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CHALLENGE PRECONCEPTIONS, 
ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING 
AND TRANSFORM OUR PLANET 


... ONE PERSON AT A TIME. 


When 44000 students a year choose to entrust their future to you, you have to live up 

to their expectations. That’s what our faculty and staff do every day. We make it a point of 
pride to facilitate the accomplishments of our students; to provide them with opportuni- 

ties for discovery and success. From the earliest days of our founding institutions — Loyola 
College (1896) and Sir George Williams University (1926) —helping our students engage in 
learning has been at the core of our mission. Concordia embodies innovative teaching, real- 
world research and a commitment to social responsibility. It is an inclusive community where 
equality, non-discrimination and diversity are celebrated and actively promoted. Our vibrant, 
multicultural downtown and west-end campuses both reflect and contribute to the unique- 
ness of Montreal, one of the world’s most exciting, cosmopolitan cities. In fact, Concordia is a 
reflection of the world. International students account for 11% of our student population and 
represent more than 150 countries. The university has established formal links with more than 


100 institutions in 33 countries on five continents. 


Dedicated to academic excellence, a stimulating student experience and community 
involvement, Concordia prepares its graduates to live as informed, forward-thinking and 
engaged citizens committed to the spirit of enquiry. We offer more than 300 undergraduate 
and 200 graduate programs, diplomas and certificates through four Faculties, a School of 
Graduate Studies and a School of Extended Learning. Our research profile is growing and 
promotes cross-discipline approaches to some of the most pressing environmental, economic, 


technological, social and creative challenges that society faces today. 


Cover: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or baker’s yeast as it is commonly known, is used in the production of bioethanol 
today. At the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics professor Vincent Martin and his team are modifying 
this yeast to develop more sustainable technologies to synthesize the next generation of biofuels and other important 
chemical compounds. See p. 20. 


WHO WE ARE 


Concordia University is welcoming, engaged and committed to innovation and excellence in 
education, research, creative activity and community partnerships. It dares to be different and 


draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world. 


WHAT WE ASPIRE TO BE 


Concordia’s vision is to rank among Canada’s top five comprehensive universities within 
the next decade, and to be a first choice for students and faculty locally, across Canada, and 


internationally in a wide variety of defined areas of research and study. 


WHAT DRIVES US 


Concordia’s core values stem from those long prized by its founding institutions. Concordia 
has adopted the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia salus, which speaks to well-being 
through harmony. The union of two very different institutions of higher education has led to 


an exceptionally successful synthesis of compatible and timely values. 


EXCELLENCE Concordia values the curiosity and engagement of its faculty, staff, and 
students. Curiosity about the world around us, respectful engagement with those who 
inhabit it, and strong determination to improve it lead to productive exploration of current 
understandings, a rich spectrum of creative activity and practice, and the creation and 


dissemination of new knowledge. 


OPPORTUNITY Concordia values the openness and respect necessary to provide 
opportunities to a highly diverse student and faculty population. Here, diversity is interpreted 
broadly: for example, in addition to embracing diversity in ethnicity, gender, language, and 
accessibility, the university provides students with different and original ways of exploring their 
interests. Enabling faculty, staff and students to make a progressive impact on their world in 


ways that respect and engage the uniqueness of each individual is a hallmark of Concordia. 


QUALITY OF LIFE Concordia values a secure and respectful learning environment and 
workplace. We are committed to promoting a healthy, safe and sustainable campus and to 


enhancing the quality of life of the community in which we live. 











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Concordia University is increasingly recognized as an innovative teaching and research 
institution. As one of Canada’s most dynamic comprehensive universities, we approach societal 


issues from a broad perspective and encourage our students to become active, critical and 
























concerned citizens. 


We call this approach “big thinking”— examining the issues of the day and seizing opportunities 


with a diversity of thought and an openness of spirit. 


Concordia is breaking new ground in several important areas: energy, climate change, 
sustainability, cell and molecular biology, human rights, health and well-being, 
communications and the digital arts. The governments of Canada and Quebec 
acknowledged our leadership by awarding us nearly $80 million under the 


Knowledge Infrastructure Program to build new state-of-the-art facilities. 


We are united around a common vision for the future, set out in 
Reaching Up, Reaching Out—A Strategic Framework for Concordia 
University 2009-2014. We have identified priorities and initiated cross- 
university projects based on our three strategic goals: academic work 
of the highest quality; outstanding student experience and student 


engagement; and community engagement and social responsibility. 


