Student-run gallery in the Visual Arts Building, 1395 René-Lévesque W. Blvd. Http://www.vavgallery.com
Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery
Open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. LB-165. Free admission, wheelchair accessible. Info at ext. 4750. Http://ellengallery.concordia.ca
• WE CAN MAKE RAIN BUT NO ONE CAME TO ASK: DOCUMENTS FROM THE ATLAS GROUP ARCHIVE
Jan. 26 – March 4. The Atlas Group Archive was created by Walid Raad to research and address the contemporary history of Lebanon and, in particular, the recent Lebanese wars. Works by Raad and various collaborators are in the form of videos, documents, photographs, montages and performances. This archive, which blurs the line between fiction and fact, addresses issues of memory, historical truth and the representation of the event. Organized by Michèle Thériault.
Thought Bubble Theatre
presents Babymaking, a new play by Concordia alumna Jeanie Keogh. An earnest ob-gyn medical student and a vivacious actress and avid environmentalist are in love, lust, infatuated, and in trouble. When she gets pregnant, he celebrates. She struggles. The prognosis: a couple with a lot in store. Jan. 25 – Feb. 5, Mon. – Wed. at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Geordie Space, 4001 Berri (corner Duluth). Tickets $12, $10 for students and seniors.
Criminals in Love
The Theatre Department presents George F. Walker’s Criminals in Love, directed by the new artistic director for Geordie Productions, Dean Fleming. Feb. 9 – 11 and 16 – 18 at 8 p.m. Matinees Feb. 12 and 18 at 2 p.m. at the Cazalet Theatre, 7141 Sherbrooke W. (beneath the Loyola Chapel). Set in a gritty east-end neighbourhood, Junior faces the uncertainties of his future, as a young man whose family members are involved in a life of crime. He faces his challenges as the plot leads to an unanticipated twist of fate. Tickets are $10, $5 for students. For more info, call ext. 4742.
Canadian Centre for Architecture
On now, the exhibition Empire evokes the relationship between architecture and power, the photographs of Washington by contemporary artist John Gossage are juxtaposed with images of Egypt taken by Hermann Vogel in 1868. Until March 12. At the CCA, 1920 rue Baile.
OSCAR PETERSON CONCERT HALL
Located at 7141 Sherbrooke W. Box office: Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m.to noon, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., ext. 4848. For full listing of events: Http://oscar.concordia.ca
Dr. Jean Vanier: Finding Peace
Dr. Vanier will address the relationship of the individual and the community to finding peace on a personal and international level. Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. A panel discussion with Stephen Snow (Creative Arts Therapies), Arpi Hamalian (Education), Nigel Rapport (Sociology and Anthropology) and Dr. Katherine Moxness (West Montreal Readaptation Centre) will follow. Admission is free but tickets are required and are available at the Info Desk in the Hall Building lobby, the Dean of Students office at Loyola, or by calling 848-8619.
Roots of Rock & Roll Concert
Rock Around the Clock: Rock and Roll’s Golden Age with Craig Morrison & the Momentz and guests. Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets at the box office and at Admission: $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students (service charges applicable).
Young, Gifted and Black
The Love Triangle Foundation presents this celebration of Black History Month and our youth, featuring positively reinforcing expressions in drama, music, dance and spoken word. Feb. 4, 8 p.m. Produced by Conscious Groove Productions. Tickets at the box office and at Admission: $20 for adults, $15 for students (service charges applicable). For more info, call 918-3352.
A selection of stereo and multi-channel works presented by the Concordia University Department of Music. Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., Feb. 9-10 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Free admission.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Arabic Film: The Message
The Arabic program of the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics in association with Calame.ca and Association Le Tiers presents the monthly Cine-seminar, an homage to the Syrian director Moustafa Akkad, and a screening of his film The Message: The Story of Islam (1976). Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in H-1013. Free admission.
Fine Arts Portfolio Day
Presented by the Faculty of Fine Arts, NSCAD University and Emily Carr Institute, who will review artwork, offer critique, discuss university plans, and share information about their schools. Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the EV Complex. There will be also be tours of the building, presentations by different departments, print sales and more.
For more information, please call ext. 848-2424 ext. 4649 or visit http://www.portfoliodayinmontreal.com
WHMIS Training Session
Protect yourself from hazardous chemicals by familiarizing yourself with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) legislation, which covers compressed gas, toxic and infectious material, dangerously reactive material and more. Jan. 31 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in H-771. Open to faculty, staff and students. To register, call the Environmental Health & Safety Office at ext. 4356.
