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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:

January 13 - January 27

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 February 5

Faculty of Fine Arts Exhibition. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 848-4750.

January 21 - February 4

Transitions, Diploma students' exhibition, at Galerie d'Avignon, 102 Laurier ouest. Vernissage: January 21, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

CPR classes

Environmental Health and Safety

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

Saturday, January 15:

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Sunday, January 16:

BLS re-certification:

Saturday, January 22:

Heartsaver Plus

Sunday, January 23:

Baby Heartsaver

Thursday, January 27:

Heartsaver (English)

Campus Ministry

Prison visits

A weekly group visiting inmates for discussion and learning. Monday evenings. Orientation session: January 17, 2 p.m. at Annex Z (2090 Mackay). Info: Peter Côté at 848-3586.

Exploring the Sacred

A discussion group with David Eley, S.J. Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Belmore House (WF-100-10). Beginning January 26. Info: David Eley, S.J., 848-3587.

"Entering the Stream"

An Introduction to the 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

Mindfulness Meditation

At SGW: Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., 2090 Mackay, Z-105. At Loyola: Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., 2496 West Broadway, Room 100-10. New group: At Loyola on 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 the 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. Starting on January 17. 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. Starting January 20. Info: Ellie Hummel, 848-3590,

Lunch Bunch

Bring your brown bag lunch, and Campus Ministry will provide the coffee, tea and hot chocolate as well as the opportunity to meet new people and to have good conversations. Tuesday, 12 p.m. ­ 1 p.m. at 2090 Mackay, Z-105. Starting January 18. 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.

Embodied Spirituality

A Program for Women with Allison Carpenter. Fridays, 2 - 4:30 p.m. 2090 Mackay. Beginning January 28. Info: Daryl Lynn Ross 848-3585

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

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

What WebCT can do for you

WebCT is a powerful, yet easy to use, software framework for putting components of your course on the Web. This presentation will provide an introductory look at the package. Thursday, January 20, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. ­ 12 p.m.

Learning to do Basic HTML

HTML is the language used to write documents for the Web. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be shown the basics of HTML coding, as they build up a new document from scratch using only a simple text editor and a web browser. Tuesday, January 25, LB-800, Library Building, 10 a.m. ­ 12:30 p.m.

Community Events


Ceremony in honour of humanitatian Raoul Wallernberg, on Sunday, January 16, at 3 p.m., at Place de la Cathédrale, 600 de Maisonneuve W. Free. All welcome.Info: 343-0137.

Homestays needed

Canada World Youth, a non-profit organization, is urgently seeking families located on the island of Montreal to host one Tunisian and one Canadian, aged 19-26, in their homes from January 28 - April 15. An allowance will be provided. Info: Matt Sherrard, 931-3933.

Volunteers needed

Geordie Theatre Productions, a non-profit children's theatre company, is looking for volunteers. Call Lisa at 845-1955.

Counselling and Development

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

Student Success Workshop Series

Pick up our Winter 2000 workshop brochure to get full descriptions of our workshops: Develop Learning Strategies, Choose the Right Major, Create a Realistic Career Plan and Master Lifestyle Issues.

Upcoming workshops in January

Learning From Lectures, Time Management, Successful Resumés, Thinking of Grad School?, Assert Yourself, and Betwixt and Between: A Quest for a Multi-Racial Identity. Come by our offices to sign up!

Smart Start 2000

All new students are invited to take advantage of the Smart Start program to learn how to make a successful transition to university. Appointments are available from January 19 - 28. Call to reserve a time at 848-3564 (SGW) or 848-3555 (LOY).

Health Services

January 19

Alternative Therapies, Hall Building mezzanine, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

January 21 - 22

Concordia's 25th anniversary Open House, Library Building atrium

January 27

Beat the winter blues with exercises. Hall Building mezzanine, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Friday, January 14

Joint session on Women and Genocide, with Dr. Sima Aprahamian on "Women, Memories, and the Armenian Genocide: A Personal Perspective," and Dr. Karin Doerr on "The Language of Genocide: Women and the Holocaust." Noon in MU-101, 2170 Bishop. Bring your lunch. Info: 848-2373.

