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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:

February 10 - March 2

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 March 18

Through An-Other's Eyes: White Canadian Artists, Black Female Subjects. Curator Charmaine Nelson will discuss the exhibition on February 15, 4:30 p.m. Vernissage to follow at 6 p.m. A symposium will be held February 16 at 3: p.m. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 848-4750.

February 10

Aryan Household, a performance piece and painting installation by Katja MacLeod Kessin. Noon, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, 2170 Bishop, room 101. Info: 848-2373.

CPR classes

Environmental Health and Safety

For information and prices on the following courses, call Donna Fasciano at 848-4355.

Tuesday, February 15:

Heartsaver (English)

Saturday, February 19:

Baby Heartsaver

Thursday, February 24

Heartsaver (French)

Saturday, February 26:

Heartsaver Plus

Sunday, February 27:

Basic Life Support

Tuesday, February 29:

Heartsaver- English

Campus Ministry

Monastic Retreat

At the Trappist Abbey of Notre Dame d'Oka. A time of quiet, and prayer if you wish, with some group activities offered, but mostly private time to read, study, reflect, walk in the outdoors, etc. March 10-12. Cost: $40 for students, $60 for others. Info: Peter Ct at 848-3586.

Jesus, a Modern Educator?

Contemplate and learn from the person of Jesus in the Gospels...Find hope and peace in the experience of His love. Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m. 2090 Mackay, Z-104. Info: Michelina Bertone, SSA, 848-3591.

Exploring the Sacred

A discussion group with David Eley, S.J. Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Belmore House (WF-100-10). Info: David Eley, S.J., 848-3587.

"Entering the Stream"

An Introduction to Buddha and His Teachings, a book-reading group with Daryl Lynn Ross. Wednesdays, 1:30 -3 p.m., 2090 Mackay, Z-105. Info: Daryl Lynn Ross, 848-3585, or darylyn

Mindfulness Meditation

At SGW: Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., 2090 Mackay, Z-105. At Loyola: Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., or Wednesdays, 7:45 - 9:15 p.m., 2496 West Broadway, Room 100-10. Info: Daryl Lynn Ross, 848-3585,

Outreach Experience

A program of volunteer service at a soup kitchen for children or for homeless men (Benedict Labre House). Info: Michelina Bertone, SSA, 848-3591.

Faith and Ecology: How Do the Two Connect?

A discussion group on the environment, the sacred and us. Mondays, 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m., 2090 Mackay, Z-102. Info: Ellie Hummel, 848-3590,

A Time To Be

Come join us for reflection, prayer, music, silence, friendship, readings and more. Thursdays, noon 1 p.m., 2090 Mackay, Z-105. Info: Ellie Hummel, 848-3590,

Lunch Bunch

Bring your brown bag lunch, and Campus Ministry will provide the coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Tuesday, 12 p.m. 1 p.m. at 2090 Mackay, Z-105. Info: Ellie Hummel, 848-3590 or Michelina Bertone, SSA, at 848-3591.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

We're Back! Nutritious, vegetarian meals. Just $1 or two! Mondays 5-7 p.m., 2090 Mackay Z-105/6. Info: 848-3588 or 848-2859.

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

For more information or to register for the following Faculty Developmentworkshops, please call 848-2495 or e-mail

1. Gathering Images and Using Them in Documents. This seminar will look at ways to gather images and use them in documents, including word processor documents, PowerPoint slide shows, and HTML documents. Tuesday, February 15 and Wednesday, February 16, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. 12 p.m.

2. Managing Discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to experience several discussion methods and to evaluate their effectiveness. Participants will also be given activities and guidelines to stimulate students' reasoning (rather than anger) when discussing controversial issues. Thursday, February 17, H-771, Hall Building, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

3. Developing Questioning Skills. Students need questions to turn on their intellectual engines. This workshop will examine the role of questioning in thinking, teaching and learning and provide participants with the opportunity to strengthen their own questioning strategies. Wednesday, March 1, H-771, Hall Building, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

4. PowerPoint Clinic. This session will explore some of the more advanced possibilities offered by PowerPoint, including: better integrating images, sound and video; creating Web versions of presentations; manipulating "clip art" creatively to produce new images; and many other features. Thursday, March 2, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. 12 p.m.

