A bird's eye view of library construction

“We have to rebalance our thinking,” Lincoln

Former environment minister opens Esther Goldenberg

Lecture Series


Concordia gets ready for a walk-a- thon

Everyone comes out for the festival in the park

Taking a census

Association comes to an agree- ment in principle with administra- tion

Finance Professor prepares report for the CRTC

niel Kucharsky

While things may look bleak now, it’s still not too late to save the world’s en- vironment, said Clifford Lincoln last month when he helped inaugurate the summer school of Concordia’s graduate Ecotoxicology Programme.

“We mustn't despair. The task seems so formidable (but) it can be reversed,” said the former provincial minister of the environment, speaking on August 20 at the opening session of the Esther Goldenberg Lecture Series on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Management, which is part of the 10- day school.

Lincoln saluted Concordia’s Ecotoxicology Programme the only one in Québec saying environmental education and awareness are necessary tools in the battle against pollution.

The statistics speak

He said he can’t believe his eyes when he reads the statistics: 1.7 billion people have no safe drinking water, 3 billion people have no sanitation facilities, 27 million acres of forest, twice the size of Nova Scotia, disappear annually, and the earth’s deserts now cover an area the size of North and South America combined. He said the world has reached the stage when it should draft a second universal Declaration of Human Rights, one that includes the right to quality of life and to basic health. oS

“Somehow we have to rebalance our thinking,” Lincoln said, noting that after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, wealthy nations mobilized tens of thousands of soldiers and millions of dollars in a mat- ter of hours. While adding that some armed conflicts may be necessary, he said, “our order of priorities is com- pletely out of balance.”

“If we acted with as much diligence over the question of Third World debt, reforestation and pesticide control as we did over Kuwait, maybe we would have a more peaceful world,” he said. “We must invest in changing attitudes.”

Changing attitudes

Esther Goldenberg, after whom the lecture series is named, has invested 15 years of her life, at her own expense, to

change attitudes regarding the environ- continued on page

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ranes and a large crew of workers are busy at work in Phase Two of

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construction of the downtown library complex. Vice-Rector Services, J. Charles Giguére says that construction is on schedule despite last spring's trucker disputes and rotating strikes in the construction industry. Conservation buffs take heart: while work progresses around the Royal George facade, some of the more vulnerable ceramic pieces have been removed, numbered and carefully stored in the

basement of Bishop Court.

PHOTO: Charles Bélanger

Christopher Ross named Acting Dean, Appelbaum steps down after 7 years

Associate Professor of Marketing Christopher A. Ross has been ap- pointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration follow- ing the resignation of Steven H. Appel- baum last August 1. Citing academic and administrative differences between his office and the senior administration the Office of the Vice-Rector Academic, in particular Appelbaum has decided to return to teaching and research.

Ross has been at Concordia since 1981 and was Acting Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration during the 1988-89 academic year. Prior to that, he was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for a four-year period. He was also Director of the joint PhD programme in Administration be- tween Montréal’s four universities.

Appelbaum became Dean of the Faculty in 1983. He has been instrumen- tal in implementing many new and in- novative programmes including the Executive MBA and the Master of Science in Administration. DGV

Christopher A. Ross

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GST to benefit universities and students, says government

will be recreational and hobby courses;

e the requirement that universities be publicly funded in order to be

Canadian universities received this AUCC Communique during the summer explaining how they will be affected by the Goods and Services Tax (GST):

Universities will qualify for a 67 per cent rebate on the GST following an agreement reached between the Government of Canada and the As- sociation of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Canadian Association of University Business Of- ficers (CAUBO). The rebate rate also « applies to community colleges.

“The rebate will be paid on university purchases for exempt activities and is equivalent to an effective tax rate of 2.3 per cent rather than the seven per cent,” said AUCC President Claude Lajeu- nesse.

Universities also obtained federal agreement that:

e meal plans that provide a mini- mum of 10 meals a week for a period of four weeks will be ex- empt;

e instruction at universities and col- leges, including most non-credit courses, will be exempt. Excluded

eligible for rebate will be removed; the definition of exempt fees for courses of instruction will include all compulsory fees that the student must pay in order to take the course.

