Compiled by Barbara Black
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.
Congratulations to Hany Moustapha, Adjunct Professor in the CFD Lab, who has been named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The grade of Fellow is the highest honour granted by the ASME. Professor Wagdi Habashi, Director of the CFD Lab, said that Moustapha combines the qualities, skills and assets of a great engineer, manager, scientist and educator. The Department of Mechanical Engineering will hold a reception in his honour.
Corinne Jetté, Coordinator of Technical Writing in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science and founder of Concordia's Native Access to Engineering Program, has been appointed chair of the National Labour Market Outlooks Conference. The conference, to be held April 8 and 9 in Winnipeg, will focus on science and technology education and career opportunities for Aboriginal peoples.
Donald Boisvert (Religion) presented a paper in November at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, called "Pubescent Boys and Papier Maché Dolls: John the Baptist and the Iconography of French Canada." In December, he presented a paper at a colloquium organized by the History Department of l'Université du Québec à Montréal on the role of religion in the social growth of Quebec between 1840 and 1960, called "La Saint-Jean-Baptiste: Catholic Discourse and the Search for National Identity."
Oksana Dykyj and her colleagues in Instructional and Information Technology Services were praised in an Australian Web site, IITS Director John Woodrow reports. It was part of a list of useful Web sites for screen studies recommended by the Australian Film
Institute Research and Information Centre. The Australian Web site, called International Gateways: Internet Resources for Film
Studies, can be seen at: http://www.cinemedia.net/afi/reinfo5.htm. You can see the Concordia Web site at: http://iits.concordia.ca/
As usual, there were plenty of Concordia connections when the QSPELL literary awards were handed out on December 3. Alumna and CBC arts broadcaster Shelley Pomerance was the host. Simon Dardick (English) and Nancy Marrelli (Archives), who run Véhicule Press, won the McAuslan Brewery Community Award in recognition of their 25 years of service to the arts. Matthew Friedman (Journalism) won the $500 First Book Award for Fuzzy Logic: Dispatches From the Information Revolution, which was published by Véhicule. Novelist Robert Majzels (English) was among the nominees for the $2,000 fiction prize, but it was won by Mordecai Richler, who once attended Sir George Williams University.