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In Brief


Academic advising

A number of Concordia staff recently attended a two-hour teleconference on how to make academic advising as effective as possible for the students who need it. Afterwards, they had a fruitful discussion on how to improve advising at Concordia.

The teleconference, produced by the U.S.-based National Academic Advising Association, is available on video from Cameron Tilson (Senior Planning/Policy Analyst). He would happy to lend it, or to tell interested callers about the session.

Environmental assessment experts

While members of the Board of IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment) are in Montreal for meetings this weekend, they will meet with faculty and students of the Montreal-area universities.

A seminar was planned for this morning at Concordia on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: Capacity Building in the Netherlands and Australia, with Jules Scholten, Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment in the Netherlands, and Dr. Frank Vanclay, Centre for Rural Social Research at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia.

Concordia Professor Bernice Goldsmith, who teaches Social Aspects of Engineering, has been involved with IAIA since 1982. She was a member of its international board from 1992 to 1995, and is now liaison to the francophone secretariat.

Study abroad

There will be an information session for the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Loyola Campus, Room AD-121. A similar session was held earlier this week on the SGW Campus. If you missed it and are interested in study abroad, please contact Frederick Francis, Deputy Director, Centre for International Academic Co-operation (CIAC), 848-4988,

Staff reps elected

As a result of nominations to the Electoral College, which elects staff representatives to university bodies, Joanne Beaudoin (School of Graduate Studies) will sit on the Board of Governors, and Patricia Posius (IITS) will sit on the Search Committee for Vice-Rector, Services.


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