“These arrangements will benefit both students and universities,” Lajeu- nesse said.

The discussions that led to the agree- ment were supported by research done by an AUCC/CAUBO task force. Statis- tical information was collected from a representative group of 13 universities across Canada, including. both small and large institutions. The services of an accounting firm specializing in

Confidentiality issue clarified in new sexual harassment policy

Rector Patrick Kenniff has clarified the procedures for confidentiality under the terms of the University’s new policy on sexual harassment.

Addressing concerns raised at the May meeting of the Board of Governors, Kenniff told the Governors at their last meeting in June that the nine-member Advisory Committee on Sexual Harassment originally attempted to marry sexual harassment policies and procedures with those of Concordia’s newly revised Non-Academic Code of Conduct. After consulting for two years however, the committee concluded that a separate hearing procedure for cases of sexual harass- ment was called for to protect unjustly accused individuals from the scrutiny of public hearings.

Kenniff said the different procedures for determining open or closed hearings in cases of sexual harassment versus those under the general Code of Conduct (non-academic) would be as follows:

in a Code of Conduct charge, both parties must agree to either an open hearing or a closed one. If one party disagrees, a hearing board will make the decision. in the case of a sexual harassment charge, because of its sensitive nature and the possible effects of a public hearing on a third party, even if both parties agree to an open hearing, the hearing board will determine whether the hearing will be open or closed.

Advertising becomes Marketing

On August 1, the Department of Advertising became the Department of Market- ing Communications and now reports to the Vice-Rector Institutional Relations and Finance.

The announcement was made jointly by the Offices of the Vice-Rector Institu- tional Relations and Finance and the Vice-Rector Services. The change comes about as the Department assumes responsibility, in tandem with the Departments of Public Relations and University Advancement, for developing, marketing and maintaining a consistent and coherent institutional image for the University.

Though the new reporting structure is intended to strengthen the Department's links to units that share its communication goals, Marketing Communications Director Mike Hainsworth and his team will continue to provide services to the University community, particularly in advertising and recruitment of students, staff and faculty.

federal sales tax were retained and con- sultations held with other organiza- tions considered as Public Service Bodies under the GST.


Finance Minister Michael Wilson said he was pleased that an agreement could be reached. “Our key objective throughout our discussions was to en- sure that Canadian universities en- counter no greater tax burden asa result

of federal sales tax reform.”

Besides the exemptions under educa- tional services, universities benefit from exemptions to health care ser- vices, child and personal services, legal aid services and services provided by public sector bodies.

“There will be further consultations with the Department of Revenue to en- sure that the agreement with the Department of Finance is respected in Revenue Canada’s interpretation of some gray areas for universities,” Lajeunesse added.

CAUBO will examine some of these gray areas at a seminar for university administrators and accountants in Toronto later this month. A question and answer booklet on the GST will be produced for use by universities short- ly afterward.

Work Study Programme launched to ease financial burden

The Financial Aid Office has an- nounced a Work Study Programme for students in finan- cial need. It is the first of its kind in Québec.

Jacqueline Brathwaite, Work Study Admi- nistrator, encou- rages University departments and services to de- velop and submit work project proposals for stu- dents. In turn, the programme will subsidize 50 per cent of the labour costs up to the maximum allow- able limit of $750 per project. The Financial Aid Office expects to sub- sidize more than 100 projects in the Work Study Programme.

Students will be given the oppor- tunity to work on campus in career-re- lated positions. Even students with no previous job experience will be eligible to apply and remuneration will be above minimum wage. Hours will be flexible to fit students’ academic schedules and number no more than 15 per week to ensure that academic goals take priority.

Three hourly wage rates ranging from $5.94 to $8.25 have been established, based on the level of skill, experience and training required for each position.

The programme is opened to full- time Concordia students who are Canadian citizens, per- manent residents or international students and who demonstrate financial need, as determined by criteria set by the Financial Aid Of- fice.

