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Alumni and Friends Sugaring-Off Party

Treat yourself, your family and friends to a delicious sugar shack luncheon of pea soup, cretons, ham, a scrambled egg soufflé and more. Fun for all ages! Saturday, March 27, 1 p.m. gathering for lunch at 1:30 p.m. Cabane-à-Sucre Famille Ethier, 7940 rang St. Vincent, St. Benoit, Mirabel. $5 for children 2-5, $8.50 for children 6-12, $17 for adults. Sleigh rides are $2 per person. Transportation on your own. 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 March 20

Dualities, by Anne Kahane, a Montreal artist. Guided tours of the exhibition take place each Tuesday and Thursday at noon in English, and 1 p.m. in French.Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery. 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free. 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

Sunday, March 21 -- Basic Life Support

Tuesday, March 23 --Heartsaver (French)

Sunday, March 28 --Baby Heartsaver

Wednesday, March 31 -- Heartsaver

Campus Ministry

Learning the art of focusing

A workshop with Michelina Bertone, S.S.A. Tuesdays, noon - 1:30 p.m., Z-105. Call 848-3591.

The New Millennium

Exploreself-esteem, friendship, decision-making and God's word, among others topics. Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Z-105. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., 848-3591.

Meditation in our midst

There are a number of meditation groups meeting each week on both campuses, in both the Buddhist and Christian traditions. Call 848-3588 for dates and times.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Monday nights at Annex Z, 5 - 7 p.m., Mother Hubbard is serving up hot vegetarian meals. Suggested donation: $1. Info: Peer Helpers 848-2859 or Campus Ministry 848-3588.

Prison Visit Program

An eight-week program on Monday evenings. Contact either Matti Terho (848-3590) or Peter Côté (848-3586). This group has a limit of 10.

Reading Buddhist Sutras

A reading group with Daryl Ross. This semester continues with the Dhamma Pada. Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Loyola, Belmore House (2496 West Broadway). Info: 848-3585.

Outreach Experience

Make a difference in the world around you by volunteering some of your free time. Contact Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., at 848-3591.

Eucharist (RC) in the Loyola Chapel

Monday to Friday at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at 11 a.m. Info: 848-3588.

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

Teaching Large Classes at Concordia: Voices of Experience is a new video produced by the Centre for Teaching and Learning Services. It features Concordia faculty teaching large classes and addresses issues such as classroom management, grading, cheating and making use of resources. To borrow the video, please call CTLS, 848-2495.

Community Events

The wisdom of dreams

An informal conversation open to the public will be given by the non-sectarian Rosicrucian Order. Friday, March 26, 8 p.m. Fourth floor, 2295 St. Marc. Refreshments. Info: Carmen Brereton, 626-0951.

Discovery workshops

At the Redpath Museum of Natural History. Sundays, 2 - 3 p.m. for children 4-7 years, and 3:30 ­ 4:30 p.m. for 8-12 year-olds. $5 per child. Tickets by reservation only. Call 398-4086, ext. 4092.

Mountain Silence

This female vocal and instrumental group from Germany, Switzerland and Austria will give a concert as part of their first Canadian tour. Thursday, April 1, 12:15 ­ 1:30 p.m., Erskine and American Church, 3407 du Musée. Free. Info: 845-1837.

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 March 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Concordia's Campus Ministry, Loyola (2496 West Broadway, NDG). Info:
Pat Danielson, 683-0204, or www.

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.

Concert Hall

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

Sunday, March 21

Collège Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. $5. Info: 739-3371.

Thursday, March 25

Jazz improvisation students, directed by Mike Berard, 8 p.m. Free.

Friday, March 26

Jazz improvisation students, directed by Dave Turner, 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, March 27

Jocelyne Fleury/Voicetheatre Ensemble -- Spanish festival, 8 p.m. Concordia en concert series. $8/$5/students free.

Monday, March 29

Loyola Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Haughey, 8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, March 31

Concordia Jazz Combo, directed by Gary Schwartz, 8 p.m. Free.

Health Services

Inside the locker room

Most health problems can be treated if they are discovered early. Visit the Health Booth for information on women's health -- for women and men. Thursday, March 18, lobby, Administration Bldg., Loyola 11 a.m. ­ 2 p.m.

