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May 13 - May 27

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:


New Rules, New Roles

Me. Ian M. Solloway will lead a seminar on child custody and access law in Quebec. Topics include the definition of custody and parental authority, determination of custody, custody/ access litigation (myths and realities), and parental relocation and mobility. Wednesday, May 26, 7 - 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-767, $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.


Until May 15

Massimo Guerrera: Porus, on display at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Guided tours are available in English, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, at noon, and in French, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 1 p.m. Free. 1400 de Maisonneuve W. 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

May 15 --Basic Life Support

May 18 --Heartsaver

May 27 --Heartsaver

May 29 --Baby Heartsaver

May 30 --Heartsaver

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

The Centre for Teaching and Learning Services has produced a video, Teaching Large Classes at Concordia: Voices of Experience, which features Concordia faculty teaching large classes and addresses issues such as classroom management, grading, cheating and making use of resources. If you would like to borrow the video, please call 848-2495 or e-mail

Community Events

Spring street festival

The Sherbrooke St. W. Merchants Association, a non-profit organization, will hold a sidewalk sale combined with an amateur art competition, face painting, clowns and music. May 28 to 30, on Sherbrooke St. W., between Grey and Cavendish. Info: Diane Smith, 482-2435.

Parent Finders Montréal

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 May 20, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Concordia's Campus Ministry, Loyola (2496 West Broadway, NDG). Info: Pat Danielson, 683-0204, or

Mother Nature workshops

Éco-quartier Peter-McGill is organizing gardening workshops with an environmental twist, designed for downtown residents. May 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $10. RSVP at 933-1069.

Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke W. Tickets: 848-7928.

Saturday, May 15

Island City Barbershop Chorus, 2 and 8 p.m. 20th Century Jukebox is a musical featuring choral and quartet harmony. $10 matinée, $15 evening. Info: 457-7268.


Chinese Cinema, 1933-49, at the J.A. DeSŹve Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-3443.

Wednesday, May 19

8 p.m.: Shennu (The Goddess), Wu Yonggang, 1934, 77 min., silent

Thursday, May 20

8 p. m.: Huoshan Qingxue (Loving Blood of the Volcano), Sun Yu, 1932, 100 min., silent

Friday , May 21

8 p.m.: Cimu Qu (Song of a Loving Mother), Zhu Shilin/Luo Mingyu, 1937, 110 min., Mandarin, EST

Saturday, May 22

7 p.m.: Xiao Wanyi (Small), Sun Yu, 1933, 114 min., silent with musical track

Saturday, May 22

9 p.m.: Wanjia Denghuo (The Lights of 10,000 Homes), Shen Fu, 1949, 115 min., Mandarin, EST

Sunday, May 23

6 p.m.: Chun Can (Spring Silkworms), Cheng Bugao, 1933, 100 min., silent

Sunday, May 23

8 p.m.: Shizi Jietou (Crossroads), Shen Xiling, 1937, 110 min., Mandarin, EST

Friday, May 28

8 p.m.: Songhuajian Shang (Along the Sungari River), Jin Shan, 1947, 130 min., Mandarin, EST

Saturday, May 29

7 p.m.: Dalu (The Highway), Sun Yu, 1934, 104 min., music track

Saturday, May 29

9 p.m.: Shizi Jietou (Crossroads), Shen Xiling, 1937, 110 min., Mandarin, EST

Sunday, May 30

6 p.m.: Shengsi Tongxin (Unchanged Heart in Life and Death), Ying Yunwei, 1936, 90 min., Mandarin, EST

Sunday, May 30

8 p.m.: Songhuajian Shang (Along the Sungari River), Jin Shan, 1947, 130 min., Mandarin, EST

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 May 21, 10 a.m., in AD-131 (Loyola). CCSL deals with issues that affect student life at Concordia. All welcome. Info: 848-4242 (Dean of Students Office).