We invite you to follow the Concordia story as we challenge 
preconceptions, advance understanding and transform our planet... 


one person ata time. 


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business world, there is a new bottom line. It’s about getting the job done while taking the long 


view on resource allocation, social and environmental costs and improved efficiency. 


Shrivastava is the Director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the John 
Molson School of Business. The Centre is named for Concordia’s Chancellor, David O’Brien, 


who established it with a $2 million donation. 


With the Centre, Shrivastava hopes to develop an interdisciplinary, cross-Faculty research 
agenda and programs on sustainable enterprise. He believes it is critical to involve 
economists, sociologists, political scientists, sustainability specialists as well as artists 
and designers in developing sustainable solutions. The knowledge that is gathered, 
examined, and developed at the Centre will be transferred to the business 
community. He is also keen on engaging Concordia students and staff in the 
O’Brien Centre’s research, as well as community members and corporations 


in Montreal, and sustainability scholars from surrounding areas. 


Most importantly, the next generation of business leaders is being trained 
to embrace an approach that benefits society from a perspective that 


encompasses corporate, social and environmental concerns. 


Led by Dean Sanjay Sharma, whose own research focus includes corporate 
environmental strategy and corporate sustainability, the John Molson 
School of Business is focused on educating responsible 

business leaders and global citizens to manage in 
future business environments that are global, 


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powerful way to connect people. She uses video and digital media to give voice to those whose 
narratives need to be heard. Her award-winning documentary The Water Front examined 
public vs. private access to water and she addressed domestic violence and rights of women in 


Novela, Novela; a film now integrated in social science curricula across the Americas. 


A professor in communication studies, Miller guides her students to confront difficult issues 
such as the impact of social and economic power imbalances or the international 
politics of food. She also worked with her students to train activists from 
around the globe at the Video Advocacy Institute under the auspices 
of Witness, an international organization dedicated to using video to 


address human rights violations. 


As one of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, she is working 
with the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling on the 
Community-University Research Alliance Project: Life Stories 
of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human 
Rights Violations. She is also the principal investigator on Mapping 
Memories. Through this project, Miller is teaching Montreal’s 
refugee youth peer interviewing, mapping and video production so 


they can testify to their own experiences. 


Developing the technology of storytelling and sharing those skills with 
communities that might otherwise remain silent are among the ways 
Concordia professors and students are building an international 
culture of connectivity. Across the university, projects like 
these are linking academia and the wider public, and 

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He’s the co-primary investigator at Aboriginal Territories 
in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a network of academics, artists and technology developers who 
are using desktop virtual reality and videogame software to assist Aboriginal communities in 


preserving, interpreting and communicating cultural histories. 


At Kahnawake’s Survival School, Lewis encouraged students to share stories they had been 
told in their community. He and his team then taught them how to transform the tales into 


virtual environments with Aboriginal protagonists. 


Lewis’ research studio, Obx Labs, is housed in Hexagram-Concordia, in Concordia’s 
Faculty of Fine Arts. The Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media 
Arts and Technology is recognized internationally in areas where Quebec 

is emerging as a world leader including responsive textiles and wearable 
computing, interactive environments and performance, virtual heritage, high 


definition cinema and interactive game design. 


On another front, the Concordia Digital History Lab in the Faculty of Arts 

& Science is using new media to develop ways to share the task of historical 
research and interpretation with online audiences worldwide— scholars, 
students, and the general public. Projects have touched on digitizing the last 
remnants of unique and ephemeral documents about labour organizations in 
South Africa during the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's and providing an image- 
and-sound journey through the more than 400-year memory of 


the Acadians, the French-speakers of Atlantic Canada. 


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earn her PhD in clinical medicine, and eventually work to improve diabetes treatment in the 


developing world. 


As an undergraduate honours student in cellular molecular biology, she completed her 
research on obesity and diabetes at Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, surrounded 
by graduate students, as well as post-doctoral and professional researchers. She added 
Spanish as her fifth language while participating in a project in Mexico on sexual reward 
and reproductive success. The work was related to research on sexual behaviour in 


Jim Pfaus’ psychology lab. 


Like many other Concordia students, Chamas credits the chance to participate 
in research both on campus and internationally, the supportive, intimate 
environment of Concordia’s colleges and schools, and the encouragement of 


her professors with helping her to reach her goals. 


