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In Brief...

Books being accepted

The annual Volunteers Book Fair raised $4,000 last October for emergency food for needy students, and organizers would like to start the ball rolling again for next fall's sale.

Books can be donated at any time of the year. Drop them off at Campus Ministry (Loyola) or 2070 Mackay St., Room 303. If there are huge quantities, Pat Pietromonaco will accept them at the loading dock; mark them Book Fair. There is even a West Island drop-off location if necessary. You can contact Barbara Barclay at 848Š2449 or


Danis goes to Mexico with premier

Vice-Rector Institutional Relations and Secretary-General Marcel Danis will represent Concordia University as part of Premier Lucien Bouchard's delegation to Mexico City from May 16 to 19.

Although it is primarily a trade mission, the education sector is well represented in the delegation. The Vice-Rector and others will be meeting the presidents of a number of educational institutions, as well as leaders from the private sector.


Treasure Hunt winners

The Maritime, Nouvel, Le Manoir Le Moyne, Le Richebourg , Ritz Carlton, and Ch‰teau Versailles hotels would like to thank all the Concordians who participated in their recent contest, May 3 to 5.

The winners of the grand prize, a luxurious weekend for two, is Sylvia Diabo (Financial Services).

Consolation prizes were won by Monica Tetwaroo (Computer Science), Heather Edward (Counselling and Development), Tina Guzzo (Financial Services), Janet Thompson (Financial Services), and Lynn Chapman Backer (Physics).

The participating hotels all offer discounts to Concordia employees through an agreement with Financial Services.


Planning a retirement party?

Let CTR know, and lend us one of your best photos.

Contact or phone 848-4882.


Travel and teach

Concordia offers a one-year Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language that you can do on a part-time basis in the evening (or full-time) while you prepare for early retirement.

Barbara Barclay, Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs in the TESL Centre, says, "We have graduates in dozens and dozens of countries on all of the continents -- and it's also useful for part-time work to supplement salaries that don't always allow for the extras.

All you need is a BA with a reasonable GPA (above 2.5), the ability to write well in English and the desire to teach. If you would like to know more, the contact person to send you information packages is at


Retirement workshop

Human Resources is offering a pre-retirement workshop on May 25 and 26. Subjects include financial planning, Concordia benefits, social and health issues, and the Quebec Pension Plan. Spouses are welcome, but spaces are limited. Call 848Š3666 for more details.


Chinese film treasures

An unknown period of film history will be showcased at Concordia when 10 Chinese films from New York City's Lincoln Centre will be shown at the J.A. DeS¸ve Cinema between May 19 and 30. The series provides a rare glimpse of pre-revolutionary China and constitutes a realist body of work that predates Italian neo-realism. All the films were produced by the Shanghai-based "left tendency" companies between 1933 and 1949. Please see the Back Page for dates and times.


Keith Lowther Fellowship

The Graduate History Student Association raised $1,000 through a benefit concert on April 26 for the Keith Lowther Memorial Fellowship fund. Lowther spent eight years in Concordia's History Department as a student, teacher and researcher.

The graduate students are trying to bring the fund up to $10,000 to provide an endowment for future students who reflect Lowther's achievements.


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