In Brief...

Loyola Medal

Since 1961, the Loyola Medal has been awarded for outstanding leadership and achievement in Canada. Recipients include Georges P. Vanier, Jean Vanier and Oscar Peterson. In 1999, it will be presented at Homecoming as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.

Nomination forms are available from the Rector's Office or Alumni Affairs. For criteria and further details, please contact Garry Milton, secretary of
the committee, at garrym@vax2.

The Medal is given every two years to an outstanding person, known to both English- and French-speaking communities, whose acceptance of the award should bring prestige to Concordia and Loyola.

In this anniversary year, special consideration will be given to Concordia, Loyola and Sir George Williams alumni, and those who have made an exceptional contribution to Concordia or one of its founding institutions.

In Brief...

Congratulations to Communications Studies students Sandra Dametto and Julia Dover, who have each won a $10,000 Celanese Canada Internationalist Fellowship. The program, now in its third year, is aimed at developing young talent with international experience. Both have plans involving the U.K. Dametto is from Montreal, and earned her BA at Concordia; now working on her MA, she plans to spend a semester in a program at Nottingham Trent University and do research in London. Dover, who is from Calgary, also earned her BA here, and is in a one-year Master's program in European literature at Cambridge University.

Congratulations to Nancy Marrelli (Archives) and Simon Dardick (English), whose Véhicule Press published the winner of the Governor-General's Award for Poetry for 1998. The book is White Stone: The Alice Poems, a first collection of work by Ottawa poet Stephanie Bolster. Véhicule is celebrating its 25th year.

Stanley G. French (Philosophy) recently addressed the Montreal Lakeshore University Women's Club on the topic "From Cause to Consequence: The Mistreatment of Women and Children."

S.K. Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) co-authored the paper "Total Quality Management: A New Perspective for Improving Quality and Productivity." It will appear in an issue of the International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management.

Lorne Switzer (Finance) has had two articles accepted for publication: "The Interactions Between Trading Volume and Volatility: Evidence from the Equity Options Markers" in Applied Financial Economics, and "The Effects of New Issues and Redemptions of TSE Index Participation Units" in Corporate Structure Finance and Operations. He delivered papers at conferences in Helsinki last June, in Toronto in
September, and in Chicago in October, and was selected to the program committee of the European Financial Management Association's meeting in Paris next June.