Learning beyond the classroom, whether through international volunteer 


programs or co-op work terms, is a hallmark of our university. 


Through a series of partnerships established with educational institutions 
around the world, over 400 students are able to study abroad every 


year, earning credit towards their degree. 


Through a personalized academic approach and opportunities for 
real-world research and social engagement, Concordia is opening the 


classroom to the world. 





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will shift; when alternative energy will become the standard. He thinks this time has come. 

As a PhD student in Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, O’Brien is participating in 

an industry-leading initiative to develop viable net-zero solar houses—a structure equipped ae 
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24 researchers from ten Canadian universities centered at Concordia. Through the network, i 


Concordia has developed and integrated a 300 sq m photovoltaic/thermal solar panel system 

















into the new MB Building, home of Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. The panels 
generate up to 25 kW of electricity and 75 kW of heat: enough energy to turn on 1250 
CFL bulbs, and provide heat for seven Canadian homes throughout the year. This is a 
world first for an office building. The MB Building qualifies for the prestigious LEED 


(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification. 


The network’s next challenge will be to further study how building materials perform 
in relation to simulated heat, frost, light, wind and condensation. They will test for these 
factors in an environmental chamber built with a $4.5 million grant from the Knowledge 


Infrastructure Program. 


Resourceful thinking is leading us to create a wealth of technology that will 
diminish society’s dependence on fossil fuels. Our engineering professors 
are developing solar-powered charge stations for electric 
vehicles, equipment to convert solid waste into methane 
as an alternative to natural gas, and small-scale wind 
turbines that will generate household energy in an 


urban environment. 


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the ivory tower to come tumbling down. As coordinator of the University of the Streets Café, 
she brings people together in informal venues like cafés, art galleries and parks to engage in 
public conversations. The result is exchange between experts, students, citizens and passers-by 


on everything from politics to the environment, and from history to health. Seven years and 


nearly 325 conversations later, this program continues to take education outside the university. 


This spirit of inclusive public education has been part of Concordia’s DNA since our 
beginnings. We continue to believe that the knowledge, information and programs developed 


in our classrooms and laboratories should be accessible to the broadest number of people. 


Our libraries, cultural and varsity activities, lecture and film series and special events 
held in our multiple galleries, concert hall and theatres are open to the public and 


we encourage Montrealers to benefit from our vibrant campus life. 


Four out of every ten faculty members are part-time, many of them with 
active careers in business, the community or the arts in addition to their 


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Through eConcordia, online educational services are available to 
growing numbers of people. Credit and professional development 
courses in business, engineering, arts and science allow students to 


study from anywhere, on their own schedules. 


Developing ways for knowledge to move across time, 
across space, and between the institution and the 


community remains a Concordia priority. 


TOTAL STUDENT ENROLMENT 





43 942 


ENROLMENT BY LEVEL 











TOTAL 


39 904 


UNDERGRADUATE 33571 (76.4%) 
FULL TIME: 21221 
PART TIME: 12350 


GRADUATE 6333 (14.4%) 
FULL TIME: 4 633 
PART TIME: 1 700 


CONTINUING EDUCATION 4038 (9.2%) 


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLMENT 











TOTAL 


4439 


ENCS 1240 (27.9%) 

ARTS & SCIENCE 1161 (26.2%) 
JOHN MOLSON 994 (22.4%) 
FINE ARTS 230 (5.2%) 
VISITING 133 (3.0%) 
INDEPENDENT 681 (15.3%) 


ENROLMENT IN CREDITED COURSES: 39 904 
ENROLMENT IN CONTINUING EDUCATION: 4 038 


ENROLMENT BY FACULTY 






TOTAL 


39 904 


ARTS & SCIENCE 17 030 (42.7%) 
UNDERGRADUATE: 15 023 
GRADUATE: 2.007 

JOHN MOLSON 8026 (20.1%) 
UNDERGRADUATE: 6 803 
GRADUATE: 1196 

ENCS 5690 (14.3%) 
UNDERGRADUATE: 3 514 
GRADUATE: 2176 

FINE ARTS 3482 (8.7%) 
UNDERGRADUATE: 2991 
GRADUATE: 491 

INDEPENDENT & VISITING 5676 (14.2%) 
UNDERGRADUATE: 5 213 
GRADUATE: 463 


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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROFESSORS 100 
PART-TIME PROFESSORS 673 

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STUDENT ATHLETES AND THE BROADER COMMUNITY EXTENDED THEIR 
SEASONS with the construction of the Sports Dome, an inflated cover allowing year-round access to the 
athletic fields on our Loyola campus. It is a first for the Quebec university network. The sustainably-designed 


air-inflated structure enables all-season use of the equivalent of four sports fields. 


