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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:



Writing that Works

Writing Specialist Mary O'Malley will combine theory and practice to help you write for the workplace. Monday, February 15, 7 - 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., H-763, $16, RSVP: 848-3817.

Networking for the 21st Century

If your notion of networking is an awkward gathering of strangers struggling to make conversation while exchanging business cards, join Marcie Balaban, motivational sales analyst, as she shows participants how to build business bridges. Monday, March 1, 7 - 9:30 p.m., 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., AD-308, $16, RSVP: 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.


February 18 to March 20

Dualities, by Anne Kahane, a Montreal artist. Curator Joyce Millar will present two talks: on Tuesday, March 2, at 2 p.m., and Thursday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Vernissage: Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery. 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 848-4750.

CPR courses

For more information and prices on the following courses, please contact Donna Fasciano, Training Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety, 848-4355, or

February 14 --Heartsaver Plus

February 21 --Basic Life Support

February 27 -- Baby Heartsaver

Campus Ministry

Learning the art of focusing

A workshop with Michelina Bertone, S.S.A. Tuesdays, noon - 1:30 p.m., Z-105. Call 848-3591.

The New Millennium

Exploreself-esteem, friendship, decision-making and God's word, among others topics. Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Z-105. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., 848-3591.

Meditation in our midst

There are a number of meditation groups meeting each week on both campuses, in both the Buddhist and Christian traditions. Call 848-3588 for dates and times.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Monday nights at Annex Z, 5 - 7 p.m., Mother Hubbard is serving up hot vegetarian meals. Suggested donation: $1. Info: Peer Helpers 848-2859 or Campus Ministry 848-3588.

Prison Visit Program

An eight-week program on Monday evenings. Contact either Matti Terho (848-3590) or Peter Ct (848-3586). This group has a limit of 10.

Reading Buddhist Sutras

A reading group with Daryl Ross. This semester continues with the Dhamma Pada. Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Loyola, Belmore House (2496 West Broadway). Info: 848-3585.

Outreach Experience

Make a difference in the world around you by volunteering some of your free time. Contact Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., at 848-3591.

Eucharist (RC) in the Loyola Chapel

Monday to Friday at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at 11 a.m. Info: 848-3588.

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

To register for any of the following workshops, please call 848-2495 or e-mail

1. Powerpoint Clinic. Roger Kenner will explore some of the more advanced possibilities offered by Powerpoint, including better integrating images, sound and video; creating Web versions of presentations; and manipulating "clip art" creatively to produce new images. Wednesday, February 17, H-521, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. 10 a.m. noon.

2. Infusing Critical Thinking into Instruction. Only those who "think through" the content of their subject matter truly learn it. This hands-on workshop will provide strategies for infusing instruction on critical thinking directly into content areas. Thursday, February 18, H-771, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., 9:30 a.m. noon.

3. Three-day Instructional Skills Workshop. Refine fundamental skills such as writing instructional objectives, preparing lesson plans, designing pre- and post-assessment strategies. Each instructor will prepare and conduct two 10-minute "mini-lessons," then receive feedback. Enrolment is limited to six. February 23, 24, 25, LB-553-2, 1400 de Maisonneuve W., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Community Events

Parent Finders Montral

We are a non-profit, volunteer-run search and support group for adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents. Our monthly meetings are open to the public. We meet next on February 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Concordia's Campus Ministry, Loyola (2496 West Broadway, NDG). Info: Pat Danielson, 683-0204, or

Free two-day workshop

Meditation: Uncovering the Soul through Mind/Body Awareness, includes gentle hatha yoga techniques and health awareness tips. February 20-21, Atwater Library Auditorium. To reserve: 845-1837, or 489-5692.

Jewish Family Services

We need volunteers to act as drivers/escorts, tutors, classroom partners, Big Brothers and Sisters, mental health supporters, friendly visitors, shopping mates, babysitters, grandparents and more. Call Volunteer Services, 342-0000, ext. 228.

Youth employment conference

Discover how to create an awesome resume, and get a real job after graduation. The 7th annual Youth Employment Conference will be held on Saturday, February 28. It features job-hunting workshops and honest talk from representatives of a dozen Montreal companies. Info: 878-9788, or Tickets are $10.

Concert Hall

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

Until February 12

EuCueE Series XVIII, electro-acoustic music by Concordia Music students and faculty members. Free.

Saturday, February 13

Dave Turner Quartet, jazz saxophone at its finest, Concordia en concert series. 8 p.m. $5-$8, students free.

Thursday, February 18

Gospel Show, directed by Jeri Brown. 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, February 20

Black History Month Concert, with Sonny Greenwich, James Gelfand and Ernie Wilson, 8 p.m. $5 - $8, students free.