Social Science & Humanities Career Fair
Yes, there are job prospects for students in the Social Sciences and Humanities! Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Hall mezzanine. Sponsored by Counselling and Development, http://cdev.concordia.ca
Writers Read at Concordia University
Poet, essayist and funeral director Thomas Lynch will read from recent work, a memoir that explores his Irish-American heritage, Booking Passage: We Irish and Americans. Feb. 3, 7:30 – 9 p.m. in the De Sève Cinema. An award-winning author, Lynch has been an adjunct professor in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Co-sponsored by the creative writing program in the Department of English and the Blue Metropolis Literary Series.
Peace & Conflict Resolution Series
presents the “‘Folding Together’ Peace-Building Project,” an exhibit of origami pieces created by Palestinian and Israeli Children. Feb. 6-8 on the Hall mezzanine. Co-ordinated by Louis Cuccia, of the Department of Chemistry and Science College.
Comparative Politics Seminar
The Department of Political Science,, in collaboration with the Concordia-UQAM Chair in Ethnic Studies presents a seminar on comparative politics, “Citizenship and Representation in Comparative Perspective.” Feb. 9 and 10 in H-1220. For complete itinerary, contact Andre Lecours at ext. 4079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Screenings start at 7:30 p.m and take place in H-110.
• WAL-TOWN SHORT & CZECH DREAM
Jan. 30. Get a 10 min. preview of Canadian filmmaker Sergeo Kirby’s new film about the Wal-Town tour. Next, Czech Dream documents the largest consumer hoax the Czech Republic has ever seen. Fimmakers Filip Remunda and Vit Klusak explore the psychological and manipulative powers of consumerism by creating an ad campaign for something that doesn’t exist.
• BUS 174
Feb. 6. Bus 174 is a careful investigation of the hijack of a bus in Rio de Janeiro, based onextensive research of stock footage, interviews and official documents. It tells the life story of the hijacker, revealing how a typical Rio street kid was transformed into a violent criminal because society systematically denied him any kind of social existence.
The Peace and Conflict Resolution Film Series presents this film by Licinio Azevedo. Night Stop charts a series of stories about the lives of women who wait for the arrival of truck drivers at an overnight station In Mozambique, where more than 30 per cent of the population is HIV positive. Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. in H-110.
Engineering & Computer Science Alumni Chapter
Looking for a career change? Is your current situation unsatisfactory? About to enter the working world? The ECAC will host an information session that will focus on human resources and job searches, interview and resumé basics, opportunites for ECAC alumni and more. Feb. 22, 6 – 8:30 p.m. in H-767. $10, or $5 for students. Space is limited, please RSVP by Feb. 17 by calling ext. 4397 or visiting the CUAA site: http://alumni.concordia.ca/cuaa/chapters/ecac/
University of the Streets Café
presents a teleconference, “To live, love and work amongst Mennonites: A First Nations Man’s Perspective.” The Mennonites’ long-standing relationship with First Nations has led to the Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) unique initiative to dismantle racism and build bridges with communities across North America. In this teleconference, and learn about commonalities and challenges in developing good relationships between Mennonite and First Nations communities. Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Conversation lasts one hour. For more info and to register, visit http://univcafe.concordia.ca
Habitat for Humanity
Would you like to build houses and your understanding of housing issues? Habitat for Humanity is a program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. For more information or to get involved with the Concordia Chapter, email email@example.com
Canadian Centre for Architecture
presents Blind Spot, a documentary series inspired by the exhibition Sense of the City that explores the extraordinary lives of city dwellers. Films start at 6 p.m. admission is free but seating is limited. At the CCA, 1920 rue Baile.
• ZHANG’S DINER
Feb. 6. Mika Koskinen’s film describes the life of two villagers who leave Northeastern China in search of a better life in Beijing where they open a small diner in a run-down neighbourhood. Mandarin version, English subtitles.
Feb. 9. Oscar is a taxi driver in Buenos Aires who rebels against the bombardment of advertising by transforming billboards with his own collages and drawings. Spanish version with English subtitles. Directed by Sergio Morkin.