CONCORDIA AND THE CITY OF MONTREAL MARKED THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY 

OF THE PASSING OF NORMAN BETHUNE witha special ceremony involving leaders of the 
Chinese community. It ended with a wreath ceremony at Bethune’s statue which stands in a park at the heart of 
Quartier Concordia. The series of events and exhibitions held across the city included the launch of Adrienne 


Clarkson's biography of the physician and humanitarian who personified many of the university’s core values. 


CONCORDIA'S GENOMICS EXPERTISE IN CONVERTING PLANT-BASED WASTE 
{NTO FUEL has been recognized by a range of public and private funding sources. Biology professor 
Adrian Tsang will lead a $17.5 million dollar research program, the largest in environmental genetics ever 
funded in Genome Canada’s history. The project will advance research on deploying fungal enzymes to break 
down biomass for conversion into fuels. Meanwhile, biology professor Vincent Martin is co-lead on a project 
classifying the genes in plants that contribute to the synthesis of novel high-value plant-derived bioproducts. 
This project was awarded $13.6 million, from the Genome Canada Applied Genomics Research in 
Bioproducts or Crops (ABC) competition, with more than $4.6 million for Martin’s activities at Concordia. 
The research teams will be housed in a brand new state-of-the-art building on the Loyola Campus to be 


constructed with over $30 million allocated by the Knowledge Infrastructure Program. 








CONCORDIA HAS GIVEN THE CANADIAN AND AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS A 
BLUEPRINT for policy and decision-making intended to prevent future genocides around the world. 

The university’s Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies Will to Intervene includes 80 
recommendations addressing a range of government practices and powers and offers a toolkit for creating 
enduring change. Led by MIGS Director Frank Chalk and Senior Fellow and Senator LGen (ret’d) Roméo 
Dallaire, the report has been listed by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University as an 


official resource for their Mass Atrocity Response Operations project. 


JMSB STUDENTS PROVED THEY CAN MANAGE EVENTS, AND WIN THEM. Besides 
organizing two successful case competitions at the graduate and undergraduate levels that welcomed 

teams from around the world, the John Molson School of Business’ students excelled in competitions 
elsewhere. They kicked off the year with gold at the 2009 Financial Open in Quebec City. The next month, 
the MBA students earned gold at the George Washington University School of Business International Case 
Competition. Meanwhile, the undergrads were the clear winners in the Caisse de dépdt et placement du 
Québec’s 12th Simulation boursiére interuniversitaire de la SRA HEC Montréal. The next week, they earned 
their fourth straight victory at HEC Montréal’s 17th edition of Marketing Happening. In November, students 
demonstrated the JMSB’s growing emphasis on sustainable business practices, by winning the TATA Cup 


Sustainability Case Competition hosted by the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. 


STUDENTS AND FACULTY WILL ADVANCE RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE 
AND CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY with the construction of the PERFORM (Prevention, 
Evaluation, Rehabilitation, Formation) centre. The $35 million facility, supported by the Knowledge 
Infrastructure Program, will strengthen ties with hospitals and health centres, locally and internationally. 
Once in operation, therapeutic facilities for people with sport injuries or chronic health problems such 


as cancer, cardiac or respiratory diseases will be available to the wider community. 








in the sixth annual Knights School Survey. Among the 35 MBA programs evaluated in 
Corporate Knights Magazine, Concordia has remained number one provincially since the survey’s inception 
in 2004. Meanwhile, the Aspen Institute has ranked the school third in Canada in “Beyond Grey Pinstripes,” 


their biennial, alternative university ranking. 





along with their predecessors at Loyola College and Sir George Williams University are now 
a mouse-click away with the launch of Spectrum, a Concordia-designed institutional repository. This is the 
first step in making researchers’ peer-reviewed research and creation output accessible to everyone with an 


internet connection. 


