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The death of Hugh MacLennan 


Vol. 15 No. 11 November 15, 1990 

Concordia mourns a great Canadian author 

PHOTO: Charles Bélanger 

Hugh MacLennan 

by Ray Beauchemin 

he death of author Hugh Mac- 

Lennan last week left Canada to 

mourn one of the most prolific 
and vocal supporters of its national 

MacLennan, 83, “scholar-in- 
residence” at Concordia since 1985 and 
a five-time winner of the Governor- 
General’s Award, was the author of Two 
Solitudes and six other novels, all set in 

“MacLennan was a deeply important 
writer to Canadian literature. Whether 
or not he was a fine novelist, he was the 
first to write in a way that articulated a 
Canadian identity,” English Professor 


Needed: scientists 

The dearth of high-level computer scientists and engineers may 
have long-term effects on Canada. Computer Science Chair Tien 
Bui says Concordia has the capacity to produce more and better 


Post-Meech Quebec 

pages 6 and 7 

Faculty Caucus has submitted a preliminary brief to the Bélanger- 
Campeau Commission with a more detailed one to follow next 


Tod ao} F-Ta-dall ek 

pages 8-11 

Nine new awards and more than 200 scholarship presentations 
mean hundreds of students get a head start on their education. 

Laura Groening, who teaches Canadian 
Literature at Concordia, told CTR this 

Like Paul Tallard, the hero of Two 
Solitudes, MacLennan felt he had to 
build the stage and props for his play, 
and then write the play itself. 

Since its publication 45 years ago, the 
novel has become a metaphor for 
French-English tensions rather than the 
Canadian nationalism he longed for. 

“He wanted to give voice to the idea 
of a distinct Canadian identity, especial- 
ly in a way that would be relevant to 
relations in Québec between the French 
and the English,” said Groening, who 
includes Two Solitudes in her survey 

From McGill to Concordia 

MacLennan was born in English 
Canada, in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He 
settled in Montréal after moving here in 
1935 to teach classics at Lower Canada 
College. He kept a country home in 
North Hatley, in the Eastern Townships. 

In 1951, MacLennan joined the 
English Department at McGill Univer- 
sity, becoming a full professor in 1966 
and professor emeritus in 1979. 

Adispute over office space in 1985 left 
MacLennan, no longer actively teach- 
ing, unhappy with McGill. Concordia’s 
Dean of Arts and Science, Charles 
Bertrand, promptly offered MacLennan 

an office on the second floor of the Nor- 
ris Building. 

“It was an honour and a privilege for 
the Faculty of Arts and Science and 
Concordia to be able to welcome him as 
one of ours,”Bertrand said. “It was an 
honour to have a great Canadian anda 
great Québecois as part of our Univer- 
sity, even if it was for only a few short 

In the small office, amid his papers 
and his books, MacLennan wrote, read 
and met with students. 

One of those students, Roma Glblun 
Bross, said, “one theme that preoc- 
cupied him was Brian Mulroney, whom 
he couldn’t stand. He called him Mul- 
dummy. He said he gave Canada away 
to the United States.” 

Politics wasn’t all that was on his 
mind, said Bross, a graduate of the 
Creative Writing programme and 
author of To Samarkand and Back. “We 
chatted about literature, food, his state 
of health. We shared anecdotes. Some- 
times we talked about nothing of great 
consequence. We just sat there and 
chatted like two kids. Sometimes I 
would leave him little notes, sometimes 
answered, sometimes not.” 

Characteristic of his encouragement 
to writing students, MacLennan 
responded promptly and willingly 
when Bross applied for a Canada Coun- 
cil grant, writing long and detailed 

continued on page 14 

U de M colloquium 

University participants 
identify women’s issues 

Ivia Cademartori 

Concordia is ahead of other univer- 
sities in promoting feminist studies, 
Claudie Solar, Advisor to the Rector on 
the Status of Women, said at a collo- 
quium last month which addressed is- 
sues affecting women in universities. 

“Concordia is the only university in 
Québec with an Office on the Status of 
Women, a Women’s Centre, and a 
feminist institute, the Simone de 
Beauvoir Institute,” she said. “But there 
is still a way to go.” 

Solar, Vice Rector Academic, Rose 
Sheinin, and Decision Sciences Profes- 
sor Danielle Morin took part in 
l'Université ‘avec’ les femmes, held at the 

Université de Montréal on Oct. 25 and 

The colloquium had been designed to 
commemorate the 50th anniversary of 
women’s suffrage in Québec and to 
trace the progress of women since they 
began entering university about a cen- 
tury ago. 

Solar chaired a workshop called 
“Feminist Knowledge: Creation, Trans- 
mission, Availability,” which con- 
cluded that feminist studies should be 
made available at all universities and 
that the validity of research on women’s 
issues be universally accepted. 

Sheinin took part ina workshop titled 
“Women in Research: Integration or Ex- 

“The workshop focused on women in 
research, women’s research, and 

continued on page 14 

2—November 15, 1990 

Lack of scientists and engineers may put Canada 
) in Third World position ) 

Canada needs more 
high-level computer 
scientists and 
Concordia can produce 

them, says Bui 

__ by Bronwyn Chester 

he Canadian Council of Profes- 

J sional Engineers has put out the 

call for more people to enter the 

field of engineering. Within 10 years, 

Canada will be short 30,000 engineers, 

Council President John McDougall 

says, and without them, the country 

will be in a Second or Third World posi- 

While Computer Science Chair Tien 
Bui acknowledges that prediction, he is 
more concerned about the dearth of 
high-level research being done by en- 
gineers and computer scientists. For in- 
stance, Bui said, he has been unable to 
fill two positions in his department 
with Canadians for the past five years. 

“It’s not enough just to produce more 
engineers. Someone with a Bachelor of 
Science or Engineering is not in a posi- 
tion to do high-level research and teach- 
ing. We need PhD engineers and 
computer scientists. The shortage is in 
new technological areas, such as 
robotics. If we don’t have senior scien- 
tists developing basic new knowledge, 
we will fall behind other countries.” 

Since establishing the PhD 
programme in Computer Science in 
1984, Concordia has produced 10 
graduates, three of whom are now 
professors in American universities, 
one at Purdue University, Bui said. 

“We have come a long way since the 

early ‘80s when only two PhDs were 
graduating from all three Computer 
Science departments in the Montréal- 
area, combined.” 

Low turn-out in this field may cause 
problems long-term. As it is, not 
enough Canadian students are continu- 
ing their education in the sciences and 
engineering. Bui added that of the 25 
PhD students now in Computer 
Science, less than 50 per cent are 
Canadian, many of whom will return to 
their own countries to apply their 

“In Canada, our attitude is that if you 
have a smart child, you encourage him 
or her to go into medicine or law. In 
Japan, bright students choose engineer- 
ing or science,” Bui said, adding that a 
national effort is needed to attract stu- 
dents to science and engineering. 

Bui is also concerned that the best 
engineering and:computer science stu- 
dents do not list Concordia as their first 
choice. Yet, Concordia’s Computer 
Science Department, with a staff of 29, 
is among the largest departments of its 
kind in the country, he said, and the 
quality of faculty members is competi- 
tive with any school of comparable size 
in North America. 

As an example of the Department's 
track record, Bui cites the international 
media coverage received when Com- 
puter Science Professor Clement Lam 
revealed the solution to a two-hundred- 
year old mathematical problem: can a 
finite projective plane of the order of 10 
exist? The New York Times was just one 
of the many media outlets that at- 
tempted to explain the equation. 

“This was one of the 10 problems the 
world over that scientists have been 
trying to solve. And we did it here, 
against such competition as Berkeley 
and Princeton. Now, whenever some- 
one from Cambridge, Princeton or Har- 
vard has a problem in computation, up Lam or (Mathematics and 
Computer Science Professor John) 

Some Department achievements 
receive less coverage but are nonethe- 

McKinnon family 
makes appeal to witnesses 

A coroner’s inquest will be held next month into the death of Paul 
McKinnon, the 14-year-old Loyola High School student accidently 
killed three weeks ago in front of the Loyola Campus. 

Paul's family is appealing to anyone who witnessed the accident to 
provide a written account for use at the inquiry. 

Police and witnesses have given widely varying reports of the acci- 
dent, which occurred on Thursday October 25, at 3:40 p.m. 

Both the McKinnon family and its legal counsel would like to ensure 
that all the information presented at the inquest is as accurate as 


Anyone wishing to come forward can deposit a written account to 
Loyola High School President J. Winston Rye, S.J.,c/o Room 218 at the 

school, or c/o the CTR offices, Bishop Court, Room 117 (BC-117). 

— DGV 

less as significant. For example, faculty 
member Sebius Doedel received a 
$50,000-per-year grant from Electricité 
de France for large-scale computation 
to regulate the flow of electricity in 
high-power wires. Bui’s own work with 
Johnson & Johnson’ Research 
Laboratory will help develop decom- 
posable, non-woven materials by using 
computer simulations of flows in absor- 
bant products. 

Recently, Computer Science Professor 
Ching Suen won the largest industrial 
contract ever awarded to Concordia to 
develop expert computers: systems, 
such as a computer programme that 
can diagnose illnesses. Professor Hon 
Lee received a grant to work with Bell 
Northern Research to build distributed 

“This is the future generation of com- 
puters,” Bui said. 

Economics’ Otchere says: 

Canadians moving towards 
a cashless society 

: __ by Ray Beauchemin 

Canada is becoming increasingly cashless, but that’s not to say it’s running out 
of money. Economics Professor Dan Otchere said he foresees a time when 
cash and cheques will be used in only half of all transactions and the remaining 
50 per cent will be split between credit and debit cards. 

That time has not arrived yet, but with the current use of credit cards — the 
average Canadian has two — and the increasing use of debit cards, there is 
already less cash exchanging hands. 

Debit cards represent electronic money and are similar to the bank cards now 
being used in automated banking transactions. Savings or chequing accounts 
can be credited or debited by computer, telephone or an electronic terminal, 
such as the point-of-sale terminals at several retail outiets, the Provigo super- 
market chain and Montréal banks. 

Provigo, the Royal Bank, the National Bank of Canada and several caisse 
populaire branches are midway through a five-year test of the debit card 

Debit cards differ from credit cards “in that they require users to have the 
necessary funds in their accounts to cover current purchases,” Otchere said. 
“Credit card users, in contrast, receive loans for their purchases, at pre-ar- 
ranged terms, and eventually pay them off with currency or by cheque.” 

Otchere said the most common electronic funds transfers are insurance, 
mortgage, loan and utility payments, and credits of interest, dividends, payroll, 
private pension and governmenttransfer payments. For instance, Otchere said, 
Concordia electronically deposits paycheques for its employees in several area 

Although there are many advantages to using the debit card system — for 
example, it reduces the danger of carrying a lot of cash — it will take some time 
before debit cards become popular and Canada becomes a truly less-cash and 
less-cheque society. There are still security and privacy issues to deal with, 
Otchere said. 

“Prominent among these are the loss of privacy over personal transactions, 
difficulties with recalling PINs (personal identification numbers), computer fraud 
and the errors that might occur through the mistakes of sale clerks and the 
computer system itself,” he said. 

However, consumer recourse is an important feature of the debit card. “At the 
time of the transaction, people can get errors corrected, cancel transactions 
outright and should the merchandise be returned to the store, accounts can be 

The main benefits of the debit system, Otchere said, are cost reduction, 
increased efficiency and, of course, profit. The money that Canadians aren't 
walking around with and the money that stores aren’t keeping in their cash 
registers is where it ought to be — in the bank, making more money. 

