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This column welcomes the submissions of all Concordia faculty and staff to promote and encourage individual and group activities in teaching and research, and to encourage work-related achievements.

Alex Sharma (TESL) gave a presentation on School-Based Teacher Training at the Chulalongkorn University Language Institute's Third International Conference, in Bangkok, Thailand, in December. He also visited with Concordia grads teaching in Thailand: Catherine Owens (MA 1985), program director of NAVA Schools; Carl Peters (Certificate 1988), instructor at Chulalongkorn University Language Institute; Robb Armstrong (BEd 1994), instructor at Phuket Rajabhat Teacher Training Institute; and Anie Desautels (BEd 1998), instructor in the English Immersion Program at Bangkok Christian College.

Nancy Marrelli (Archives) organized a meeting at Concordia in late April of the steering committee of the International Council of Archives. The independent, non-governmental organization has more than 1,450 members in 170 countries and territories, and this was the first time the committee had met in Montreal. They were given the chance to tour Old Montreal, meet leading Canadian and Quebec archivists, and visit the National Archives of Canada, in Ottawa and Gatineau.

Suresh Kumar Goyal (Decision Sciences/MIS) has joined the editorial advisory board of the international bimonthly Total Quality Management (TQM), published by MCB University Press (UK). Goyal and colleague Fassil Nebebe had their paper, "Determination of Economic Production: Shipment Policy for a Single-Vendor-Single-Buyer System," published in the February issue of the European Journal of Operational Research.

Christine Jourdan and Claire Lefebvre (Sociology and Anthropology) had their paper, "L'ethnolinguistique aujourd'hui: État des lieux," published in Anthropologie et sociétés: l'ethnolinguistique.

Marie-Nathalie Le Blanc (Sociology and Anthropology) had a paper, "The Production of Islamic Identities through Knowledge Claims in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire," published in African Affairs.

A non-figurative "monoglyph" by Dennis Jones (Printmaking) took first prize in the Fifth International Biennale of Miniature Art, to be held at Ville-Marie, in the Abitibi region northwest of Montreal, this summer. The four-month exhibition of miniature artworks -- sculpture, drawing, bas-relief, painting and printmaking -- draws artists from around the world who can work on a small scale (no bigger than three by four inches). Jones, who retired from active teaching several years ago, finds pleasure in this brand of creativity. "It's a heck of a challenge to fill four corners," he said.

An article by Brian Petrie (Sociology and Anthropology), "Social Misconstructions in the Analysis of the Australian Experiences of the French-Canadian Patriote Convicts, 1839-1848," was published in Histoire Sociale/Social History.

An article by Frances Shaver (Sociology and Anthropology), Martin S. Weinberg and Colin J. Williams, "Gendered Sex Work in the San Francisco Tenderloin," was published in Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Neil Gerlach (Sociology and Anthropology) presented "Visions of Metropolis: The Social Science Fiction of Georg Simmel" at the International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts, in Fort Lauderdale.

Anthony Synnott (Sociology and Anthropology) presented "Pigs, Jerks and Enemies: The New Sexism" at the American Men's Studies Association Conference, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Sima Aprahamian (Sociology and Anthropology/Simone de Beauvoir Institute) and Karin Doerr (Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics/Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies/Simone de Beauvoir) were organizers of a three-part session on genocide at a conference at the University of Alberta on May 29, called Genocide Reconsidered: Women's Reflections and Concerns.

Congratulations to Zenon A. Zielinski (Building/Civil/Environmental Engineering), who has been made a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers. This year Dr. Zielinski celebrates his 50th year in the field. He began teaching at Sir George Williams University in 1971. As a professional engineer, he has developed structural systems implemented in Poland, the U.S., Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, India, Nepal, Barbados, Grenada and Canada.


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