At a Glance

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.

Doctoral student Joyce Millar (Art History) has been appointed curator of Stewart Hall, the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre.

Charmaine Nelson, who did her MA in Art History at Concordia, is represented in the current exhibition at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, and spoke about her work on February 15, when the show opened. Through An-Other's Eyes: White Canadian Artists – Black Female Subjects ends on Saturday.

Ted Stathopoulos, Director of the Centre for Building Studies, was invited to present the keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Wind and Structures for the 21st Century that took place in Chejudo, Korea, in January. His lecture was on recent research on wind loads on low buildings.

Maxine Heppner (Contemporary Dance) recently gave a lecture on Canadian identity and the evolution of Canadian arts policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

James Gavin (Applied Human Sciences) gave a workshop on his approach to physical fitness at the West Island YMCA in March. He is behind a program there called Change Your Body, Change Your Mind.

A film by Mary Stephen, a Communication Studies graduate of Loyola College, will be seen Saturday in the Montreal International Festival of Films on Art. Her 56-minute film is called Vision from the Edge: Breyten Breytenbach Painting the Lines, and is in English and Dutch. Stephen e-mailed CTR from France, where, for the past 23 years, she has been working with the great French filmmaker Eric Rohmer. More on her Breytenbach film can be found on the site of the Vancouver International Film Festival ( http://www.viff.org ).

At the Claude Jutra Awards, presented March 5, Louise Archambault, a Cinema alumna (MFA, BFA) won the prize for the best Quebec short film for Atomic Sake. Assistant Professor Louise Lamarre was a consultant on the film. It was shot by André Turpin and edited by Sophie Leblond, who were also Concordia Cinema students.

Van Suong Hoa, Chair of Mechanical Engineering, founded the Canada-Japan Workshop on Composites, which alternates between Montreal and Kyoto. The third edition is being held this week in Japan, and three researchers in composite materials from Concordia attended, Dr. Hoa, Rajamohan Ganesan and Gregor Rohrauer. Dr. Rohrauer also gave an invited lecture at Yamagata University.

Karin Doerr (Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics) has published her paper "Before the Holocaust: Teaching German Literature Containing Anti-Semitic Elements: A Case Study" in Hearing the Voices: Teaching the Holocaust to Future Generations (Merion Westfield). She presented, with Kurt Jonassohn, "In Search of the Vocabulary of Genocide in German Dictionaries" at the 30th annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches: The Century of Genocide" at Philadelphia's St. Joseph's University earlier this month, at which noted writer Elie Weisel delivered the keynote speech.

Charles Ellison (Music) conducted a jazz orchestra at a choral performance of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington's sacred music at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis on February 11. It was a wonderful experience, he reports. "The church was filled beyond comfortable capacity. The air was filled with celebration and a sense of kinship and connection. Mr. Ellington's warm and ever-optimistic spirit was in abundance." The icing on the cake was a reunion with a cousin Ellison had not seen since childhood. An Indianapolis resident, she had noticed the ad in her local paper.

Geronimo Inutiq, a second-year student in Community and Ethnic Studies, travelled to Quebec City and Ottawa in February as a member of a selection committee choosing proposals for Urban Multi-purpose Aboriginal Youth Centres across Canada. Inutiq, who is originally from Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, is active in Montreal's Native Friendship Centre and works part-time at Concordia's Centre for Native Education.


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