Counselling and Development

Thinking of graduate school?

Grad school requires careful planning. The Career Resource Centre has a wide range of directories to programs and calendars for North American universities, as well as information on funding. H-440 downtown and 2490 West Broadway at Loyola.

Student Success Workshops

Drop by H-440 (848-3545) or 2490 West Broadway (848-3555) to pick up a brochure with complete workshop listings and descriptions. Here is a sample:

1. Stress Without Tears: Understanding and Controlling Stress. Two sessions: Thursday, February 18 and March 4, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

2. Job Search: Tools of the Trade. Tuesday, February 16, 1 3 p.m.

3. Sizzling Summer Strategies:Summer Job-Search Tips. Friday, February 19, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

4. Successful Job Interviews. Friday, February 19, 2 5 p.m.

Health Services

What you didn't learn in Sex Ed

A workshop about sexual pleasure. Why not treat yourself to an experience of self-discovery and explore things about yourself you may have never explored before? Presented by Alison Carpenter, M.Ed, sexuality educator. Friday, February 12, 2 5 p.m., Simone de Beauvoir Lounge. To register, call 848-3572 or send an e-mail with your name and telephone number to Registration limited to 30 people.

Everything You Need To Know About Stress

Are you finding it hard to concentrate in class and don't know why? Bothered about relationships? These could be signs that you are stressed. Visit the Health Booth to find out about stress management, relaxation techniques, massage and more. Monday February 15, Lobby, Hall Bldg. 10 a.m. 3 p.m., and Wednesday, February 17, Lobby, Administration Bldg., Loyola, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.

10 Ways To Get Along With Just About Anybody

Healthy communication is part of a healthy lifestyle. Discover how to improve your communication skills and enhance your relationships. Visit the Health Booth on Thursday, March 4, Lobby, Hall Bldg. 10 a.m. 3 p.m.


Thursday, February 11

Robert Hill, professor of 20th-century Afro-American History at UCLA, on "In the Spirit of Resistance: 30 Years of Black Struggles for Humancipation." 7 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

Friday, February 12

Dr. Elizabeth Henrik on "The Brain as Site of Desire," and Dr. Anna Alexander on the 50th anniversary of The Second Sex International Conference in Paris. Noon, room 203, 2170 Bishop. Info: 848-2373.

Friday, February 12

Krishnamurti video presentation, "Can Truth be Perceived through Time?" 8 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 937-8869.

Wednesday, February 17

Panel discussion, organized by the School of Community and Public Affairs, on "The Wealth of Nations: The Future of the Financial Services Sector in Canada." 6 8 p.m., 2149 Mackay. Refreshments. Info: 848-2575. RSVP by February 16.

Thursday, February 18

Edmund Egan, Lonergan Fellow, Philosophy, Concordia University, on "Why be a Christian? One Man's Rationale." 3:30 5 p.m., Lonergan College, 7302 Sherbrooke W. Free. Info: 848-2280.

Thursday, February 18

Marlene Jennings, MP for NDG-Lachine, on "Black Women in Politics." 6 p.m., LB-677, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-8728.

Thursday, February 18

Dr. Karin Maag, History, Calvin College, on "Academic Education and the Real World in the 16th Century Reformation," part of the Liberal Arts College's 20th Anniversary Lecture Series. 8:30 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2565.

Friday, February 19

Krishnamurti video presentation, "What is it that Dies?" 8 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 937-8869.

Friday, February 19

Professor Ted Friedgut, Russian Studies, Hebrew University, on "The Fate of Russia's Jews." Noon, LB-608, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free. All welcome. Info: 848-2404.

Thursday, March 4

Edward R. Brohel, Director of Museums, SUNY Plattsburgh, on "The Changing Face of the Museum." 3:30 5 p.m., Lonergan College, 7302 Sherbrooke W. Free. Info: 848-2280.

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.


Concordia Council on Student Life

CCSL, the governing body for Student Services at Concordia, will hold its next meeting on Friday, February 19, 10 a.m. (H-769, SGW). CCSL deals with issues that affect student life at Concordia. All welcome. Info: 848-4242 (Dean of Students Office).


Inter-Union Council Pension Newsletter

Given the demand for the Pension Newsletters, members of the Concordia community wanting to be placed on a mailing list to receive future copies are asked to contact the Secretariat at 848-3691, 848-3648 (fax), or K-310 (mail).

