Concordia President and Vice-Chancellor Judith Woodsworth has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Woodsworth will become the AUCC regional director for Quebec, taking over from Pierre Moreau of Université du Québec until Oct. 2009, after which her appointment may be renewed for another two years. The AUCC's business is conducted by a 13-member board of directors.

Concordia researchers were involved in four of seven projects being funded by the Support Program for Integrative Biosensor Research. The program, funded by NanoQuébec, the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations, supports applied research projects developing detection and diagnostic methods in the fields of human, veterinary and environmental health.

David Waddington (Educational Studies Program) was named recipient of the New Scholar fellowship by the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. He will be honoured at the CSSE AGM.

Adam Radomsky (Psychology) has been awarded for Distinguished Contributions to the Public or Community by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The honour was conferred by the association's board and will be presented at the welcome ceremony for the CPA's annual conference in June of this year.

At the recent 21st International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) in Amsterdam in November, Brett Gaylor (BFA 01) won the Dioraphte Audience Award for his film, RiP - A Remix Manifesto. The film received the most votes from among the more than 40 000 votes cast by audience members for all the films screened at IDFA.

The Toronto International Film Festival Group has announced the top ten Canadian features and shorts. Concordia features prominently in both categories. Amongst the feature filmmakers, part-time instructors Rodrigue Jean and Luc Bourdon made the list. Also credited was alum Benoit Pilon (BFA 87) for Ce qu’il faut pour vivre which was Canada’s entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming Academy Awards. Michael Rollo (MFA 04), Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MFA 05) and Patrick Gazé (BFA 98) were all on the short-film list.

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Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor and Associate Dean School of Graduate Studies Ted Stathopoulos was invited to deliver a lecture during the Wind Tunnel Facility Opening Ceremony at the City University of Hong Kong on Dec. 4, 2008. His lecture was entitled "Exhaust Dispersion around Buildings: What do the Practitioners Want to Know?".

Sheldon Williamson, Assistant Professor, ECE, was interviewed for the article "Yes there is life after oil" by William Marsden, published on Jan. 17, in the "Saturday Extra" section of the Montreal Gazette.


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