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Events, notices and classified ads must reach the Public Relations Department (BC-115) in writing no later than Thursday, 5 p.m. the week prior to the Thursday publication.For more information, please contact Eugenia Xenos at 848-4279, by fax: 848-2814 or by e-mail:

September 23 - October 7

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 October 16

The Modernist Document, Moyra Davey, Stan Douglas, Charles Gagnon, Petra Mueller, Catherine Opie. Guest curator: Nancy Shaw. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Free admission. Info: 848-4750.

Campus Ministry

Prison Visit Program

An eight-week series of visits to the Federal Training Centre in Laval. Orientation, Tuesday, September 28 at 2 p.m. in Z-106 (2090 Mackay). Visits begin on October 4. Info: Peter Côté, 848-3586.

Mindfulness Meditation

At SGW: Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Z-105. Loyola: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. (beginners' instruction), sitting begins at 8:00 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 Cupoard

On Monday nights during the semester, 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

Faculty Development Workshop Series

1. What WebCT Can Do for You! WebCT is a powerful, yet easy to use, software framework for putting components of your course on the Web. This is an introductory look at the package. There will be a more in-depth seminar at a later date. Tuesday, September 28, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. _ noon.

2. Learning to Do Basic HTML. HTML is the language used to write documents for the Web. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be shown the basics of HTML coding, with an emphasis on creating documents for teaching. Tuesday, October 5, LB-800, Library Building, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Community Events

Supply Chain Management Conference

A one-day event at McGill's Bronfman Building. October 1, 8:30 _ 5:30 p.m. Speakers will describe the managerial issues and methodology associated with a specific supply chain. $125. Call 398-4000, ext. 5115.

Poetry Series

At the Yellow Door, Thursday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. Poets include Ilona Martonfi Di Sclafani, Bryan Sentes, Rae Marie Taylor, Anna Towers, Larissa Andrusyshyn. 3625 Aylmer St., $5. Info: 278-8322.

Shalom Line

A fall training program for potential volunteers is scheduled for late September. Shalom Line provides support and understanding to people of all ages and situations. If you'd like to be a volunteer, contact Chantal Brahmi at 345-2645, ext. 3380.

Business Seminar series

Youth Employment Services offers a 10-part Business Seminar Series for entrepreneurs of all ages. Topics include Best Bets for New Ventures, Taxes and Small Business, and more. Next seminar: September 27. $10 per session, $70 for the series. Call 878-9788.

Fly on the Wings of Joy

Free meditation workshops beginning the first week of October, including music, breathing and inspirational readings. NDG-Snowdon: 489-5692, downtown: 845-1837.

Science Fiction Festival

Join the Concept-Boreal multimedia celebration of SF, featuring writers, editors, artists, producers and actors. October 1-3, Days Inn, 1005 Guy. $30 weekend; daily rates available. Info: Ann Methe, 381-4162.

Counselling and Development

Student Learning Services presents the following workshops in H-440, Hall Building. To register, call 848-3545.

1. Learning from your Textbook: Reading and Remembering: Monday, September 27, 5.30 - 7.30 p.m.

2. Facts and Fiction: Tuesday, September 28, 6 _ 7:30 p.m.

3. Preparing for and Taking Exams: Wednesday, September 29, 1:15 _ 3:15 p.m.

4. Time Management for Students: Wednesday, September 29, 5:30 _ 7 p.m.

To all first-year students

Through the Smart Start program, help is available to answer your questions, provide you with information about services at Counselling and Development, the Student Success Centre, as well as other university services. Call 848-3564 for an appointment.


Thursday, September 23

Michael Albert, co-editor of Z Magazine, on "Thinking Forward." 6:45 p.m., Concordia Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. Free. Info: 848-7585.

Friday, September 24

Dr. Marcy Driscoll, Florida State University, on how learners learn in web-based environments. 2:30 _ 4:30 p.m. H-767, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Presented by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance and the Department of Education. Reception to follow. RSVP with Evelyne at 848-2020,

Monday, September 27

Jean-Marie Gaudeul, Missionaires d'Afrique, will speak about Muslin/Christian relations and dialogue in France, Maghreb and Canada. Breen Senate Chamber, Loyola Campus, 7:30 p.m. Info: 848-3588.

Tuesday, September 28

Patricia Morley, professor emerita at Concordia and Honorary Fellow at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, on her book, The Mountain is Moving: Japanese Women's Lives. Noon, 2170 Bishop, MU-101. Info: 848-2373.

Wednesday, September 29

Bill Lichtenstein, president of Lichtenstein Creative Media, New York, on "Suddenly Mad," the 1999 John Hans Low-Beer Memorial Lecture, co-sponsored by AMI-Quebec and Concordia. 7 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 486-1448.

Wednesday, September 29

Jean Bethke Elshtain, political philosopher, University of Chicago, on "Public, Private and American Scandal," 8:30 p.m. H-937, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: Liberal Arts College, 848-2565,

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.


NSERC site visit

General information session and application workshop for faculty, September 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., H-549-39, Hall Building. RSVP: 848-4888.