Sexuality and Reproductive Health Lab

The Psychology Department invites healthy 40-70 year olds who have been in a relationship for at least one year to participate in a study on intimacy, relationships and sexuality. Involves questionnaire completion. Strictly confidential. Info: Julie Larouche, 848-7567,


Learn great employment skills

Volunteer to be a member of Le Frigo Vert's Board of Directors. The board is responsible for the policy, programming, vision and long-term stability of the organization. Five hours a week. Positions are available as of early spring, for a minimum of six months. Info: 848-7586.

Want to try curling?

The Concordia Curling Club offers free curling for all skill levels. Fridays, 4-6 p.m., at the Montreal Thistle Curling Club, 1420 Fort St. Everyone welcome. Info: Linda Tees, 848-8659.

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.

Student Safety Patrol

Our drop-by and accompaniment services are offered to all of Concordia's students, faculty and staff. Call 848-7533 to reach a dispatcher, Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight. Or be a volunteer; call 848-8600 (SGW), 848-8700 (Loyola).

QPIRG refunds

Fall '98 and winter '99 semester students in Arts and Science and Fine Arts can withdraw their voting and participation rights by coming in person to the QPIRG office (2130 Mackay) to apply for a refund between February 15 and 19. Info: 848-7585.

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 Helper Centre

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

Special Events

Faith Nolan for Black History Month

The Concordia Women's Centre and Simone de Beauvoir Institute present Faith Nolan, musician and folk singer, at Reggie's Pub, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., mezzanine, on Monday, February 15 at 9 p.m. Free, everyone welcome. She will also be leading a workshop on Civil Rights, Black Women and the Blues on February 15 in the Simone de Beauvoir Lounge at 2170 Bishop at 1 p.m. Info.: 848-7431.

Black History Event

Rezistans, a film that highlights Haiti's struggle for self-determination, democracy and justice, will be shown on February 12, 7 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $2-3. Info: 848-7410, 383-2452.

CCF coffee house

People from all walks of life are welcome to the Concordia Christian Fellowship's Coffee House on February 27, 7 11 p.m., at St. Stephen Church hall, off Weredale St., at Atwater and Ren Lvesque. Strictly a night of entertainment and refreshments. Info: Murielle at , Achlai at , or 848-7492.

Blood drive

The student chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Engineers is organizing a blood drive for March 1, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the Mezzanine of the Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.


Need a summer job?

If you like the outdoors, are a team player, like to travel, and can use about $6,900, spend your summer with the Ceremonial Guard. Info: Canadian Grenadier Guards, 496-1984, ext. 235.

Piano for sale

Used upright piano for sale: $300. Please call the Department of Theatre at 848-4721.

Seeking sublet

Visiting professor to Concordia during summer session seeks to rent an apartment or house (convenient to SGW) for May and June. Call 489-7122.

To sublet

Furnished 3 1/2 in a well-maintained highrise in NDG; panoramic view. From March 16 to June 30. $555, heating and hot water included. Call 488-7395.

Sabbatical rental

Beautiful four-bedroom Victorian cottage for rent from June 1 to May 31. Call (450) 458-1121, 848-2519, or e-mail

To let in NDG

From July 1999. Fully furnished, English-style cottage. Oak woodwork, antique furniture, renovated kitchen, laundry, parking. Vendme Mtro. $2,250/mth (neg.). Call 489-5913 or 987-3000, ext. 6714.

Tutoring help

Do you need tutoring in your courses? A Concordia alumnus, MA Economics, can prepare you for exams, research, and writing assignments. Geepu at 843-6622,

English angst?

Writing assistance/corrections for university papers. Also typing services. Call Lawrence, 279-4710, or e-mail:

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.

Women's Centre

The Concordia Women's Centre is an information, referral and drop-in centre. We offer a women-only lounge area, resource library, photocopier, job listings, courses, community files and more. Call us about the next Action self-defence course, 848-7431, or drop by at 2020 Mackay, downstairs.


Employee Development Workshops

To register for the following workshops, or for further information, contact Carmelita Swann at 848-3668.

1. Introduction to Concordia University Filing System. Reorganize and improve the efficiency of your existing filing system. Thursday, February 18. Register by February 11. S-A-400, Training Room.

2. Taking On A New Assignment. This workshop will provide you with an action plan to successfully obtain results and avoid confusion. Wednesday, February 24. Register by February 17. 9 - 11:30 a.m. S-A-400 (Training Room). $30.

3. Basic Quality Tools I. Learn and discuss tools to help identify and select a process to improve or problem to solve. Friday, February 12, noon 2 p.m. S-A-400.

4. Basic Quality Tools II. Learn and discuss tools to describe a process or problem and methods to identify the contributing factors of a recurring problem. Friday, February 19, noon - 2 p.m., S-A-400.

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