Tuesday, January 18

Dr. Norman Ravvin will give the inaugural lecture of the Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia on "Tragic Tourism and Canadian History: Investigating a Radzanow Street, a Mlawa Apple, and the Graves at Praga." 8 p.m., H-767, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. The Concordia Fellowships in Canadian Jewish Studies will also be presented.

Monday, January 17

Wayne Johnston, author of The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, The Divine Ryans and The Story of Bobby O'Malley, on Baltimore's Mansion, his first work of non-fiction. 8:30 p.m., H-407, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2342.

Monday, January 24

Journalist and long-time television host Anne Petrie will read from her book, Gone To an Aunt's: Remembering Canada's Homes for Unwed Mothers, at 12 p.m., Simone de Beauvoir Institute, MU-101, 2170 Bishop. Info: 848-2373.

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.


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. On January 22-23, we will be operating in the ARRL VHF sweepstakes. Join us. Info: 848-7421.


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 the following dates: January 13, February 10, February 24, April 6, May 11, June 8 and June 20. Info: 848-2766, fax 848-2816 or email

Concordia Student Safety Patrol

Our drop-by and accompaniment services are available to all Concordia students, faculty and staff. We are entirely student-funded and -run. Call 848-7533 to reach a dispatcher on either campus, Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight. If you can volunteer three hours a week, call 848-8600/8700.

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

Intercultural conference

"Dialogue and Diversity: Intercultural Experiences in the University" will be held from January 24 - 28. The goal is to provide an open forum to explore the multiple intercultural relationships and experiences at the university. If you'd like to participate, contact Ms. Darlene Dubiel at 848-3894 or no later than January 20 (there are a limited number of places available).

Concordia Study Day

Late medieval and early modern research, January 15, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. This bilingual study day is an opportunity for Concordia faculty members to meet and to discuss their work in an informal and friendly setting. Info: Anne Dunlop, Art History, 848-4692.

Youth theatre

Geordie Productions, the successful youth theatre company, is launching Colin Heath's For Art's Sake, a play about Art McArthur, who confronts self-doubt and discovers his creativity. Directed by Elsa Bolam. January 21 - 30, D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 845-1955.


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

Do you want to experience hypnosis in the safety of our lab? We are conducting a study on police investigative techniques and are looking for participants. If interested, call 848-2213 and leave a short message.

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.

January acting workshop

Offered by Stacey Christodoulou at The Other Theatre, with emphasis on physical work and ensemble training. $150 (two 2-hour sessions a week for four weeks). Info: 279-4853,


Math, physics, electronics effective tutoroing. Call (450) 688-2351. Please leave message.

Actors/actresses wanted

Concordia Advanced TV Production is conducting auditions for professional TV dramas on Friday, January 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Thursday, January 20, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Info: Dario at 221-6217.

Services offered

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


Photoshop courses

Introductory sessions on January 14 -16 and January 21-23. Visual Arts Building, VA-03 (Mac Lab). Register at the Art Supply Store, VA-109, $125 fee. Info: 848-4628.

Library workshops

Webster: LB-203, Vanier: VL-122. Sign up in person at the Reference desk or call 848-7777 for Webster or 848-7766 for Vanier.

1. Navigating the Libraries. At Webster: Thursday, January 13, 5 - 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 15, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (combined session covering Intro to the Libraries, CLUES, and Searching Databases); Friday, January 28, 10 - 11 a.m. At Vanier: Saturday, January 22, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (combined session covering Intro to the Libraries, CLUES, and Searching Databases).

2. Finding Articles Using Databases. At Webster: Saturday, January 15, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (combined session covering Intro to the Libraries, CLUES, and Searching Databases); Thursday, January 20, 3 - 5 p.m. At Vanier: Wednesday, January 19, 3 - 5 p.m.; Saturday, January 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (combined session covering Intro to the Libraries, CLUES, and Searching Databases); Thursday, January 27, 10 a.m. - noon.

3. News and Business Sources on Lexis-Nexis. At Webster: Friday, January 21, 10 a.m. - noon.

4. Searching the Internet. At Webster: Tuesday, January 18, 10 a.m. - noon. At Vanier: Tuesday, January 25, 3 - 5 p.m.

WHMIS training

A training session for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., H-771, Hall Building. Info: 848-4896, or

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