SSHRC information

Ms. Lorrie Hubbert from SSHRC will be at Concordia on Tuesday, October 5 to answer students' questions on the fellowship program and to provide hints on what the Council looks for in a good application. 10:30 _ noon, H-769, Hall Building. RSVP: Graduate Awards Office, 848-3801,

Students for literacy

Frontier College Students for Literacy at Concordia is looking for volunteer tutors or team members. Also, help celebrate 100 years of Frontier College's literacy work on Friday, September 24 in the Mezz with Book Jeopardy and prizes, too. Info: 848-7454,

Book Fair

If you have books to donate to Concordia's October Book Fair, please drop them off at the loading dock (marked Book Fair) in the Hall Building. The Fair will take place October 7 _ 8. Info: Barbara Barclay, 848-2449.

Information sessions

Come find out more about the Graduate Diploma in Administration and the Graduate Diploma in Sport Administration. Thursdays, September 23, October 7 and 14, 6 _ 7 p.m. GM-403-2, Guy-Metro Bldg., 1550 de Maisonneuve W. RSVP: 848-2718. Visit our Web site:

Peer health educators

Looking to get involved, have fun and learn about health along the way? Join the Peer Health Educators to promote health and well being on campus. Applications available at either location of Health Services. Deadline: Friday, September 24. Info: 848-3572.

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

Special Events

CSLP Research Fair

The second annual Fair will present current research projects of the members of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, as well as technology-based classroom projects from local schools. Wednesday, October 6, 1 _ 5 p.m., atrium of the McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve W. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Info: 848-2020.

Spiritual liberation performance

The Tibetan Buddhist nuns of Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery will be at the D.B. Clarke Theatre to perform "Women's Freedom and Spiritual Liberation: An Evening of Sacred Performance" as part of their first North American tour. Thursday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. Info: 848-3588.

Travel with TESL

Come to an evening of tales -- some of them tall, all of them interesting -- told by English as a Second Language teachers. Spend an evening abroad, in Cuba, South Africa, Madagascar, Oman, Poland and Southeast Asia, and meet TESL Centre faculty and students. Friday, September 24, 6 _ 8:30 p.m. DeSève Theatre, McConnell Library Building.



Qualified swimming instructor (preferably female) to teach 10-year-old. Pool available in downtown building. Late afternoon. Call 938-4334.

For sale

Technics compact disc changer; can load up to 110 CDs. Brand-new ($600), never used. Asking $400. Call Zav at 848-4624 or 485-9927.

For sale

Three-seat couch and arm chair -- dark blue, brush corduroy. Purchased brand new ($1,200) less than one year ago. Asking $700. Safe-guarded. Excellent condition. Call 481-4087.

Physics graduate wanted

The Centre Interdépartemental de Microscopie Électronique in Lausanne is seeking a physics graduate or engineer to do a study titled "Quantitative Transmission Electron Microscopy for structural and chemical analysis of buried interfaces in ceramics and semiconductors heterostructures." Could last three years and lead to a doctoral thesis. In Lausanne. Info:, or, ++41 21 693 4405.

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.


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.


Internet seminars

Instructional and Information Technology Services is offering free internet seminars for students. These seminars are based on the Alcor student menu. Registration is not required; there are 30 places available. Wednesday, September 29, 3 _ 5 p.m., H-521, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.

EAP lunchtime seminar for faculty and staff

Expressing Yourself: the Art of Being Heard. Learn the skills necessary for effective self-expression. Tuesday, October 5, 12 - 1:15 p.m. S-ER-500 (Human Resources). Register with Carmelita Swann, 848-3668 or by October 1.

CQI workshops

The A Process Analysis Cycle: Learn a seven-step process that provides a consistent framework for understanding how processes occur, identifying problems, collecting data and developing solutions. October 8, November 5, January 28, 12 _ 2 p.m. Register with Carmelita Swann at 848-3668 or> If you would like workshops at Loyola, or tailored sessions for your department, contact David Gobby at 848-4803 or

Library workshops

Workshops at Webster Library are in room LB-329; workshops at Vanier Library are in room VL-122 and are hands-on. 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, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (special session combining Navigating the Libraries and How to Find Articles Using Databases); Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10 - 11:15 a.m.; Tuesday, October 5, 3 - 4:15 p.m.. Vanier: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 10 - 11:15 a.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2, 10:30 am - 12:30 p.m. (special session combining Navigating the Libraries and How to Find Articles Using Databases).

2. Finding Articles Using Databases. Webster: Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (special session combining Navigating the Libraries and How to Find Articles Using Databases); Friday, Oct. 1, 10 - 11:15 a.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 6, 10 - 11:15 a.m. Vanier: Saturday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (special session combining Navigating the Libraries and How to Find Articles Using Databases); Friday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

3. News and Business Sources on Lexis-Nexis. Thursday, Sept. 30, 5 -6:15 p.m. Vanier: Thursday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. - noon.

4. Searching the Internet. Webster : Monday, Sept. 27, 5 - 6:15 p.m. Vanier: Friday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. - noon.

5. Get Connected to Government Information Sources. Webster: Thursday, Sept. 30, 10 - 11:15 a.m.

Copyright 1999 Concordia's Thursday Report.