The ingenuity of Chemistry's Le Van Mao 

Catalysts: working for the future 

PHOTO: Charles Bélanger 

Le Van Mao poses proudly with his team. Top row, from left to right, Andrew Pugh, Hassan 
Ahlafi, Raymond Le Van Mao and Jianhua Yao. Bottom row, left to right, Trug-chi Vo, Bernard 

Sjiariel, Louise Dufresne and Serge Genest. 

by André Fauteux 

Chemistry Professor Raymond Le 
Van Mao was on his way to making a 
promising scientific discovery when 
the multinational company he worked 
for prevented him from developing it 
further, seeing no guarantee for short- 
term profit. Within five years, Union 
Carbide had patented the same inven- 

That was reason enough for the 
chemist to opt out of the multinational 
and into Concordia. In 1982, he ac- 
cepted a position here, choosing Con- 
cordia over larger North American 
schools that were equally ready to wel- 
come him. Despite having fewer space 
and material resources at his fingertips, 
he could not pass up the challenge of 
greater freedom to express his in- 

Le Van Mao’s decision paid off. He 
founded an internationally recognized 

Plus ¢a change... 

catalysis laboratory that has produced 
about 30 publications and 15 patented 
inventions since 1984. Five years ago, he 
was awarded the official symbol of the 
Canadian Patents and Development 
Office, the Inventor. 

Le Van Mao said catalysts, which he 
has studied for 20 years, have potential 
benefits for both the environment and 
industry. Catalysts are substances that 
initiate slow chemical reactions — some 
so slow they are tabulated in parts-per- 
million as they occur, every few years. 

“About 40 to 50 per cent of the world’s 
chemical substances are produced 
through a catalytic transformation,” he 
explained, “so you see the importance 
of catalysts in industry.” 

He has converted asbestos into 
chryso-zeolite, an ideal catalyst because 
it produces gasoline from methanol and 
replaces polluting phosphates in deter- 
gent. It also fights desertification by 
storing water in soil for weeks and 
releasing it slowly. This process may 
allow shrubs to grow in the desert and 
help reduce famine in arid countries, 

continued on page 14 

Professor sheds light 
on the Classics 

__ by John Sobol 

Gabrielle Baugniet’s work takes place 
in the shadowy corners of contem- 
porary university curricula. But, as a 
professor of classical languages and 
English poetry, she brings so much light 
to these obscure areas that last year, she 
was runner-up for the Excellence in 
Teaching award, designated by the 
Concordia University Students As- 

Baugniet’s teaching history is an un- 
usual one. In 1961, she was a 
housekeeper for Neil Compton, who 
was Chair of the English Department at 

ee ee eae 

cording to Baugniet, “they needed 
someone to teach Greek, so Neil said, 
‘Well, my housekeeper has a classics 
degree from Cambridge,’ and so, I was 
taken on part-time.” 

Two years after she began teaching, 
Baugniet married Compton, a well- 
respected scholar who taught at Sir 
George Williams until his death in 1973. 

After that time, Baugniet left the 
University for a private girls’ school, 
where she taught Latin for 12 years. 
“Part-time teachers are scandalously 
underpaid,” said Baugniet, who had to 
provide for her two daughters. “I 
thought I would have a better chance as 
a schoolteacher.” 

In 1986, Baugniet returned to Concor- 
dia. In addition to teaching Latin and 
Greek courses, this year she also began 

continued on page 14 

Concordia is a vibrant collection of 
people, places and activities. At-a- 
Glance is one vehicle for discovering 
some of what is happening here. This 
column welcomes your submissions. 

onna Varrica 

Mechanical Engineering's Richard Cheng has been asked to serve as leader 
of the evaluation team on “Manufacture: Automation” by the Manufacturing 
Research Corporation of Ontario for the third consecutive year. Cheng’s team 
includes the Director of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Programme, 
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic In- 
stitue of Troy, New York, and the Manager of Power Systems, IBM, in Toronto. 

Computer Science’s Ching Y. Suen, Director of Concordia’s Centre for 
Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (CENPARMI), delivered a 
keynote paper, “Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition” to an audience of more 
than 600 people at the 4th International Conference on Advanced Technology 
held in Washington, D.C., last week. In his address, Suen elaborated on the 
advanced research being conducted at CENPARMI, as well as the develop- 
ment of handwriting recognition by computer. 

Sociology and Anthropology’s Bill Reimer, Isabelle Ricard and Fran Shaver 
presented a paper titled “Rural Deprivaion” at a conference sponsored by 
Statistics Canada in Ottawa last month. Reimer and Ricard also presented 
material at the Database Information Sessions after the conference, discuss- 
ing issues arising from their work with the Small Area and Administrative Data 
Division of Statistics Canada. 

Last month, Management Professor Steven Appelbaum led three sessions 
in the seies Physician-Manager: What does this really mean? Level 1 or- 
ganized by the Directors of Professional Services Committee of the Montréal 
Joint Hospital Institute in the Health Care Management Programme. These 
sessions tackled the issues of management: art or science, understanding 
and being understood: the challenge of muddling through and managing your 
resource: people, paper, and time. Tomorrow, Appelbaum will deliver the 
keynote address, “Small and Large Enterprise,” to the McGill Engineering 
Resources and Industry Conference. 

Journalism Professor Ross Perigoe was asked to consult on the pilot of 
CTV’s new investigative journalism show, Victor E, scheduled to be shown 
next spring. Researchers wanted to know what degrees might be found 
hanging on the walls of a newspaper’s managing editor's office. The answer: 
none. Editors don’t usually hang any degrees in their offices. 

Geology’s Gianpaolo Sassano presented’ a paper titled “Trofotron 240: 
Method for the Safe Management of Solid Urban Waste” to the International 
Environment and Ecology Exhibition Crossroads at Place Bonaventure last 

Flu vaccines are now available at Health Services, though there are only 
limited quantities. Priority will be given to healthy adults 65 years of age or 
over, those with long-term heart or lung problems, those with chronic dis- 
eases, and those who have lowered resistance to infection because of cancer 
or an immunological disorder, including the HIV virus. 

In the Bookstore’s continuing promotion for 1990 The Year of Literacy, a 
colour catalogue has been circulated to encourage the giving of books as 
holiday gifts. 

The offices of CRIM (Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal) have 
been moved to 3744 Jean-Brillant St., Room 500, Montréal, H3T 1P1. The 
telephone number is 340-5700 and the fax number is 340-5777. Concordia, 
as well as the other Montréal-area universities and the Université de Laval 
and Sherbrooke, is a member of CRIM, along with many prominent members 
of industry, to further research and development of computer applications. 
CRIM recently signed an international agreement with Germany’s FORWISS, 
a computer research centre. 

November 15, 1990 — 3 

4 —November 15, 1990 

Library workers frustrated 
by progress of contract talks 

Open letter to Patrick Kenniff: 
Recently, the non-professional library 
support staff (NUSGWUE) has been 
staging legal walkouts and demonstrat- 
ing at Bishop’s Court. We feel it impor- 
tant, at this point, to communicate to 
you and the University community our 
sense of frustration with respect to the 
unproductive state of negotiations 
which have been dragging on since 
November, 1989. We would like to high- 
light some points of contention, of 
which you may or may not be aware: 
1. In past years, the University has 
agreed to respect Common Front 
negotiated settlements. This year, 
the University has decided not to go 
along with government-settled 
Common Front issues. 
Stalling on status quo articles. 
3. Dealing with University negotiators 
who have no mandate to negotiate. 
4. Pay increases to others at Concordia 
in recent years of between 6 per cent 
and 33 per cent, in order to achieve 
parity — but not for us..... 
These are some of the frustrating ele- 
ments we have been dealing with. It 
seems that every contract negotiation 


we have been involved in throughout 
our 20-year history follows the same 
scenario — inexcusable delays, lack of 
open and honest discussion, stalling — 
eventually leading to pressure tactics 
on our part. 

NUSGWUE has always been sincere 
in its efforts to provide quality service 
under sometimes difficult circumstan- 
ces. But we must stress the fact that if 
the current trend continues, we will be 
forced to react in the only way possible 
to get our message across. 

The University cannot justify its han- 
dling of the current negotiations with 
NUSGWUE. We feel ignored and in- 
sulted. One would think that after so 
many years in existence, that we would 
receive the respect and attention ac- 
corded to other groups. 

Parity for some and not for others is 
an intolerable situation in our eyes. 

We urge you to consider seriously our 
situation and perhaps even help solve 


Degree Nomenclature 

The Senate of Concordia University recently established a Committee to 
review the names by which we designate our degrees, particularly in 

terms of their gender specificity. 

In light of this mandate, the Ad Hoc Committee on Degree Nomenclature 
invites individuals, from all sectors of our University community, to 
submit their views and recommendations on this issue. 

Written submissions must be received by November 30, 1990 and may be 

addressed to: 

Ad Hoc Committee on Degree Nomenclature 
Office of the Vice-Rector Academic 
AD-231, Loyola Campus 

Seniority is the bottom line 

Last summer, two chargées de cours ap- 
plied to teach a fall-session course on 
Canadian French in the Linguistics 
Department at the Université de 
Montréal (UdeM). Their respective 
qualifications were as follows: 
Candidate A 
1. PhD in linguistics; 

2. author of dozens of articles in 
Canadian, American and European 
linguistics journal, many of which 
are specifically on Canadian French; 

3. some 20 years experience in teach- 
ing linguistics. 

Candidate B 

1. no PhD; 

2. only one published article; 

3. approximately 20 linguistics cour- 
ses given. 

Despite his obviously inferior 
academic credentials, Candidate B got 
the job. Why? Because the collective 
agreement stipulates that the only 
criterion for selection is seniority, i.e. 
how many courses a chargé de cours has 
given in a particular department at 
UdeM. Thus, in my case (since, as you 
may have guessed, I was Candidate A), 
I lost out even though I had taught that 
particular course at other institutions, 
simply because Candidate B had given 
more courses in general at UdeM. 

But what, you may ask, does all this 
have to do with Concordia? Plenty, if 
the Concordia Part-time Faculty As- 
sociation (CUPFA) gets its way. In the 
latest issue of CUPFA News (6:1), the 
internal vice-president, John McAuley, 
has given a “summary of CUPFA’s 
demands for the first collective agree- 
ment between part-time faculty (PTF) 
and Concordia” in which it is clearly 
stated that “overall, seniority would 
determine course allocation” (Article 
11). Furthermore, we are told that 
“CUPFA and the Administration have 
already agreed to a benchmark for 
seniority calculation, involving credit 
courses by PTF at Concordia since Sep- 
tember 1974” (Article 8). 

What all this means, of course, is that 
people will be getting teaching jobs at 
Concordia mainly on the basis of 

having been at the right place at the 
right time. Just like at UdeM, they will 
have a lock on most courses, and will 
effectively prevent other, possibly more 
qualified individuals, from gaining ac- 
cess to the system. By the way, I will be 
one of these happy few, since I will soon 
have accumulated more than 60 credits 
at Concordia. 

Of all the criteria one could devise for 
selecting people to teach in a university, 
seniority must rank among the least 
desirable. Not only is it detrimental to 
first-class education, given that the can- 
didate with the best credentials does 
not necessarily prevail, but it can easily 
lead to discrimination, stagnation and 
mediocrity. Hopefully, the Administra- 
tion will see the light, in time, and will 
insist on basing its hiring policy on 
competence, performance and overall 

M. Picard 

hosted composer 

After reading the article on Malcolm 
Goldstein, I would like to point out in- 
correct information which doesn’t real- 
ly reflect the artist’s activities, the Music 
Department or the Contemporary 
Dance Department. 

Malcolm Goldstein has not been a 
composer in residence since 1989. He 
taught Creative Process in the Contem- 
porary Dance Department during the 
month of October and was sponsored 
by the Fine Arts Visiting Lecturers’ 
Committee to perform in the Concert 
Hall on Oct. 25. 