Concert Hall

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbroooke St. W. 848-7928.

Sunday, February 13, 3 p.m.

Chamber ensembles, directed by Liselyn Adams. Free admission.

Sunday, February 18, 8 p.m.:

Diploma concert, directed by Liselyn Adams. Free admission.

Wednesday, February 16 - Saturday, February 19, 8 p.m.:

EuCue Concert Series XVIII, showcasing new electroacoustic music. Free.

Counselling and Development

At SGW: H-440, 848-3545; At Loyola: 2490 West Broadway, 848-3555.

Student Success workshop series

Sessions include: Preparing for and Taking Exams, Becoming a Successful Student, Personal Development Group, Pride, Say it Right!, "Do What You Are", and Successful Job Interviews. Pick up our Winter 2000 workshop brochure to get full descriptions of all our workshops.

Health Services

February 14

Valentine's Day -- Healthy Relationships, Hall Bldg. mezzanine, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Info: 848-3565/3575.


Thursday, February 10

Dorothy Williams, historian, on "Travelling on the Road to Now," 5:30 p.m. 2149 Mackay, lounge, School of Community And Public Affairs. Info: 848-2575.

Friday, February 11

J. Krishnamurti video presentation, "The Fear of Being Nothing." 8:30 p.m., H-431, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 937-8869.

Friday, February 18

Dr. Rhonda Martens, University of Manitoba, on "Kepler and Magnetism." 4 p.m., H-607, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2500.

Friday, February 18

J. Krishnamurti video presentation on "You Are Violence." 8:30 p.m., H-431, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 937-8869.

Thursday, March 2

John Kennedy, Psychology, University of Toronto, on "Representational Universals, Vision and Touch: Pictures Literal and Metaphoric for the Sighted and the Blind." 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.


Annual general meeting

The Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday, March 23, at 4:45 p.m. in H-767. Info: 848-3691.

Amateur Radio Club

The Amateur Radio Club will be meeting every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., H-647-1, Hall Building. Info: 848-7421.


Submissions welcome

Theological Incite, the new journal of Concordia's Theology Department, is calling for papers for its inaugural issue. Deadline is February 14. All work must be submitted with an abstract on disk and on paper, and can be up to 2,500 words, in French or English. References must be in MLA format. Info: Lydia Erwig-Straughan, 848-2475,

Information sessions

The Graduate Diploma in Administration and the Graduate Diploma in Sport Administration will hold information sessions from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Faculty of Commerce and Administration, 1550 de Maisonneuve West, GM-403-2, on February 10 and February 24. Info: 848-2766, fax 848-2816 or email

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 Support Drop-in Centre

We are a group of undergraduate students, just like you. We get lost, confused and worried like everyone else. Our drop-in centre is a quiet, friendly place where you can relax, chat or ask a simple question about anything. If we don't know the answer, we'll get you to someone who does. We also have a lending library. Monday Thursday, 12 5 p.m., Z-02, 2090 Mackay, 848-2859.

Special Events

Education student symposium

Education for a New Century: Exploring our Past and Projecting Our Future will be held February 11 and 12. Learn more about the work that is being done by students in the Graduate Education Department. Everyone welcome. Info: Colleen Bernard at 848-2012,

Black History Month presentation

The NFB film Showgirls, about Montreal's legendary black jazz scene from the 1920s to the 1960s, will be presented on February 11, noon, at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, 2170 Bishop, Room 101. A panel discussion will follow, with Cristina Baines-Brereton, Olga Spence-Forderingham and Bernice Whims. Info: 848-2373.

Art History conference

"Art and New Technologies: The Real, the Virtual, the Auratic" will take place Friday, February 11, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Maxwell Cummings Auditorium of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The presenters will be Margot Lovejoy, Bill Vorn, David Tomas, Andra McCartney. Free Admission. Sponsored by Concordia Art History Department 2000 Speakers Series and the Journal of Canadian Art History. Info: Ernestine Daubner,


Financial calculator for sale

Sharp 735 with original packaging and manual, seldom used, one year old, mint condition, $35. Contact Roy, 640-6519, ext. 328, or

For sale

Sofa and chair, dark blue, moveable cushions, one year old, comfy-cozy. Paid $1200+, re-sale $600. Call 481-4087.

