:30 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2565.

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.


Concordia Council on Student Life

CCSL, the governing body for Student Services at Concordia, will hold its next meeting on March 19, 10 a.m. (AD-131, Loyola). CCSL deals with issues that affect student life at Concordia. All welcome. Info: 848-4242 (Dean of Students Office).


Call for papers

We invite submissions on Good Governance in Indonesia: A Workable Solution, to be held as a virtual conference April 15 – May 5, and then face-to-face, May 10 – 13 at McGill. Deadline for papers: March 15. Info: 843-2538, or


Student Safety Patrol

Our drop-by and accompaniment services are offered to all of Concordia's students, faculty and staff. Call 848-7533 to reach a dispatcher, Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight. Or be a volunteer; call 848-8600 (SGW), 848-8700 (Loyola).

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 Helper Centre

Peer Helpers are students who are trained in active listening skills and referrals. Drop by to talk or get information at 2090 Mackay, MI-02, or call us at 848-2859.

Special Events

20th anniversary "alumniae" reunion

The Liberal Arts College will host a series of events in honour of its 20th anniversary from March 18 – 20, including a talk by Wellesley College classicist Mary Lefkowitz, workshops given by LAC graduates and a dinner-dance. $25. To register, call 848- 2565.

Women's Studies Research Colloquium

The Simone de Beauvoir Institute and the U of T's Institute of Women's Studies and Gender Studies present Parables of Possibility, a research colloquium, on Friday, March 12, 1 p.m., at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Info: 848-2373.

Women's Day cabaret

The Concordia Women's Centre and the McGill Women's Union present an International Women's Day Cabaret on Thursday, March 11, 9 p.m., at Jailhouse, 30 Mont-Royal W. A $3 charge will go toward Stella, a sex-workers' support organization. Eclectic mix of performers, then dancing! Info: Nathalie Léveillé, 848-7431.

Theatre Department

Bernardo – Bluebeard, directed by Eleanor Crowder. March 5 – 14, D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $2-$10. Reservations and info: 848-4742.


Apartment for rent

March to November 1. Renovated 5 1/2 in a duplex, furnished. Big backyard, hardwood floors. $500, heat, hydro, phone included. Near Verdun Métro. Call Ann Guy, 767-3696.

Seeking sublet

Visiting professor to Concordia during summer session seeks to rent an apartment or house (convenient to SGW) for May and June. Call 489-7122.

To sublet

Furnished 3 1/2 in a well-maintained high-rise in NDG; panoramic view. From March 16 to June 30. $555, heating and hot water included. Call 488-7395.

Sabbatical rental

Beautiful four-bedroom Victorian cottage for rent from June 1 to May 31. Call (450) 458-1121, 848-2519, or e-mail


To let in NDG

From July 1999. Fully furnished, English-style cottage. Oak woodwork, antique furniture, renovated kitchen, laundry, parking. Vendôme Métro. $2,250/mth (neg.). Call 489-5913 or 987-3000, ext. 6714.

Tutoring help

Do you need tutoring in your courses? A Concordia alumnus, MA Economics, can prepare you for exams, research, and writing assignments. Geepu at 843-6622,


English angst?

Writing assistance/corrections for university papers. Also typing services. Call Lawrence, 279-4710, or e-mail

U.S. work permits

We can help Canadian citizens increase their chances of receiving U.S. work permits. Also, U.S. immigration and related business matters. B. Toben Associates (U.S. lawyers), 288-3896.

Women's Centre

The Concordia Women's Centre is an information, referral and drop-in centre. We offer a women-only lounge area, resource library, photocopier, job listings, courses, community files and more. Call us about the next Action self-defence course, 848-7431, or drop by at 2020 Mackay, downstairs.


Employee Development Workshops

Quality Tools for Planning and Decision-making: Learn and discuss techniques to help units develop effective planning and decision-making processes. Friday, March 5, noon – 2 p.m., S-A-400. To register, call Carmelita Swann at 848-3668.

Library workshops

Workshops at Webster Library are in room LB-212; workshops at Vanier Library are in room VL-122 and are hands-on (sign-ups required). For more information, call 848-7777 (Webster) or 848-7766 (Vanier).

1. How to Find Articles Using Databases: Webster: Thursday, March 11, 5 - 6 p.m. Vanier: Tuesday, March 9, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

2. Get Connected to Lexis-Nexis: Webster: Thursday, March 4, 5 – 6 p.m. Vanier: Wednesday, March 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

3. Get Connected to Internet Search Tools: Webster: Tuesday, March 9, 10 - 11 a.m. Vanier: Monday, March 15, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

4. Get Connected to Government Information Sources: Webster: Monday, March 8, 5 - 6 p.m.

Self-massage class

Learn to alleviate daily stress. This two-hour workshop with certified aroma massage therapist Kathleen Quinlan will give you the tools to last a lifetime. $35 general, $20 students with ID. Tuesday, March 9, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Studio A, Victoria Gym, 1822 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-3360/3858.


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