Malcolm Goldstein spends much of 
his time touring Europe and North 
America, teaching and giving concerts 
and spends his summers in Vermont. 
Silvy Panet-Raymond 
Associate Professor 
Contemporary Dance 

more letters to the editor on page 5 

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¢ LETTERS TO THE EDITOR continued from page 4 

‘Research chic’ 
is replacing teaching 

Picture this. I am sitting in my office 
preparing my lectures when I overhear 
several students complaining to each 
other, in a most agitated manner, the 
fact that they are unable to find any 
professors in two weeks. I stare down 
the hallway and, sure enough, there is 
not a soul in sight. The same scene 
repeats itself five days a week, at almost 
any hour of the day. Where have all our 
teachers gone? It appears that what we 
are witnessing is a modern day version 
of the cottage industry. It is considered 
perfectly legitimate for research grants 
to be used to purchase computers 
which are then kept at home where, 
presumably, professors are doing re- 

The senseless drive to get grants and 
publish something, no matter how 
trivial or worthless, has reduced Con- 
cordia into a caricature of education. 
This false philosophy of education has 
spawned a research group of overpaid, 
arrogant, self-centred professors with 
contempt for the students and no con- 
cern for the institution or community 
that pays their salaries. At present, it is 
impossible to get anyone to sit on any 
committee, no matter how important, 
unless they see an immediate benefit to 
themselves. Always hiding behind the 
excuse of doing research, preparing 
grant applications, attending conferen- 
ces, etc. etc. ad nauseum, but never 
available to do some serious thinking 
about the future of Concordia, the 
quality of education, recruiting stu- 
dents, or of our mission of serving the 

Why do the students accept this 
fraudulent version of education? There 

are two answers. The students, like 
everyone else, have been brainwashed 
into believing that research is the most 
noble and honourable activity and, in 
some mysterious way, their degree is 
worth more if the professors are doing 
research. After all, research conjures up 
visions of dedicated people sacrificing 
their very lives to find cures for cancer, 
AIDS, an end to pollution or unemploy- 
ment. The truth, of course, is quite dif- 
ferent. Most of the research is 
repetitious rubbish having no value 
regardless of the means of measure- 
ment. The other reason is more basic. 
The students are bribed with high 
marks they know perfectly well they 
never earned and, if the choice is be- 
tween passing with a good grade or 
complaining about poor teaching, they 
prefer to pass. 

Probably not in my lifetime, but 
someday, a commission of honest 
people will look at the destruction of 
real education and replacing it with the 
“research chic” version. Answers will 
have to be given as to why the best, 
most dedicated teachers have been 
driven out of Concordia or not hired in 
the first place. Why the standards are so 
low as to make a mockery of education. 
What we got for tens of millions of dol- 
lars spent to subsidize the Concordia 
version of research. Why the students 
have very little respect for their profes- 
sors or administration, and why the 
professors have such little respect for 
each other and are never around. 

Carl Goldman 
Associate Professor, 
Civil Engineering 

Gender vs. sex raises questions 

I would like to convey to the academic 
community my reaction to a recent 
decision of the Faculty of Arts and 
Science Council, as reported in 
Concordia’s Thursday Report of Oct. 18, 
with regard to the inclusion of two 
questions on the course evaluation 
forms anent possible sexual bias on the 
part of the instructor. 

I recall clearly the lively debate which 
took place many years ago concerning 
the propriety of having students 
evaluate their instructors. The dis- 
senters were given assurance at that 
time that the results of such an exercise 
would be treated with the utmost dis- 
cretion and solely for the purpose of 
helping members of the faculty in the 
pursuit of excellence in teaching. 

However, without intending to im- 
pugn the worthy motives of those who 
voted on behalf of the resolution, I wish 
to convey my very deep concern that 
the students are about to be provoked 
into making hasty judgments on mat- 
ters which have become, and justifiably 
so, political in character. This is the thin 
end of the wedge leading towards a 
state of affairs which is historically all 
too familiar. Will it, I wonder, lead ul- 

timately to questions concerning the 
instructor’s political reliability — too 
far left, too right? I would urge the 
learned members of the Arts and 
Science Council to reconsider this 
resolution with due regard to its sinister 

It is perhaps not too out of place to 
remark that I also deplored the many 
references in the article to “gender- 
bias” and “gender-equity.” I have no 
objection to those neologisms which 
add clarity or expressive power to the 
English language. However, these 
merely obscure the clear distinction be- 
tween gender, a grammatical dis- 
crimination, and sex, a biological one. 
Such solecisms are perhaps acceptable 
in the pages of Cosmopolitu:: 204 Vanity 
Fair but hardly in speech and writing of 
a scholarly community. I cite Fowler’s 
Dictionary of Modern English Usage, 
“gender, n., is a grammatical term only. 
To talk of persons or creatures of the 
masculine or feminine g., meaning of 
the male or female sex, is either a 
jocularity ... or a blunder.” 

Roger B. Angel 
Department of Philosophy 

AIESEC plans casino night 


Holiday charity appeal underway 
— with a twist 

Returning students — remember last 
year, when you jockeyed for position at 
the general exam schedule board, 
trying to figure out when and where 
you would have to write your exams? 
New students, get ready for the crush. 

This year, you can get your own per- 
sonalized exam schedule which lists all 
your courses and corresponding exam 
dates, times and locations. But there isa 

To receive the schedule, you must 
visit Registrar Services at either loca- 
tion, Norris Building (GGW), Room 107, 
or Administration Building (Loyola), 
Room 211, with canned goods or non- 
perishable food for the Christmas Food 
Drive. All proceeds will go to the Sun 
Youth Organization. The drive began 
on Monday and will continue until the 
end of the exam schedule on December 
19. For more information, call Bill Raso, 
Manager, Registrar Services, at 848- 
2603, or Lynne Campbell, Director of 
Examinations, at 848-2607. 

AIESEC is organizing a Gala Casino 
Night on November 23 at 8 p.m. at the 
Palace Reception Hall, 1717 Le Cor- 
busier Blvd., in Chomedey, Laval. 
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the 
door. All proceeds will be donated to 
the Telethon of Stars. 

At the end of the evening, par- 
ticipants can use their chips to buy 
prizes at auction. For more informa- 
tion, please call AIESEC at 848-7435. 
Tickets are on sale today near the 7th 
floor cafeteria entrance. — DGV 

Graduate Studies restructures 
its grading system 

At the start of the 1990-1991 academic year, the Division of Graduate Studies’ 

grading system will have some pluses — and some minuses. 

Beginning in September 1991, graduate courses will be graded as follows: A+, 

A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, F The new, more flexible marking scheme was approved at last 
Friday’s Senate meeting. 

The grading system now in place uses only A, B, C and F. 

Dean of Graduate Studies, Fred Szabo, said the new format will render the 

undergraduate and graduate systems compatible and bring Concordia up to par 
with other university systems. 

Grading of theses, comprehensive examinations, internships and language 

proficiency tests will remain unchanged. 


6 — November 15, 1990 

Concordia’s role in post-Meech Québec 

Meetings wrap up, brief on its way 

by Andre Perrella 

The faculty caucus, which has been 
meeting to discuss Concordia’s role ina 
post-Meech Québec, has submitted a 
preliminary brief to the commission ex- 
amining the future of Québec, with a 
request to submit a more detailed report 
in December. 

The text of this first brief is reprinted 
in its entirety on page 7. A draft text of 
the final brief will be published in next 
week’s issue of Concordia’s Thursday 
Report before being sent to the Bélanger- 
Campeau Commission. 

Québec Premier Robert Bourassa es- 
tablished the Commission on the Politi- 
cal and Constitutional Future of 
Quebec after the failure of the Meech 
Lake Accord last June 23. Its member- 
ship numbers 36, with representatives 
from business and labour, as well as 
cultural and political groups. It is co- 
chaired by businessmen Michel 
Bélanger and Jean Campeau, who 
began hearings last week. 

At the first faculty caucus in Septem- 
ber, members divided themselves into 
seven groups to discuss constitutional 
issues, economic issues, research, Con- 
cordia and the francophone context, 
student clienteles, the university’s 
traditional function, and Concordia 
and the university community. Each 
group then prepared a short brief which 
was discussed at subsequent meetings. 

Alliance Québec President and Politi- 
cal Science Professor Bob Keaton at- 
tended a recent meeting and said he 
was pleased with faculty’s interest in 
Quebec’s future. 

“T have felt for sometime that the in- 
tellectuals in the English-speaking 
universities could have been playing a 
much active role,” he said. 

Two briefs were discussed at the 


Charles White, the Vice-Dean, 
Academic Planning, Arts and Science, 
wrote in his brief, “Research and 
Scholarly Activity in Post-Meech 
Quebec,” that government research 
grants tend to go to targeted research 

centres, networks and thematic re- 

search, such as strategic programmes. 
This, he wrote, will encourage more col- 
laboration between universities and 
make graduate fellowships “more 
elusive outside established research 

White also examined aid for scholarly 
publication and library resources. He 
wrote that English-language material 
might be more difficult to publish in 
Québec, while library costs will con- 
tinue to climb. 

English Department Professor 
Katherine Waters presented the brief 
she prepared with Design Art Chair 
Chris Gabriel-Lacki and Sociology and 
Anthropology Professor Susan Hoeck- 
er-Drysdale. The brief, examining com- 
munity affairs, suggested a structure be 
created at Concordia to review and 
promote inter-disciplinary courses and 
programmes on Canadian, native and 
cultural studies, and to create networks 
and forums with other universities. 

During the discussion period after the 
briefs were presented, Political Science 
Professor Jim Moore expressed his 
opinion that the briefs inadequately ad- 
dress Bélanger-Campeau’s mandate to 
study and analyze Québec’s political 
and constitutional status. 

“Does Québec need to have more 
powers to maintain its distinct identity? 
Should Québec remain in Canada?” 
Moore asked. 

He also said the briefs should identify 
principles and ideas shared by Québec 
and Canadian residents alike, such as 
tolerance, mutual concern for each 
other and human rights. 

Jack Lightstone, Associate Vice-Rec- 

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Psychology Professor 
Robert M. Lambert 
dies at 57 

Robert M. Lambert, Associate Professor of Psychology, died suddenly 
on Nov. 12. Lambert was 57 and had been a member of the Department 
of Psychology at Loyola College and Concordia University for 21 years. 

After receiving a PhD in mathematical psychology from the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, Lambert initiated and directed a graduate 
specialization in the Psychology of Sensory Deficits at Concordia. His 
many research activities, funded by federal and provincial research 
agencies, included publications on cognitive maps, mathematical 
models of sensory systems and perceptual training and counselling in 

visual impairment. 

Plans for a memorial service at the University are in progress. Dona- 
tions may be made in memory of Robert Lambert to the Psychology 
Endowment Fund. Please contact Margaret Bailes at 848-2204 for fur- 

ther information. 


tor Academic, Research, said the 
commission’s early deadline and fast 
pace will hinder a thorough study of 
each constitutional option and their ef- 

fects on higher education. He sug- 
gested more commissions be set up, one 
to study each option for Québec’s fu- 

First Seaman Award 
presented to APSS student 



PHOTO: Owen Egan 

APSS Professor Dick McDonald, Mrs. Margaret Seaman, winner Elaine Mirotchnick and APSS 
Chair Richard Cawley gather at the award presentation. 

by Mike Shahin 

Elaine Mirotchnick, winner of 
Concordia’s first Ross Seaman Leader- 
ship award, plans to be a student 

“I’m learning from life. I’m going to 
learn forever,” the 38-year-old mother 
of three children said. 

Mirotchnick, working toward a 
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social 
Sciences (APSS), won the award for her 
devotion to community service. 

She attends Concordia part time 
(she’s been here five years and will 
graduate in three). She holds two jobs 
that show her deep commitment to 
people. She is coordinator of the Parent- 
Child Development Centre in the West 
Island YM/YWHA and director of 
Camp B'nai B’rith’s Senior Citizens’ 
Vacation Centre. 

“The work I doall comes back to APSS 
and growing and becoming a better 

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person,” Mirotchnick said. “And get- 
ting this award has helped me to grow.” 

Ross Seaman was a graduate of Sir 
George Williams University and a part- 
time faculty member of Concordia’s 
APSS and Leisure Studies Depart- 
ments. He originated the Dawson Col- 
lege Community Recreation and 
Leadership Programme and was a ad- 
viser to the YMCA Fellowship staff. 

His life’s work involved helping 
people feel good about themselves. 
“No matter who (Seaman) was with,” 
APSS: Professor Dick McDonald said 
before the award presentation last 
week, “they always came out of the 
experience more upbeat than when 
they went in.” 

Seaman died in 1987. Five Leadership 
Awards have been created in his name 
to be presented annually. Two awards 
are presented to Concordia students in 
the APSS and Leisure Studies program- 
mes. The other awards are presented to 
students at Dawson, those involved 
with the YM/WCA and with Kamp 

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November 15, 1990 — 7 

Faculty caucus sends a letter to Québec 

Reprinted below is the complete text of the 
preliminary brief, in English and French, to 
the Bélanger-Campeau Commission. 

