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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:

October 7 - October 21

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 October 16

The Modernist Document, Moyra Davey, Stan Douglas, Charles Gagnon, Petra Mueller, Catherine Opie. Guest curator: Nancy Shaw. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free admission. Info: 848-4750.

October 11 - 16

Crutch Pieces, a series of sculptures by James McGovern, and Folding, a sculptural installation by Jennifer Carroll, at the VAV Gallery. Vernissage: October 12, 8 p.m. 1395 Ren Lvesque W. Info: 848-7388.

CPR classes

Environmental Health and Safety

For information and prices on the following course, contact Anna Giannakouros at 848-4355.

October 21 -- Heartsaver (English)

Heartsaver (Adult CPR & Heimlich)

$15 students, $30 staff/faculty/public. Classes given in V-410 (2110 MacKay). Info:, or Stephane Kallos at 983-0695. Register at the CSU (H-637).

Friday, October 8, 1:15 - 5:15 p.m

Monday, October 18. 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 19, 6 10 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20, 6 10 p.m.

Thursday, October 21, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (faculty/staff only)

Campus Ministry

Mindfulness Meditation

At SGW: Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Z-105. Loyola: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. (beginners' instruction), sitting begins at 8:00 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Belmore House (WF-100-10). Info: Daryl Lynn Ross 848-3585.

Christian Meditation

Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon in the Prayer Room of the Loyola Chapel (followed by the 12:05 Eucharist). Info: 848-3588.

Spirituality with Michelina Bertone

Michelina Bertone, SSA, offers several groups, including Holistic Spirituality for the New Millennium, Learning the Art of Focusing, Bible Study: Guided Meditation through God's Word in Luke's Gospel, and Outreach Experience (at Chez Doris and Benedict Labr House). For times and information, call Michelina Bertone at 848-3591.

Buddhist Dharma Teaching

A reading Group with Daryl Lynn Ross. Wednesdays, 1:30-3 p.m., Z-105. Info: Daryl Lynn Ross 848-3585.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

On Monday nights during the semester, at annex Z, from 5 - 7 p.m., Mother Hubbard is cooking up some nourishing and delicious vegetarian meals. The suggested donation is a dollar or two. Open to all Concordia students -- their roommates and families, too. Info: 848-3588 (Campus Ministry), 848-2859 (Peer Support Centre).

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

For information or to register for the following workshops, call 848-2495 or e-mail

Faculty Development Workshop Series

1. Managing the Grading Process. This workshop will present recent research on effective grading practices. Participants will assess their grading systems in light of the research. Friday, October 8, H-771, Hall Building, 9:30 a.m. noon.

2. Gathering Images and Using them in Documents. This seminar will look at various ways to gather images, and then at ways of including them in documents. Limited to eight participants. October 19 and 20, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. noon.

3. WebCT Seminar. Roger Kenner will work closely with 4-6 faculty who have clear ideas about how they wish to make use of WebCT in their course offerings. Interested faculty should contact Roger in advance to discuss their projects. October 14, 28 and November 11, 25, LB-800, Library Building, 2 p.m. 4 p.m.

Community Events

Parent Finders Montreal

We are a non-profit, volunteer-run search and support group for adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. We will meet next on October 21, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Concordia's Campus Ministry on Loyola Campus (2496 West Broadway). Open to the public. Info: Pat Danielson, 683-0204, or

McGill Book Fair

All proceeds go to student bursaries and scholarships. Thousands of new and used books at rock bottom prices. October 20-21, 9 a.m. 9 p.m., Redpath Hall basement, 3459 McTavish St., McGill University.

Business seminar series

BDO Dunwoody's Anthony A. Varvaro, CA, will speak on "Taxes and Your Small Business" on October 18, 6:15 p.m. at Youth Employment Services, 630 Ren Lvesque W., suite 185. Entrepreneurs of all ages welcome. $10. Call 878-9788.

The Rosicrucian Order, A.M.O.R.C.

All who share an interest in metaphysics are welcome to a series of informal conversations. Alchemy Seminar: October 16 and 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $70, or $90 for couples. 2295 St. Marc. Snacks will be served. Info: 768-3299 or 352-5958.

Concert Hall

Until October 9

7:30 p.m.: EeCuE Concert Series XVIII (electroacoustic music series), free.

Wednesday, October 13

7:30 p.m.: Ferhan Sensoy, Turkish comedic actor, $25.

Thursday, October 14

7:45 p.m.: Comhaltas 25th anniversary concert, traditional Irish dance, $15.

Saturday, October 16

7 p.m.: Oscar Peterson Concert Hall inauguration, by invitation only. Webcast at Info: 848-4848.

Sunday, October 17

7 p.m.: Barseg Tumanyan, baritone, with Gregory Chaverdian, piano, $15-25.

Counselling and Development

Student Learning Services is located in H-440, Hall Building.

To all first-year students

Through the Smart Start program, help is available to answer your questions, provide you with information about services at Counselling and Development, the Student Success Centre, as well as other university services. Call 848-3564 for an appointment.


Thursday, October 7

Dr. Ute Gerhard, University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany, will present a workshop on "The Women's Movement in Germany: Approaches for an International Comparison," 2 4 p.m., Simone de Beauvoir Institute, MU-101, 2170 Bishop. Info: 848-2373.

Sunday, October 10

Dr. Subhash Kak, professor of science and Vedic studies, on the "Roots of Indian Civilization," organized by the Chair in Hindu Studies. 7:30 pm. H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. All welcome. Info: (450) 676-5736.

