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For more information, please contact Eugenia Xenos at 848-4279, by fax: 848-2814 or by e-mail:

December 3*January 14

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 18

Between Body and Soul, a two-venue exhibition of 16 artists, taking place at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery and the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 848-4750.

CPR/First Aid Courses

Environmental Health and Safety offers the following courses, which are open to everyone. For information and prices, call Training Coordinator Donna Fasciano at 848-4355.

December 4 -- Heartsaver CPR

December 8 -- Heartsaver CPR

December 9, 10 -- CSST First Aid (French)

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

Register for the following workshops at 848-2495.

Faculty Development Workshop Series

1. Teaching Large Classes at Concordia: Voices of Experience. This workshop will address issues such as class management, grading, cheating and making use of resources. Friday, December 4, 10 a.m. - noon. H-771, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

2. Three-Day Instructional Skills Workshop. Refine fundamental skills such as writing objectives, preparing lesson plans and conducting sessions. Enrolment limited to six. December 9 - 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Place: TBA.

Community Events

Temporary jobs over Christmas

Youth Employment Services is a one-stop-shop for Montreal students looking for work. We help entrepreneurs get started, and job-hunters with their job search. New this Christmas: list of 200 temporary downtown/west-end retail jobs. 630 René-Lévesque W., suite 185. Info: 878-9788, or

John Abbott College Outdoor Ed

Twenty-fifth anniversary reunion on December 4, 8 p.m., Stuart Hall Cafeteria. Former students, staff and volunteers are welcome. $5 at the door. Info: 457-6610, ext. 411.

Parent Finders Montreal

We are a non-profit, volunteer-run search and support group for adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. We meet on the third Thursday of every month, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Concordia's Campus Ministry on Loyola Campus (2496 West Broadway). Next meeting: December 17. All welcome. Info: Pat Danielson, 683-0204.

Raoul Wallenberg conference

Presented by the Raoul Wallenberg International Movement for Humanity and the Canadian Friends of Raoul Wallenberg. Keynote speaker: Victor Goldbloom. Sunday, December 6, 1 p.m. Cummings House, 5151 Ste. Catherine Rd. Free. All welcome.

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, December 3

Vocal Jazz Studio/Combo -- Jeri Brown and Gary Schwartz, directors. 8 p.m., free.

Friday, December 4

Jazz Improvisation II, directed by Charles Ellison. 8 p.m., free.

Saturday, December 5

Classical Vocal Repertoire, directed by Valerie Kinslow. 8 p.m., free.

Sunday, December 6

Collège Nôtre-Dame Christmas Concert. 7:30 p.m., $5.

Tuesday, December 8

Jazz Improvisation I, directed by Dave Turner. 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday, December 9

Jazz Guitar Ensemble, directed by Michael Berard. 8 p.m., free.

Thursday, December 10

Beverly McGuire, Celtic Christmas. 8 p.m., students free, $5 seniors, $8 general.

Friday, December 11

Concordia Big Band, conducted by Dave Turner. 8 p.m., free.

Saturday, December 12

Huron Carole: Tom Jackson, Tracey Brown, Michael Burgess et al. 8 p.m. $23 (proceeds go to a food bank).

Sunday, December 13

Opera Repertoire Class, directed by Jocelyne Fleury, 8 p.m., free.

Tuesday, December 15

Classical Guitar students, directed by Garry Antonio, 8 p.m., free.

Saturday, December 19

Catherine Lagopatis, piano. Diploma Concert, student of Anna Szpilberg. 8 p.m., free.

Monday, December 21

Orchestre des Coréens de Montréal, 7 p.m. Ticket info: 842-3530.


Friday, December 4

Kai Neilsen, Philosophy, Concordia, on "On Being a Secularist All the Way Down." Philosophy Colloquium Series. 4 p.m., H-762, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2500.

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 meet on December 18 at 10 a.m. (H-769, SGW) and January 15 at 10 a.m. (AD-131, Loyola). CCSL deals with issues that affect student life at Concordia. All are welcome. Info: Dean of Students, 848-4242.

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
and Notices

Dance Open House

The Department of Contemporary Dance is pleased to announce its Open House performance of dance works choreographed and performed by students. Studio 303 in the Belgo Building, 372 Ste. Catherine W. December 11 and 12 at 8 p.m., and December 13 at 2:30 p.m. $3 students, $4 general. Info: 848-4740.

Theological Studies Student Association

The TSSA, along with the Theological Graduate Student Association, will hold their Christmas party on December 4, 7 p.m., 999 de Maisonneuve W. (Canada Trust), penthouse suite. Theological students, faculty members, Campus Ministry welcome. Potluck, wine. Please bring non-perishables for Christmas Basket. Info: 653-7836.

Concordia Women's Centre

The Centre is organizing the making of a quilt for December 6, to commemorate the massacre of 14 women at L'École Polytechnique in 1989. Make your own 10" x 10" quilt square, or drop by 2020 Mackay (downstairs) to pick up a pre-cut design and materials. Info: 848-7431.