University departments and services can also benefit from the programme by developing spe- cial projects or providing addi- tional staff during peak periods. Though the August 31 deadline has passed, proposals received after August 31 will be considered alternate projects pend- ing the availability of resources.

The cost of any project cannot exceed $1,500, comprising salary and benefits, as the maximum subsidy is $750. Costs exceeding the the weekly or project limit will be at the employer’s expense.

The Work Study Programme is funded by the University’s budget and is one of the projects designed to help students cope with increasing educa- tion costs.

For more information about the programme, call Jacqueline Brathwaite at 848-3523. DGV

Women make a difference

250 Canadian women considered experts in

international guide

chel Alkallay

A newly pub- lished guide called Making a World of Dif- ference includes the names of 250 Canadian women who will now be recog- nized interna-

tionally as experts in their fields.

This directory of women experts on a wide variety of subjects is published by the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, an independent organiza- tion based in Ottawa. The names of two prominent women at Concordia appear in the bilingual directory which can be purchased for $15. Maria Peluso from the Department of Political Science, and Norma Joseph, a lecturer in the Depart- ment of Religion, are both atc- complished women in their respective fields.

Compiling the names has become an ongoing process with a database con- sisting of hundreds of women who do not appear in the directory continually being updated. Every day women dis- tinguish themselves in the fields of ecol- ogy, peace, inter-cultural relations, Third World development and issues of social concern.

Peluso says that at first she did not want to be included in the book. “Women are not accustomed to self- promotion. It is difficult to talk about oneself.”

Peluso’s accomplishments speak for themselves: she was Director of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, President of Chez Doris, a day centre for homeless women, and she is a member of the Montreal Urban Community’s Committee on Inter-Cul-

tural Relations.

Eighty percent of people working in organizations promoting peace, ecological and inter-cultural issues and Third World development are women, yet when the media enlists the aid of experts in these fields, the people who appear on the screen or in print are usually male. Peluso says she hopes the directory’s existence will mean that finding: woman experts to speak about crucial issues will be made easy. Al- ready, because of her listing in the direc- tory, Peluso has received calls to speak on eco-feminism, education, and inter- cultural relations in the Montréal area.

Norma Joseph also “honestly didn’t want to submit my name” when asked by Dorothy Rosenberg, who developed the project that became Making a World of Difference. Having worked mainly within the Jewish community as an Or- thodox feminist, Joseph recently helped bring about significant changes to the new federal law concerning Jewish divorce. She says the directory is “a great idea and an excellent resource” which needs to be well-publicized in order to reap its full benefits.

Responding to the oft-asked question whether feminism and observant Judaism are contradictory, Joseph ex- plains that feminism’s goal is to give women the ability and the freedom to choose this includes lifestyle and method of observance. Dictating to other women how they should lead their lives is the antithesis of feminism.

Joseph's goal is to bring “ethical jus- tice to all.” A woman should be free to work with her own experience within her own cultural and ethnic community to bring this ethical justice into effect. She should be equally free to work out- side her community if that is where she feels she can best work.

The publishers of Making a World of Difference believe the guide can make a difference when used as an effective resource tool to change the perception of traditional roles both men and women play within society.

The directory is available through both the Women’s Centre (Annex P, 2020 Mackay, Room 03, 848-7431) and at the Status of Women Office (Annex K, 2150 Bishop, Room 103, 848-4841).

Printing Services offers recycled paper

Concordia’s Printing Services will do its part to raise environmental consciousness by offering recycled white paper for use in departmental photocopiers. Manager Robert Maclver says the paper is available in letter and legal size and is sold at the same price as the Repro Plus paper now being sold.

The University’s coin-operated photocopiers have been using recycled paper since July. A series of recycled paper products, such as colour recycled bonds, text paper and covers are also available. Print-

ing Services will continue to stock Repro Plus for those who choose not to convert. Departments that do want to convert need only indicate RECYCLED on their

monthly re-order form.

