Always an eye-opener

Instructional and Information Technology Services

5th annual open house

Thursday, December 17, 3 to 7 p.m.

J.A. deSève Cinema

Let us take you to the movies, using clips from the classics and the University's own special moments captured on film.

Vendor presentations

Demonstrations by IITS personnel

Skill-testing games -- for prizes

Concordia tries out WebCast technology

Mary Robinson's visit to Concordia provided an opportunity to try a WebCast -- that is, a live broadcast over the Web -- of her speech. People who could not attend the hour-long event in person had the chance to log onto the Concordia Web site ( and view it on their computer screens, provided they had up-to-date hardware and the latest version of RealPlayer.

The technical end was organized by Michael Keeffe, of Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS), and Andrew McAusland, of the Faculty of Arts and Science.

McAusland said that more than 250 people logged on during the event -- 40 per cent watched the simultaneously translated French version, and 15 per cent of the hits were from outside of Canada.

"The quality of the WebCast was outstanding compared to others I've seen," McAusland said. "We received several e-mail messages from people responding most favourably, and who were appreciative of the effort."

The University already owned the equipment it used, and the Canadian government provided the simultaneous translation free of charge, he said.

"It was worth it," McAusland added. "It gave us good exposure and got groups within the University working together."

Evelyne Abitbol, from Public Relations, helped the Simone de Beauvoir Institute organize the event and the content on the Web site. She was ecstatic when she was able to arrange for several other sites to make a link to Concordia's. These included the United Nations, the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and McGill University. - Eugenia Xenos Forintek

Standing are Jean-Claude Mercier, president of Forintek Quebec, Professor Paul Fazio, Paul Pellerin, representing the Quebec government, Professor Osama Moselhi and Dean Nabil Esmail. Signing the agreement, Rector Frederick Lowy and Ian de la Roche, president and CEO of Forintek Canada. CIAC

Concordia was recently part of an education fair in Mexico City, and generated nearly 1,800 inquiries for our graduate, undergraduate and continuing education English-language and professional programs.

In the photograph are (left to right) Richard Diubaldo, Director of the Centre for Continuing Education, Frederick Francis, Deputy Director, CIAC, and Professor Carlos Castellanos, Management Department, CETYS (Mexico). In the background is Diane Mills, of Bishop's University. Mills and Francis coordinated the participation of Quebec universities, under the sponsorship of the Ministère des Relations Internationales du Québec (MRI).

Recently, University Registrar Lynn Prendergast and Christopher Hyde, Director of Advancement and Associate Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations, participated in the Canadian Education Centre (CEC) Fairs in Hong Kong. Tom Swift, formerly of the Office of the Registrar, now with the Faculty of Commerce and Administration, is currently taking part in education fairs in major cities in India. Football fans

Go, Stingers, go!

Concordia supporters showed their colours at the Vanier Cup at SkyDome in Toronto, Saturday. Stinger fans were more numerous -- and vociferous -- than their University of Saskatchewan counterparts, although they couldn't coax their heroes to victory. More than 100 Concordia faithful, including several members of Concordia's top brass, enjoyed a boisterous pre-game brunch at the Acme Bar & Grill, organized by former Stinger assistant coach and Concordia alumnus Bob Hurtubise. After the game, the players, coaches and a good number of fans celebrated and commiserated well into the night at Joe Badali's restaurant and bar.

Coming games:

Men's basketball

Sat., Jan. 9, vs. York, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 10, vs. Laurentian, 3 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 22, vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 30, vs. Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 31, vs. Carleton, 3 p.m.

Women's basketball

Sat., Jan. 9, vs. York, 5:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 10, vs. Laurentian, 1 p.m.

Fri., Jan, 22, vs. Toronto, 5:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan 30, vs. Ottawa, 5:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan 31, vs. Carleton, 1 p.m.

Men's hockey

Tues., Jan. 12, vs. Ottawa. 7;30 p.m.

Fri., Jan 15, vs. McGill, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan 24, vs. UQTR, 7 p.m.

Women's hockey

Fri., Jan 22-24, Theresa Humes Tournament

For more information,

call Athletics, 848-3860.