Shared accommodation

Looking for responsible, non-smoking female to share clean, quiet duplex in NDG. Fully equipped, laundry room, near all amenities. Call 482-1610.


General bookkeeping up to T1B including DAS, GST/QST reports. Computer literacy. English or French with Portuguese. Call George at 232-3095 or fax 842-9153.

Participants wanted

The Sexuality and Reproductive Health Lab, in the Department of Psychology, invites individuals 18-70 years old to participate in a study on intimacy, personality and sexuality. Involves questionnaire completion. Strictly confidential. Info: Jennifer Volsky at 848-7567,

Participants wanted

Wondering if your attention and concentration skills are good? Here is your chance to get a free neuropsychological assessment by a PhD clinical psych student. Confidential feedback + $5 compensation for two sessions. Call France 848-2213 or 768-8109.

Services offered

Translation and proofreading services for university thesis, papers, rsums; including courses: Word, Windows 95/98, Call Susan at 937-6409.

Proofreading services

Editing of term papers and dissertations by PhD graduate and writing instructor. Reasonable rates. Call 274-1336.


IITS computer workshops

At the Media Labs at Loyola, AD-105: Microsoft PowerPoint, a one-hour workshop that will cover the basics of making a PowerPoint presentation. February 10, 15, 24, 29, March 9. Sound Studio, Adobe Photoshop and Hi8 Video Editing are also available. Call 848-3465 for dates, times and reservations. Instructional and Information Technology Services also offer a variety of computer workshops downtown. For a complete schedule and how to register, please pick up a flyer at LB-800, 1400 de Maisonneuve W., or visit http://iits/services/training

Employee Development Program

To register, contact Carmelita Swann at 848-3668,

1. Basic Quality Tools II.Learn about and discuss tools to describe a process or problem and methods to identify the contributing factors of a recurring problem. February 11, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. No fee

2. Quality Tools for Planning and Decision-Making. Learn and discuss techniques to help units develop effective planning and decision-making techniques. February 18, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., S-BC-110. No fee.

3. Ergonomics and Your Workstation: Making the Right Moves.Maximize the comfort and efficiency of your workstation while minimizing the risk of various physical injuries. February 15, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. S-ER-500. Free.

4. Taking on a New Assignment.This workshop provides you with an action plan to follow to successfully obtain results and avoid confusion when tackling a new job, project, or responsibility. February 16, 9 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. S-ER -500. $40.

5. Excellence in Customer Service: The Internal and External Client. Topics will include telephone techniques, how to project a professional image, how to listen to what your customer is saying, ways to create personal rapport, dealing with difficult cleints, handling stress and more. February 23, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. S-ER -500. $100.

Library workshops

All workshops are hands-on! Workshops at Vanier Library (Loyola) are in room VL-122, workshops at WebsterLibrary (SGW) are in room LB-203. Sign up in person at the Reference Desk or by phone (Vanier: 848-7766; Webster: 848-7777).

1. Finding Articles Using Databases.At Webster: Saturday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (special session covering searching the library catalogue, finding articles using databases and library tour,), Friday, Feb. 18, 10-12 p.m. At Vanier: Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 - 8 p.m.

2. Get Connected to Government Information Sources. At Webster: Thursday, Feb. 17, 3 - 5 p.m.

3. News and Business Sources on Lexis-Nexis. At Webster: Thursday, March 2, 6 - 8 p.m.

4.Searching the Internet. At Webster: Monday, March 6, 6 - 8 p.m. At Vanier: Wednesday, March 1, 6 -8 p.m.

Hands-on workshops

To register for the following workshops, call 848-4628, or drop by the Visual Arts Mac Lab to pick up an information flyer.

1. Intro to Photoshop (18 hours) will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques of 2D digital manipulation, using Photoshop 4.0 for Macintosh. $125. February 11-13 and 18-20.

Relationships workshop

Focus: Pet Peeves and Needs. Faciliator: Kali Eugenie Bilowus, MEd. February 10, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Graduate Students' Association, 2030 Mackay, main floor. Call Kimberley, 848-7900, to reserve.

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