For more information about ordering the recycled paper, contact Mario Paradis at 848-3476. For availability of other recycled paper products, contact Stan Charbonneau at -3480. To let Robert Maclver know what you think about this recycling project, call -3475

or write him at N-026.

The beginning of a new academic and a new volume of Thursday Reports is a good time to clear out the backlog of news that accumulates during the summer.

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, _ by Donna Varrica

O Congratulations to Abol Jalilvand, who has been appointed Finance Department

Chair for a three-year term commencing June 1, 1990.

O Physics Lab Supervisor Yaroslaw Markiza was re-elected President of the

Montréal Citizenship Federation. This is his second one-year term and runs until 1991.

O Outgoing 77R Editor Sharon Bishin received a Certificate of Recognition for

advancing as a finalist in the International Association of Business Communicators 1990 Gold Quill awards programme.

O Accounting Professor Derek Ackland was elected President of the Canadian

Academic Accounting Association at its annual meeting in Victoria, British Colum- bia, last June. Ackland returns to Concordia after a year’s sabbatical in which he conducted research into the role of ethics in accounting education.

O The Department of Industry, Science, and Technology has awarded $596,061 over

a five-year period to the Canadian Association of Composite Structures and Materials, a body founded by Mechanical Engineering Professor S.V. Hoa in 1988.

O Jennifer Yhap, who graduated last year with a Master of Arts degree in

Philosophy, has received a publication grant from the Canadian Philosophical Association for publication of her thesis, titled “Pascal: A Philosophy of Ex- perience.”

O Mechanical Engineering Professor A.J. Saber has been elected Vice-Chairman

of the Montréal branch of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) and is on the organizing committee of CASI’s conference on astronautics to be held in November in Ottawa. Saber, along with Chemistry Professors Cooper Langford, B.C. Hill, Nick Serpone, and Dev Sharma were awarded an NSERC Equipment Grant for a Nd:YAG pulsed dye laser system.

O Physics Professor David Charlton was invited to speak at the Yale Médical

School last spring about “Calculation of cell sensitization by ludR.” He was also one of 20 scientists who spoke at a NATO Advanced Workshop in Italy on early, damage in DNA. ate) In June, Concordia and le Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal (CRIM) co-sponsored the Second International Workshop on Conditional and Typed Rewriting Systems (CTRS 90). Computer Science Professor Mitsuhiro Okada was among the workshop’s organizers and its programme committee chair. Participants included experts in this active field of computer science from the United States, Japan, France, Israel, the Netherlands, and West Germany.

A fund for research chairs has been established by the Canadian Construction Research Board (CCRB). Paul Fazio, Director of the Centre for Building Studies and the CCRB’s Vice-Chairman, says the Construction Research Chair Fund is designed to take advantage of the matching fund opportunity presented by NSERC'’s Industrial Research Chair Programme.

November 15 is the deadline for applications for the second competition in the SSHRC/NSERC Programme of Chairs in the Management of Technological Change. Up to six chairs will be awarded in addition to those offered in the first competition already underway.

O Anincreasing number of award programmes have been established to encourage

women to enter engineering and the natural sciences. Both NSERC and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers announced two such programmes. For further information about research grants, call Research Services at 848-4888.

O The Student Activities Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

named Concordia’s student branch 1989’s Outstanding Member, for which they were awarded a cheque and praise for their “banner year” in design and production competitions. Mechanical Engineering Professor Tadeusz Krepec is their faculty advisor.

O Health Services will once again have the services of a third-year McGill dietetic

student. Carole Matar will be working out of both Health Services locations until September 28. Appointments can be set up for general nutritional counselling by calling 848-3565 or -3575 but a doctor's referral is required for special or therapeutic counselling.

O And, welcome to Concordia, Eleanor Allen (Graduate Administration), Joanne

Beaudoin (Research Services), Maria Buffone (Graduation), Robert Chen-Ran- gel (Health Services), Marie-Michéle Chidiac (Translation), Richard Gervais (Physical Plant), Munit Merid (Office of the Vice-Rector Academic), Dorothy Staniland (TESL), Susan Sullivan (Simone de Beauvoir Insitute), and Manuel Valente (Physical Plant).

