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October 21 . November 4

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.


October 26 – December 4

New Acquisitions: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Vernissage: October 26, 6 p.m. Guided tours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. in English, 1 p.m. in French. Free. Info: 848-4750.

CPR classes

Environmental Health and Safety

For information and prices on the following courses, call Anna Giannakouros at 848-4355.

October 21 -- Heartsaver (English)

October 24 -- Heartsaver Plus

October 26 -- Heartsaver (English)

October 30 -- Basoc Life Support

October 31 -- Baby Heartsaver

Heartsaver (Adult CPR & Heimlich)

$15 students, $30 staff/faculty/public. Classes given in V-410 (2110 MacKay). Info:, or Stephane Kallos at 983-0695. Register at the CSU (H-637).

Friday, October 22, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 25, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, November 1, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2, 6 – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, November 3, 6 – 10 p.m.

Friday, November 5, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Basic Life Support (Adult, Child, Infant CPR & Heimlich):

Saturday, October 23, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Campus Ministry

Mindfulness Meditation

At SGW: Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Z-105. Loyola: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. (beginners' instruction), sitting begins at 8 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Belmore House (WF-100-10). Info: Daryl Lynn Ross 848-3585.

Christian Meditation

Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon in the Prayer Room of the Loyola Chapel (followed by the 12:05 Eucharist). Info: 848-3588.

Spirituality with Michelina Bertone

Michelina Bertone, SSA, offers several groups, including Holistic Spirituality for the New Millennium, Learning the Art of Focusing, Bible Study: Guided Meditation through God's Word in Luke's Gospel, and Outreach Experience (at Chez Doris and Benedict Labré House). For times and information, call Michelina Bertone at 848-3591.

Buddhist Dharma Teaching

A reading group with Daryl Lynn Ross. Wednesdays, 1:30-3 p.m., Z-105. Info: Daryl Lynn Ross 848-3585.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

On Monday nights at annex Z, from 5 - 7 p.m., Mother Hubbard is cooking up some nourishing and delicious vegetarian meals. The suggested donation is a dollar or two. Open to all Concordia students -- their roommates and families, too. Info: 848-3588 (Campus Ministry), 848-2859 (Peer Support Centre).

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

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

1. Writing a Letter of Recommendation: This workshop explores the strategies of writing effective letters -- who should write and when, what sorts of things to say, how to discuss recommendations with students who ask you to write them. Thursday, November 4, H-771, Hall Building, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2. The Development of the Teaching Dossier: This workshop will provide examples of dossiers, examine some of the issues and concerns in preparing and reviewing dossiers, and provide some suggestions based on the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) guidelines to help you develop your own teaching dossier. Friday, October 22, H-771, Hall Building, 9:30 a.m. – noon.

3. Powerpoint Clinic: Roger Kenner will explore some of the more advanced possibilities offered by Powerpoint, including better integrating images, sound and video; creating Web versions of presentations; manipulating "clip art" creatively to produce new images; and many other features. Attendees should have a basic familiarity with Powerpoint. Wednesday, November 3, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. – noon.

Concert Hall

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. Info: 848-7928.

Friday, October 22, 8 p.m.: Katherine Addleman, piano, performs Bach's Goldberg variations. Free.

Saturday, October 23, 8 p.m.: Bowser and Blue. Tickets and info: 487-2330.

Sunday, October 24, 2 p.m.: Chopiniana, Chopin's music, with a composition by John Winiarz. $8 general, $5 seniors, free for students.

Sunday, October 24, 8 p.m.: Ingrid Tark, piano. Free.


Indian Film, 1984-94

7:30 p.m., 2149 Mackay, $5 or pay what you can. Info: 526-8946.

Wednesday, October 27:Home and the World (1984), EST.

Wednesday, November 3:Sati (1989), EST.