Concordia Toastmasters Club
You can master skills to help you formulate and express your ideas, improve your ability to listen and evaluate other people’s ideas. We can help you get rid of that nervousness when you are asked to speak, all done in a positive and supportive environment. We meet every Monday evening. For more information: Http://www.angelfire.com/co/TOASTM or contact Susan Ehret at 637-0190, firstname.lastname@example.org
Concordia HIV/AIDS Series
All lectures are free of admission and take place at 6 p.m. in H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West.
• PATRICK CALIFIA
Jan. 26. The internationally renowned radical and author of many fiction and non-fiction books on the politics of sexuality and gender will speak about “Risk –Taking Behaviour and HIV Prevention/Education in Two Sexual Minorities (Transgendered people and BDSM Community Members)”. His lecture will be a cautionary manifesto linking the socio-cultural practice of safer sex within the SM community and the larger political context of U.S. government policy around AIDS and sexuality.
Sociology & Anthropology Seminar Series
Sima Aprahamian, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia, will discuss “Anthropology and ‘Racism’ in the Name of Science.” Feb. 1 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in H-1120. All are welcome.
Beckett-Baxter Memorial Lecture
The Mary Ann Beckett-Baxter lecture offers undergraduate and graduate students in the Studio Arts department an opportunity to meet, learn from, and network with Brazilian curator, writer and professor of architecture Agnaldo Farias. He will discuss new and contemporary Brazilian art. Feb. 2, 6 – 8 p.m. in VA 210. Reception to follow from 8 – 9 p.m. in the Bourget Building (MF 108: 1230 Mountain St.).
Update (January 31) : Postponed until further notice.
Fine Arts presents Nina Czegledy
Meet Fine Art’s newest adjunct associate professor. In her lecture, “Sans Frontières: Existence on the Threshold of Dreams and Reality,” Czegledy will describe the miracle-making activities of a media artist. Feb. 14 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in EV6.735. The presentation charts borderless collaborations from Budapest to Beijing, ranging over the last two decades.
Defiant Imagination Series
Presented by the Faculty of Fine Arts. All lectures start at 6 p.m. See listings for details.
• KEVIN AUSTEN
Feb. 15. Concordia music professor Kevin Austen will deliver a lecture entitled “Sound Ideas: The Ineffabilities of Sounds and Music.” In English at the York Amphitheatre, room 615 in the EV Complex (1515 Ste. Catherine St. W.).
• JOEY BERZOWSKA
Feb. 22. Berzowska, a professor of Design and Computation Arts and Hexagram researcher, will discuss her work in the lecture “Soft Computation and Responsive Fashion.” In French at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, 185 Ste. Catherine St. W.
SELF HELP & SUPPORT
Counselling and Development
Offers services to both undergraduate and graduate students on an individual basis as well as in groups. Students will benefit from counselling services, student learning services, career services, and those provided by the New Student Programme Office and the Student Success Centre. Services are provided by professional staff and on both campuses. For more info., visit http://cdev.concordia.ca
Employee Assistance Program
A voluntary, confidential counselling and information service available 24/7 to all employees eligible for health benefits at Concordia, including their immediate families. English Services: 1-800-361-4765. French Services: 1-800-387-5676. Visit the EAP web site at: http://eap.concordia.ca
Legal Information Services
Offers free, confidential, information and assistance to all students, faculty and staff at Concordia. Classes or working during the day? We’re open every Wednesday until 8 p.m. For more info., call ext. 4960 or visit http://supportservices.concordia.ca/legalinformationservices. Visits by appointment only.
Student Success Centre
Can help all Concordia students achieve their goals and can provide access to services on both campuses aimed at promoting personal and academic success. Come in to speak with one of the Student Success mentors or sign up for workshops, writing assistance, and more. For more information, visit http://studentsuccess.concordia.ca
Peer Support Program
Stressed about assignments? Frantic about finances? Emotional worries? The Peer Support Program is open! We are students who are here for other students to listen, give information and refer! Downtown: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Annex Z (2090 Mackay), Room 05. At Loyola: Tuesdays, 12-4 p.m. in the Guadagni Lounge. Drop in and check us out! Or phone 848-2424 ext. 2859.
SCHEDULE OF EUCHARISTS (ROMAN CATHOLIC) IN THE LOYOLA CHAPEL: Sundays at 11 a.m., Tues., Wed. and Fri. at 12:05 p.m. Mon. and Thurs. Communion at 12:05 p.m.
