George Short was a sport administrator and professor of exercise science at Sir George Williams and then Concordia from 1973-2004. He was recently recognized for his career as a varsity athlete. Short's participation on the 1969 Lancer Football team got him inducted into the University of Windsor's 23rd Annual Hall of Fame at a ceremony this Sept. Short also participated in the 1960 Summer Olympics, where he began a lifelong friendship with Richard Pound. Short now lives in B.C.

A paper co-authored by Gary Boyd (Education) and Computer Science Professor Emeritus Wojcieck Jaworski, "Effective Learning, and Efficient Software Production Through Modelling, Simulation and Three Kinds of Conversation,” was awarded one of three excellence awards at the 14th world Organisation for Systems and Cybernetics Conference held Sept. 9 to 12 in Wroclaw, Poland. At the same conference, Boyd presented a second paper, co-authored with his co-director at the Centre for System Research and Knowledge Engineering, Vladimir Zeman.

Don Taddeo, a former tenured professor in Communication Studies at Concordia who served as Dean of Humanities during the ’80s, Dean of Engineering and Computer Sciences in the early ’90s and then Executive Vice-Chair of Concordia’s Campaign for a New Millennium, is headed to l’Université de Montréal. A founding president and CEO of the MUHC Foundation since 1999, he was named Vice-recteur au développement et aux relations avec les diplômés and will begin his mandate on Nov. 1.

Recently appointed Vice-Provost of Teaching and Learning, Ollivier Dyens participated in a group book launch held at the Quartier Latin Pub on Oct. 6. His new book of poetry, Là où dorment les crapauds, was one of several recently published works by Tryptique featured at the event.

Maurice Charland, Professor of Communication Studies and the Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, presented a lecture entitled "Rhetoric as Practical Reason" to the MUHC Psychiatry Grand Rounds at the Allan Memorial Institute on Sept. 26.

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Both Concordia student initiatives nominated for prizes at the 2008 Forces Avenir awards won at a ceremony held on Oct. 1. The Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP) won for the category of Mutual aid, peace and justice (Journal, Sept. 29, 2005) and Collecting Loss: Weaving Threads of Memory (Journal, Sept. 25, 2008) was awarded the Projet par excellence. A student referendum guaranteed a portion of students fees go to sustain CVAP, which, as a volunteer, student-funded program, is the first of its kind in North America. Pictured are representatives of the winning projects who posed with President Judith Woodsworth at the awards gala.


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