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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 24 *October 8


Electrifying New York

Saturday, October 10, to Monday, October 12. $399 per person, based on double occupancy at the Hotel Edison. Reservation deadline: September 28. Info: 848-3817.

Women, Body Image and Cosmetic Surgery

In this lecture and slide show, photographer Barbara Gollob will explore women's feelings about their bodies and the impact of society on shaping these self-concepts. Monday, October 5, 7 to 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-767, $16. Info: 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 October 20

A Passion for Life: Photographs by André Kertész, organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada. Also, Ian Carr-Harris: Books for a Public Library, organized and circulated by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. 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.

September 26

Basic Life Support

September 27

Baby Heartsaver

September 29 and 30

CSST - First Aid (English)

October 1

Heartsaver CPR (French)

October 6 and 7

CSST - First Aid (French)

Campus Ministry

Holistic Spirituality and Living in Hope

An eight-week lunch-time workshop series on topics such as the role of science, spirituality and religion, and the inner child. Tuesdays, 12 - 1 p.m., beginning October 6, in Annex Z-105. Info: Michelina Bertone, SSA - 848-3591.

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

An eight-session workshop on Wednesdays, beginning October 7. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Annex Z-105 (SGW), 2090 Mackay. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., 848-3591.

Book Discussion Group

Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thick Nhat Hanh. Wednesdays at 3 p.m., Annex Z-105. Info: Daryl Lynn Ross, 848-3585.

Outreach Experience

Make a difference to the poor, the sick, the homeless of our city. Info: Michelina Bertone, S.S.A., 848-3591

Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesdays 12-1 p.m., Annex Z-105 (SGW). Thursdays 12-1 p.m., Belmore House (Loyola). Info: Daryl Lynn Ross, 848-3585.

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.

Book Reading Group

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Belmore House. The final decision on the book to be read will be made by the group. Info: David Eley, S.J., 848-3587.

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

Register for the following workshops at 848-2495.

Faculty Development Workshop Series

1. Using the AV Presentation Room. A special AV presentation room is available, with some of the latest in presentation technology. Come see a demonstration of the room's capabilities and get some hands-on practice. Preview the notes for this workshop at Thursday, September 24,
2 - 4 p.m., H-521.

2. What WebCT Can Do for You. WebCT is a powerful, yet easy, software framework for putting components of your course on the Web. Notes can be previewed at Thursday, October 1, 10 a.m. - noon, H-521.

3. Development of Instructional Objectives. This three-hour workshop will provide information and material on instructional objectives, as well as opportunities for discussion and brainstorming. Monday, October 5, 1 - 3:30 p.m., H-760.

4. Virtual Software Demonstration. This presentation will introduce
techniques in both Windows 95
and Macintosh environments.
Notes can be previewed at Wednesday, October 7, 10 a.m. - noon, H-521.

5. Infusing Critical Thinking into Instruction. This hands-on workshop will provide strategies for infusing direct instruction on critical thinking into content areas. Friday, October 9, 9:30 a.m. - noon, H-771.

Community Events

Volunteers wanted

Students, do your bit for your less nimble neighbours. Call Meals on Wheels coordinator Geneviève Gauthier, Centre Paul Rolland, 282-0245.

Yellow Door Elderly Project

Volunteers are urgently needed to accompany seniors to and from appointments, to help with shopping, or to drop by for visits once a week. Info: Leah or Hilary at 398-6243.

Shalom Line

The confidential, anonymous listening service is in need of volunteers, so sign up for fall training if you're compassionate and over 20. Orientation meeting: Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m. Info: 735-3541, ext. 3380.

Meditation made easy

Free classes are given by the Montreal Sri Chinmoy Centre. They start in October, last four weeks and are for beginners. Taught by experienced meditators. Call 489-5692 (NDG, Snowdon), 845-1837 (downtown, old Montreal), 489-5692 (in French).

Concert Hall

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

Saturday, September 26

Indian Dance Recital, 7:30 p.m. $10.

Wednesday, September 30

Marek Grechuta in concert, 8 p.m. $25 and $30.

Wednesday, October 7

The Shannon Thompson Quintet, 8 p.m. Free.

Thursday, October 8

Alexandre Tselyakov, piano. 8 p.m. Free.


Thursday, September 24

Kari Polanyi-Levitt, professor emeritus, McGill University, on "The Implications of the Asian Financial Crisis." 6 - 8 p.m., at the School of Community and Public Affairs, basement lounge, 2149 Mackay St. Info: 848-2575.

Thursday, September 24

Lili C. Kopala, MD, Dalhousie, presents the 1998 John Hans Low-Beer Memorial Lecture: "No Time to Lose: The Importance of Early Recognition and Treatment of Mental Illness." 7 p.m., H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: 486-1448.

Thursday, October 1

Dr. Jerry Pocius, Memorial University of Newfoundland, on "Fairies, Colcannon and Finnegans Wake: Newfoundland and Irishness." 8:30 p.m., H-420, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: Donna Whittaker, 848-2435.

Thursday, October 8

Dr. Hiram Morgan, University College Cork, on "Renaissance Images of Ireland." 8:30 p.m. H-420, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Info: Donna Whittaker, 848-2435.

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.


Fulbright Foundation

Interested in pursuing your studies in the U.S.? The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program may be able to assist you in your quest for financial assistance. Information session: Monday, September 28, 2 - 4 p.m. GM-403-02, 1550 de Maisonneuve W. RSVP
at 848-3801, or tinam@alcor.

Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women's Discussion Group

Every Thursday, starting October 1, 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

Education conference

'Working Together' is a one-day Quebec Association of Educators conference to be held at Concordia, hosted by the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Keynote address will be given by Frank Mulhern on "21st-Century Human Services: Who is Going to do the Work?" Friday, October 2, J.W. McConnell Bldg. To register, call Suzanne Plaisance, 636-0910.