Krishnamurti video talks
This semester’s theme, “Goodness and Passion”, will be explored in the filmsWhat are you? (Feb. 10) and What is Goodness? (Feb. 17). All screenings take place at 1 p.m. in AD-408 at Loyola and 8:30 p.m. in
H-620 downtown. Free. Contact 937-8869 for more info.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
A vegan meal served in a welcoming atmosphere, with great community and conversations. Drop by between 5 and 7 p.m. in Annex Z, Room 105-106. Mother Hubbard asks for a donation of $2 to restock her cupboards. For more information or if you would like to volunteer, contact Ellie Hummel on ext. 3590 or at email@example.com
With Myõkõ, Buddhist Associate Chaplain. Every Thursday in Annex Z (2090 MacKay St.). Instruction for beginners at 11:45 a.m. Sitting from 12 – 1 p.m. Optional question and discussion period from 1 – 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 842-3648.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning Services organizes a series of workshops for faculty and teaching assistants to enhance their teaching skills. For a full list of workshops and registration, call ext. 2495 or visithttp://teaching.concordia.ca/workshops/
• TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
This session will highlight several innovative technologies being used at Concordia. Learn how to use a Tablet PC, a new type of pen computer that allows you to use the computer like a white board, as well as Camtasia, an easy to use screen capturing and editing software program for recording and editing lectures. Jan. 31from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in H-447.
• DEVELOPING CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT
Critically evaluate different assessment methods and learn to develop an assessment strategy that is aligned with your course objectives. Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in AD 210 (Loyola).
Mature Student Mentor Program
Advice about school, referrals, or a friendly ear. New mature students can meet with a CMS mentor one-on-one throughout the year, by appointment or on a drop-in basis. Contact Brigeen Badour or Nelly Trakas at ext. 3890.
Tape transcription, term papers, manuscripts, CVs. Near Atwater and Souvenir. Call Carole at 937-8495.
Experienced Tutor Available
Effective and affordable tutoring that gets results. Courses tutored include all introductory science and math courses as well as, organic I & II, analytical I & II, biophysical and inorganic chemistry, and many others. Flexible hours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
McGill math/physics grad and Concordia Masters student in Education with over four years of experience available to tutor for many courses and grade levels, including high school maths and sciences; CEGEP and university: linear algebra, calculus (I, II, III, advanced), intro stats and prob., intro physics and chemistry. Call Cyril Anderson at 321-7528 or email email@example.com
Professional quality tutoring in math, physics, mechanical engineering and writing. You choose the location, improvement guaranteed. Visit http://www.universitutor.com
GMAT Preparation Seminars
Want to pass your GMAT? Prep seminars start soon. For info, visit http://www.advantagemontrealseminars.com
English Writing Workshop
conducted by professional instructor with more than 20 years experience. One on one training to improve your grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, etc. Learn how to properly compose term papers and assignments (thesis, footnotes, bibliography, etc.) and receive help editing text. Excellent Rates! Call Ron at 369-9135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Editing, proofreading, tutoring and translation
From French into English by experienced Concordia graduate. Available to students in any discipline and at any level. Price is negotiable. Call 223-3489 or email email@example.com
5 min. from Loyola
Room for rent with adjacent, heated sunporch in semi-attached house that is shared with two other people. Rent includes heat, electricity and cable hookup. $390/mo. negotiable, available immediately for responsible non-smoker. Call 481-9461.
Plateau condo for rent
Responsible tenant sought for two-bedroom unit on the third floor of a quiet building on Park Ave. Near all amenities, short bus ride to downtown and universities. $1,000/mo., plus utilities. Furnished or unfurnished, negotiable. No smokers or pets, please. Call 271-6665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 1/2 and 3 1/2 apartments for rent. Near Mount Royal, steps away from universities and downtown. Renovated, everything included. A must see! 845-8555.
For prof or mature student
Newly-constructed in-law suite with living room, kitchen and closed bedroom for rent. Steps from Loyola Campus. Garden, lots of natural light, private entrance and intercom system. For a quiet non-smoker, perfect for a mature graduate student or professor. $550.mo includes heat and hydro. Available immediately. Call (450) 458-1515.
