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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:


How to Effect Change in Your Community

Gun and tobacco control activist Heidi Rathjen will show that when support for a given issue is broad and splintered among a variety of groups, a coalition is most likely the best mobilization tool. Wednesday, October 14, 7 - 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-767, $16. Call 848-3817.

Living with Teenagers

You are not alone! Join Katherine D. Snow, a regular guest on the CBC parenting panel, who will discuss the trials and tribulations of being a parent in the 90s. Monday, October 19, 7 to 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-767, $16. Call 848-3817.

Alumni Wine-Tasting Evening: The Burgundy Region

Join wine aficionado Alex Jipa on this wine-tasting journey through the Burgundy region of France. A selection of four wines will be served. Wednesday, October 21, 5 - 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-763, $33. Call 848-3817.

Boston Getaway Weekend

Friday, November 13, to Sunday, November 15. $469 per person, based on double occupancy at the Midtown Hotel. Reservation deadline: October 23. Info: 848-3817.

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 20

A Passion for Life: Photographs by André Kertész, organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada. Also, Ian Carr-Harris: Books for a Public Library, organized and circulated by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. 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.

October 10

Basic Life Support

October 14 and 15

CSST - First Aid (English)

October 17 and 18

CSST - First Aid (English)

October 23

Heartsaver CPR

Campus Ministry

A Fall Retreat at the Trappist Monastery at Oka

October 30 - November 1. $50 ($65. non-students). Registration deadline is October 22. More information: Campus Ministry, Loyola, 848-3588.

Multi-faith Festival 1998: The Spirit Has Many Voices

Tuesday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine with special events throughout the day in the D.B. Clarke Theatre. Exhibits from many faith traditions. Info: 848-3588.

Holistic Spirituality and Living in Hope

A lunch-time workshop series on topics such as the role of science, spirituality and religion, and the inner child. Tuesdays, 12 - 1 p.m., in Annex Z-105. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A. - 848-3591.

Learning the Art of Focusing: Harmonizing Body, Mind and Spirit

A workshop on Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Annex Z-105 (SGW), 2090 Mackay. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., 848-3591.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Every Monday night of the semester, from 5 - 7 p.m., delicious, home-cooked vegetarian meals. $1. Annex Z-105/6 (2090 Mackay). Info: 848-2859 or Daryl Lynn Ross, 848-3585.

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

Register for the following workshops at 848-2495.

Faculty Development Workshop Series

1. Infusing Critical Thinking into Instruction. This hands-on workshop will provide strategies for infusing direct instruction on critical thinking into content areas. Friday, October 9, 9:30 a.m. - noon, H-771.

2. WebCT Seminar. This four-week seminar is for four to six faculty who have clear ideas about how they wish to use WebCT in their course offerings. Those interested should contact Roger Kenner (848-3430, rkenner@vax2) in advance to discuss their project. October 13, 27, November 10, 24, 2 - 4 p.m., LB-800.

3. Introducing and Managing Class Communication through E-mail, Listserves and other Readily Available Tools. How to set up a discussion group and get students connected. Thursday, October 15, 10 a.m. - noon. H-521.

4. Searching the Internet. This hands-on workshop will present useful search tools and demonstrate how to use them effectively. Friday, October 16 and November 20. 10 - 12:30 p.m., VL-122.

5. Electronic Submission of Assignments. Examine what people have done in the past, what has and has not worked, and what the ramifications of these choices are. Wednesday, October 21, 2 - 4 p.m. H-521.

Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke W. Tickets and info: 848-7928.

Thursday, October 8

Alexandre Tselyakov, piano. 8 p.m. Free for students, $8 adults, $5 seniors.

Sunday, October 11

Richie Havens and Roger McGuinn (from The Byrds). 8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 13 - Saturday, October 16

Five concerts presenting recent electroacoustics pieces by Latin-American composers. 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, October 17

Student Composers' Symposium EuCuE Series XVII (Closed conference), 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 17

Martin Fumerola Electroacoustic Concert, 8 p.m. Free for students, $8 adults, $5 seniors.

Sunday, October 18

Gary Wittner Workshop, 2 p.m. Wittner, a guitarist, will present an afternoon lecture on Thelonius Monk's music, influence and life. Free for students, $8 adults, $5 seniors.

Sunday, October 18

Gary Wittner solo guitar concert, 8 p.m. Free for students, $8 adults, $5 seniors.


Thursday, October 8

Dr. Hiram Morgan, University College Cork, on "Renaissance Images of Ireland." 8:30 p.m. H-420, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: Donna Whittaker, 848-2435.

Thursday, October 8

Jonathan Goldberg, Professor of English, Johns Hopkins University, for the Lahey Lecture in Literature. "The Generation of Caliban," a talk on 20th-century Afro-Caribbean readings and appropriations of Caliban in Shakespeare's The Tempest. 8:30 p.m. H-407, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.
Info: 848-2347.

Tuesday, October 13

Renato Barilli, art historian at the University of Bologna, on "L'Arte Italiana del Rinascimento de Masaccio a Raffaello." 4 p.m., School of Community and Public Affairs, 2149 Mackay. Info: 848-2310, or 848-2575.

Thursday, October 15

Renato Barilli, art historian at the University of Bologna, on "Renaissance or Modern Age? The Beginning of the Gutenberg Galaxy." 3:30 p.m., Lonergan College, 7302 Sherbrooke W. Info: 848-2280.

Friday, October 16

Paul Bernier, Philosophy, on "Qualia Similarity and Inverted Earth," 4 p.m., H-629, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2500.