N \, the urban landscape surrounding our downtown Sir George 
Williams Campus. Residents were invited to tour the Grey Nuns Mother House to learn about the heritage 
site and our plans for its future use as the home of the Faculty of Fine Arts. In the Fall, Concordia hosted 
hundreds of international scholars at a conference on repurposing religious sites and took the opportunity 
to open an exhibit revisiting the Mother House through the eyes of several Concordia artists at the FOFA 
Gallery. The university coordinated a targeted mailing to 45,000 neighbourhood households bordering 
our two campuses inviting them to take advantage of a range of screenings, lectures, events and exhibits 


available to them in their own backyards. 


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took fourth in the nationals. Meanwhile, the Concordia baseball team won three consecutive games on the 


last day of competition to claim the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association national crown. 








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WITH THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE PROVINCE’S WELL 
ESTABLISHED IRISH COMMUNITY, the university opened the School of Canadian Irish Studies. The 
school owes its existence to the 600 community donors who offered resources and support to the project. 
The program boasts two research chairs, funds for visiting scholars and 23 scholarships. The program now 


offers courses in 12 departments across the Faculties of Arts and Science and Fine Arts. 


JMSB STUDENTS SEEKING A MAJOR IN ACCOUNTANCY in the Bachelor of Commerce 
Program will no longer have to write the first of two exams to qualify for accreditation. The Certified 
Management Accountants (CMA) of Canada determined that the program fulfilled the expectations of 
the first part of their rigorous qualification exam. Now students need only focus on the second half of the 


qualifying test. 


STUDENTS CAN NOW IMPROVE THEIR STUDY SKILLS AND PREPARE FOR 
ADMISSION TO CONCORDIA with a variety of complementary credit courses available through the 
School of Extended Learning. The four-credit Skills for Success in University Study course is designed as an 
introduction to the critical elements needed for success in courses at the university such as general study 
skills, motivation and writing skills as well as information literacy. Among others, there are also two courses 
on Problem-based Service Learning (a student-centered approach to learning that addresses real world 
problems): one offering a theoretical overview, the other a supervised community placement of 120 hours 


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ENGINEERING STUDENTS CONSTRUCTED A 40-FOOT SCALE REPLICA OF THE 
EIFFEL TOWER using 55000 pieces of K’Nex—the locally produced building toy. The Engineering Week 


accomplishment earned them the awe of their peers and a spot on Daily Planet on the Discovery Network. 


HEXAGRAM-CONCORDIA OPENED THE DOORS TO TWO NEW LABS FOR 
EXPERIMENTS IN PERFORMANCE, SOUND AND NEW MEDIA. Both labs are headed by 
Canada Research Chairs. Composer, theatre director and concept artist Sandeep Bhagwati’s Matrabox is an 
800 sq ft performance space wired with theatre lighting, three-channel video projection and comprehensive 
equipment for video and audio production. It accommodates musical, dance, theatre, cinematic and 

studio art performances. Sha Xin Wei, who holds a joint appointment in the Faculties of Fine Arts and 
Engineering & Computer Science, is responsible for the Topological Media Lab. It unites researchers from 
anthropological, literary, architectural, studio art and computer science backgrounds to study the meaning 
of performance and build events that have cultural value. The lab created Ozone, a responsive sound and 
music instrument with an elastic screen equipped with microphones and sensors to interpret movement as 


sound and video. 


PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS AT LOYOLA WERE KEPT ON THE MOVE THROUGH 
2009. In April they participated in City of Wine, a national theatre event involving 150 students and 
educators from seven theatre schools. Then, in the summer, they moved to expressly designed facilities on 
the Sir George Williams Campus. The new studios, rehearsal spaces and workshops can accommodate multi- 
media exploration for the theatre, dance and music departments with the support of $11 million from the 


Knowledge Infrastructure Program. 


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RESEARCHERS FROM A BROAD RANGE OF DISCIPLINES ARE ADDRESSING THE 
IMPACT AND IMPORTANCE OF GAMING CULTURE. The brand new Technoculture, Art 
and Games (TAG) research group explores the sociology of gaming culture, the potential impact of video 
games as learning tools for history or language and the technology of game design and interface. TAG is 


contributing to Quebec’s reputation as a leading centre for digital media, an exploding field worldwide. 


STUDENTS SET ASIDE THEIR BOOKS SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEAR TO HELP 
THOSE LESS FORTUNATE. In January, two students lived in the Webster Library for ten days to 
raise over $1 300 as part of the Live-in for Literacy. The funds they raised helped establish libraries in nine 
communities in India. Meanwhile, JMSB students camped out in front of the GM building through five 
frosty March nights to raise money for Dans la rue. Five Days for the Homeless raised over $30,000 in its 
sophomore year. By June, students were in gear with the annual Colors of Concordia fundraiser at the 52 
km Tour de ’ile cycling event. Over $5 000 was raised by the largest contingent in the event’s history to 


promote cultural exchange and diversity. 