Room in NDG Condo
Room in 8 1/2condo with yard. Close to Snowdon and Villa Maria Metro. 4 bdr., 2 bath. on 2 levels. Wireless internet, heating, electricity, washer, dryer and dishwasher included. $500/mo. negotiable, available immediately. Email email@example.com
Responsible person required
Medical resident seeks someone to occasionally assist with picking his 2.5 year-old son up and dropping him off at daycare (across from the Children’s Hospital) in exchange for free rent. Some food also included. Your room is fully furnished. You must own a car and be very responsible. Wireless Internet, heating, electricity, washer, dryer and dishwasher included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mile End Condo for Sublet
Three-bedroom unit. Furnished with antiques, freshly painted, with refinished wood floors. Parking and outdoor garden. All new appliances. Suitable for professionals, visiting professors, etc. Available between now and September. $2,000/mo. includes everything: Internet, phone, heating, electricity and cable. Phone Catherine at 967-9008 or email email@example.com
Furnished room in NDG duplex
Looking for student to share 4 1/2 semi-basement apartment (with a male who is rarely there). Nicely furnished, seven min. walk to Loyola and shuttle bus, 10 min. to Monkland Village. Laundry available in building, rent includes heat, furniture, cable etc. $365/mo., available Feb. 1. No smokers or pets, please. Call 488-1355.
Furnished Victorian apartment
to rent downtown. Quiet street, eight minutes walk from Sir George campus. Two floor apartment, fully equipped with Internet, phone and cable. Two bedrooms and a fireplace. Cleaning service once a week. Ideal for a sabbatical stay in Montreal. $1,800/mo.Call 848-2424 ext. 7347
Sublet in Mile End area
Available until mid-March. Frequent bus service, close to mountain, stores and restaurants. Comfortable, attractive 1-bedroom lower duplex. Bedroom on lower floor, plus dining room, office and living room with fireplace and TV. Everything included: laundry area, heat, basic phone service, high speed internet. Suitable for one person or couple. $1,500/mo. negotiable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
7 1/2 in NDG
Upper floor apartment on Melrose between Sherbrooke and de Maisonneuve. Two skylights, high ceilings, wood floors, fireplace, large front deck, steel back balcony. Washer/dryer outlets, storage in basement. $1100/mo. unheated. Call 483-3433.
Artist’s studio for rent
Large and bright studio overlooking Lachine canal. To share with one person: $300/mo., to share with two is $150. Available Feb. 1. For more info, call 849-3901 or email email@example.com
Seeks French Language Exchange
Montreal couple, originally from France, seek English immersion for their 15-year old son during the winter break from Feb. 24 - March 13. Willing to exchange visits for teenager seeking French immersion in Montreal. Contact Maïe or Patrick at 596-3945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn Italian in Florence
Michelangelo Language School, a private school for foreigners, is located in a 15th century palace in historic Florence, Italy. This year’s trip is from May 27 – June 25 (4 weeks with 80 hours of lessons). Approximate cost is $1,500 for tuition and accommodation. Deadline for registration is March 31. For more information, contact Josée Di Sano at 488-1778 or email@example.com
Phobia research study
The Fear and Anxiety Disorders Lab on the Loyola Campus is seeking individuals for a psychology study investigating a component of treatment for phobia. You will be compensated $10 for your time. This research is supervised by Dr. Adam S. Radomsky. For more info, call Rana at 848-2424 ext. 2199 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Study on acne and distress
Distress can often accompany and contribute to acne. If you are 18 or older, have taken at least one prescription acne drug, yet still suffer from acne-related emotional distress, you are eligible for a study of psychological techniques for decreasing distress. Compensation of $100 for a study involving two laboratory visits and about 15 min. of daily exercises over two weeks. For more info, contact Dr. Zuroff at McGill University’s Psychology Department, 398-7425 or email@example.com
Car for sale
2002 Daewoo Nubira. Four-door, like new, with high-gloss green acrylic finish. 5 speed, 2.0 L engine, 39,985 km. Includes both sets of tires (summer, winter) and 2x40 watt Sony system. $6750. Call 567-5557.
Books and furniture for sale
Brand-new solid wood computer desk, $120 (negotiable); 27” Panasonic TV, brand new, $75; Dark oak dresser, $80; Small table, $40, Wine rack, $80. Call 487-6035 for details. Also, Psychology books for sale as well as hard and soft cover fiction and non-fiction books. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for listing.
Jeet Kune Do instruction available. Train in the martial art founded by the legendary Bruce Lee. Learn to defend yourself, and the art of expressing the human body. For more info, email Sifu Collin at email@example.com