Based on a survey called Beyond Grey Pinstripes, the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education has ranked Concordia’s John Molson School of Business second in Quebec, seventh in Canada and 59th in the world. The rankings emphasize full-time MBA programs that integrate social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research, and help corporate recruiters identify the most forward-looking MBA graduates.

Danielle Morin (Vice-Provost, Academic Programs) has been elected president of the Comité des affaires académiques of CREPUQ for the next two years. The committee, also known as the Academic Affairs Committee, reviews many aspects of Quebec university education, such as programs,  admissions, libraries, appraisal processes, technology, and relations with CEGEPS and professional orders.

Oksana Dykyj (Visual Media Resources, Fine Arts) was interviewed recently on Radio-Canada about the pioneering film career of Canadian-born actress-producer Mary Pickford. On Nov. 12, she will speak to the Art Deco Society of Montreal about art deco art direction in film.

Congratulations to the following students of the Music Department, who won prizes at the second annual Montreal Guitar Grand Prix, held Sept. 29 and 30: Dylan Perron won first prize, jazz guitar, and Lucas Haneman won second prize, acoustic guitar, plus the People’s Choice Award, presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

Marketing professors Harold Simpkins and Jordon LeBel got a lot of publicity when they launched their online Concordia course Market Yourself. Now they’ve turned the course into a book by the same name. It will be available on LeBel is currently at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Congratulations to Vasek Chvatal (Computer Science/Software Engineering), whose book, The Traveling Salesman Problem: A Computational Study, has won the 2007 Frederick W. Lanchester Prize as the best contribution to operations research and the management sciences published in English. The prize will be presented at the national meeting in Seattle on Nov. 4 of INFORMS, the Institute for Operational Research and the Management Sciences.

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Congratulations to François-Marc Gagnon, (at left) Director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, who is co-recipient of the prestigious Prix André-Laurendeau 2007 for his outstanding contribution as a as a researcher, teacher and writer to the university community and to Quebec and Canadian society.

Robert Tittler (History, Distinguished Emeritus) has published The Face of the City: Civic Portraiture and Civic Identity in Early Modern England (Manchester University Press).

Congratulations to student Nathan Boey, whose animated film Family Picture has won him a $10,000 Teletoon Animation Scholarship. Originally from Winnipeg, he is a film production major taking animation classes, and used family photos to create his film. Eleven scholarships were presented by Teletoon Canada Inc. at a screening during the Ottawa International Animation Festival in October.


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