Changes at the Journal 

Itís the same thing every year ó reconnecting with old friends, missing those who have moved on, buckling down and feeling the excitement of new possibilities.

Here at the Journal we try to capture it all; new initiatives and the achievements that will mark our academic legacy.

Barbara Black surrounded by well-wishers at her retirement party last spring. The party marked the end of an era for the <em>Journal</em>. Magnifying glass

Barbara Black surrounded by well-wishers at her retirement party last spring. The party marked the end of an era for the Journal.

Some of this summerís changes are marked in these pages. One that you might have missed was the retirement of Barbara Black, who has helmed this paper for 15 years. Her unique take on the institution and its contributions to the larger community will be sorely missed.

Meanwhile, as editor of publications here at University Communications Services, I am looking forward to a new year of discovering what you have planned for this year and sharing it with the rest of the Concordia community.

We have a fresher look and we intend to make our online version more interactive.

However, we still intend to provide information about life and work on both campuses. Favourites like ClassAction will be back for another year, providing an opportunity for you to showcase your pedagogically unique courses. We will also produce special issues on a number of topics. Each special issue offers an overview of research, staff and student activities that complement each other. Look for our first issue, on privacy and security, later this month.

For all of this to work, we need your help. We invite you to upload your favourite shots of university life on flickr so that we can reflect them back in our pages. Donít hesitate to send announcements, updates and emails about things going on in your department to myself, or to cjournal@alcor.concordia.ca. Our publication schedule will let you know when we need to hear about an event to get it into the issue. Basically, if we know about something two weeks before we publish, we can help you decide how best to promote it.

Lastly, we want to hear from you. Donít hesitate to let us know how you feel about the issues addressed on our pages. As the internal record of the university, these pages belong to each of you.

Karen Herland,
Editor, Publications

 

Concordia University