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Members of Engineers Without Borders meet before heading off to the organizationís fifth annual conference that recently took place in Ottawa. Front row, from left: Patrick Cristofaro, Farhad Agzamov, Jon Pallett, Anis Khan and Rob Austen. In the back, from left: John Baynton, Eval Azran, Georges Mikhael, Diane Cousineau, Andrea Spector, Emilie Lapointe and Sabahat Naureen.

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Technology put to work for developing countries

Twelve Concordia Engineering students attended the fifth annual Engineers Without Borders (EWB) National Conference, held Jan. 18 to 21 in Ottawa. The aim of this year’s event, “Looking Back and Moving Forward,” was to analyze how to meet the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Launched in 2000, the goals seek, among other things, to halve global poverty and ensure every child has access to primary education by 2015. At the current rate, critics say these targets will not be met. Delegates from 22 chapters attended workshops about private sector development, the World Trade Organization, fair trade products and ethical tourism...

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Hexagram forges ties in Europe

Hexagram, the Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, has signed cooperation agreements with the University of London’s Goldsmith’s College and Rotterdam’s V2 Institute. Rosemary Mountain, Scientific Research Director for Hexagram and Assistant Chair of Concordia’s Music Department, said these agreements are “the tip of the iceberg.” She expects more international partnerships in the coming months. Hexagram is a consortium of more than 70 university artistic creators and researchers, over half of whom are based at Concordia. They work with 300 graduate students on multidisciplinary projects in the media arts. The agreements will allow Hexagram and participants in the...

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