Thursday, October 21

Professor Steven Feld, Anthropology, New York University, on "Vocal Knowledge," the 1999-2000 Annual Anthropology Lecture. 8:15 p.m., H-507, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

Thursday, October 21

Lee Edelman, English, Tufts University, on "The Birds is Coming: Hitchcock, Futurity, Queer Theory." 8:30 p.m., H-407, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

Friday, October 22

J. Krishnamurti video presentation, "To Be Utterly Free of Disorder," 8:30 p.m., H-431, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 937-8869.

Tuesday, October 26

Robert Assaraf, author of Une crise et des hommes: Israel 1995-1999, on "Mes réflexions sur le processus de paix au moyen-orient," 6:30 - 8 p.m., H-763, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

Monday, October 25

Dr. Angel Oquendo, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut, on "Defending National Culture in the Post-National State," presented by the Concordia-UQAM Chair in Ethnic Studies. 4 – 6 p.m., H-435, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

Tuesday, October 26

Michelle Tisseyre, literary translator and journalist, on her first novel, Divided Passions, as part of the Concordia Irish Lecture Series. 8:30 p.m., H-407, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: Donna Whittaker, 848-2435.

Tuesday, October 26

Ilona Granet, New York artist, on "Primal Wedgwood," presented by the Ceramics Visiting Artist program. 7 p.m., VA-101, 1395 René-Lévesque W. Info: Francine Potvin, 848-4291.

Tuesday, October 26

Bhante Wimala, Buddhist monk, on "Practical Spirituality in Daily Life," 8:15 p.m., Loyola Chapel, 7141 Sherbrooke W. $2. Info: David at 286-4552 or Daryl at 848-3585.

Wednesday, October 27

Dr. Anne-Marie Gingras, Political Science, Laval University, on "Protecting Cultural Diversity in a Deregulated and Globalized Environment," noon, basement lounge, School of Community and Public Affairs, 2149 Mackay. Info: 848-2575. Bring your lunch.

Thursday, October 28

Werner Israel, cosmologist, University of Victoria, on "Black Holes," for the Science College Lecture. 8:30 p.m. H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free.

Friday, October 29

Dr. James Naiman, psychoanalyst, on "Psychoanalysis: One-Person or Two-Person Psychology," 8:15 p.m., H-407, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 342-7444.

Friday, October 29

J. Krishnamurti video presentation, "Seeing Self-Interest as the Root of Fear," 8:30 p.m., H-431, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 937-8869.

Monday, November 1

Dr. Ann Cattanach, Roehampton Institute of Dramatherapy, London, on her work as a dramatherapist and play therapist with children and adults. 6:30 – 8 p.m., D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-8627.

Tuesday, November 2

Dr. Jane E. Cook, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, on "The Irish Influence in 19th-century Canadian Country Furniture," part of the Concordia Irish Lecture Series. 8:30 p.m., H-407, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: Donna Whittaker, 848-2435.

Thursday, November 4

Roberto Peréz Rivero, Foundation for Nature and Humanity, Havana, on "History of Cuban Organic Agriculture: The Post-Soviet Years." 7 p.m., 2149 Mackay, basement. Info: 848-7585.

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.


NSTP award

The Northern Scientific Training Program is open to candidates studying in either the natural or social sciences whose research involves northern studies. Approx. $3,000 towards fieldwork expenses in the Canadian North. Duration: winter and summer 2000. Deadline: November 1. For information and applications, contact Dr. Lorna Roth, Chair of Northern Studies Committee, at 848-2545,

Volunteers needed

Services for Disabled Students are looking for volunteers to help out fellow students; the experience will also make a nice addition to your C.V. Be a reader, tutor, transcriber, note-taker, research assistant, library assistant, mobility orientation volunteer or special assignment volunteer. Drop by H-580, Hall Building, or call 848-3525.

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 Support Centre

The Peer Support Drop-in Centre is staffed by students who are trained in active listening and problem-solving skills and can provide non-judgmental feedback about academic and personal problems. Free and confidential. Monday – Thursday, 12 – 5 p.m., Z-02, 2090 Mackay, 848-2859.

Special Events

Book launch

Chantal Collard's book, Une Famille, un village, une nation (Montreal: Éditions du Boréal, 1999) will be launched at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology on Wednesday, October 27, 4 p.m., LB-677.

