Political Science Professor Guy Lachapelle has had his mandate as Secretary General of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) renewed for the third term, extending his tenure through to 2012. Based at Concordia, IPSA is devoted to the advancement of political sciences. The Association has numerous associations and individual members around the world, providing reference and documentation services, organizing world congresses and promoting internationally coordinated research initiatives.

JMSB Professor Steven Appelbaum is the lead author of “Mergers 101 (part two): training managers for culture, stress and change challenges”, published in 2007 in the Journal of Industrial and Commercial Training. The journal’s publisher has just started issuing statistics on article downloads and the article achieved an impressive 1 201 downloads in its first year available online.

Montreal band Plants and Animals are among the nominees for the New Group of the Year category at the 2009 Juno Awards, thanks to the success of their debut album Parc Avenue. All three members, Matthew Woodley, Nicholas Basque and Warren Spicer, are grads from the music department’s electroacoustic program. Spicer has also taught in the program.

Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering Professor and Director Mourad Debbabi was awarded a $546 000 grant ($426 000 cash and $120 000 in kind) over three years from Ericsson Canada, NSERC and Prompt Quebec. The project, Model Base Engineering of Secure Software and Systems, will fund research into the security of software-intensive systems for many uses such as internet software, phone systems and software utilized in aircraft.


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