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October 22 *November 5


Boston Getaway Weekend

Friday, November 13, to Sunday, November 15. $469 per person, based on double occupancy at the Midtown Hotel. Reservation deadline: October 23. Info: Alumni Affairs, 848-3817.

Time Management

Paul Loftus will teach you about the nature, value and cost of time. You'll also learn about various time wasters and their solutions. Tuesday, October 27, 7 to 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-767, $16. Info: Alumni Affairs, 848-3817.

Celebrating Menopause: A Psycho-Social Approach

A workshop for women -- pre-, peri-, or post-menopausal -- which explores how to live this transition period to the fullest. Kathryn McMorrow will lead participants through mini-presentations, personal reflection and group sharing. Wednesday, November 4, 7 to 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-767, $16. Info: Alumni Affairs, 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.


October 30 - December 18

Between Body and Soul, a two-venue exhibition of 16 artists, taking place at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery and the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. Vernissage: Thursday, October 29, 6 - 10 p.m. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 848-4750.

CPR/First Aid Courses

Environmental Health and Safety offers the following courses, which are open to everyone. For information and prices, call Training Coordinator Donna Fasciano at 848-4355.

October 23

Heartsaver CPR

October 24

Heartsaver Plus

October 27 and 28

CSST First Aid (English)

October 30


November 4 and 5

CSST First Aid (French)

Campus Ministry

Holistic Spirituality and Living
in Hope

A lunch-time workshop series on topics such as the role of science, spirituality and religion, and the inner child. Tuesdays, 12 - 1 p.m., in Annex Z-105. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A. - 848-3591.

Learning the Art of Focusing: Harmonizing Body, Mind and Spirit

A workshop on Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Annex Z-105 (SGW), 2090 Mackay. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., 848-3591.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Every Monday night of the semester, from 5 - 7 p.m., delicious, home-cooked vegetarian meals. $1. Annex Z-105/6 (2090 Mackay). Info: 848-2859 or Daryl Lynn Ross, 848-3585.

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

Register for the following workshops at 848-2495.

Faculty Development Workshop Series

1. Reducing Conflicts in Grading. A video will be used to highlight common conflicts and to generate discussion. Guidelines will be distributed. Friday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. - noon. H-771, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

2. PowerPoint Clinic. Explore some of the more advanced possibilities offered by PowerPoint, including integrating images, sound and video, and creating Web versions of presentations. Thursday, November 5, 10 a.m. - noon. H-521, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

Community Events

Rosicrucian Order

A martial arts seminar on "Hapkido and the Power of a Focussed Mind/Body" will be held Sunday, November 1, 10 a.m. - noon, in the West Island area. $15. Info: 684-0395 or 626-1080.

Concert Hall

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

Tuesday, October 27

Peter-Hans Colvenbach, Superior-General of the Jesuit Order, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, October 30

Aviation MBA lecture, 9 a.m. Free.

and Development

Pick up a brochure for full workshop descriptions (H-440 at SGW, or 2490 West Broadway at Loyola). Info: 848-3545/3555.

1.Mastering Academic Pressures

Thursday, October 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., SGW

Wednesday, October 28, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., SGW

2. Successful Job Interviews

Thursday, October 29, 9 a.m. - noon, SGW.

3. Overcoming Exam Anxiety

Thursday, October 22, 2:30 - 5 p.m., Loyola

4. Strategies for Academic Writing

(Revising): Friday, October 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., SGW

(Referencing): Friday, October 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., SGW


Thursday, October 22

Dr. Rommel Mendès-Leite, Brazilian sociologist and activist currently based in Paris, on "Bisexualité. Repenser la prévention." 6 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-4234.

Thursday, October 22

Barrie J. Frost, professor of psychology, biology and physiology, Queen's University, for the Science College lecture, "Mechanisms of Brain Development: Neuronal Sculpting by the Physical and Social Environment." 8:30 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2595.

Friday, October 23

J. Krishnamurti video presentation, "Can the Human Mind be Completely Free of Fear?" 8 p.m., H-633, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 937-8869.

Monday, October 26

Panel discussion on the 1798 Rebellion, part of the Concordia Irish Lecture Series. 8:30 p.m. H-435, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2435.

