Loyola graduate, former board member, university administrator and part-time professor in three Faculties, John Parisella has been named Quebec’s delegate-general to New York. A former chief of staff to Liberal premiers Robert Bourassa and Daniel Johnson and advisor to Premier Charest, Parisella is an expert on Canada-U.S. relations and has published widely on American politics. He is expected to take the position Nov. 16.

Congratulations to JMSB professor Suresh Goyal for his citation in a recent issue of International Journal of Production Economics as one of the top three most productive authors in the last five decades (1959-2008). Goyal is the second most productive researcher out of the three top from Canada and among the top 10 globally.

Magnifying glass

On Oct. 5 and 6, the 13th Annual Concordia Used Book Fair raised $10 368 for Multi-Faith Chaplaincy's Student Emergency Food Fund and Concordia scholarships. This marks the first time the effort surpassed the $10 000 mark. Organizers estimate over 5 000 books were sold during the two-day sale. Pictured at left: Volunteers Elaine Bruce (left) and Dawn Johnson ring up purchases.

Irvin Dudeck, Director of Budget Planning and Control, Financial Services, gave a well-received presentation addressing position budgeting at Concordia University at the Canadian Banner University Conference (CBUC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was assisted by Senior Analyst David Melo.

On Oct. 6, history professor Steven High was appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research. A Canada Research Chair in Public History and co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, High is the principal investigator in the five-year oral history project Life Stories Montreal, which works with Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human-rights violations. He was one of three Quebec researchers chosen for the position.

ENCS would like to thank Montreal company Vigilant Futures, who recently made a $20 000 donation to the Faculty. The donation will provide a graduate scholarship for international students in Computer Science of $1 000 each year.


Concordia University