Thursday, October 22

Dr. Rommel Mendès-Leite, Brazilian sociologist and activist currently based in Paris, on "Bisexualité. Repenser la prévention." 6 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-4234.

Thursday, October 22

Barrie J. Frost, professor of psychology, biology and physiology, Queen's University, for the Science College lecture, "Mechanisms of Brain Development: Neuronal Sculpting by the Physical and Social Environment." 8:30 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2595.

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.


Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women's Discussion Group

Every Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Concordia's Women's Centre. There's a different topic every week. Info: 848-7431.

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.

Special Events
and Notices

Information sessions

MSc in Administration Program: Wednesday, October 14 and Tuesday, November 10. PhD in Administration Program: Tuesday, October 20 and Monday, November 16. All information sessions begin at 5:30 p.m., GM-300-24, 1500 de Maisonneuve W. Please RSVP at 848-4149.

One-day conference

The Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy will host "Reclaiming Democracy: Can Citizens and Nations Restore Social Justice and Recapture Control Over Global Capital?" Saturday, October 17, H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $50 general, $20 students. Info: 848-2575.

Research conference

Concordia hosts this province-wide conference on research indicators. Wednesday, October 14, H-767, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. For information, and to register, call the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences at 849-0045.

Call for submissions

Submit fiction under 2,700 words, poetry under 1,000 words for the Headlight Anthology. Drop off or send two copies, typed, double-spaced, with cover letter to: Concordia University, c/o English Department, "Headlight," 1455 de Maisonneuve W., Montreal, H3G 1M8. Deadline: November 27. Info: 281-6643.

Services for Disabled Students

Volunteers needed as readers, tutors and library assistants to help students with their studies. Contact Erica at 848-3525, or drop by H-580 to fill in an application.

Fellowship competitions

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, with funding from CIDA, invites applications for the following: Summer Program in India (1999), deadline October 30; Women and Development Awards in India (Faculty, Doctoral and Pilot Project Awards), deadline October 30; Language Training Fellowships (1999-2000), deadline January 31; Undergraduate Awards (1999-2000), deadline January 31. Info: (403) 220-7467,

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.

Listening and referral centre for students

Peer Helpers are students who are trained in active listening skills and referrals. Drop by to talk or get information at 2090 Mackay, room 02, or call us at 848-2859.


Tickets for sale

Two tickets (Row B, centre) for Roger McGuinn/Richie Havens concert, Concordia Concert Hall, October 11. For sale at cost. Call Chris at 848-7362.

For sale

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

Searching for Serena

From Victoria, B.C., 18 years old, possibly in Biology. Met on the plane from Vancouver, August 17. Can possibly help with part-time work. Call Marilyn at 987-2659.

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. (819) 842-1120 after 6 p.m.

For rent or sale

NDG/Loyola area. Duplex 5 1/2. Clean, quiet. Non-smoking, no pets. Info: 488-3550.

Items for sale

An IBM PS1 computer with 8 MB hard drive, WP5.1 loaded. A Deskjet Roland 600 printer. A trundle bed with teak finish, which pulls out to a double bed. Also a captain's bed with three drawers, a single bed, and pine shelves. Call 487-9796 after 6 p.m.

Guinea pigs needed

Impression management consultant in need of experience seeks guinea pigs for mutually beneficial explorations. Julian 931-8231.

Yoga classes

Yoga increases concentration, physical stamina and flexibility while diminishing stress. Revitalize, renew and relax at Yogaworks, 540-1860.


Do you need tutoring in your courses? A Concordia alumnus, MA economics, can prepare you for your exams, research, and writing assignments. Info: Geepu at 985-6622, e-mail:

English angst?

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

Spanish immersion programs

Designed to meet your needs. Carefully selected schools in Mexico, Central and South America, Spain. Programs all year. Info: 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.


EAP lunchtime seminar

Controlling the Workload. Learn to gain control and make changes through time management. October 20, noon - 1:15 p.m., H-769, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Registration deadline: October 15. Info: 848-3668.

Employee development workshops

For registration or information, contact Carmelita Swann at 848-3668, or

1. Basic Quality: The process analysis cycle. October 9, noon - 2 p.m., S-A-400. Free.

2. Basic Quality Tools I. October 16, noon - 2 p.m., S-A-400. Free.

3. Introduction to the Concordia filing system. October 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., S-A-400. Free.

Library workshops

Workshops at Webster Library are in LB-212; workshops at Vanier Library are in VL-122 and are hands-on (sign-ups required). For more information, call 848-7777 (Webster) or 848-7766 (Vanier).

1. How to Find Articles Using CD-ROMs and Online Databases. Webster: Wednesday, October 14, 5 - 6 p.m. (session will focus on Canadian information sources); Friday, October 23, 10 - 11 a.m.; Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (special session combining Searching CLUES and How to find Articles Using CD-ROMs and Online Databases). Vanier: Tuesday, October 13, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

2. Get Connected to Lexis-Nexis. Webster: Tuesday, October 13, 5 - 6 p.m. Vanier: Wednesday, October 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

3. Get Connected to Internet Search Tools. Webster: Thursday, October 15, 5 - 6 p.m. Vanier: Tuesday, October 20, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

4. Get Connected to Government Information Sources. Webster: Friday, October 16, 10 - 11 a.m.

Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies

"Building Group Vitality: Using Action Methods with Groups," by Carol Carter and Oscar Bearinger, is a full-day training program that will introduce an energetic model of group practice that is grounded in Gestalt therapy and integrates the sociodrama and psychodrama work of J.L. Moreno. Saturday, October 24, 1998 9:30 - 5 p.m. $200. Registration deadline: October 9, 1998.

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