In Brief 

New insurance option

Members of the Concordia community will soon be able to take advantage of a new insurance offer.

Primarily aimed at staff, full and part-time faculty members and pensioners, the home and auto insurance will be available at a preferred rate.

A directed mailing will be targeted to those eligible for the program with La Personnelle, a division of Groupe Desjardins. The mailing, slated to go out soon, will be sent internally to employees and to the homes of pensioners.

According to Kimiko Kudo, Manager of Indirect Compensation, those who choose to sign up for the program early will be eligible for a contest draw, although the prizes are not yet finalized.

The plan was tendered to La Personnelle after they successfully won a bidding process that began last summer.

Undergrads get on the case

Concordia’s John Molson School of Business hosted 17 teams from across the world at the Undergraduate National Case Competition (UNCC), from Jan. 23 to 27.

They were required to analyze two business cases for three hours and then present their recommendations to a panel of judges. The home team was beaten by the team from Corvinus University of Budapest, eliminating them from the finals.

Last weekend, the JMSB came second in the Omnium Financial Open competition for undergraduate students. McGill took first place, and HEC, the Université de Montréal’s business school, came third.

Head coach Mark Haber reported that Concordia racked up two first places (tax and financial accounting) and two second places (corporate finance and managerial accounting) out of six disciplines.

Nominations sought for medals and awards for outstanding Concordians

Convocation Medal

Graduating students from Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 are eligible for nomination for a number of awards that include the Concordia Medal; the Malone Medal; the O'Brien Medal; the Lieutenant Governor's Award; the Stanley French Medal; and the First Graduating Class Award. These are special merit-based awards that recognize social responsibility, leadership and contribution to university life.
Nomination forms and the criteria for each medal/award are available from the Dean of Students Offices (S-H 637 and L-AD 121) and the Birks Student Service Centre (S-LB 185). The deadline for nominations is March 31, sent to the attention of H. Albert in the Registrar's Office.


The Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) annually discerns Outstanding Contribution Awards to Concordia students, staff and faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to student life or services at the university. This is a great way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your time at Concordia.

Nomination forms are available at the Dean of Students' Office and the Information Desk in the Hall Building lobby, and online:

The deadline to nominate outstanding Concordians is Friday, March 7. The ceremony to celebrate the winners takes place towards the end of the winter semester.


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