Rhona Richman Kenneally (Design & Computation Arts) and Michael Kenneally (English/Centre for Canadian Irish Studies) have collaborated on a book about the post-colonial literary sea-change, called From English Literature to Literatures in English: International Perspectives. It is a Festschrift, or celebratory book, to honour Wolfgang Zach, a colleague at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Developed with input from a number of Concordia students, it was published in July by Universitatsverläg Winter, a distinguished German academic publisher.
Barry Lazar (Journalism) and Garry Beitel co-produced a feature-length documentary that won two 2005 “Freddies.” They made The Man Who Learned to Fall, about a gifted writer and teacher who is slowly dying. The Freddies, or International Health & Medical Media Awards, were presented in New York for outstanding films about health and medicine from around the world. One was for best film in the category of coping, and the other was the Michael E. Debakey Award for the finest educational entry in the competition.
Ted Stathopoulos, professor in the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean (School of Graduate Studies), was invited to lecture at the Sixth Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, which took place in Seoul, Korea, Sept. 12 to 14. He also organized and chaired a session on computer-aided wind engineering at the same conference.
The Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies has announced the winners of its graduate fellowships and awards. In the back row of the photo above are Steven Lapidus, Carolyn Shaffer, Norman Ravvin (Chair), and in the front row, Andrea Gondos, Susan Landau-Chark, Olivia Ward (Assistant to the Chair), and Bonnie Goodman. Absent from picture are JoAnne Stober and Lauren Burger.
Institute Fellowships are worth $5,000 for MA study, and $7,500 for PhD study. They are awarded on the basis of academic excellence to full-time students in a graduate program in the humanities and in the social sciences. Candidates must plan to devote a major portion of their studies to the Canadian Jewish experience. For more information, please contact the Institute at ext. 8760, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameron Tilson, Senior Planning/Policy Analyst & Secretary of the President’s Cabinet, and Interim Director of the Office of Institutional Research, has been elected vice-president of the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association (Association canadienne de planification et de recherche institutionnelles) for a two-year term.
The Concordia Garnet Key Society helped the Montreal chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) kick off its annual fundraising and awareness campaign. This year’s edition of Project Red Ribbon was launched on the mezzanine of the Hall Building on Nov. 1. Held during November and December, the campaign urges Canadians to drive sober during the holidays, and all year round.
Elizabeth J. Saccà, Dean of Graduate Studies, has been elected to the executive of ADESAQ, L’Association des doyens des études supérieures au Québec.