Monday, October 26

Dr. Robert Woodbury, senior lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Adelaide, Australia, on "The Future of Computer-Aided Building Design." 8:30 p.m., H-937, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-3207.

Tuesday, October 27

Phil Fontaine, Grand Chief, Assembly of First Nations, on "First Nations in Canada: A New Relationship for the Next Millennium." 7:30 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2575.

Tuesday, October 27

The Very Reverend Peter-Hans Colvenbach, Superior-General of the Society of Jesus, visiting from Vatican City, Rome. 7:30 p.m., Concordia Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. Info: David Eley, 848-3587.

Thursday, October 29

Dr. William Irvine, York University, on "When Push Comes to Shove: The French League for the Rights of Man and Civil Liberties, 1900-45." 8:15 p.m., H-407, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: History, 848-2430/2435.

Friday, October 30

Dr. Hélène Benbaruk-Lapointe, French Studies, Trent University, presents the annual Simone de Beauvoir Lecture, on "Beauvoir in America/Beauvoir en Amérique." Noon, 2170 Bishop, room 101. Info: 848-2373.

Friday, October 30

Charles Levin, psychoanalyst and McGill communications professor, on "The English Patient." Part of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society's Themes of Love in Cinema film series. 7:30 - 10 p.m., J.A. DeSève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. $10 general, free for students. Info: 342-7444.

Friday, October 30

Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and author, on "The Inner Marriage," 7:30 - 10 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $6 students, $10 members, $12 general. Woodman will also give a workshop at Dawson College on Saturday, October 31, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Info: 481-8664.

Friday, October 30

J. Krishnamurti video presentation, "Understanding Meditation Requires Order." 8 p.m., H-633, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 937-8869.

Friday, November 6

Sheila Mason, Philosophy, Concordia, on "Narrative Ethics." 4 p.m., H-629, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2500.

Friday, November 6

Dr. Dushyant Yajnik, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, on "My Life as a Dog." Part of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society's Themes of Love in Cinema film series. 7:30 - 10 p.m., H-407, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $10 general, free for students. Info: 342-7444.

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.


Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women's Discussion Group

Every Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Concordia's Women's Centre. There's a different topic every week. Info: 848-7431.

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.

Special Events
and Notices

Essay Competition

The Liberal Arts College is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special prize essay competition. Open to all College applicants, the 1,000-word essay should address the anniversary theme: Reading Great Books, Reading Ourselves: The Books of our Lives. First prize: $1,000. Second prize: $500. Deadline: June 1999. Info: Lina D'Iorio, 848-2565.

Sparklers Club

The student club for those 55 years of age and over will hold a wine and cheese party on Wednesday, October 28, 4 - 7 p.m., H-762. All are welcome to meet and socialize with other senior students. Info: 848-7422.

Economic justice

Concordia QPIRG presents an interactive slide show presentation and discussion on issues surrounding coffee cultivation and trade. Thursday, October 22, 7 p.m. 2149 Mackay. $2-$3. Info: 848-7585.

Recycling tour

Concordia QPIRG will host a recycling tour on Saturday, October 24, at the Complexe Environmental de Sainte-Michelle. It starts at 12:15 p.m. in front of the QPIRG office at 2130 Mackay St. and ends at about 3 p.m. Transportation to and from the recycling plant is available and the tour is free. Info: 848-7585.

Under Wraps

A one-hour documentary on the taboo subject of menstruation, focusing on the health and environmental ramifications of the feminine hygiene industry. Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m., Women's Centre, 2020 Mackay. Info: 848-7431.

Call for submissions

Submit fiction under 2,700 words, poetry under 1,000 words for the Headlight Anthology. Drop off or send two copies, typed, double-spaced, with cover letter to: Concordia University, c/o English Department, "Headlight," 1455 de Maisonneuve W., Montreal, H3G 1M8. Deadline: November 27. Info: 281-6643.

Fellowship competitions

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, with funding from CIDA, invites applications for the following: Summer Program in India (1999), deadline October 30; Women and Development Awards in India (Faculty, Doctoral and Pilot Project Awards), deadline October 30; Language Training Fellowships (1999-2000), deadline January 31; Undergraduate Awards (1999-2000), deadline January 31. Info: (403) 220-7467,

Listening and referral centre for students

Peer Helpers are students who are trained in active listening skills and referrals. Drop by to talk or get information at 2090 Mackay, room 02, or call us at 848-2859.