STUDENTS COMPLETING A GRADUATE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE IN THE FACULTY 
OF FINE ARTS are now eligible for one of two Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation 
fellowships in the visual arts. The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, to 

be inaugurated in Spring 2010, will be awarded annually to support exceptional students beginning their 


artistic careers. 


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FACULTY 


SIMA APRAHAMIAN, 

Sociology and Anthropology 

Honoured at International Women’s Day 
celebrations organized by the 

Montreal and Laval chapters of the 
Armenian Relief Society (ARS-HOM) 


ANDREAS ATHIENITIS, 

Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Appointed contributing author on direct 
solar energy by the Intergovernmental Panel 
on Climate Change 


GARY BOYD, Education 
Canadian Network for Innovation 
in Education Leadership award 


GENEVIEVE CADIEUX, Studio Arts 
Unveiled her 50-foot artwork Lierre sur Pierre 
on new MB building 


DAN CROSS, Film Studies 

Edward Jones Audience Choice Award 

at the 47" Ann Arbor Film Festival for his 
role as producer of RiP: A remix manifesto; 
part of diplomatic mission of Governor 
General of Canada Michaelle Jean to 
Norway and Ukraine 


MARK A. ELLENBOGEN, Psychology 
Reconfirmed as the Canada 

Research Chair in Developmental 
Psychopathology 


HAROLD ENTWISTLE, 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus 

Honoured by the Canadian Society for Study 
in Education for his contributions to the 
discipline of education 


ARP| HAMALIAN, Education 
Honoured as one of 11 YWCA 2009 
Women of Distinction, receiving the 
Education Award 


AMIN HAMMAD, 

Institute for Information Systems Engineering 
Named Fulbright Visiting Chair in 
Transborder Studies at Arizona State 
University 


WALAA HAMOUDA, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering 
(with master’s student Abou Saleh) 
Best Paper Award at the IEEE 
International Conference on 
Communications 


VAN SUONG HOA, 

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
Association de la recherche industrielle du 
Québec Partenariat Technologique Prize 


CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, Music 
Elected into the Royal Society of 
Canada (RSC) 


RABBI HOWARD JOSEPH, Religion 
Received honorary doctorate from 
New York’s Yeshiva University 


MUTHUKUMARAN PACKIRISAMY, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
Elected Fellow of the Canadian Society 
of Mechanical Engineering 


JIM PFAUS, Psychology 

Frank A. Beach Award in comparative 
psychology from Division 6 of the American 
Psychological Association 


ADAM RADOMSKY, Psychology 
Distinguished Contributions to 

the Public or Community Award 
from the Canadian Psychological 
Association (CPA) 


RONALD RUDIN, History 
Elected into the Royal Society 
of Canada (RSC) 


ANDREW RYDER, Psychology 
2009 Canadian Psychological 
Association (CPA) President’s 
New Researcher Award 


SHERRY SIMON, 

Département d’études frangaises 
Killam Research Fellowship from the 
Canada Council for the Arts 


TED STATHOPOULOS, 

Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering 
2009 Jack E. Cermak Medal of the 
Engineering Mechanics Institute of American 
Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 


JANE STEWART, 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, 

Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology 
2009 John B. Stirling Montreal Medal from 
Queen’s University 


FRANCOISE SULLIVAN, Studio Arts 
Elevated to the rank of Officer within the 
Order of Canada 


M.N.S. SWAMY, 

Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Named Honorary Professor by the National 
Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 


GABOR SZILASI, Photography (retired) 
2009 Prix Paul-Emile-Borduas 


YONG ZENG 

Institute for Information Systems Engineering 
Reconfirmed as the Canada Research 
Chair in Design Science 


STUDENTS 


SIENA ANSTIS, 

Journalism and Sociology undergraduate 
2009 Forces Avenir Undergraduate 
Personality award 


SARAH BENNING, 

Biology undergraduate 

Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation 
award at the Institute of Mental Health 
Research Young Researchers’ Conference 


DIEGO CUETO, JMSB PhD student 
Joe Kelly Graduate Award 


JOANNE HUI, Humanities PhD student 
For her artwork, The Potato Wars: Chinese- 
Canadian Resistance during the Exclusion 
Era, included in the Rideau Hall exhibition 
DIASPORArt; Strategy and Seduction by 
Canadian Artists from Culturally Diverse 
Communities. 