Fourth annual recipe contest

Submit your favourite healthy, nutritious and cheap recipes for a chance to win one of 10 prizes. Look for entry boxes at either location of Health Services or at the Information Desk in the Hall Bldg. Deadline is March 19. Taste-off is March 25. Info: 848-3572.

International Students Office

Income tax sessions for international students will be held as follows, in conjunction with McGill University: Revenue Quebec: Friday March 19, 9 a.m. ­ noon, H-420, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Revenue Canada: Tuesday, March 23, 1:30 ­ 4:30 p.m., McGill's Union Building, 3480 McTavish, room 107-108. Info: 848-3516.


Thursday, March 18

Professor Egon Matzner, Austrian Academy of Sciences, on "The Crisis of the Welfare State," hosted by the Karl Polanyi Institute. 6 ­ 8 p.m., School of Community and Public Affairs, 2149 Mackay, basement conference hall. Info: 848-2581 or 848-2575.

Thursday, March 18

Mary Lefkowitz, Wellesley College, will give a free public lecture for the 20th anniversary of the Liberal Arts College. 8:30 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2565.

Friday, March 19

Krishnamurti video presentation on
"A Religious Mind is a Very Factual Mind." 8 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Donations welcome. Info:

Thursday, March 25

Lynda Tetreault, YWCA director, on women, aging and community services, in honour of International Women's Day and the United Nations Year of the Older Person. Followed by a light lunch. 12:30 p.m., 2170 Bishop, in the lounge of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Info: 848-2373.

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 March 19, 10 a.m. (AD-131, Loyola). 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

Dragon Boat Racing -- Bubble Bath Dragons

The Concordia Bubble Bath Dragons rowing team is recruiting students from the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science for this summer's 4th edition of the Dragon Boat Race Festival, July 24-25. We have a mixed team (girls and boys). Deadline to join is March 31. Lots of fun. Contact Yves Roy at, or visit

Activists wanted

QPIRG is looking for students interested in sitting on its Board of Directors. An opportunity to gain experience working in a non-profit and for social change! Info: 848-7585.

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

20th anniversary "alumniae" reunion

The Liberal Arts College will host a series of events in honour of its 20th anniversary from March 18 ­ 20, including a talk by Wellesley College classicist Mary Lefkowitz, workshops given by LAC graduates and a dinner-dance. $25. To register, call 848- 2565.

Central America conference

The Social Justice Committee of Montreal, in collaboration with the Loyola Peace Institute, presents After the War, Low-Intensity Peace: Canada's Role in Central American Development. March 19 - 23, SGW campus. Panel discussions, public workshops and films on Canada's role, past and present, in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. All are welcome. Info: 933-6797,, or visit

Human rights symposium

The Simone de Beauvoir Institute, the Political Science Department and the Canadian Jewish Congress, Quebec region, present "Marking the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Wednesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2373.

Environment fair

"What Can I Do?" is the 3rd annual environment fair organized by students in Applied Human Sciences to encourage concern for our environment. Tuesday, March 30, 1:30 ­ 3:30 p.m., HC-100, Loyola. Free. Info: 848-7945.


For rent

Three-bedroom home in NDG. Hardwood floors, renovated kitchen and bathroom, laundry, enclosed yard, sun porch. 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.

Help the environment

Fantastic business opportunity. Work your own hours. New oil products cut down auto exhaust emissions up to 90 per cent and save on fuel. Made in Canada. 100 per cent guaranteed. Info: Jim Gregson, (450) 247-3194.

Participants for Language Study

Compensation, $7/hr. Call Bobby at 630-7975.

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

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.


Computer workshops

Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) offer a variety of computer workshops. For a schedule of the workshops and how to register, please pick up a flyer at LB-800, 1400 de Maisonneuve W., or e-mail

EAP lunchtime seminar

Resolving Conflict: Constructive tools for dealing with conflict and minimizing its effects. Tuesday, March 23, noon ­ 1:15 p.m., H-769, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Register by March 19 at 848-3668.

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