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Regular readers of the Thursday Report have probably noticed a num- ber of changes in recent months. Beginning with our June 7 issue, we introduced new graphics, a modified design and more generous use of colour. We are also trying to broaden the range of community concerns covered in the newspaper.

The changes are the result of a Task Force report commissioned last year by

the senior administration through the

Welcome back

Office of the Vice-Rector Institutional Relations and Finance (see TTR May 3, 1990). The report formed part of an overall review of Concordia’s com- munications needs; part of that review was an assessment of the impact of some of the University’s major publica- tions.

Additional changes to this newspaper will likely be introduced throughout the

year in the hope of making

Concordia’s Thursday Report more at-

tractive and “reader-friendly.”

If you have any comments about what we are doing, or have suggestions about story ideas, please contact us. If Concordia’s Thursday Report is to reflect what is happening at the Univer- sity, input from you, our readers, is essential. Give us a call at 848-4882 or

drop us a line at BC-117.

Public Relations Department

ta the edétor

Leaders should account for-actions on native reserves

This summer

I did a lot of simple things. But as I went to the Library, are fresh fruit, took the kids to the new beach at Ile Ste-Héleéne, it was always with the knowledge that some of my neighbours could not do these things.

Some of my neighbours have spent their summer beseiged by people whose salaries are paid by my taxes. Some of my neighbours are terrified of the police my taxes pay to protect us all. Some of my neighbours cannot buy the Ontario peaches advertised in all the stores or even milk for their kids.

Some of my neighbours haven’t been able to visit the new beach for a restful afternoon. They haven’t even been able to walk around their own area without hearing spiteful, hurtful threats. They’ve been asked to leave shops. They haven’t been able to let their children out to play this summer.

What's going on? We condemn South Africa for discriminating against their

indigineous people. We' decry the ar- ‘rogance of the leaders ofIran and Iraq.

We are horrified thatthe Chinese government turned its army on its own people. We hate the violence in Ireland, that the government of Ethiopia kept food from its own starving population. And, we've always known that Canada is superior to the U.S. when it comes to relations with “minorities.”

I guess that when you take things away from a people and treat them badly, you would have to suppose that they did something to deserve it, other- wise you would have to ask yourself why you did it. It would be unfair and unjust to hurt people who did nothing to hurt you. If you can’t figure out what they did to deserve this, then maybe it is because they are not quite as human as their oppressors. This theory was good enough for the Nazis.

But if it is not good enough for you, then I think we had better call on our so-called leaders to account for what they have done in our names, with our money, to our shame this summer. Linda Bien Art History Slide Librarian

Concordia’s Thursday Report is interested in your opinions and comments

Letters to the Editor must be signed and include a phone number. Please limit your letters to one typed page. The Editor reserves the right to condense

submissions, although the utmost care will be taken to preserve the core of the writers’ argument. Send Letters to the Editor to BC-117, or fax 848-2814. Letters must arrive by Monday noon, prior to Thursday publication.

Is Emergency response manual necessary?

To: Dr. Patrick Kenniff, Rector and Vice Chancellor

Subject: Wasting University money and paper:

Would you be willing to divulge the name of the person(s) respon- sible for the Bright Red Booklet, mailed widely throughout the university and doubtless costing the equivalent of many library books, concerned with “EMERGENCY”??

True, there are the telephone num- bers for Security, but these are readily available to us already. But can you find anything else in it which is an improvement upon ignorance for an adult of voting age in Montreal? Shouldn’t anyone with the intel- ligence to be in university have enough common sense to call either security or 911 if ever in a pickle? Is any sane person who really is in trouble going to pore patiently through the 28 pages (x 2 for various languages), noting ever so carefully that once one has called Security one should “Provide the following infor- mation: Name; Location; Nature. of the emergency;

Have-you read this booklet? Is it not an: example of bureaucratic idiocy? Or is'it'a parody?