Video presentation

Shift (1996-97), Imagined Self (1990) and Static (1995), by Concordia student Nikki Forrest, will be presented until December 12 at Espace Vidéographe, 460 Ste. Catherine. Info: 866-4720. Vidéo d'Écosse will be presented at Galerie Articule until December 13. Info: 842-9686.

Fellowship competitions

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, with funding from CIDA, invites applications for the following: Language Training Fellowships (1999-2000), deadline January 31; Undergraduate Awards (1999-2000), deadline January 31. Info: (403) 220-7467,

Essay competition

The Liberal Arts College is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special prize essay competition. Open to all College applicants, the 1,000-word essay should address the anniversary theme: Reading Great Books, Reading Ourselves: The Books of Our Lives. First prize: $1,000. Second prize: $500. Deadline: June 1999. Info: Lina D'Iorio, 848-2565.

Garnet Key Society

Concordia's official honour society is accepting applications for the 1999-2000 year. Members of the Garnet Key volunteer as ambassadors, representing the student body at official University events. For information, drop by H-730-1, or call 848-4828 before February 20.


Hans Christian Andersen's classic children's tale, The Nightingale, adapted by John Lazarus and directed by Geordie Productions' Elsa Bolam. December 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7 p.m., December 5, 6, 12, 13 at 2 p.m. D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $6-12. Info: 845-9810.


Urgently needed

Temporary and permanent homes for cats/dogs. All are vaccinated, sterilized, clean. Info: 353-4654.

Job wanted

A Japanese nurse studying at Concordia is looking for a part- or full-time job babysitting or caring for the elderly. Call Satoko, 287-0953.

Rental wanted

Looking to rent house or duplex (3 bedrooms) in Montreal West, NDG area, from mid-February to July. Call 931-2579 or 287-8500, ext. 8953.

For sale

Lada in excellent condition. 12,000 km. $3,500. Must sell immediately. Info: 369-2779, or garf@alcor

For sale

A Whirlpool 2-speed, 5-cycle washing machine. Almost new. Asking $300. An Admiral industrial strength dryer. Asking $200. Call Gabrielle at 848-3817.

For sale

A Clearnet PCS phone and protective leather case with a two-year warranty. Brand new. Original price, $235, asking $200. Call 937-7002

For sale

A cross-country Nordic track machine. Hardly used. Asking $250. Call Andrea at 848-4604 or 933-4756.

To sublet

NDG, furnished 5 1/2. Clean, quiet, hardwood floors. Office, laundry, near amenities, transport. Sublet January - June. Call 482-1610.

To sublet

Quiet, reliable person or couple to sublet a furnished 4 1/2 in NDG for eight months. Well-lit, heated upper duplex in quiet, safe area, near bus, metro. $550/mth. Call 488-4036 or 767-3577.

Room for rent

Large, bright furnished room in NDG near Loyola. Heated, w/d, large kitchen. January - May for responsible non-smoker. Call 485-1578.

House rental

NDG, furnished, 2 bedrooms. On downtown/cross-town bus routes. January - July -- dates negotiable. Reasonable rent. Info: 481-4129.

For rent

Two spacious apartments to rent. Ville Emard. Immediate. $350. Info: 369-2779, or

For rent

Montreal West, Westminster Ave. Upper 6-1/2, newly decorated, equipped, garage, heated, quiet. Good access to all transportation modes. $725/month. Call 488-2656.

For rent

1100 Docteur-Penfield, large, comfortably furnished one-bedroom apartment. Pool, sauna, dépanneur. Available December 8 to April 7. $875. Info: 844-4115.

For rent

Ski chalet for rent by weekend, week, month. December - May 1. Near North Hatley. Wood stove, view of mountains, near excellent XC and downhill skiing. Info: 637-9853.

Desktop Publishing Services

Page layout, web page and other graphic design. Visit Info: Richard at 482-7998, or


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

English angst?

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

Proofreading and tutoring

Help with spoken and written English available. I have a master's degree and three years of experience in East Asia. Reasonable rates. Stan at 341-1422.

Spanish immersion programs

Carefully selected schools in Mexico, Central and South America, Spain. Programs all year. Info: Joan MacLean-Dagenais at North-South Connections, 236-3400.

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.


Computer workshops

Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) are offering a variety of computer workshops. For a schedule of the workshops and how to register, please pick up a flyer at LB-800, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-7688.

Employee development workshops

The Meeting Effectiveness Series. Part I (Participating in Meetings), and Part II (Meeting Effectiveness Situation). Thursday, December 10. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., A-400 (training room), 1420 Sherbrooke W. $50. Please register by December 3 by calling Carmelita Swann at 848-3668, or via e-mail at

Stephen Snow workshop

Ancient Roles and Modern Actors: Archetypal Foundations of Drama Therapy, with Concordia Creative Arts Therapies Professor Stephen Snow. Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Snow will join the Playback Theatre for an afternoon program from 2 to 5 p.m. Both at Dawson College Amphitheatre, room 4C.I. Call the C.G. Jung Society of Montreal at 481-8664 for info and prices.

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