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Faculty of Fine Arts Advisory (FAA) member Maurice Forget has been named Arts-Business Personality of the Year by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Cultural organizations in the Greater Montreal area nominate the companies and business people who have offered them invaluable support. The winners’ nomination may be earned by a loan of a collection, a fundraising campaign, or sitting on a board of directors.
Forget is among the volunteers who sit on the FAA to offer their expertise and knowledge to the Faculty. Composed entirely of volunteers, members meet several times per academic year to advise the Dean and act as ambassadors on behalf of the Faculty within the larger community.
The tenth book from Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus Robert Tittler has been accepted by Oxford University Press. Portraits, Painters and Publics in Provincial England, 1540-1640 will appear in 2012. Also, a third edition of his book The Reign of Mary I has also been commissioned by publisher Pearson Longman, and will appear in 2012 as well.
Retired English professor and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool David Ketterer’s edition of John Wyndham’s Plan for Chaos was published on Jan. 7. Co-edited by Ketterer, the book, a prequel to Wyndam’s 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids, was released to coincide with the BBC1 and BBC HD showing of the new two-part television adaptation of Triffids.
He has also recently published two essays: “Julian the Apostate and ‘The Assignation’: ‘Thou Hast Conquered’” appeared in the 2009 book, Poe Writing/Writing Poe. The second, “Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Poe’s Pym (and ‘Berenice’)” appeared in the 2009 journal Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation. The latter essay, he presented via Skype at the international conference Genius and Psychosis in E. A. Poe: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives, last Dec. 2 to 4 at the University of Valencia, Spain.
JMSB teams placed well at the Inter-Collegiate Business Conference (ICBC) at Queen’s University, Jan. 7 to 9. The team of Rebecca Golt and Louis Martyres (with coaches Aaron Dresner and Matthew Fishman) placed second in Human Resources, and the team of Benoit Chevrier, Valerie Larochelle and Alexander Ryzhikov (with coach Jessica Andrews) won third place in Business Policy. The Management Information Systems team of Hadi Azar and Emil Vanjaka (with coaches Ian Selvarajah and Theodore Zambelismade) made it into the top six in their discipline.The JMSB delegation also brought home the Chairperson’s Award for school spirit.
Held Jan. 14 to 17, the 30th annual Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Canada Student Conference in Windsor, Ont. was a successful one for the delegation of engineering students representing Concordia. Raissa El-Haddad placed third in the Technical Paper Competition, and Concordia’s executive team received the Robert F. Moore award for best-managed chapter. As well, the team proudly received the acclaimed Golden I Award for the second year in a row, given to the school with the most participation and school spirit.