Is this. a University??? Yours sincerely,"

AnthonyHilton Dept. of Psychology

The Office of the Rector replies

The information contained in an emergency response manual, such as the one distributed in the University, is quite varied and detailed, covering a wide range of dangerous or threatening situations. There is con- siderable value in providing infor- mation, such as this, in order for members of the University com- munity to deal effectively with sel- dom-encountered scenarios, while waiting for security personnel or police to arrive.

The initial moments of a crisis can be critical in saving lives and in isolating an emergency. They are also extremely stressful periods in which people often do not have the oppor- tunity for calm, dispassionate con- sideration. In such times the concise, easily accessible instructions in the emergency response manual may Well make the difference between crisis resolution and catastrophe.

_' If we did not make this essential information on how to respond in emergency situations available to ‘staff, students and faculty members, we would not be living up to our obligations to the university com- munity. Many people assisted in the preparation of this manual, which ‘has been met with widespread ap-

*’ proval in the University.

>Hugh Wm. Brodie

_ Assistant to the Rector

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Editor: Faculty Reporters

Donna Varrica Bronwyn Chester John Timmins

This Issue: Contributors

Rachel Alkallay, Sharon Bishin, Silvia Cademartori, André

Fauteux, Daniel Kucharsky, Trudy McCormack, Christopher Noxon, and John Sobol.


Charles Bélanger, Winston C. Cross, Owen Egan, Spiros Ver-

gados and Edmund Wong.

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Mohawk crisis proves threat of violence speeds up resolution of native issues, says Decarie

_ edited by Bronwyn Chester

While the 55-day long Mohawk crisis (as of the time of writing, Tuesday) appears to have been resolved without another major native/army confrontation, the price of the federal and provincial government's tardi- ness to intervene will be paid for years to come, says Graeme Decarie. The Canadian History professor says that Mohawks of Kanesatake and Kahnawake were forced to use extreme measures to attract attention to their cause and the relatively fast results from government will be a lesson to all native peoples.

“Two years ago, when the Mohawk Warriors blocked the Mercier Bridge for a day over the issue of illegal cigarette sales, I was astonished that there were no arrests. There was a 50-calibre machine gun on the bridge. That was

. the time to call in the army. The lesson to the Warriors was clear: you can get away with violence.”

“I am very sympathetic to native people but I am not to the Warriors. They make good money out of bingo, gambling and cigarette sales. Their ac- tivities come close to being organized crime except that there is ideology in-

volved as well. As a colonized people the only way out they can see is to seize their destiny, much like the philosophy of the FLQ (Front Liberation du Québec), and they will die for their quest. It’s the ideology that makes them really dangerous.”

“There is no doubt, however, that the Mohawk society has been pushed to the wall. Only six months ago, the govern- ment cut back funding to Indian ser- vices. Their situation gets worse and worse. A moderate like (Grand Chief) Joe Norton may not like the Warriors, but he can’t help noticing that they get attention. That land (to expand the Oka golf course) was going to go and they (the Kanesatake Mohawks) got action.”

“The lesson for Indians across Canada and the United States is that the threat of violence gets action a lot faster than waiting for land claims. settlements. I think this summer’s events, and the fact that there could have been a lot of blood shed, will radicalize all natives.”

“Itis not only Mulroney and Bourassa who are responsible. Historically, na- tive issues have never been taken seriously enough. The tragedy is that the Mohawks are paying for mistakes we made 100 years ago.”

If you have something to-say “off the cuff” on any subject in the news, call 848-4882.

Traffic accident takes life of Cicely Yalden

Friends and family gather at memorial: far right, classmate Chris Martin; centre, former Governor- General Jeanne Sauvé; second from left, former federal cabinet minister Marc Lalonde.

hristopher Noxon

The Concordia community suffered a great loss this summer with the tragic death of Cicely Yalden, a graduate stu-

PHOTO: Edmund Wong

dent and part-time lecturer.