JILLIAN KESTLER-D’AMOURS, 
Journalism undergraduate 
Hong Kong Student Fellowship 


WEI LIU, Design Science PhD student 
Best Paper Award at the 16” 
International Society for Productivity 
Enhancement (ISPE) International 
Conference on Concurrent Engineering 


HASSAN ABOU SALEH, 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Master’s 
student (with professor Walaa Hamouda) 
Best Paper Award at the Institute of 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 
(IEEE) International Conference on 
Communications 


FITSUM TARIKU, ENCS PhD graduate 
2009 Housing Studies Achievement Award 
from the Canada Mortgage and Housing 
Corporation 


AHMAD ZBEEB, 

Electrical and Computer Engineering student 
(with professor Abdel Sebak) 

Best student paper (Energy) at the 
International Conference on Energy & 
Environment (EnviroEnergy) 


ANDREW DI LULLO, SCHEALE 
DUVAH PENTIAH & AMIR AOUEISS, 
Industrial Engineering undergraduates 

First place in the Institute of Industrial 
Engineers (IIE) Quebec Simulation 
Competition 


ANDREA CLARK, 

Cell and Molecular undergraduate 

MYTSUMI LOUIS-FOSTER, 

Behavioral Neuroscience undergraduate 
PETER QUASHIE, Biology Masters student 
Scholarships from the Quebec Black Medical 
Association 


R4 

Whose work in developing Concordia’s 
rigorous environmental policy have helped 
the school win this year’s Prix québécois 
d'entreprise citoyenne in the category of 
environment, large institutions. 


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REVENUES 2008009 


OPERATING FUND 2009 


TOTAL 


$369 452 000 





(in thousands $) 
TUITION FEES 75914 
QUEBEC GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES 215035 
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SUBSIDIES 4.392 
MISC. FEES AND OTHER INCOME 27099 


SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY 7743 


STUDENT SERVICES 13 664 
ANCILLARY SERVICES 18232 
RENTAL PROPERTIES 4828 
UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION 2309 


NET INVESTMENT INCOME 236 
TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE $369 452 


RESEARCH FUND 2009 









TOTAL 


$32 523 000 


(in thousands $) 


QUEBEC GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES AST? 
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SUBSIDIES 23 897 


OTHER SUBSIDIES 22 
GRANTS FROM OTHER SOURCES 3822 
MISC. FEE AND OTHER INCOME 10 


DONATIONS 195 
TOTAL RESEARCH REVENUE $32 523 


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DESIGNATED FUND 2009 


TOTAL 


$13 155 000 





(in thousands $) 


QUEBEC GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES 288 
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SUBSIDIES 74 
GRANTS FROM OTHER SOURCES 660 
MISC. FEES AND OTHER INCOME 1222 
DONATIONS 7 276 
UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION 2995 
TOTAL DESIGNATED REVENUE $13 155 


CAPITAL ASSETS FUND 2009 









TOTAL 


$30 143 000 


(in thousands $) 


QUEBEC GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES 29 410 
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SUBSIDIES 70 


OTHER SUBSIDIES 75 
MISC. FEES AND OTHER INCOME 88 


DONATIONS 500 
TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS REVENUE $30 143 


EXPENDITURES 200810 


OPERATING FUND 2009 







TOTAL 


$362 375 000 





217 443 


ACADEMIC SERVICES 
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 80 272 
RESEARCH 8944 
SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY 7 308 
ANCILLARY SERVICES 17341 
RENTAL PROPERTIES 3153 
INTEREST ON BANK LOANS 2583 
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES $362 375 


RESEARCH FUND 2009 


TOTAL 


$30 870000 





DESIGNATED FUND 2009 


TOTAL 


$11 378000 


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TOTAL RESEARCH EXPENDITURES $30 870 


UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION 
ENDOWED & RESTRICTED PROJECTS 8 342 
TOTAL DESIGNATED EXPENDITURES $11 378 
CAPITAL ASSETS FUND 2009 
TOTAL 

$50 257000 
INTEREST ON BANK LOANS 1977 
INTEREST ON LONG-TERM DEBT 14 309 
AMORTIZATION 31777 
TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS $50 257 


EXPENDITURES 


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