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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 848-4881, by fax: 848-2814 or by e-mail:


Protecting your Portfolios against Market Volatility

Anyone can make money during a bull market; the trick is to do well when the financial climate is less predictable. Terri Cherney will provide expertise to achieve continued growth. Wednesday, April 21, 7 - 9:30 p.m., H-767, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $16. RSVP: 848-3817.

Tour of Shaughnessy House

The Canadian Centre for Architecture has received numerous awards for the design of its building, which integrates a modern structure with the magnificently restored 1874 Shaughnessy House, one of the rare 19th-century Montreal houses open to the public. Thursday, April 22, 6 - 7 p.m.; the CCA is open until 9 p.m. $8. 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

April 18 --Heartsaver Plus

April 22 --Heartsaver

April 24 --Basic Life Support

April 27 --Heartsaver

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

Faculty Development Workshops

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

1. Grading student work for improving student learning. This workshop will introduce a time-efficient approach to grading, and link it to a method of giving brief feedback on strategies that students can use to improve their future work. Monday, April 19, noon - 2 p.m.

2. 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. (There will be a more in-depth seminar later.) This workshop can be previewed at Tuesday, April 27, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. ­ noon.

Community Events

Mystical healing

An informal conversation, open to the public, will be given by the Rosicrucian Order, a non-sectarian order. Friday, April 30, 8 p.m. at 2295 St. Marc, fourth floor; doors open at
7:30. Refreshments served. Info:
Carmen Brereton at 626 0951, or

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 April 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Concordia's Campus Ministry, Loyola (2496 West Broadway, NDG). Info: Pat Danielson, 683-0204, or

Elder abuse info-line

Volunteers needed for the info-line. You will receive appropriate training and be part of a dynamic volunteer team to raise awareness of elder abuse. Call Heather Hart, 488-9163, ext. 360.

Shalom Line

If you're a good listener, and are interested in helping others, Shalom Line may be the thing for you. The anonymous listening service is accepting new volunteers into its training program, starting this spring. Orientation meeting: April 21, 5:30 p.m. Info: Suzanne Herscovitch, 345-2645,
ext. 3380.

Concert Hall

7141 Sherbrooke W. Tickets and info: 848-7928.

Thursday, April 15

All in One, student jazz improvisation ensemble, directed by Charles Ellison, 8 p.m. Free.

Friday, April 16

Concordia Big Band, conducted by Dave Turner, 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, April 17

Classical guitar students, directed by Garry Antonio, 8 p.m. Free.

Sunday, April 18

Opera repertoire students, directed by Jocelyn Fleury, 8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, April 20

Au Kwok Kong, piano, and Nara Kavkas, piano, 8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, April 21

Irene Feher, soprano, and Jamie Burt, flute, 8 p.m. Free.

Thursday, April 22

Karoline Leblanc, harpsichord, diploma concert, 8 p.m. Free.

Friday, April 23

Lakeshore Concert Band, 8 p.m. $10/$5 seniors and students.

Saturday, April 24

Diploma students' chamber music ensembles, directed by Louise Samson, 8 p.m. Free.

Sunday, April 25

Dimitris Ilias, tenor, diploma concert, 8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, April 28

Kimberley Beyea/Danielle François, student jazz vocalists, 8 p.m.

Counselling and Development

Introduction to the Career Resource Centre

Learn how to use computer and print materials effectively to uncover top jobs in the "hidden" job market, where 80 per cent of the jobs are found, and explore occupational options, workplace trends and top jobs for the new millennium. Wednesday, April 21, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., H-440, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-4388.


Thursday, April 22

Panel discussion and readings with four Northern Irish writers, John Brown, Moira Donaldson, Glen Patterson and Owen Patterson. Sponsored by the Concordia Irish Lecture Series and the British Council. 8 p.m., H-535-1, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: Donna Whittaker, 848-2435 (9 a.m. ­ 5 p.m.)

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 April 23, 10 a.m., in GM-300-24 (SGW). CCSL deals with issues that affect student life at Concordia. All welcome. Info: 848-4242 (Dean of Students Office).


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 April 17, May 1 and August 14. Info: 848-4740, or

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

Reading Series

Authors Anne Stone, kath maclean and rob mclennan will read at Jailhouse, 30 Mont-Royal West, on Monday, April 26 at 9 p.m. as part of the Rhizome Reading Series. Maclean and mclennan will be appearing again at the Bard Reading Series, Reggie's Pub, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., mezzanine, on Tuesday, April 27, 8:30 p.m. Info: 938-0943.

Asbestos information sessions

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


Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by Alexander Marine, April 15 ­ 25. D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $2-$10. Info: 848-4742.


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.

To sublet

Charming 4 1/2, fully furnished. Quiet residential area (Mont-Royal and Parc). Available June to mid-August. $710/mth plus utilities. Call 993-0608 (day), or 495-1649 (evening).

Child care needed

Concordia staff member seeks full-time child-care provider for two families in Notre-Dame de l'Île Perrôt. Non-smoker, bilingual preferred, must provide own transportation, hours 7-5. Call Wendy at 848-3401 daytime, or 453-6786 evenings and weekends.

Looking for a house-sit

June to mid-July (May negotiable). Doctoral student. Reliable and clean. Preferably walking distance to SGW (on the Plateau, Westmount or Outremont). Janet Dorozynski at ; or Ana at 848-2581/2575.

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.

Apartment to sublet

May 1 - August 31. Modestly furnished 2 1/2 in west downtown, $375, heat & hot water included, top floor of four-story brick walkup bldg., one block to Atwater Métro, hardwood floors, quiet neighbourhood, laundry. Call 939-0713.

For rent

Three-bedroom home in NDG. Hardwood floors, renovated kitchen and bathroom, laundry, enclosed yard, sun porch. Central, shops, schools, bus, metro. June 1, $1500/month, utilities excluded. Contact: 489-8904 or

Seeking sublet

Visiting professor to Concordia during summer session seeks to rent an apartment or house (convenient to SGW) for May and June. Call 489-7122.

Sabbatical rental

Beautiful four-bedroom Victorian cottage for rent from June 1 to May 31. Call (450) 458-1121, 848-2519, or e-mail

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.

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,

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.

Women's Centre

The Concordia Women's Centre is an information, referral and drop-in centre. We offer a women-only lounge area, resource library, photocopier, job listings, courses, community files and more. Call us about the next Action self-defence course, 848-7431, or drop by at 2020 Mackay, downstairs.


EAP lunchtime seminar

Adapting to Change. This workshop will explain the three phases of change (denial, bargaining, anger) and teach a step-by-step method for dealing with change in a positive way. Tuesday, April 27, noon - 1:15 p.m., SGW Campus, H-769, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Register with Carmelita Swann at 848-3668 or by e-mail: before Friday, April 23.

Computer workshops

Instructional and Information Technology Services is offering a series of computer workshops for all faculty and staff. For information, or to register, please send an e-mail message to, or call 848-7688.

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