Yalden was killed when her bicycle was struck by a truck on Rachel Street on June 7. She was 24. Though the bicycle lane Yalden was riding in had been in use for several weeks at the time of the accident, it was poorly indicated and cars often obstructed the path of

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Cohen, Szabo to seek re-appointment, Giguére will step down as terms end May 31, 1991

The terms of two Concordia vice-rectors come to an end on May 31, 1991, but while Maurice Cohen, Vice-Rector Institutional Relations and Finance, will seek re-appoint- ment, J. Charles Giguére, Vice-Rector Services, will step down when his term ends. M. (Fred) Szabo, Dean of Graduate Studies, is also seeking re-appointment as of May 31, 1991.

Evaluation committees will be established to review the re-appointments of Cohen and Szabo, and an Advisory Search Committee will be struck to recommend Giguére’s successor. Giguére will continue to work on projects he initiated in comput- ing services and with the Management Information System (MIS), (see TTR, May 3,

1990). Other comings, goings and moves:

O Library Director Al Mate took early retirement in June after four-and-a-half years at the helm. He has been replaced, temporarily, by Institutional Planning Director Louis Vagianos, who was named Acting Library Director pending the results of a search committee to recommend a permanent successor. Just days after his retirement, Mate suffered a serious heart attack, but. he is now convalescing and

is on his way to a full recovery.

O Professor James F. Lindsay retired from the Department of Electrical and

Computer Engineering after 25 years of service to the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.

O: Mechanical Engineering Professor Georgios Vatistas became Graduate Programme Director on June 1, 1990. He replaces Professor Rama Bhat who will be on sabbatical leave commencing January 1991.

O Roch Prud’homme has been appointed Director of the Industrial Liaison. Prud’homme previously held the position of Director of UQAM-R&D-Concordia, a joint appointment with both institutions. In his new capacity, he will oversee all industrial, provincial and municipal research contracts the University is involved in, as well as handling inventions and patents and transferring these technologies

to industry.

O Security Director Rolland Barnabé retired on August 31, after 18 years of service at Concordia. Security Department Operations Officer Michel Bujold has been named Acting Director until a search committee recommends a permanent re- placement. Bujold joined Concordia in January 1987.

O Assistant Dean of Students Doug Insleay took early retirement as of July 1. Insleay has worked at Concordia since June 1, 1959.

O Guidance Services Director Alex Sproule has also left the University after nearly 40 years of service. Sproule’s duties have been assumed by Donald Boisvert, Executive Assistant to the Rector, who was named Acting Director pending the results of a search committee. Boisvert, in turn, is being assisted by Guidance Services Associate Director Fred Denton, who has been on staff since September


O. Marketing Communications’ (formerly Advertising, see page 2) Kathie Foot has taken an extended leave of absence to pursue her studies in graphic design in New York City. One of Foot’s last assignments was the redesign of the Thursday

Reports logo.

O Collection Management Librarian Martin Cohen left Concordia during the summer for a position at McGill. Cohen has been a familiar face in the library since April


cyclists so that they were forced to

merge into traffic.

Yalden is survived by her father Max, federal Human Rights Commissioner, her mother Janice, Dean of Arts at Car- leton University, and her brother Robert, a lawyer.

A memorial mass was held at the Loyola Chapel on June 27. Six friends and classmates spoke about Yalden to the assembled guests who included Yalden’s family, her many friends, fel- low students and Concordia faculty members, as well as Jeanne Sauvé, the former Governor-General of Canada, Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian ambas- sador to the United States, and Mark

Lalonde, former federal cabinet mini- ster.

Yalden had completed the require- ments for a graduate diploma in Com- munity Politics and the Law in 1988 and was awarded the diploma posthu- mously, just five days after her death. She had been a teacher’s assistant and a lecturer in Communication Studies and was just completing her master’s thesis in Media Studies.

“Concordia has lost a vibrant young mind,” said Danielle Comeau, a former roommate and Media Studies classmate of Yalden. “This is a loss of the kind of women we need more of at Concordia, exciting young women academics.”

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Annual Giving raises $1 million plus

The Annual Giving Campaign exceeded its $1 million objective, it was an- nounced at the last Board of Governors meeting in June. It was also announced that Campaign Chair J. Brian Aune, who is on the Board of Governors, would step down after the successful completion of this year’s campaign. Maurice Cohen, Vice-Rector Institutional Relations and Finance said his successor would be named very soon.