(See article on page 6): 

Monsieur Henri-Paul Rousseau 
Secrétaire de la Commission sur 
Yavenir politique et constitutionnel du 

Dear Sir, 

As members of the faculty of Concor- 
dia University, we consider it of the ut- 
most importance to respond as best we 
can to the invitation for briefs on the 
future of Québec and of the institutions 
therein. This document emanates from 
the discussions of the informal body of 
Concordia faculty known as the Faculty 
Caucus: a continuing forum for the dis- 
cussion of matters of mutual concern to 
all faculty members of the University. 

We do not respond primarily as ex- 
perts in the constitutional process or as 
holders of the public trust through elec- 
tive office, though some of us would fit 
those descriptions. We respond instead 
as concerned citizens of Québec and 
Canada, as members of the concentric 
university communities of Québec and 
Canada, and as scholars in our respec- 
tive disciplines committed to the spirit 
of free and critical enquiry. 

We at Concordia have worked long 
and intently to provide a university op- 
tion in which all members of Québec’s 
pluralistic society may feel welcome. 
Our own ranks as faculty, have been 


A titre de membres du corps profes- 
soral de I’Université Concordia, nous 
estimons qu'il est de la plus haute im- 
portance de répondre au mieux a 
‘invitation qui nous a été faite de 
déposer un mémoire sur l'avenir du 
Québec et de son cadre constitutionel. 
Le présent document découle des 
délibérations d’un groupe informel 
d’enseignant(e)s de l'Université Con- 
cordia connu sous le nom de Faculty 
Caucus. I] s’agit d’une tribune per- 
manente od I’on discute de questions 
d’intérét commun a I|’ensemble des 
membres du corps professoral de 

Notre réponse n’est pas d’abord celle 
de spécialistes des questions con- 
stitutionnelles ou d’élu(e)s du peuple, 
malgré le fait qu’il s’agisse effective- 
ment du cas de certains d’entre nous. 
Nous répondons plutét a titre de 
citoyen(ne)s soucieux (ses) de la situa- 
tion du Québec et du Canada et de 
spécialistes de nos disciplines respec- 
tives voués a un esprit de recherche 
libre et critique. 

L’'Université Concordia se fait depuis 
longtemps un point d’honneur d’offrir 
un milieu universitaire qui permette a 
tous les membres de la société pluraliste 
du Québec de se sentir les bienvenus 
chez elle. La _ plupart des 
communuautés culturelles présentes au 
Québec sont représentées au sein de 
notre corps professoral. Nous nous 
félicitons en outre de réunir une 
population étudiante d’une aussi 
grande diversité, de compter des 
étudiant(e)s qui se sont distingué(e)s 
dans les différents secteurs de la vie 

drawn from a culturally diverse back- 
ground. In addition, we are proud to 
have attracted a student body of equal 
diversity, to have educated students 
who have made distinguished con- 
tributions to every walk of public life, 
and to have earned the respect of all 
components of Québec and Canadian 

In our deliberations regarding the is- 
sues at hand, we have sought especially 
to identify the common ground which 
we hold, as citizens and academics, 
with others in the Province. It seems to 
us that the identification of such com- 
mon ground has not played a sufficient 
role in the constitutional debates held at 
the federal level over the past years nor, 
at times, in the deliberations being held 
currently in Québec. It is our essential 
conviction regarding what we share 
with fellow Québecers, both inside the 
university world and in society at large, 
which prompts us to participate in the 
debate at hand. 

At the same time that our sense of 
common ground prompts us to act, we 
also recognize that the University in 
which we operate has goals and mis- 
sions which are to some extent unique 
within the Québec university com- 
munity. Concordia University has 
made particular and strenuous efforts 
to welcome faculty and students, ideas 

and convictions, from the full spectrum 
of Québec’s pluralist milieu. 

Our discussions to date as a Faculty 
Caucus, pushed by the urgency of the 
situation, have been probing, wide- 
ranging, and intellectually invigorat- 
ing. Virtually all of us so engaged have 
felt challenged by the task at hand. We 
have been moved by the importance of 
our own self-definition: of taking stock 
of what Concordia represents, of its 
mission as a university in Québec and 
Canada, and of how it may best con- 
tinue to fulfill that complex mission. 

We have also been moved by the very 
difficult and complex task of constitu- 
tional deliberations, and by the ques- 
tion of how we, as scholars in our 
respective disciplines, may make a col- 
laborative contribution to that process. 
In general terms, these deliberations 
lead us, inter alia, to urge the Commis- 
sion to recognize that in point of gender, 
ethnicity, culture and race, its member- 
ship is less than fully representative of 
Québec’s diverse and evolving milieu. 
We would ask the Commission to hear 
these missing voices by seeking their 
submissions, and by allowing more 
time for their responses where neces- 

We ourselves have felt considerably 
constrained by the time limits placed 
upon the process of constitutional 

publique et d’avoir gagné le respect de 
l’ensemble des couches de la collectivité 
québécoise et canadienne. 

Lors de nos délibérations sur les ques- 
tions en cause, nous nous sommes es- 
sentiellement attaché(e)s a définir la 
base commune que nous partageons 

avec les autres Québécois(e)s, comme: 

citoyen(nes) et comme universitaires. Il 
nous semble en effet que la recherche de 
cette base commune n’a pasjoué un réle 
suffisant dans les débats constitution- 
nels qui ont eu lieu ces derniéres années 
au niveau fédéral ni, occasionnelle- 
ment, dans les actuelles délibérations 
tenues au Québec. C’est en fait notre 
intime conviction quant aux valeurs 
que nous partegeons avec les autres 
Québécois(e)s, tant a l’intérieur de la 
communauté universitaire que dans la 
collectivité en général, qui nous incite a 
prendre part au débat en cours. 

En méme temps que cette recherche 
de notre base commune nous pousse a 
agir, nous reconnaissons aussi que 
l’université alaquelle nous sommes 
rattaché(e)s a des objectifs et des mis- 
sions qui sont, dans une certains 
mesure, uniques au sein de la 
communauté universitaire québécoise. 
L’Université Concordia a en effet 
déployé des efforts vigoureux et par- 
ticuliers en vue d’ouvrir ses portes a des 
enseignant(e)s et 4 des étudiants(e)s, 
ainsi qu’a des idées et des convictions 
qui forment un échantillon complet du 
milieu pluraliste du Québec. 

Vu l’urgence de la situation, les 
délibérations du Faculty Caucus a ce 
jour, ont été approfondies, diversifées et 

intellectuellement stimulantes. La tache 
qui nous incombe a_ soulevé 
Yenthousiame de pratiquement chaque 
participant(e). Nous avons été 
motivé(e)s par l’importance de notre 
propre autodéfénition: notre 
appréciation de ce que l'Université 
Concordia représente, sa mission en 
tant qu’université québécoise et 
canadienne et la maniére dont elle peut 
le mieux poursuivre la prise en charge 
de cette mission complexe. 

Nous avons été également motivé(e)s 
par le caractére complexe et ardu des 
délibérations constitutionnelles, de 
méme que par les modalités de notre 
apport et de notre collaboration a ce 
processus en qualité d’universitaires. 
De facon générale, ces délibérations 
nous ont, entre autres, conduit(e)s a 
presser la Commission de reconnaitre 
que, tant en terme de sexe, d’ethnicité, 
de culture et de race, ses membres sont 
loin de représenter toute l’ampleur de 
la diversité et de l’évolution du Québec. 
Nous invitons la Commission 4 en- 
tendre ces parties absentes en recueil- 
lant leurs mémoires et en leur accordant 
au besoin plus de temps pour mettre au 
point leurs réponses. : 

Nous-méme nous sommes senti(e)s 
fort resteint(e)s par les délais imposés a 
cet effort de réflexion constitutionnelle 
et par la Commission elle-méme. 
L’importance des questions a débattre, 
les délais serrées qui nous sont 
imposées, de méme que les 
responsabilités professionnelles qui 
nous échoient en plein coeur de l'année 
universitaire nous inspirent la 

reflection and by the Commission itself. 
The very importance of the issues at 
hand, and the time constraints imposed 
as well as by our professional respon- 
sibilities in the midst of this academic 
term, have made us wary of conclusions 
which will have been hastily drawn. 

We intend to submit a more substan- 
tive and detailed. brief of our views, 
though it will not be possible to do so 
until the first week of December of this 
year and thus shortly after the an- 
nounced deadline for such submis- 
sions. Sucha brief will seek to define the 
common ground we perceive amongst 
us all in Québec and Canada. It will 
define our role as a university in the 
cultural, social and intellectual life of 
Québec and Canada in the future. It will 
offer views on such critical issues as, 
e.g., academic rights and freedoms, re- 
search and institutional funding, sour- 
ces of prospective students, career 
opportunities for our graduates, 
freedom of access to educational 
materials, and professional relations 
with appropriate public and academic 
institutions both within and outside of 

We look forward to continued par- 
ticipation in the deliberative process at 
hand in the weeks and months ahead. 
Yours sincerely, 

Faculty Caucus Steering Committee 

prudence face a toutes conclusions 

Nous entendons déposer un dossier 
plus complet et plus détailé sur notre 
position, bien qu’il nous soit impossible 
de le faire avant la premiére semaine de 
décembre prochain, c’est-a-dire peu 
apres l’expiration du délai annoncé 
pour la remise des mémoires. Nous 
cherchons, dans ce document, a définir 
notre perception de la base commune a 
l'ensemble des Québécois(es) et des 
Canadien(ne)s. Nous y précisons notre 
role futur a titre d’universitaire dans la 
vie culturelle, sociale et intellectuelle du 
Québec et du Canada. Nous exposerons 
également nos vues sur des questions 
aussi primordiales que les droits et les 
libertés universitaire, le financement de 
la recherche et les participations in- 
stitutionnelles, les origines futures de la 
population étudiante, les perspectives 
de carriére de nos diplomé(e)s, le liberté 
d’accés aux ressources didactiques, 
ainsi que les relations professionnelles 
avec les instances publiques et univer- 
sitaires compétentes tant au Québec 
qu’a l’extérieur. Nous vous remercions 
de I’attention que vous porterez a notre 
position et vous assurons de notre in- 
tention de poursuivre notre participa- 
tion aux débats en cours pendant les 
semaines et les mois a venir. 

Le comité directeur du groupe Faculty 

Geoffrey Adams, Histoire 

Bryan Barbieri, Marketing 

Randy Swedburg, Récréologie 

Robert Tittler, Histoire 

John Zacharias, Etudes urbaines 
Grendon Haines, secrétaire 

Faculty Caucus 

8 — November 15, 1990 


Last September 27, Concordia awarded nine new prizes for the first time. They are listed on these pages. The University expresses its appreciation. 

to the benefactors for their generous support and encouragement. The complete list of sholarships and awards appears on pages 10 and 11. 

The Senior Students Entrance 

Presenter: | Mr. Lewis Moody, C.A. 
Recipient: | Sarah Dudley 

The William Schiff Award 

Presenter: Mr. Lewis Moody, C.A. 
Recipient: Lorna Flanagan 

The Commerce and 
Administration Student 
Association 1990 Scholarships 

Presenters: Miss Karen Cox, President, C.A.S.A. 
Mr. Thomas Dowd, V.P. Finance, C.A.S.A. 

