Please enable Java in your browser's "Options" (or "Preferance") menu to view this page Concordia's Thursday Report____________May 13, 1999

Of Note

Capital Campaign:


and climbing

Engineering excellence



Mech. Eng. 2At the annual Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Design and Awards Day, student Apostolos Diamantoudis (above) receives one of the Richard M.H. Cheng Awards, presented by Professor Emeritus Cheng.

The event, held April 13, was a chance for students in their final year to show off their design projects. The impressive displays were mounted in the department's conference room and in the atrium of the downtown library complex .

Mech. Eng. awardsThree major awards were presented. The winners of the Silas Katz Awards were Jason C. Engler and Evgeni Kiriy. The winners of the Richard M.H. Cheng Award were Bana Berro, Patrizio Mattei, Muzafar S. Mustafa, Armin Syroos, Raymond Chin, Paul Desjardins, Apostolos Diamantoudis, Melissa Nadeau and Andrew Tee. The winners of the MULTIVET Award were Bana Berro, Patrizio Mattei, Muzafar S. Mustafa and Armin Syroos.



Taddeo to head MUHC Foundation

TaddeoDonat J. Taddeo, Executive Vice-Chair of Concordia's Campaign for a New Millennium, will leave his post on June 30 to become president of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation.

The MUHC consists of the Montreal Children's, the Montreal General, the Montreal Neurological and the Royal Victoria Hospitals, and is affiliated with the McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

Taddeo brings 27 years of experience in the academic and public sectors to his new position, and his many friends at the University will wish him well. At Concordia, he has been Professor of Communication Studies, Dean of Humanities, and more recently, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

The MUHC Foundation is responsible for the development and implementation of a major capital campaign to support the building of a new, state-of-the-art facility for the health centre. The MUHC will be moving to its new home at the Glen Yard in 2004.




Goodbye, Cecil

Cecil & wife

Cecil Blackette, a well-known figure on campus for nearly 27 years, was given a rousing send-off April 29. Cecil spent 24 years delivering our mail, and got to know many of us well.

Cecil, seen above with his wife Christine, who works for the Commerce and Administration Students' Association, plans to celebrate with a leisurely trip back to Grenada. His colleagues in the Mail Room and on his regular beat want to wish him the very best in the years ahead.



New inductees to the Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of fame 2

Concordia's Department of Recreation and Athletics, together with the Office of Alumni Affairs, held a reception at the Molson O'Keefe Breweries on April 22 to induct some distinguished athletes and athletic administrators into the University's Sports Hall of Fame.

In the photo are (standing, left to right) Athletics Director Harry Zarins, Robert Beauregard (L BA 60), an outstanding hockey and football player of the 1950s, and Paul Arsenault, who coached hockey teams at Sir George Williams, Loyola and Concordia to 16 conference titles in 27 years, from 1963 to 1990.

Seated on the left is Pat Boland, who was a trailblazing Director of Women's Athletics, first at Loyola, then at Concordia, from 1971 to 1978. Beside her is Marie-Claude Roy, goalie for the women's hockey team from 1989 to 1994, who led the Stingers to four Quebec championships and played for the 1992 Team Canada gold medal team at the world championships.

Hall of fame

In the photo are more inductees: the 1957-58 Sir George Williams University basketball team, coached by Magnus Flynn (S BComm 49, seated, centre). The Georgians went 13-0 to win the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship, and also won the city and provincial senior titles.




Following a successful application to NSERC's Intellectual Property Management Program, the Office of Research Services has hired Alain Aubertin as a new professional in technology transfer, starting May 3.

His principal responsibilities will be to communicate with Concordia member inventors, potential industrial partners, and the industrial liaison staff in the Faculties. He will also identify potential industrial licensees for technologies developed by Concordia members, negotiate appropriate license agreements, and support the development of new structures deriving from investments by government in the area of university intellectual property commercialization.

Aubertin has a Bachelor's degree in geology from the Université du Québec ą Montréal and a Master's in civil engineering from École Polytechnique. He has worked for several years in waste management and environment-related business development, and more recently, in promoting the commercialization of research developments at the Université de Montréal.



A well-wrought altar

AltarNearly 150 people attended a special service to consecrate a new altar at the Loyola Chapel on May 6.

The beautifully carved four-panel piece was the work of retired Concordia chaplain Bob Nagy, who conceived it several years ago when the Chapel was redesigned. The wood was purchased well before Nagy retired, but it needed time to dry, and the artist started in earnest about 18 months ago. The altar itself was made by Quebec cabinet-maker Douglas Vosburg.

Although it was the regular Sunday mass, the liturgy was expanded for this occasion to include such elements as the deposition of the altar stone, anointing of the altar, and the vesting of the altar, which included a Celtic dance by three of the younger members of the Chapel community. In all, the service took more than two hours, and was followed by a pot-luck picnic on the Chapel's front steps.

Bob Nagy now lives in Haddonfield, N.J., with his wife Mary, who practises law there. As well as working in wood, he has worked in metal and paints, and he also draws. An example of Bob's work in metal is the processional cross in the Loyola Chapel.

- Bernard Glover


Copyright 1999 Concordia's Thursday Report.