A report of Annual Giving’s activities in its last campaign will be published in Concordia’s Thursday Report in the coming weeks.

Parents get involved in education

Concordia will hold its first-ever Parents’ Orientation Evening on Monday, September 17 in the D.B. Clarke Theatre at 7 p.m.

This event launches the Concordia PRIDE (PaRents Involved in Development of Education) Programme, which is designed to keep parents informed and involved through orientation and newsletters.

Robert Eschenasi, a Department of University Advancement Officer, says the University is joining a growing number of post-secondary institutions in Canada with the inauguration of.this tradition.

“The main purpose of Parents’ Orientation Evening is to familiarize parents with some of the people and services that will play a large part in their children’s future for the next few years,” he says.

Rector Patrick Kenniff, Dean of Students Brian Counihan and Concordia Univer- sity Students’ Association co-president Tammy Powell will address the gathering of parents of new Concordia students. Several University representatives, includ- ing the Directors of Athletics, Financial Aid, Guidance Services, Liaison, and the Ombuds Office, as well as academic department heads will be on hand.

Refreshments will be served in the foyer of the theatre, which can be accessed through the Henry F. Hall Building lobby, at the southeast corner. DGV

Don't forget to renew those parking permits

It’s that time of year again, when users of Concordia’s parking facilities must renew their parking stickers.

Faculty and staff who park vehicles in a Concordia lot or garage must present an identification card and car registra- tion to receive a new permit. Part-time faculty members should bring a con- tract. The new permits must be in place by October 1, 1990.

They can be obtained at the Loyola Campus at the Security Office (PS-205), Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

or at the Security Desk (AD-220), Mon- day through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p-m. At the Sir George Williams Cam- pus, the new permits can be obtained at

the Henry F. Hall Building Garage (H- 018), Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Food to go? Now you can ask for it

Concordia’s Henry F. Hall Building cafeteria now offers takeaway service. In an effort to maintain health and safety standards, Doug Devenne, Direc- tor of Ancillary Services has asked all members of Concordia’s faculty and staff and its students not to remove trays, cutlery and dishes from the seventh floor cafeteria area. For those who wish to eat in their offices, cafeteria staff will put items in take-away con- tainers which keep food temperature warm and are disposable. In the past, Food Services had received several complaints about trays, cutlery and dishes in the hallways of the Hall Build- ing posing a health or safety hazard.

Incentive for escalator repairs rolls in

The Ministére de l’enseignement supérieur et science gave Concordia a much- needed financial boost with the announcement of a programme of accelerated expenditure funds which must be spent within the 1990-91 fiscal year.

The programme was announced at the last Board of Governors meeting in June. The sum of $1.55 million has been allotted to Concordia and is earmarked for upgrading the Henry F. Hall Building’s escalator system and to purchase new transformers to replace those containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) (see TTR September 29, 1988).

The $1 million for escalator repairs represent 70 per cent of the entire costs, leaving the University responsible for the remaining 30 per cent. Similar grants for elevator and window upgrading are not included in this sum, but applications for these projects have been submitted.

Continuing Education committee asks for University input

A committee convened by the Vice-Rector Academic to review the academic mission, administrative structures, staffing and physical plant of Continuing Education, Off-Campus, Distance Education and the Lacolle Centre is calling on the University community for its input.

The committee has produced a 10-page document based on past meetings including a review of recommendations made over the last four years regarding these units. Members of the committee are Richard Cawley of Applied Social Science, John Fiset of Cooperative Education and Teacher Training, Patsy Lightbown of TESL, Michel Lussier, formerly Dean of Education Permanente at the Université de Montréal. Associate Vice-Rector Academic Sean McEvenue chairs the committee.

Written submissions from interested members from all sectors of the University community are to be received no later than Friday, September 21. The 10-page document is available upon request by calling 848-4895. Submissions should be sent to the Chair of the Committee, AD 231, Loyola Campus.


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