Recipients: Michael Drolet 
Susan Ferry 
Kailee Knowles 
Kwok Ming Ng 
Gregory Plamondon 
Richard Provost 
Mark Rabinovitch 
Carole Sara 
Ronald Schwarz 
David Szabo 

The Shell Scholarship Series 

Presenter: Mr. Tony Pugliese, Sales Manager, 
Agency Sales 
Shell Canada Limited 

Recipients: Thomas Dowd 
Jason Merrick 

The Howard Gilmour 

Presenter: Mr. Howard Gilmour, Partner, Richter, 
Usher, and Vineberg, 
Chartered Accountants 

Recipient: Anita Frigan 

PHOTOS: Owen Egan 

(Counter-clockwise from 
top left) (1) Sarah Dudley 
receives the Senior Stu- 
dents Entrance Scholar- 
ship, presented by Lewis 
Moody, Chair of the Senior 
Students Appeal 1988-90. 
(2) Moody (left), with Lorna 
Flanagan, recipient of the 
William Schiff Award and 
William Schiff (right), 
guest of honour. (3) The 
recipients of the Com- 


merce and Administration 
Student Association 
(CASA) 1990 Scholar- 
ships: (front row, left to 
right) Ronald Schwartz, 
Kwong Ming Ng, Kailee 
Knowles, Susan Perry 
and Mark Rabinovitch; 
(back row, left to right) 
David Szabo, Michael 
Drolet, presenter Karen 
Cox, President of CASA, 
Richard Provost, 
presenter Thomas Dowd, 
Vice-President Finance, of 

The Raymond, Chabot, Martin, 
Paré Scholarship 

Presenter: Mr. Ronald A. Hudson, Director, Human 
Resources Raymond, Chabot, Martin, 
Paré, Comptables agréés 

Recipient: | Andrea Powroznyk 

The Schwartz, Levitsky, 
Feldman Scholarship 

Presenter: Mr. Harry Feldman, Partner, Schwartz, 

Levitsky, Feldman, Chartered Accountants 

Recipient: | Sandra Comand 

The Robert Langstadt Memorial 

Presenter: Mrs. Anne Kahane Langstaat 

Recipient: | Carmen Ruschiensky 

The Hewlett-Packard (Canada) 
Lid. Calculator Prize 

Presenter: Mr. Michel Attala, Administrative Support 
Manager Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. 

Recipients;, Giuseppina Alacchi 
Michael Ghioureliotis 
Francesco Lipari 
Isabelle Muller 
Oana-Mirela Popistas 
France Provencher 
Pascale Rousseau 
Omar Salloum 
Margherita Scartozzi 
Luc Tremblay 


CASA, Gregory Plamon- 
don and Carole Sara. (4) 
Recipients of the Hewlett- 
Packard (Canada) Ltd. Cal- 
culator Prize: (front row, left 
to right) Giuseppina Alac- 
chi, Isabelle Muller, Pas- 
cale Rousseau, Mar- 
gherita Scartozzi and 
Oana-Mirela Popistas; 
(back row, left to right) 
Francisco Lipari, Luc 
Tremblay, presenter 
Michel Attala, Administa- 
tive Support Manager of 

Hewlett-Packard (Canada) 
Ltd., France Provencher 
and Michael Ghioure- 
liatis. (5) Tony Pugliese, 
Sales Manager, Agency 
Sales, Shell Canada 
(centre), presents Thomas 
Dowd and Jason Merrick 

(right) with their awards as 
part of the Shell Scholar- 
ship Series. (6) Dean of 
Students Brian Counihan 
and Carmen Rus- 
chiensky, recipient of the 
Robert Langstadt Me- 
morial Scholarship. 

November 15, 1990 —9 

10 — November 15, 1990 


Awarded to students entering their first year of 
full-time study at Concordia University on the 
basis of academic achievement during their first 
three (3) semesters of CEGEP (or equivalent). 

Name of Recipient 

ALLEN, Allen 
ATKINSON, Michelle 

Major or Specialization 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Drama in Education 

BELANGER, Martin Mathematics 
BERGERON, Richard Accountancy 
BISSETT, Roshell Cinema 

BRAZEAU, Michel 
BROOKS, Kathleen 

Computer Engineering 
Building Engineering 

BOISVERT, Michele Mathematics 
CHAN, Cindy Biology 
CHANNELL, Amber Art Education 
CIARAMELLANO, Carla Marketing 
COHEN, David Studio Art 
D’ANDREA, David Mathematics 
DROUIN, Jean Mathematics 
DE KUFRIN, Nicholas Mathematics 
EMOND, Dominique Mgmt. Info. Systems 
FIORELLI, Melissa Economics 
FORTIN, Agnes Studio Art 

FOURNIER, Sylvain 
GAUTHIER, Jean-Philippe 

Computer Engineering 
International Business 

GETSIOS, Denis Economics 
HEANEY, Julie Dawn Mathematics 
HOGAN, Karen Accountancy 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Communication Studies 

Mgmt. Info. Systems 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Mechanical Engineering 

HUARD, Marie-Josee 

KISH, Stephen 
LUNEAU, Michelle 
MENDOLIA, Giuseppina 
MEROZ, Elzar 
MOREAU, Isabelle 

NG, Chun Ngan 

PATEL, Koushika 

POLCARI, Liliana Actuarial Mathematics 
RAMLAWI, Khaled Mechanical Engineering 
ROITER, Kelli Accountancy 
RONDEAU, Martin Mathematics 
RUFFOLO, Marisa Accountancy 
RUGGIERI, Antonio Civil Engineering 
SAUVE, Genevieve Chemistry 
SAWATZKY, Catherine English 
SHUHAIBAR, Ala’a Mechanical Engineering 
SICURELLO, Alessandro Finance 

SYLVESTRE, Isabelle 
THOUIN, Nadine 

Comm. & Journalism 
Actuarial Mathematics 

TRUESDALE, Christine Studio Art 
TRUONG, Cong-Thien Computer Engineering 
TSAGAROULIS, Anastasia Accountancy 
UHLIR, Lucie Mathematics 
USON, Nathalie Economics 
VOGOPOULOS, Panayiotis Electrical Engineering 
VU, Bich Ngoc Computer Science 

Awarded to students admitted to Concordia 
University as “mature students” on the basis of 
academic achievement. The recipients must 
have completed at least 18 but no more than 30 
credits at Concordia University. 

Name of Recipient 
GAGNON, Francois 
GLIDDEN, Gregory 
PARKINS, Sandra 
ROYLE, Phaedra 
TRUONG, Han-Khue 
VARGA, Dianne 

Major or Specialization 
Computer Engineering 
Teach. Engl. Sec. Lang. 


Electrical Engineering 


Awarded annually to a recently admitted under- 
graduate student in any faculty on the basis of 

academic standing. 

Name of Recipient 
DUDLEY, Sarah 

Major or Specialization 
Studio Art 


The aim of the Canada Scholarships 
Programme is to: reward academic excellence 
and encourage more of Canada’s most promis- 
ing students to enter academic and professional 
careers in science and engineering. This 
programme is funded by the Federal Govern- 
ment of Canada. 

Name of Recipient Major or Specialization 
AKBARI-DILMAGHANI, Yaghoob Civil Engineering 

AL-MUNAUWIM, Louai Computer Engineering 
ALLEN, Lynn Actuarial Mathematics 
APPANNA, Prakash Computer Engineering 

BAKHOS, Ibrahim 
BOISVERT, Michele 
BRAZEAU, Michel 
BROOKS, Kathleen 
BROWN, Katherine 
CARLISI, Susana 

Electrical Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Computer Engineering 
Building Engineering 
Computer Engineering 
Building Engineering 
Actuarial Mathematics 

CHAN, Donna Biochemistry 
CHARCHAFIAN, Nouchik Computer Science 
CHIU, Linda Biochemistry 
CLERMONT, Martine Actuarial Mathematics 
CLOUTIER, Jean-Francois Biology 

DUFRESNE, Benoit Marc 
EMOND, Dominique 
FARHAT, Bassam 
FARINAS, Alejandro 
FOURNIER, Sylvain 
FREED, Jordan 

Mechanical Engineering 
Civil Engineering 
Computer Science 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Computer Science 
Computer Science 
Civil Engineering 
Building Engineering 
Computer Engineering 
Electrical Engineering 
Computer Science 

GOMES, Sangita Chemistry 
GURRERI, Josephine Actuarial Mathematics 
HAINES, Rowena Mathematics 

HARDY, Eric Actuarial Mathematics 
HUARD, Marie-Josee Actuarial Mathematics 
lOCCO, Susana Computer Science 
JOHNSON, Nathalie Biochemistry 

KASHYAP, Asheesh 
LABELLE, Genevieve 
LAROCHE, Karoline 
LE THI, Hoan Kim 
LE, Thi Ngoc Tram 
LEGER, Elyse 
LUNEAU, Michelle 
MENDOLIA, Giuseppina 

Mechanical Engineering 
Electrical Engineering 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Computer Engineering 

Building Engineering 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 

MENIER, Alain Actuarial Mathematics 
MONROE, John Computer Science 
MOREAU, Isabelle Actuarial Mathematics 
MORIN, Robert Physics 
NGUYEN, Thi Anh Thu Computer Engineering 
OBERHOLZER, Ursula Biology 

PATEL, Koushika 
PELLETIER, Francois 
PERRIER, Sylvain 
POLCARI, Liliana 
RAMLAWI, Khaled 
RINALDI, Giuseppina 
RONDEAU, Martin 
RUGGIERI, Antonio 
SAUVE, Genevieve 
TANG, Clementine 
THOUIN, Nadine 

Mechanical Engineering 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Electrical Engineering 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Electrical Engineering 

Computer Science 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Civil Engineering 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Electrical Engineering 

TRUDEAU, Sonia Mathematics 
TRUONG, Cong-Thien Computer Engineering 
UHLIR, Lucie Actuarial Mathematics 
UMBERG, Mario Mechanical Engineering 
VAN, Boi Huong Computer Science 
VGOPOULOS, Panayiotis Electrical Engineering 
VILLENEUVE, Chantal Biology 

VU, Ngoc Bich Computer Science 
WENAAS, Eric Actuarial Mathematics 
WISE, Tracy Building Engineering 



Intended to assist students to attend Concordia 
University, a number of scholarships are 
awarded to students entering their first year of 
full-time study. These scholarships are awarded 
on the basis of academic achievement during the 
first three (3) semesters of CEGEP (or 

Name of Recipient Major or Specialization 

CARBONE, Cesare Accountancy 
CASSOFF, Derek Journalism 
CHIPPINDALE, Claire Art Education 
CHOY, Linda Accountancy 
COUET, Dominique Film Animation 
CRISTIANO, Vincenzo Biochemistry 
DE PAUW, Manon Studio Art/Art History 
DEMPSTER, Alec Music and Studio Art 

GELINAS, Isabelle 

Communication Studies 
Actuarial Mathematics 

KAMFNARIS, Nicholas Accountancy 
KAYS, Angela Theatre Performance 
KHURANA, Rosy Biochemistry 
LE, Thi Hoan Kim Computer Engineering 
MATHIEU, Christine Studio Art 
MOLINO, Patrizia Accountancy 
OUIMET, Sophie Accountancy 
ROBERS, Jackie Painting and Drawing 
TANG, Clementine Biochemistry 

YEE, Stanley Building Engineering 

The Loyola Alumni Association 
Education Grant 

Name of Recipient Major or Specialization 
BERARDINUCCI, Julia Geography 
BOYKO, Julia Early Childhood Education 
LODGE, Liam Accountancy 

Awarded to full-time students (unless otherwise 
indicated) who have completed at least 24 
credits at Concordia University. Recipients are 
selected in the summer on the basis of the 
previous year’s academic achievement. 

The Association Of Alumni of Sir 
George Williams University 

SILAS, Patricia Physics 

The Russell Breen 

FRIESE, Marianne Psychology 

The Harry And Grace Colle 
TARANTINO, Vincenzo Electrical Engineering 

The Friends Of Concordia 
WERNESTROM, Mikael Systems Architecture 
SLY, Cecile Sociology 

The Henry F. Hall 

CHAN, Wing Chiu Linguistics 

The Bill Hunt Memorial 
GOULD, Margaret J. Teach. Engl. Second Lang. 

