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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:


Celebrating Menopause: A Psycho-Social Approach

Kathryn McMorrow will present this workshop for women -- pre-, peri-, or post-menopausal -- which explores how to live this transition period to the fullest and to make the most of the second half of our lives. Monday, May 10, 7 - 9:30 p.m., 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H-767, $16. RSVP: 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 May 15

Massimo Guerrera: Porus, on display at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Guided tours are available in English, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, at noon, and in French, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 1 p.m. Free. 1400 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-4750.

Saturday, May 1

Egg tempera technique demonstration by Monique Vincent, 4 – 5 p.m., VAV Art Gallery, 1395 René Lévesque W. Info: 933-4590.

CPR courses

For more information and prices on the following courses, please contact Donna Fasciano, Training Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety, 848-4355, or

May 6 -- Heartsaver (French)

May 9 -- Heartsaver Plus

May 15 -- Basic Life Support

Centre for Teaching and Learning Services

Faculty Development Workshops

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


1. 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; and manipulating clip art creatively to produce new images. Tuesday, May 4, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. – noon.

2. WebCT Seminar. Roger Kenner will work closely with four to six faculty members who have clear ideas about how they wish to use WebCT in their course offerings. By the end of the seminar period, each participant should have a WebCT component ready for students to use. Interested faculty should contact Roger in advance. Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, LB-800, Library Building, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

3. Three-day Instructional Skills Workshop. An intensive professional development activity that concentrates on refining fundamental skills such as writing instructional objectives, preparing lesson plans, designing pre- and post-assessment strategies, and conducting instructional sessions. Enrolment is limited to six. May 5, 6, 7, LB-553-2, Library Building, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

4. Keeping Current: Effective Strategies in the Electronic Research Environment. This hands-on workshop will show you tools, services and strategies that can help keep you current with the literature and research in your subject area. Electronic indexes, e-journals, Internet, current awareness services will be covered. Social Sciences and Humanities: April 29, 2 - 4:30 p.m., LB-812. Fine Arts: May 4, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., LB-812. Commerce and Administration: May 5, 9:30 a.m. – noon, GM-502. Sciences and Engineering: May 5, 9:30 a.m. – noon, LB-812.

5. Maintaining an Effective Class Home Page. One can use a class home page to display an updated course syllabus, timely pre- and post-lecture notes and assignments. May 11, H-521, Hall Building, 10 a.m. – noon.

Community Events

Mother Nature workshops

Éco-quartier Peter-McGill is organizing a series of gardening workshops with an environmental twist, designed for downtown residents. May 1, 8 and 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $10 per course. RSVP at 933-1069.

Mystical healing

An informal conversation, open to the public, will be given by the Rosicrucian Order, a non-sectarian order. Friday, April 30, 8 p.m. at 2295 St. Marc, fourth floor; doors open at 7:30. Refreshments served. Info: Carmen Brereton at 626 0951, or

Shalom Line

Provides support to all callers experiencing loneliness, stress or other personal problems. Anonymous and confidential. Staffed by trained volunteers. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Call 343-4343.

Concert Hall

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

Sunday, May 2

Diploma recitals by students of Gregory Chaverdian. Pianist Chen Jing plays Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, 2 p.m. Pianist Chen Li Bénard plays Beethoven and Chopin, 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, May 8

PSBGM Chorale, 6:30 p.m. $10, available before the show or by calling 483-7200.

Wednesday, May 12

Robin Ridsill, mezzo-soprano diploma concert: Schubert, Fauré, Rossini, Handel. 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday, May 15

Island City Barbershop Chorus, 2 and 8 p.m. $10 matinée, $15 evening. Info: 457-7268.

Health Services

National Denim Day

Stop off at the Health Booth and join the fight against breast cancer. Get the facts on what you can do to prevent breast cancer and how to detect it early with the Breast Self Exam. Hall Bldg. lobby, Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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.


Summer leagues

Concordia's Campus Recreation is looking for individuals and/or teams to fill the ball hockey, roller hockey and softball leagues this spring and summer. Registration continues until May 13 on a first-priority basis. Space is limited. Info: 848-3858/3860, or drop by the Athletic Complex.

Contemporary Dance auditions

Try-outs for the dynamic three-year BFA in dance, which concentrates on developing each student's technical and creative potential for choreography, will take place May 1 and August 14. Info: 848-4740, or

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.

Student Safety Patrol

Our drop-by and accompaniment services are offered to all of Concordia's students, faculty and staff. Call 848-7533 to reach a dispatcher, Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight. Or be a volunteer; call 848-8600 (SGW), 848-8700 (Loyola).

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 Helper Centre

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

Special Events

Adult learning conference

The Quebec Association for Adult Learning, based at Concordia, presents a two-day conference, Sustaining our Communities through Learning and Development: the Challenge for English-Speaking Quebec. Of interest to community leaders and all involved in adult learning. MP Marlene Jennings and playwright David Fennario will be guests. $35, including lunch. Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 7th floor, Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Info: 848-2036,


Asbestos information sessions

The Concordia University Environmental Health and Safety Office and the McGill University Environmental Safety Office invite you to attend a community information session on Asbestos and its Effects on Health with McGill's Dr. André Dufresne. Several times are available at both universities in May, in English and French. Info: Christine Sidhom, 848-4358, csidhom@alcor.concordia

International conference

Good Governance: A Workable Solution for Indonesia? May 10 – 13, McGill University. Info: 748-0836, or


Cellphone for sale

Clearnet phone complete with cover and documentation. $45. Contact

or 848-7615.

Laptop for sale

VisioNote, 233 MHz Pentium, 64 MB Ram, 12.1 TFT SC 9800 screen, 24 X CD-ROM, 1.44 MB floppy drive, 56K fax modem, removable hard drive, printer port, mouse and some software. $1,950. Call 768-5363 after 6 p.m.

To sublet

Charming 4 1/2, fully furnished. Quiet residential area (Mont-Royal and Parc). Available June to mid-August. $710/mth plus utilities. Call 993-0608 (day), or 495-1649 (evening).

Looking for a house-sit

June to mid-July (May negotiable). Doctoral student. Reliable and clean. Preferably walking distance to SGW (on the Plateau, Westmount or Outremont). Janet Dorozynski at ; or Ana at 848-2581/2575.

House for rent

Rustic detached small house with large backyard and fantastic view of Lachine Rapids (LaSalle). Garage, laundry. Frequent bus at top of street to green métro line. Near bike path. Ideal for couple or single professional. Available July 1. Leave message at 368-7099.

To let in NDG

From July 1999. Fully furnished, English-style cottage. Oak woodwork, antique furniture, renovated kitchen, laundry, parking. Vendôme Métro. $2,250/mth (neg.). Call 489-5913 or 987-3000, ext. 6714.

Healing through touch

Reiki master teaches all levels and does private consultation. Call Monique at 933-4590.

Tutoring help

Do you need tutoring in your courses? A Concordia alumnus, MA Economics, can prepare you for exams, research, and writing assignments. Geepu at 843-6622,

English angst?

Writing assistance/corrections for university papers. Also typing services. Call Lawrence, 279-4710, or e-mail

Spanish immersion programs

Designed to meet your needs. Carefully selected schools in Latin America and Spain. Programs all year. Info: Joan MacLean-Dagenais, North-South Connexions, 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 is offering a series of computer workshops for all faculty and staff. For information, or to register, please send an e-mail message to , or call 848-7688.

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