Iron Ring ceremony

Wednesday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. Semi-formal attire -- maximum of two guests per person. Applications accepted until October 8 at 10 a.m. $10/student payable to the ECA, H-880-10 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Info: 848-7408.

Writers read @ Concordia

Thomas King, on Friday, October 29, and writer-in-residence David Solway, on Thursday, November 4. For details on location and time, call 848-2340.

Archivists' conference

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is holding a conference in Montreal from November 1 – 6. Sessions include "What the Heck is a CinémathŹque -- Archives, Academics and Audiences." Info:


Intelligent people wanted

Growing software and consulting company is looking for five intelligent individuals to work as marketing and sales staff. Salary or commission depending on qualifications. For details, please view "Join us" section of

For sale

Compaq Pressario, never used, still in box. 466 CEL 12 GB 32X 4MB 64/256 MB, model 5711, MV520 15" monitor. Windows 98, Word 97, Netscape, Explorer and more. Best offer. Call Peter, 486-0817.

For sale

NEC Powermate 150 mhz computer (64 mg RAM, CD-ROM, tape backup), DiamondScan 17HX monitor, Optisafe UPS system, and accounting software. Best offer! Call John at 846-8439.

Study subjects needed

Looking for healthy subjects to participate in a study on the effects of an anaesthetic gas as shown by way of electroencephalogram and measurement of the depth of consciousness under general anesthesia. Participants must be 18 - 30 years old, right handed, healthy and not using analgesic medication. A compensatory indemnity is offered. Info: Dr. Pierre Fiset, , or 842-1231, ext. 4887.

Participants wanted

A graduate student is looking for Jewish students to participate in a study about the attitudes and social interaction between Arabs and Jews in Montreal. Info: Hadeel at 846-1371,

Participants wanted

How hypnotizable are you? Participants needed for psychology study on childhood memories. 2 x $100 lotteries. Leave a message for Kristina at 848-2213.

Kathleen's Business Services

Will type termpapers, essays, etc. for $1.20 per page (s.s. or d.s.). Call Kathy at 487-1750.


Do you need tutoring in your courses? A Concordia alumnus, M.A. Economics, can prepare you for exams, research and writing assignments. Call Geepu at 285-4937.

English angst?

Proofreading/correcting for university papers, résumés, etc. Also tutor for English, written and/or conversation. Good rates. Lawrence: 279-4710.


EAP lunch seminar

Adapting to Change: Learn to better understand your feelings during a time of change. Tuesday, November 2, 1999. 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. H-ER 500. To register, call Carmelita Swann at 848-3668 or e-mail

Computer workshops

Instructional and Information Technology Services is offering a variety of computer workshops to students, staff and faculty. For information and a schedule, visit http://iits/services/training or e-mail

Tools for Change workshop

Public Education Strategies: Getting your Message Out. October 26, 7 p.m., 2149 Mackay, basement. A participatory workshop for social change activists. Call 848-7585 to register.

Library workshops

Workshops at Vanier Library are in room VL-122 and are hands-on. Workshops at Webster are demonstrations; check white board at the entrance for room number. Info: 848-7777 (Webster) or 848-7766 (Vanier).

1. Navigating the Libraries (overview of library services, searching CLUES, the online catalogue, and library tour). Webster: Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (special session combining Navigating the Libraries and How to Find Articles Using Databases).

2. Finding Articles Using Databases. Webster: Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (searching the library catalogue, finding articles using databases and library tour). Vanier: Thursday, October 21, 3 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, November 2, 10 a.m. – noon.

3. News and Business Sources on Lexis-Nexis. Webster: Wednesday, October 27, 10 - 11:15 a.m.

4. Searching the Internet. Vanier: Tuesday, October 26, 5 - 7 p.m.

5. Get Connected to Government Information Sources. Webster: Wednesday, November 3, 5 - 6:15 p.m. Vanier: Thursday, October 28, 3 - 5 p.m.

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