Book Fair

If you have books to donate to Concordia's October Book Fair, please drop them off at the Chaplaincy on the Loyola Campus, 2070 Mackay, Room 303, or if there are many, take them to the loading dock (marked Book Fair). There is even a West Island drop-off location if necessary. Donations accepted all year long. Info: Barbara Barclay, 848-2449.

Hosts wanted

Canadian Crossroads International is an organization involved in development awareness through cultural exchanges. CCI is looking for host families in the Montreal area for our visiting participants from Africa, Latin America and the West Indies. Their 11-week stay starts August 20 and we need short (first- and last-week) and full-length placements. If you feel you could provide a welcoming Canadian home, call Jessica at 848-3465 or e-mail

Summer leagues

Concordia's Campus Recreation is looking for individuals and/or teams to fill the ball hockey, roller hockey and softball leagues this spring and summer. Registration continues until May 13 on a first-priority basis. Space is limited. Info: 848-3858/3860, or drop by the Athletic Complex.

Contemporary Dance auditions

Try-outs for the dynamic three-year BFA in dance, which concentrates on developing each student's technical and creative potential for choreography, will take place August 14. Info: 848-4740, or

Essay competition

The Liberal Arts College is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special prize essay competition. Open to all College applicants, the 1,000-word essay should address the anniversary theme, Reading Great Books, Reading Ourselves: The Books of our Lives. First prize: $1,000. Second prize: $500. Deadline: June 1999. Info: Lina D'Iorio, 848-2565.

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).

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

Amateur Radio Club

The amateur radio club will be holding a work party on May 16. We will be repairing and erecting satellite antennas, HF and VHF beams, and a 160 m dipole. Info: , or 848-7421 (Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.)

Free Fall – Slobodan Pad

A Contemporary Dance/ThéČtre La Chapelle co-production, featuring choreographies by Marija Scekic and Katie Ewald. May 14, 15 at 8 p.m., May 16 at 3 p.m. ThéČtre La Chapelle, 3700 St. Dominique, $12 regular, $10 students/seniors. Info: 487-3543, or 848-0465.

Ethical leadership

McGill University's Faculty of Management will present a symposium on Ethical Leadership in Organizations on May 27-28. Academics from various universities and leaders from the business community will be there, as well as Warren Allmand, president of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. Info: Dr. Rabindra Kanungo, 398-4040,

Asbestos information sessions

The Concordia University Environmental Health and Safety Office and the McGill University Environmental Safety Office invite you to attend community information session on Asbestos and its Effects on Health with McGill's Dr. André Dufresne. Several times are available at both universities in May, in English and French. Info: Christine Sidhom, 848-4358, csidhom@alcor.concordia .


Cellphone for sale

Clearnet phone complete with cover and documentation. $45. Contact or 848-7615.

Laptop for sale

VisioNote, 233 MHz Pentium, 64 MB Ram, 12.1 TFT SC 9800 screen, 24 X CD-ROM, 1.44 MB floppy drive, 56K fax modem, removable hard drive, printer port, mouse and some software. $1,950. Call 768-5363 after 6 p.m.

For rent

Large 6 1/2 with basement, from August 1 – July 2000. Furnished, heat and light. Piano, dishwasher, P.C., laundry, 5856 Esplanade. Close to groceries, restaurants, 80 bus. $1,200/mth. Call 271-2601.

House for rent

Rustic detached small house with large backyard and fantastic view of Lachine Rapids (LaSalle). Garage, laundry. Frequent bus at top of street to green métro line. Near bike path. Ideal for couple or single professional. Available July 1. Leave message at 368-7099.

To let in NDG

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

Healing through touch

Reiki master teaches all levels and does private consultation. Call Monique at 933-4590.

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

Spanish immersion programs

Designed to meet your needs. Carefully selected schools in Latin America and Spain. Programs all year. Info: Joan MacLean-Dagenais, North-South Connexions, 236-3400.

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.

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