The Hellenic Student 
Association Scholarship 
LAGAKOS, Litsa Child Studies 

The E. Leslie Jowett 

Litt. de Langue Frangaise 

BOIVIN, Héléne 

The Segal High School 
AUBIN, Debra J. Women’s Studies 

The CJFM Radio Scholarship 
DESJARDINS, Céline Communication Studies 

The McGrath-Smith 
Memorial Scholarship 
GILL, Kara Geography 

The Carmine Di Michele Scholar- 

MULE, Maria 

CRESPO, Anna Luisa 

Spanish & Italian 

The Ada Israel Memorial 

WOOD, Neil Philosophy 

" Thtiisday Report 

November 15, 1990 — 11 

The Political Science Jean H. 
Picard Foundation Scholarship 

OBERMAN, Neil Political Science 
PARKER, Simon Political Science 
VIEIRA, Frank Political Science 

The Stacie Lee Bessner Memorial 

GREWAL, Raman Accountancy 

Gunther Brink Petro Canada 

NG, Kam Wan Marketing 
The Commerce and 
Student Association 1990 
DROLET, Michael Marketing 
FERRY, Susan Human Resource Mgmt. 
KNOWLES, Kailee Marketing 
NG, Kwok Ming Accountancy 
PLAMONDON, Gregory Accountancy 
PROVOST, Richard Finance 
RABINOVITCH, Mark Finance 
SARA, Carole Accountancy 
SCHWARZ, Ronald Finance 
SZABO, David Accountancy 

The Jean Fowler Scholarship 
HOWARD, Jo-Ann Finance 

The P.T.R. Pugsley Memorial 

SHAVER, Lon Finance 

The Shell Scholarship Series 

DOWD, Thomas International Business 
MERRICK, Jason Accountancy 

The Howard Gilmour 

FRIGAN, Anita Accountancy 

The Raymond, Chabot, Martin, 
Pare Scholarship 

POWROZNYK, Andrea Accountancy 

The Schwartz, Levitsky, 
Feldman Scholarship 
COMAND, Sandra Accountancy 

The Peter Glasheen Memorial 
LUDOVICO, Maria International Business 

The Le Chateau Stores 

BERNHAUT, Louise Marketing 

The Ian Roberts Memorial 

HAYDEN, William Marketing 

The James Mcqueen 

NOOR, Ahmed Electrical Engineering 

The Weldon Scholarship 
GAGNE, Alain Mechanical Engineering 

The Magil Construction Ltd. 

GERBASI, Dino Building Engineering 
KASSEM, Ziad Building Engineering 
PASQUALETTO, Lora Building Engineering 
JARI, Sachim Civil Engineering 


Civil Engineering 
Civil Engineering 

The Digital Equipment 
SIN FAI LAM, Denis Information Systems 

The Peter Matthews Memorial 

HEAPY, Darryl A. Computer Science 

The Q.L.T. Fer et Titane Inc. 
Engineering Scholarship 

SWAMY, Nikhilesh Electrical Engineering 
VU, Thi Kim Cuc Electrical Engineering 


The William Schiff Award 
FLANAGAN, Lorna Integrative Music Studies 

The Ruth Louise Vaughan 
Memorial Scholarship 

THOVARDUR, Amason Cinema 

The Robert Langstadt Memorial 

RUSCHIENSKY, Carmen Painting & Drawing 

The Helen McNicoll Art Prize 
MACDONALD, Bonnie Art History 


Established through the generosity of the Loyola 
Foundation Inc., and awarded to students, on the 
basis of academic achievement. 

The Avon Products Of Canada 
Book Bursary 

HALL, Robert Statistics 

The Lilley F. Barry Scholarship 

DAVIS, Claire 
JOHNSTON, Stephen 
LAURENT, Christine 

Classical Philology 
Integrative Music Studies 
Therapeutic Recreation 

and Journalism 

Music Studies 


The Gordon Bennett Memorial 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Communication Studies 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Communication Studies 
Actuarial Mathematics 
Athletic Therapy 

CAIN, Nicole 

CLEMENT, Isabelle 
PRESNER, Kathryn 
ROY, Jean-Francois 
TURGEON, Andree 

The Charles J. Brown 

Library Studies & History 
Integrative Music Studies 

BOOTH, George 
LE BEAU, Marianne 

The Ursula Carling Scholarship 

BREIER, Suzanne Communication & Journalism 
KANSARA, Bharti Athletic Therapy 
PAGE, Pierre Therapeutic Recreation 

The Francis J. Dowling 


WELCH, Vivian 

Athletic Therapy’ 

The Dr. Arthur Donohue 
Memorial Scholarship 
GIORGI, Giovanni Adapted Physical Activity 

The Michael and Patricia 
Kindellan Memorial 

KONASIEWICZ, Gina English and History 
PELLETIER, Rene Athletic Therapy 
SMOLASH, Michael Integrative Music Studies 
VAN SETERS, Tom Integrative Music 

The Kenneth J. McArdle 
Memorial Scholarship 

WIESE, Carol Communication Studies 

The Patrick G. Malone, S.J. 

DANG, Thi Giao Quynh 
LANDRY, Andre 

Actuarial Mathematics 
Drama in Education 

The R.C. Moore Memorial 
LONGPRE, Pascal Actuarial Mathematics 

The Mrs. John Moriarty 

ST. JAMES, Jennifer Adapted Physical Activity 
TATEBE, Nancy Communication Studies 

The Winnifred O’Reilly Memorial 

FERGUSON, Gretchen Philosophy & Political Science 
FRANZ, Erika Psychology 
TREMBLAY, Anne Leisure Studies 

The Clarence G. Smith Memorial 

LE MEN CHIN, Patricia French Studies & English Lit. 
MCCUAIG, Shirley Geology 

The St. Ignatius Men’s 
Association Scholarship 

SKLAR, Alissa Communication Studies 
ST-ONGE, Josee Music Performance 

The James Weber Memorial 
Scholarship Fund 

PARKER, Simon Political Science 
QUESNEL, Philippe Jazz Studies 


The Harry Clinch Book Prize 
GILL, Kara Geography 

The Hewlett-Packard (Canada) 
Ltd. Calculator Prize 
ALACCHI, Giuseppina Actuarial Mathematics 

GHIOURELIOTIS, Michael Biology 
LIPARI, Francesco Biochemistry 
MULLER, Isabelle Actuarial Mathematics 
POPISTAS, Oana-Mirela Software Systems 
PROVENCHER, France Biochemistry 
ROUSSEAU, Pascale Biochemistry 
SALLOUM, Omar Biology 
SCARTOZZI, Margherita Biochemistry 

TREMBLAY, Luc Actuarial Mathematics 

12 — November 15, 1990 

Sparklers’ lecture 

Telling it like it is, Gazette’s Jack Todd Ss way 

by Luis Millan 

Shooting from the hip is the way con- 
troversial columnist Jack Todd likes to 
get his point across. True to form, the 
Nebraska native didn’t mince words 
during a lecture at Concordia last week. 

“To take an adversarial role is much 
more comfortable for me than repre- 
senting the ruling class, who can do 
whatever they want,” Todd said. 

“Politicians, big corporations and the 
like have everything going their way. 
The average Joe only has the press. 
Someone needs to stand up for the poor, 
the underprivileged and the average 

Organized by the Concordia 
Sparklers, the student association for 
senior students and alumni, the lecture 
was one of the best-attended and well- 
received at Concordia this year. 

“He comes out and says what he 
thinks,” said Joseph Kaleff, the 
Sparklers President. “He is not some- 
one out to please the establishment.” 

A graduate of the University of 
Nebraska, Todd joined The Gazette five 
years ago to run the sports department. 
He moved to The Sunday Gazette and 
was eventually offered the Page Three 
column because, in his own words, “no 
one was stupid enough to take the job.” 

His first column dealt with the Oka 
golf course. Since then, he has taken up 
causes for people who might not have 
another voice to express their frustra- 
tion. He is also fond of pointing fingers 
at people whom he feels, have not taken 
responsibility for their actions. 

Todd said though he tries to listen to 
as many people as he can, in the end, he 
follows his “gut instincts” when he 
writes. And despite his sometimes con- 
troversial positions, he maintains that 
The Gazette has not edited or pared 
down the tone of his writing, except 
when there is concern over libelous 

Some of Todd’s favourite column tar- 
gets have been politicians. That was 
reflected in the lecture and the ques- 
tions which followed, as topics ranged 
from civic politics to the Mohawk crisis. 

To the delight of the audience, Todd 
described Prime Minister Brian 
Mulroney’s government as “the most 
insensitive bunch of clowns ever. I was 
in the U.S. during the Richard 
Nixon/Spiro Agnew administration, so 
that’s saying a mouthful.” 

Although he has covered such emo- 
tionally charged events as last year’s 
acrimonious nurses’ strike, the deaths 
of Kingsley Doody and Victor Davis, as 
well as the Oka standoff, Todd said it 
was the Université de Montréal mas- 
sacre that affected him most. 

“It was most devastating. I| still 
remember the moment when the head 
of the Ecole Polytechnique came out to 
say 14 women died. It was my worst 
moment in journalism.” 

Jack Todd answers questions during the Sparklers’ lecture. 

PHOTO: Charles Bélanger 

Concordia Classic hosts basketball at its best 

The finest in women’s 
university basketball comes 
to Concordia this weekend 
when the Stingers host the 
annual Concordia Classic. 
Eight teams will vie for the 
title, including the defending 
national champion, the 
Laurentian Vees. 

Action gets underway 
tomorrow at 2 p.m. when 
Concordia meets St. Mary’s 
Huskies. Though the 
Stingers are in the middle of 

arebuilding year, head coach 
Louise Zerbe said she feels 
the Stingers have the neces- 
sary ingredients to make the 
league playoffs. The Stingers 
are led by two former John 
Abbott stand-outs: forward 
Cathy Millar, the team’s 
leading scorer, and point 
guard Sylvia Corbett. 

The Concordia-St. Mary’s 
game will be followed by the 
Winnipeg-Ryerson contest at 
4 p.m. The Winnipeg Lady 
Wesmen put in a champion- 
ship performance at the 
Laval Rouge et Or tourna- 
ment and are led by 
All-Canadian, Tanya Mac- 

Concordia Women’s Centre 
Centre des Femmes 

Art Space / Coin des Arts 



An exhibition curated by 
Erika Justmann and Kathryn Lipke 

Nov 7-29, 1990 
2020 MacKay 
room P-03 


Kenzie. The Ryerson Rams’ 
line-up features one of the 
most exciting players in the 
country, Susan Davidson. 

The powerful Laurentian 
Vees battle the University of 
Prince Edward Island Lady 
Panthers at 6 p.m. Lauren- 
tian has 11 returning players 
from last year’s champion- 
ship squad, including four 
members of the National 
Team Programme. 

The McGill Martlets and 
the York Yeowomen round 
out the first day’s action at 8 
p-m. McGill is led by two- 
time All-Canadian, Tina 
Fasone, and another former 

John Abbott star, Tracey 

Saturday’s action begins 
with a new wrinkle — an 
Alumni All-Star Game at 
noon. Tournament action 
resumes with the consola- 
tion semi-finals at 2 p.m. and 
4 p.m., followed by the 
championship semi-finals at 
6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

The 19th annual tourna- 
ment wraps up Sunday with 
the championship game, 
slated for 3 p.m. The third- 
place game will be played at 
1 p.m., preceeded by the con- 
solation games at 9 a.m. and 
11 a.m. 

"ThiiStay Report 

November 15, 1990 — 13 

Former student sets the record straight about Mohawk crisis 

Things were not 
always what they 
seemed, says Gazette's 

Gazette reporter Ann McLaughlin 
recently told a class of Journalism stu- 
dents about her experiences behind the 
barricades at Oka during this summer’s 
Mohawk crisis, shedding light on the 
Warrior and Army stereotypes estab- 
lished by the media. 

“T was never afraid of the Warriors 
while I was there,” said the former Con- 
cordia student. She spent the last few 
weeks of the crisis in the Kanesatake 
alcohol treatment centre. 

She said journalists “might have been 
intimidated by them at first, but then 
again, they were intimidated by us, too. 
They were extremely suspicious of 
everybody. I don’t think I’ve ever felt 
that mistrusted by a group of people 

This mistrust reached its peak when 
journalists had to be escorted to the 
washroom. “It was getting a little 
ridiculous. We were faced with dilem- 
mas like: does the Warrior come into the 
washroom or does he stay outside?” she 

Tensions were lessened when most 
newspapers recalled their journalists 
due to the expense of keeping them at 
Oka. McLaughlin, however, remained 
at the detoxification centre along witha 
dozen other reporters. She noticed a 
change in attitude almost immediately. 

