Sherry Simon (Département d’Études françaises) was awarded a Killam Research Fellowship for her research project titled: Cities in Translation: Calcutta, Trieste, Barcelona 1850-2000. Simon was one of nine researchers who received the honour awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts. The 15 members of the selection committee chose her work from a field of 79 applicants based on outstanding merit.

Students from the JMSB won top honours at the 12th HEC-Montréal Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec undergraduate student stock exchange on March 21. The team of Karim Charafeddine, Zhuo Ling, Kevin Wynnyn Chan, Patrick Kuczynski and Sain Godil excelled in a field of 450 students representing 12 schools. Each team was given a fictional $200 000 to invest, which the JMSB team managed to nearly triple. The achievement earned them each a $2 000 bursary from the Caisse.

The International Conference on Energy & Environment (EnviroEnergy) held in late March honoured Ahmad Zbeeb, Vijay Devabhaktuni, Abdel Sebak and L.K. Maheshwari for best student paper (Energy). The paper was entitled "A New Microcontroller-Based MPPT Algorithm for Photovoltaic Applications."

Sima Aprahamian (Sociology and Anthropology) was honoured at International Women's Day celebrations organized by the Montreal and Laval chapters of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS-HOM). Aprahamian was recognized for her academic achievements, including over 20 years of teaching and service at Concordia University, gender related and innovative research approaches and publications, as well as her tireless endeavours in the Armenian community of Montreal, in particular within the literary and cultural circles. Christine St-Pierre, Quebec's Minister of Culture, Communications and Status of Women, addressed over three hundred guests present at the celebrations.

While the final tally has not been calculated, JMSB students and grads participating in 5 Days for the Homeless who spent nearly a week living on the streets to raise money for Dans la Rue announced a provisional total of $27 000. A dozen people camped in front of the GM building, depending on the kindness of strangers and friends alike to supply food during the campaign.

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Generosity met academic excellence when more than 400 donors and student recipients of scholarships and bursaries greeted one another March 19 at Concordia’s Donor Student Excellence Recognition Cocktail at the downtown Hyatt Regency. The annual event allows for scholarship recipients to meet and personally thank their benefactors for helping them fund their studies and strive for excellence. Marla Maltinsky (left), representing Brother International Corporation, with the three scholarship recipients for 2008-09 of the Brother International Corporation Entrance Scholarship for students at the John Molson School of Business. The recipients are Hin Lau, Michael Chan and Sze Wan Chiu.


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