Observation Nursery Program

Limited space is still available in the Department of Education's program for the September-May session. For three- and four-year-olds. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Info and registration: Carol Ryan at 848-2031, Cathy Mott at 695-9972, or Linda Kravitz at 481-4321.

Services for Disabled Students

Volunteers needed as readers, tutors and library assistants to help students with their studies. Contact Erica at 848-3525, or drop by H-580 to fill in an application.

Under Wraps

This film focuses on the health and environmental ramifications of using certain menstrual hygiene products, and the alternatives available. October 1, 7 - 9 p.m. 2149 Mackay. Info: QPIRG at 848-7585.

QPIRG Internship Program

Find out about QPIRG's Internship Program, which links students' academic work with community groups. September 30, noon -1 p.m. at 2130 Mackay. Info: QPIRG at 848-7585.

Take Back the Night

The theme for the 17th annual march against violence against women is "Everywhere," and will take place Thursday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. Meet in front of McGill's Roddick Gates. The march will finish at Galerie Isart, where a live broadcast of various performers will be held.

Cooking with Gals

A monthly, free vegan food event sponsored by the Women's Centre and the Frigo Vert. Cooking begins at the Frigo Vert at 4:30 p.m. and eating at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, at 2020 Mackay. Info: 848-7431.

Garnet Key Society

Concordia's official honour society is now accepting applications for the 1999-2000 year. Members of the Garnet Key volunteer as ambassadors, representing the student body at official University events. For information, drop by H-730-1, or call 848-4828 before February 20.

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.


Searching for Serena

From Victoria, B.C., 18 years old, possibly in Biology. Met on the plane from Vancouver, August 17. Can possibly help with part-time work. Call Marilyn at 987-2659.

To sublet

Furnished 3 1/2 apartment in NDG from October to April/May '99. Bright, quiet corner, Beaconsfield and Monkland. Cathy: 487-3881.

Rental - Upper Duplex

Montreal West, upper duplex, 6 1/2, large bright room, heated, equipped, garage, near all conveniences and Loyola. Very quiet atmosphere. Available October 1, $725 mth. Info: 488-2656.

Sabbatical rental

Fully furnished 5 1/2 until June '99 in Plateau, in Richler's old neighbourhood. Heat, cable, phone, electricity included for only $900/mth. Responsible individuals only. Contact Judit at 271-7040, or

For rent

Petit railroad cottage. Westmount. Ideal for couple. Two small bedrooms and studio. Easy access to bus/métro. Robert: 484-2761, or Kay: 404-378-5874.

For rent

Plateau Mont-Royal. Large, sunny 7 1/2, second floor. Excellent condition. Available October 1. $900 unheated. Call 522-2566.

For rent or sale

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

For Co-op students

Room for rent in Ottawa. Furnished, air-conditioned, hardwood floors. Equipped kitchen, clean, quiet. Utilities and full cable included for $360. Parking available. Call (613) 563-3030.

Items for sale

An IBM PS1 computer with 8 MB hard drive, WP5.1 loaded. A Deskjet Roland 600 printer. A trundle bed with teak finish, which pulls out to a double bed. Also a captain's bed with three drawers, a single bed, and pine shelves. Call 487-9796 after 6 p.m.

Guinea pigs needed

Impression management consultant in need of experience seeks guinea pigs for mutually beneficial explorations. Julian 931-8231.

Yoga classes

Yoga increases concentration, physical stamina and flexibility while diminishing stress. Revitalize, renew and relax at Yogaworks, 540-1860.


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


Graduate fellowship information sessions

If you are currently registered in the last year of your undergraduate degree and plan to pursue graduate studies next year, or if you are now enrolled in a graduate program and are looking for sources of funding, consider attending one of these sessions on FCAR, NSERC, SSHRC and other fellowships:

Thursday, September 24

11 a.m. - noon. H-771

Tuesday, September 29

Noon - 1 p.m. H-762-1-2-3

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. Navigating the Libraries (introduction to the libraries and to CLUES, the online catalogue). At Webster: Friday, September 25, 10 - 11 a.m.; Saturday, September 26, 11 - 12:30 (special session combining Navigating the Libraries and How to Find Articles Using CD-ROMs and Online Databases); Monday, September 28, 5 - 6 p.m.; Thursday, October 8, 10 - 11 a.m. At Vanier: Friday, September 25, 10 - 11 a.m.; Thursday, October 1, 2 - 3 p.m.

2. How to Find Articles Using CD-ROMs and Online Databases. At Webster: Saturday, September 26, 11 - 12:30 (special session combining Navigating the Libraries and How to Find Articles Using CD-ROMs and Online Databases); Tuesday, September 29, 5 - 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10- 11 a.m. At Vanier: Thursday, September 24, 2 - 3:30 p.m.; Friday, October 2, 10 - 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, October 7, 5 - 6:30 p.m. (this session will focus on Canadian information sources).

3. Get Connected to Lexis-Nexis. At Webster: Thursday, October 1, 10 - 11 a.m.; At Vanier: Monday, October 5, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

4. Get Connected to Internet Search Tools. At Webster: Wednesday, September 30, 10 - 11 a.m.; At Vanier: Thursday, October 8, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Action Self-Defence Workshop

Two-day courses available: Saturday, October 3 and 10 or Saturday, November 7 and 14. Students: $20, staff: $50. Info: Women's Centre at 848-7431.

Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies

"Building Group Vitality: Using Action Methods with Groups" is a full-day training program that will introduce an energetic model of group practice that is grounded in Gestalt therapy. Saturday, October 24, 1998 9:30 - 5 p.m. $200. Registration deadline: October 9, 1998.

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