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Names in the News

Compiled by Barbara Black

Concordia faculty, staff and alumni/æ pop up
in the media more often than you might think!

Sandra Paikowsky (Art History) curated a fine retrospective exhibition of the work of Montreal painter Goodridge Roberts. It has just reached Fredericton, home of Roberts' poet father, Theodore Goodridge Roberts, and the rest of the clan. The opening of the show at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery was the occasion of a major feature article in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.

A Southam article in the Vancouver Sun and the St. Catharines Standard on why investors do the things they do quoted Greg Lypny (Finance), who was skeptical about the success of predicting in this area.

Commerce and Administration Dean Mohsen Anvari and Steven Appelbaum (Management) were seen on the social page of TheFinancial Post -- and in colour, too. They were photographed at the gala Toronto reception for Appelbaum and other winners of the Leaders in Management Education Award.

Stephen Scheinberg (History), long active in the fight against anti-Jewish activity, was interviewed on CFCF-TV about the arrest of eight Montreal skinheads.

The work of Jane Stewart and her colleagues at the Centre for Studies in Behavioural Neurobiology (Psychology) on factors involved in relapse to drug-taking was mentioned in the science section of the New York Times on Tuesday, October 27.

Malcolm Foster (English) was the organizer of a rally held in Concordia's Concert Hall on October 6 to support naming Montreal a bilingual city, and was interviewed by CIQC's Gord Logan.

Ann Marie Blinkhorn (Human Resources) is a Caper -- that is, she comes from Cape Breton. The Cape Breton Post, a Sydney paper, did an interview about a newsletter she has started to help expats stay in touch with home. So far, she is publishing four issues a year, but has big plans, and a mailing list that covers the continent. The Cape Breton Connection's Web site is at

Nabil Bissada (Environmental Health and Safety) was interviewed on CBC Radio's Daybreak about the prospect of building a super-hospital on former railway yards that have contaminated soil. On the same program, same day, Bill Taylor (Management) talked about the fact that the railways have been losing ground to air transport.

Pierre Brunet (Management) was part of a panel on CBC Newswatch invited to discuss the massive layoffs recently announced by CN.

José Garrido (Mathematics and Statistics) provided the odds on your chance of winning a big lottery prize on Télé-Québec's Zone X -- and they're not good. You're more likely to be struck by lightning.

Sociology professor Fran Shaver's talk about sex at Homecoming was reported in the Ottawa Sun, and the recent Sex on the Edge conference held here was also remarked in publications as various as The Gazette and Id, of Guelph.

Mike Gasher, who lectures in Journalism, was interviewed on SRC's Radiojournal about Conrad Black's new newspaper, the National Post.

Henry Habib, longtime chair of Political Science, now retired, was interviewed on CJAD and CBC's Newswatch about the Middle East "land for peace" deal and its prospects of success.

Jean Belisle (Art History) was interviewed by Robert Guy Scully on RDI, the French-language national news channel, about the world of the great writer Gabrielle Roy.

Laura Leslie, athletic therapist in the Concordia Sports Medicine Centre and women's hockey veteran, was interviewed on CBC Radio's Home Run about head injuries among children.

David Smaller (Concordia Student Union president) could be found all over the media in September. He first spoke about education cutbacks and tuition fees on two CIQC shows in early September, then with CBC Daybreak's Dave Bronstetter on private sponsorship a week later. At the end of the month, he was interviewed by a CBC news reporter about the Chilean demonstration at Concordia, and then by Montreal Today's Leslie Roberts on the future of students in Canadian universities.

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