“They (the Warriors) slowly took off 
the masks, they opened up and they 
talked more freely because now they 
knew who we were,” she said. 

She also realized the Warriors’ arsenal 
wasn’t as elaborate as what it had been 
rumoured to be. 

“One man refused to surrender his 
gun because he had paid $600 for it. 
Another one made a slingshot out of a 
bicycle tire and handle while his friend 
was picking up stones in a pail. That’s 
when I realized they had no intention to 

If the Warrior myth was exaggerated, 
the Army’s great pacific merits, accord- 
ing to McLaughlin, were equally 

“There was a lot of provocation and 
psychological warfare by the Army. 
One night, the Army moved in with 
their bayonets. Their commander told 
them to wait for his order before shoot- 
ing and, as a joke, a soldier in the back 
shouted, ‘Shoot!’ I really thought there 
would be fire. Instead, the warriors 
turned the hoses on them.” 

McLaughlin was categorical on the 
subject of censorship: “There was none 
on the part of the Warriors. I wrote what 
I wanted and I reported what I saw. Ifa 
Warrior pointed his gun at a helicopter, 
I wrote about it.” 

The only form of censorship she en- 
countered was when her cellular phone 
was cut off by the Army, under the 
pretext it was being used by Warriors. 
McLaughlin was outraged by the 
Army’s violation and believed editors 
should have taken the issue to court. 

In the aftermath, McLaughlin con- 
tended that the images and impressions 
of the crisis were somewhat distorted 
by the media. Though she could not 
provide a solution, she did identify the 
causes for the media’s distortion. 

“The army had an incredible 

PHOTO: Barbara Davidson 

Cameras rarely found peaceful rallies such as this one newsworthy during the Mohawk crisis. 

Harper explains native position 

‘by Aislinn Mosher 

Canadian aboriginals have been 
brought together for the first time be- 
cause of the Mohawk crisis and the 
demise of the Meech Lake constitution- 
alaccord, said Elijah Harper in a speech 
delivered recently at McGill University. 

“The unity is very strong now. 
Aboriginal solidarity, right across the 
country, has never really existed before. 
But we're feeling more determined, and 
more Indian, than ever before,” Harper 

Harper, 41, is best known by most 
Canadians as the Manitoba legislator 
who contributed to the death of the 
Meech debate last June. He is touring 
the country to address Canadians on 
the issue of native politics in Canada. 

“For the first time in Canadian his- 
tory, Canadians have awakened to the 
plight of natives. But the government 

has continue to illustrate a lack of will 
in recognizing us,” he said. 

According to Harper, last summer’s 
land-claim standoff between Mohawk 
warriors at Oka and the Sureté du 
Québec “was an issue of privileged 
people chasing a white ball over sacred 

Harper said he thinks the Warriors’ 
use of force was not necessarily the best 
way to resolve the issue, but it “did 
demonstrate that aboriginals are deter- 
mined not to take a back seat anymore.” 

Harper also said the Canadian 
government has revoked its promise to 
negotiate with natives once the standoff 

“The government has to be more 
serious in dealing with us. But we're 
prepared to wait fora new government, 
one that will take us seriously and deal 
with us honestly.” 

Harper said he thinks there should be 
an inquiry into what happened at Oka, 
otherwise the native people who face 
trials on charges stemming from the in- 

propaganda machine and people simp- 
ly didn’t believe anything that wasn’t 
on video. Also, some editors were al- 
most afraid to talk about what was 
being reported.” 

McLaughlin's view of the crisis may 
receive wider attention as she is con- 
sidering writing a book on her ex- 
periences behind the barricades. 

Lawyer is 
SGW grad 

If, after 20 years of practicing law in 
Montréal, Jeff Boro is an important 
man, he has his mother to thank. 
And his clients, who include some 
of those charged in this summer’s 
Mohawk crisis, may want to thank 
her as well. 

In the mid ’60s, Boro studied at Sir 
George Williams University, where 
he said he “allowed other students 
1 Colm o-M [nlm (a= Co) om Om o\-] amet-7a] ame) Mm tal) 
class.” But, he observed, “if you 
turned the list upside down, | was 
near the top.” 

When Boro told his mother he would 
travel to Europe after graduating, 
she insisted that he apply to the law 
schoolat the Université de Montréal. 
A bureaucratic snag prevented the 
school from receiving his final 

“My mother went down (to Sir 
George Williams), got the records 
herself and brought them to the 
Dean of the law school. That’s how | 
became a lawyer.” 

He is proud of his profession even 
while admitting defense lawyers are 
fo} i (=Y a Kole) ¢-re mmole) ia Mme) oLe) a Mam =10) Om a=) 
said, his admiration for the way the 
law works is always growing. 

Boro is representing several 
Mohawk Warriors, a group he said 
that, “made a social statement.” He 
said he has a number of possible 
defenses in what is essentially a 
political trial. 

“| have told all my clients that | will 
only pursue those legal points that | 
feel are sufficient to get them 
fej (=¥-] ¢-Yo Bil of -3 fo] ¢-mm MUolU | (eM -NU-da mole) ar] 
politicizing the trial.” 

When not in the courtroom, Boro is 
on the air. He discusses legal mat- 
ters in the news with Melanie King 
every Friday on CJAD. 

— Shawn Apel 

cident, “will not get a fair hearing.” 

According to Harper, the inquiry 
must question the roles of the Sureté du 
Québec, the army and the government. 
It must also be independent from the 
government while still including 
prominent people from within the 
Canadian community. 

“Natives deserve some answers on 
last summer’s violations of human 

14— November 15, 1990 

¢ COLLOQUIUM continued from page 1 

PHOTO: Charles Bélanger 

Claudie Solar, Advisor to the Rector on the Status of Women, left, and Danielle Morin, Decision 
Sciences Professor, were on hand at Colloquium to address women’s issues. 

women and research,” Sheinin said. 
“Women are isolated from core univer- 
sity activities and we felt strongly that 
they should be integrated into them.” 

During the workshop, it was learned 
that programmes which fall under the 
‘feminist’ heading do not receive fund- 
ing from granting agencies because 
decision-making panels do not hold 
feminist research in very high esteem. 

Sheinin’s address to the panel focused 
on women’s exclusion from decision- 
and policy-making bodies in Canada. 
Her recommendations included: 

e making the time to reach tenure 
more flexible. 

e formally recognizing women who 
participate in research but who 
may not be in the professorial 

e taking steps to validate feminist re- 
search and ensure research is 
properly funded by federal and 
provincial granting agencies. 

Ina third workshop, Morin presented 
results of a survey she conducted with 
150 MBA students at Concordia. The 
survey looked at difficulties men and 
women encountered in the MBA 

“The study showed that there is a 
need for more women faculty members 
in the MBA programme,” Morin said. 
“Many students had never been taught 
by a female teacher.” 

About 40 per cent of the men sur- 
veyed felt some women in the 
programme were disadvantaged be- 
cause they have additional respon- 
sibilities, such as caring for children or 
managing households. 

The study recommended the estab- 
lishment be a support group for new 
female students at the university. It also 
suggested scholarships be created to 
encourage women who might other- 
wise not continue their education be- 
cause of added responsibilities. 

¢ MACLENNAN continued from page 1 

cil grant, writing long and detailed 
commendations for her. 

A personal chord 

Groening’s appreciation for 
MacLennan’s work began in high 
school, when she read Barometer Rising, 
his first novel. “I went on to study his 
work in university and what he said 
about the need for a national culture 
struck a chord.” That theme became 
decidedly more bitter in his later novels, 
Groening said. 

“Although he always regarded fran- 
cophones with love, he had no sym- 
pathy for Québec nationalism in the 
‘40s. He saw it as a reaction to the over- 
bearing power of the Catholic Church. 

“He had an unsophisticated concept 
of what Québec nationalism was all 
about. Later on, he saw it as being 

regressive and fascist, so he became in- 
creasingly alienated from the French- 
Canadian aspect of the city and this 
shows in his writing. Return of the 
Sphinx doesn’t have the hopefulness of 
Two Solitudes,” Groening said. 

Despite the chasm that has developed 
between Canada’s solitudes, 
MacLennan’s efforts have not gone un- 
appreciated. His extensive description 
of Canadian places and themes made it 
easier for novelists who followed him: 
“Writers of Margaret Atwood’s genera- 
tion, for instance, could write out of an 
assumption of a national identity,” 
Groening said. 

A memorial service for MacLennan 
was scheduled for noon today at the 
University Chapel at McGill; in lieu of 
flowers, donations may be made to 
Concordia or McGill. 

¢ CLASSICS continued from page 3 

teaching a introductory poetry course 
in the English Department. She has 
compiled and edited her own anthol- 
ogy for the course. 

“Twas warned that I would encounter 
resistance to the very idea of poetry but 
that hasn’t happened at all. All the stu- 
dents have come in prepared to like it,” 
she said. 

Upon her return to the University, 
Baugniet took notice of the many chan- 
ges it had undergone since her early 
days here. “What has struck me most, 
was that in the ’60s, there was a marked 
difference between day students, who 
came here only to study, and night stu- 
dents, who often worked at jobs all day 
and came in at night to study Latin. Not 
surprisingly, they were intensely dedi- 

“Today, there is no such difference. A 
large majority of students work part- 
time and carry a full course load. Some 
even work full-time. I think it’s ad- 

mirable, but I don’t know how they 
manage. I feel very strongly that a stu- 
dent who is intelligent should not be 
deprived of a university education on 
financial grounds,” Baugniet said. 

University bureaucracy has also 
changed during her absence. Baugniet 
quoted a colleague, Betty MacLean, 
who used to say, even in the ’60s, “our 
village store has become a supermarket. 
We have to take the cat off the lettuce.” 

True to its name, the study of classics 
has not changed significantly in 30 
years. Baugniet explained: “The people 
who do choose it are few in number, but 
are of a high calibre with quite a sense 
of purpose. I love to start them off ina 
language and explain concepts that 
they may have never heard of before. I 
suppose that if Iam any good at this at 
all, it’s because I can imagine very clear- 
ly what it’s like to not know anything at 
all about a subject. I’m more patient as 
a teacher than I am in life.” 

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where the greenhouse effect is turning 
thousands of square kilometres into 
desert every year. 

Le Van Mao said he has developed 
other inventions that can save industry 
millions of dollars, one of which 
prompted several interested European 
and American parties to call him after 
Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. By using, 
natural wastes, such as bark or corn 
instead of oil, Le Van Mao can produce 
ethylene at 20 per cent below the 
regular cost — an ideal way to combat 
rising oil prices during the Gulf crisis. 

Ethylene is a pillar of the petrochemi- 
cal industry, used in the production of 

everything from plastics to fibres. The 
process also converts propane and 
butane into benzene, toluene and 
xylene (BTX), whose commercial value 
is even higher. 

Another of Le Van Mao’s develop- 
ments is a unique process which con- 
verts an acetic acid into isobutylene, 
which contributes an anti-knocking 
property in engines. And, his 
microporous ceramic filters can recover 
spilled oil and trap otherwise lost en- 
zymes without changing their charac- 

“It’s like caging a bird, leaving it rela- 
tively free to sing,” he said. 

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Lacolle Centre for 
Educational Innovation 


Multiculturalism in the Year 2000 

The workshop will focus on the dramatice chan- 
ges that will be affecting Canadian society through 
the 1990’s. Workshop leader: Corinne Jette. 
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $50. To register, 
Call: 848-4955. 

Leaders are Made, Not Born 

The workshop will focus on specific leadership 
skills and on the issues often confronted by 
leaders. Workshop leader: Vivianne Silver. Time: 
9:30 to 4 p.m. Cost: $50. To register, call: 848- 


Read Faster and Remember More 

This workshop will give you practical techniques 
for improving speed and comprehension so that 
your reading will be both efficient and effective. 
Workshop leader: Dr. Donna Logsdon. Time: 9:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $50. To register, call: 848- 


Play, Creativity and Learning 

This workshop will expand our understanding of 
the importance of play and creativity in enhancing 
both effective living and learning. Workshop 
leader: Lanie Melamed. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Cost: $50. 


