The Rector, Provost, Vice-Rectors and Deans are asking their respective academic areas and departments to come up with creative projects to mark our 25th anniversary next year.
To sweeten the pot, the senior administration is proposing two $1,000 prizes in the form of a direct contribution to the budgets of the two winning departments/areas. The money would be used for any departmental project deemed necessary or useful by the winners.
Project ideas must be forwarded to respective Senior Administrators before March 25 to qualify.
The McGill Armenian Students Association will present the third annual Symposium on 20th-Century Genocides, a two-day lecture series, starting on Monday, March 22, in the Moot Court of McGill's Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel St.
Speakers this year include Professors Frank Chalk (Concordia), Irwin Cotler (McGill) and Roger Smith (William and Mary). For more information, call 935-9145.
The Italian section of the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics is holding a symposium on L'italiano a Montreal nel Duemila (Italian in Montreal in the 21st Century) on March 19 in the Loyola Chapel.
The event will be opened by Rector Frederick Lowy, and will include presentations by the Italian Consul-General in Montreal, representatives of the Italian community media, the president of the association of Saturday-morning Italian classes, attended by some 5,000 Montreal children, and scholars from Concordia and McGill.
Professor Fillipo Salvatore, one of the presenters, is proposing that the Italian government contribute to a chair in Italian Canadian studies, and toward translating into Italian works of literature by Italian Canadians for study at one of several centres of Canadian or Quebec studies in Italy.
The morning session of the symposium will start at 10 a.m. and the afternoon one at 2 p.m. At noon, a mass will be held in memory of Concordia Professor Emeritus Carlo Fonda, who died last year.
For more information, please contact Professor Antonio Costanzo, CMLL, 848-2306.
Karen Stewart, a performer and student in Women's Studies, is staging another Phenomenal Women show, on Friday, March 26, at the Java U Café, on the mezzanine of the Hall Building. In honour of International Women's Day, which was March 8, there will be performances in music and the spoken word, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $7, and includes complimentary coffee. The proceeds will go to a women's shelter. Men are welcome to attend.