Five Little Wicked One-Act Plays, directed by Gerry Gross. October 22 - 24, 28 - 31, 8 p.m. D. B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. $10 general, $2 Concordia students, $8 seniors, $5 Concordia staff and faculty. Reservations: 848-4742.

"Play it back, Jack!", from the Hudson River Playback Theatre, an innovative form of theatre improvisation in which audience members tell stories from their lives, then watch as they're enacted. Sunday, November 1, 7:30 p.m., Cazalet Studio (F.C. Smith Auditorium), Loyola, 7141 Sherbrooke W. $8 general, $5 students/seniors. Tickets: 482-5473.


For sale

A Cross-country Nordic track machine. Hardly used. Asking $250. Call Andrea at 848-4604 or 933-4756.

House rental

NDG, furnished, 2 bedrooms. On downtown/cross-town bus routes. January-July -- dates negotiable. Reasonable rent. Info: 481-4129.

For rent

Montreal West, Westminster Ave. Upper 6-1/2, newly decorated, equipped, garage, heated, quiet. Good access to all transportation modes. $725/month. Call 488-2656.

For rent

1100 Docteur-Penfield, large, comfortably furnished one-bedroom apartment. Pool, sauna, dépanneur. Available December 8 to April 7. $875. Info: 844-4115.

For rent

Ski chalet for rent by weekend, week, month. December - May 1. Near North Hatley. Wood stove, view of mountains, near excellent XC and downhill skiing. (819) 842-1120 after 6 p.m.

For rent or sale

NDG/Loyola area. Duplex 5 1/2. Clean, quiet. Non-smoking, no pets. Info: 488-3550.

Help wanted

Family looking for energetic cleaning person, NDG area, once or twice a week. Please call 488-2482.

PC lessons

A Concordia alumnus, BA Communications, offers new PC users easy lessons to make your computer time more efficient and enjoyable. Info: Richard at 482-7998, e-mail:


Do you need tutoring in your courses? A Concordia alumnus, MA economics, can prepare you for your exams, research, and writing assignments. Info: Geepu at 985-6622, e-mail:

English angst?

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

Spanish immersion programs

Designed to meet your needs. Carefully selected schools in Mexico, Central and South America, Spain. Programs all year. Info: North-South Connections, 236-3400.

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.


Computer workshops

Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) are offering 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.

Employee development workshops

To register, or for inquiries, please contact Carmelita Swann at 848- 3668, or via e-mail at

1. Basic Quality Tools II. October 23, noon - 2 p.m. A-400, 1420 Sherbrooke W. Free.

2. Quality Tools for Planning and Decision-Making. October 30, noon - 2 p.m. A-400, 1420 Sherbrooke W. Free.

3. Change Management Series. Part I: Stress Processing Report and Part II: Personal Strategies for Navigating Change, October 28, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. A-400. $100.

4. Ergonomics and your Workstation: Making the Right Moves. October 29, 10 a.m. - noon, V-410, 2110 Mackay. Free.

5. Business Writing for Today's Office. October 30, 9 a.m. - noon, A-400. $40.


Resolving Conflicts in Ways that Stay Solved, by Will McWhinney, will take place November 21-22. $400. Register by calling the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies at 848-2273 (deadline: November 2).

Library workshops

Workshops at Webster Library are in LB-212; workshops at Vanier Library are in VL-122 and are hands-on (sign-ups required). For more information, call 848-7777 (Webster) or 848-7766 (Vanier).

1. How to Find Articles Using CD-ROMs and Online Databases. Webster: Friday, October 23, 10 - 11 a.m.; Saturday, October 24, 11 - 12:30 a.m. (Special session combining searching CLUES, the online catalogue, and finding articles); Thursday, October 29, 2 - 3 p.m. Vanier: Tuesday, October 27, 10 - 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, November 5, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

2. Get Connected to Lexis-Nexis. Webster: Monday, November 2, 2 - 3 p.m.

3. Get Connected to Internet Search Tools. Webster: Monday, October 26, 2 - 3 p.m. Vanier: Wednesday, November 4, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

4. Get Connected to Government Information Sources. Webster: Thursday, November 5, 2 - 3 p.m. Vanier: Wednesday, October 28, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

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