Friday, October 15

Dr. Jonathan F. Bennett on "God and Matter in Locke: An Exposition of Essay IV.x ," 4 6 p.m., H-411, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. All welcome. Info: 848-2500.

Friday, October 15

J. Krishnamurti Saanen public talks, "Why Does Man Live in Conflict?" 8:30 p.m., H-431, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 937-8869.

Monday, October 18

Dr. Adele Dalsimer, Irish Studies Program, Boston College, and Dr. Vera Kreilkamp, co-editor of Eire-Ireland, on "Contemporary Irish Painting: Tradition and Innovation. 8:30 p.m., H-520, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., free. Info: Donna Whittaker, 848-2435.

Thursday, October 21

Professor Steven Feld, Anthropology, New York University, on "Vocal Knowledge," the 1999-2000 Annual Anthropology Lecture. 8:15 p.m., H-507, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

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.


NSTP award

The Northern Scientific Training Program is open to candidates studying in either the natural or social sciences whose research involves northern studies. Approx. $3,000 towards fieldwork expenses in the Canadian North. Duration: winter and summer 2000. Deadline: November 1. For information and applications, contact Dr. Lorna Roth, Chair of Northern Studies Committee, at 848-2545,

Volunteers needed

Services for Disabled Students are looking for volunteers to help out fellow students; the experience will also make a nice addition to your C.V. Be a reader, tutor, transcriber, note-taker, research assistant, library assistant, mobility orientation volunteer or special assignment volunteer. Drop by H-580, Hall Building, or call 848-3525.

Information sessions

Come find out more about the Graduate Diploma in Administration and the Graduate Diploma in Sport Administration. Thursdays, October 7 and 14, 6 7 p.m. GM-403-2, Guy-Metro Bldg., 1550 de Maisonneuve W. RSVP: 848-2718. Visit our Web site:

Office of Rights and Responsibilities

The Office of Rights and Responsibilities is available to all members of the University community for confidential consultations regarding 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 Support Centre

The Peer Support Centre is staffed by students who are trained in active listening skills and referrals. Drop by to talk or get information at 2090 Mackay, Z-02, or call us at 848-2859.

Special Events

Iron Ring ceremony

Wednesday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. Semi-formal attire -- maximum of two guests per person. Applications accepted until October 8 at 10 a.m. $10/student payable to the ECA, H-880-10 (10 a.m. 4 p.m.) Info: 848-7408.



Qualified swimming instructor (preferably female) to teach 10-year-old. Pool available in downtown building. Late afternoon. Call 938-4334.

For sale

Technics compact disc changer; can load up to 110 CDs. Brand-new ($600), never used. Asking $400. Call Zav at 848-4624 or 485-9927.

For sale

NEC Powermate 150 mhz computer (64 mg RAM, CD-ROM, tape backup), DiamondScan 17HX monitor, Optisafe UPS system, and accounting software. Best offer! Call John at 846-8439.

Trial memberships wishes to offer Concordia students a 60-day free trial membership to Canstock's Investment Manager package that includes mutual fund and equity information. Visit, or call 875-7475.

Participants wanted

A graduate student is looking for Jewish students to participate in a study about the attitudes and social interaction between Arabs and Jews in Montreal. Info: Hadeel at 846-1371,

Participants wanted

How hypnotizable are you? Participants needed for psychology study on childhood memories. 2 x $100 lotteries. Leave a message for Kristina at 848-2213.

Kathleen's Business Services

Will type termpapers, essays, etc. for $1.20 per page (s.s. or d.s.). Call Kathy at 487-1750.


Do you need tutoring in your courses? A Concordia alumnus, M.A. Economics, can prepare you for exams, research and writing assignments. Call Geepu at 285-4937.

English angst?

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


Computer workshops

Instructional and Information Technology Services is offering a variety of computer workshops to students, staff and faculty. For information and a schedule, visit http://iits/services/training or e-mail

CQI workshops

The A Process Analysis Cycle: Learn a seven-step process that provides a consistent framework for understanding how processes occur, identifying problems, collecting data and developing solutions. October 8, November 5, January 28, 12 2 p.m. Register with Carmelita Swann at 848-3668 or . If you would like workshops at Loyola, or tailored sessions for your department, contact David Gobby at 848-4803 or

Library workshops

Workshops at Webster Library are in room LB-329; workshops at Vanier Library are in room VL-122 and are hands-on. Info: 848-7777 (Webster) or 848-7766 (Vanier).

1. Finding Articles Using Databases. Webster: Tuesday, October 19, 10 - 11:15 a.m.; Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (special session combining Navigating the Libraries and How to Find Articles Using Databases). Vanier: Friday, October 8, 10 a.m. - noon; Wednesday, October 13, 5 - 7 p.m.; Thursday, October 21, 3 - 5 p.m.

2. News and Business Sources on Lexis-Nexis. Webster: Tuesday, October 12, 3 - 4:15 p.m.; Vanier: Wednesday, October 20, 3 - 5 p.m.

3. Searching the Internet. Webster: Friday, October 15, 10 - 11:15 a.m. Vanier: Thursday, October 14, 3 - 5 p.m.

CHRCS Workshop

On "Preferred Futuring: The Power to Change Whole Systems," with Dr. L. Lippitt, from October 21 - 23. Info: 848-2273.

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