The following CPR courses will be offered by the 
Occupational Health & Safety Office in the next 
few weeks. Members of the Concordia community 
or outside community are all welcomed to take 
these courses. There will be a di$Scount price for 
the Concordia community. For all those who are 
interested, please contact Donna Fasciano, CPR 
Programme Coordinator at 848-4877 for more 


CPR Baby Heartsaver Course 

6 hours for life, this course includes rescue breath- 
ing and CPR, as well as management of the 
obstructed airway in the infant and child. 


BCLS Refresher Course 

This course is offered to people certified in the 
Basic Life Saver Course, who want to renew their 
certification and update their knowledge. 


Amateur Radio Club Meetings 

The Amateur Radio Club will be meeting every 
Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in H-644-1, Henry 
F. Hall Bldg. (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). 
Activities include shortwave listening, internation- 
al contests, data communications, TV transmis- 
sion and much more. Informationy848-7421. 

"Thay Report 

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The Concert Hall is located at 7 141 Sherbrooke St. W. Admission is free to all 
concerts, except where noted. /nformation: 848-7928. 


Richard Gresko, Pianist. Pre-New York con- 
cert. Works by Haydn, Chopin, Ravel and 
Rachmaninov. Tickets $15. ($10. students 
and seniors). Time: 8 p.m. 


Anna Szpilberg, Pianist. An evening of 
Chopin. Time: 8 p.m. 


Violin Students of Eleanora Turovsky. Works 
by Sarasate, Saint Saens, Vivaldi, Haydn, 
Bach, Teleman, Prokofiev, Locatelli. Time: 
7:30 p.m. 


New Music, Composers at Concordia. 
Works by Bottenberg, Coulthard, Crossman, 
Panneton, Winiarz. Time: 8 p.m. 


Le Nouvel ensemble Moderne, in collabora- 
tion with the Cultural Centre of N.D.G. and 
the City of Montreal. Works by Mather, Rea, 
Rozankovic, Evangelista, and Roy. Time: 8 


Jan Jarczyk, Jazz Pianist. Works by Jarczyk 
and colleagues. Time: 8 p.m. 


Concordia Orchestra, under the direction of 
Sherman Friedland. Performance of 
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with soloists Natalya 
Turovsky, Francoise Morin, Sven Meier and 
Mariusz Monczak. Time: 8 p.m. 


Mariusz Monczak, Violin. Programme to be 
announced. Time: 8 p.m. 



Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) Michael Curtiz at 
7 p.m.; Leon Morin Pretre (1961) Jean-Pierre 
Melville at 9 p.m. in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg. 
(1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Admission: 
$2.50 per screening. Information: 848-3878. 


Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) George 
Stevens at 7 p.m. in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg. 
(1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Admission: 
$2.50 per screening. Information: 848-3878. 


Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

Huis Clos (1954) Jacqueline Audry at 7 p.m.; Cries 
and Whispers (1972) Ingmar Bergman at 9 p.m. 
in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg. (1455 de Maison- 
neuve Blvd. W.). Admission: $2.50 per screening. 
Information: 848-3878. 


Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

! Confess (1952) Alfred Hitchcock at 7 p.m.; Saint 
Francois, Menestrel de Dieu (1950) Roberto Ros- 
sellini at 9 p.m. in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg. (1455 
de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Admission: $2.50 per 
screening. Information: 848-3878. 


Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

La Kermesse Heroique (1935) Jacques Feyder at 

» 8:30 p.m., in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg. (1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Admission: $2.50 per 
screening. Information: 848-3878. 


Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 
Perceval Le Gallois (1978) Eric Rohmer at 8:30 

p.m., in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg. (1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Admission: $2.50 per 
screening. Information: 848-3878. 


Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

Le Proces de Jeanne D'Arc (1963) Robert Bres- 
son at 7p.m.; The Night of the Iguana(1964) John 
Huston at 8:30 p.m. in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg. 
(1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Admission: 
$2.50 per screening. Information: 848-3878. 


Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) Pier 
Paolo Pasolini at 7 p.m.; The Mission (1986) 
Roland Joffé at 9:30 p.m. in H-110, Henry F. Hall 
Bldg. (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Admis- 
sion: $2.50 per screening. Information: 848-3878. 


Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

L’Oeuvre au Noir (1988) André Delvaux at 7 p.m.; 
The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) Leo McCarey at 9 
p.m. in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg. (1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Admission: $2.50 per 
screening. Information: 848-3878. 


Loyola Film Series 

Notorious directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1946) at 
7 p.m. with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude 
Rains and High Society directed by Charles Wal- 
ters (1956) at 8:55 p.m. with Bing Crosby, Grace 
Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong. Presented 
by the Department of Communication Studies 
and the Conservatory of Cinematographic Art. 
Admission: FREE. Location: F.C. Smith 
Auditorium, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., Loyola 
Campus. Information: 848-2555/2540. 

Amnesty International 

Amnesty International is holding its Awareness 
Day on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, 
November 20 in the Mezzanine, Henry F. Hall 
Bidg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Bivd. W. Be there! 

Lunchtime French Conversation 

French conversation for Concordia faculty & staff, 
on Thursdays. Intermediate/Advanced level from 
12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Human Resources 
Training Room, A-400, 1420 Sherbrooke St. W. 
Bring your own lunch, coffee supplied. A Bientot. 
Call Julie Lagarde at 848-3687. 

Peer Helper Centre 

The Peer Helper Centre is a student-run listening 
and referral service. Open Monday to Thursday 
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drop in at 2130 Bishop. 
Information: 848-2859. 

Health Services 

We are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 
noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at both locations: 
ER-407, 2155 Guy, 848-3565 and CH-101, 6935 
Sherbrooke St. W., 848-3575. Our services in- 
clude general physical examinations, birth con- 
trol, STD counselling, allergy shots, personal 
counselling, nutritional information, first-aid and 
much more. No appointment necessary to the see 
the Nurse. GP’s and Specialists are available by 

Ombuds Office 

The Ombudspersons are available to any mem- 
ber of the University for information, advice and 
assistance with University-related complaints and 
problems. Call 848-4964 or drop into 2100 Mack- 
ay, Sir George Williams Campus. Evening ap- 
pointments on request. 

Legal Information Service 

Problems with your landlord? Problems with that 
contract you signed? Immigration Department 
giving you aheadache? Your girl-friend/boy-friend 
giving you a heartache? WE CAN HELP!! Contact 
us at 848-4960 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. Come and see us in Room CC- 
326, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., Loyola Campus. 

Coffee with the Vice-Rector, Academic 
Members of the Concordia Community, students, 


Piano for Sale 

90-year-old upright player piano in excellent con- 
dition. Made by Donat-Langelier. $700 + moving 
expenses. 761-6221. 

For Rent 

Near Jean Talon Metro, 7165 Casgrain, beautiful, 
1 bedroom apartment, semi-furnished, all ser- 
vices included. $325 per month. Call: 277-6707 
or 270-7304. 

Chalet for Rent 

Peaceful country retreat, furnished 3 bedroom 
chalet, complete with fireplace, washer-dryer, 
dishwasher. Large solarium with view on private 
lake. Recently landscaped terrain. Enjoy, cross- 
country skiing, ice fishing, snow shoeing, etc... in 
the privacy of an enclosed estate. Short drive to 
downhill ski area, between Morin Heights and 
Lachute. Call: 849-7948 or 1-562-1953. 

N.D.G. Private Sale 

Co-ownership, large upper 7 1/2, very bright, top 
quality construction, oak work, renovated kitchen 
and bathroom, garage, backyard, basement, very 
good condition, excellent location (Marcil, near 
Monkland). A real bargain! Call 482-8790 or 848- 

University Writing Test 

Tutoring available FREE of charge. Call: 848- 

Looking for a “Homebody” 

Mature, Academic women. Room and Board in 
exchange for companionship and some light ser- 
vice. Please leave message for L.M. at 848-3340. 

For Sale or Rent 

Lake of Two Mountains, 2 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bun- 
galow, newly renovated bathroom. Close to public 
transportation. Quiet area. Call 473-8946, leave 


non-academic personnel and faculty are invited 
to have coffee with the Vice-Rector Academic on 
the following Tuesdays this term: November 27 
and December 11, after 7:30 p.m. in AD-231, 
7141 Sherbrooke St. W., Loyola Campus. Call 
Munit Merid at 848-4847 to confirm your atten- 

Muslim Students Association 

Notice to all Muslim Students & Staff, Friday 
prayer starts at 1:15 p.m. at 2090 Mackay in the 
Basement. Daily prayer is offered congregation- 
ally at the same place. (Prayer time schedule is 

Writing Assistance 

Improve your writing. Writing Assistants offer Free 
individualized help with any writing problem. 
Location: H-440, Henry F. Hall Bldg. (1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), days or evenings at 848- 
3545. Loyola Campus, 2490 West Broadway, 
days only at 848-3555. 

Guidance Information Centre 

DO YOU KNOW? Do you know where to find the 
answers to these questions? Where to locate 
university calendars worldwide? How to prepare 
for an employment interview? Where to apply for 
private sources of financial aid? How to study? 
How to determine which universities offer par- 
ticular educational programmes? Where to find 
information on occupational options and career 
planning? Come to the Guidance Information 
Centre and find the answers. Sir George Williams 
Campus, H-440, Henry F. Hall Bldg, 1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 848-3556 and Loyola 
Campus, 2490 West Broadway, 848-3555. 


All students completing Certificate, Degree or 
Diploma requirements during the Fall 1990 or 
Winter 1991 sessions who therefore expect to 
graduate next Spring must apply to do so by 
January 15, 1991. Spring 1991 Graduation Ap- 
plication forms are available at the Registrar's 
Services Department on each campus: Loyola: 
AD-211 and S.G.W.: N-107. Students who do 
not apply by January 15th will not graduate 
next Spring. 



Mr. Minko Michael Sotiron at 9:30 a.m. in H-762, 
Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. 
W. Thesis title: “From Politics to Profit: The Com- 
mercialization of Canadian English-language 
Daily Newspapers 1890 to 1920.” Mr. Luc Varin at 
2 p.m. in H-762-1-2-3, Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 
de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Thesis title: “Enzymol- 
ogy Of Flavonoid Sulfation: Purification charac- 
terization and molecular cloning of a number of 
flavonol sulfotransferases from Flaveria spp.” \n- 
formation: 848-3800. 


Mr. Steven G. Shaw at 10 a.m. in H-762-1-2-3, 
Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. 
W. Thesis title: “An Examination of the Arguments 
Against the Naturalistic Paradigm in Research in 
Education Technology and their Implications for 
Current Research Practices.” 

Mr. Salem Al-Assadi at 10 a.m. in H-773, Henry 
F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Thesis title: “Disturbance Rejection in Multivari- 
able Systems.” 


Art Gallery 

An exhibition entitled “Urban Images: Canadian 
Painting” until December 1, 1990 at the Concordia 
Art Gallery, Henry F. Hall Bldg. (1455 de Maison- 
neuve Blvd. W.): Information: 848-4750. 

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Events, notices and ads must reach the Public Relations Department 
(BC-115) in writing no later than Monday noon prior to Thursday publication. 

Contact Kevin Leduc at 848-4881 or FAX 848-2814. 


Women in Engineering 

The office of the Advisor to the Dean of Engineer- 
ing and Computer Science has been created in 
order to increase the number of women in the 
Faculty. It is also the aim of the Office to reduce 
the isolation that women students might feel in a 
predominantly male faculty. The women in En- 
gineering and Computer Science (WECOS) Men- 
toring Programme and Big Sister Programme are 
two initiatives being taken by the office. Women 
studying in the Faculty will soon receive informa- 
tion describing these programes. If you have 
ideas or suggestions please feel free to contact 
the acting Advisor, Diane Comtois at 848-3073 or 

Lesbian Studies Coalition of Concordia 

Find out about lesbian perspectives in education! 
Weekly meetings on Mondays at 8 p.m. at the 
Simone de Beauvoir Institute, 2170 Bishop, in the 
Lounge. All lesbians and women, students, faculty 
and staff, welcome. Information: 848-7474. 


l'Institut Simone de Beauvoir 

l'Institut Simone de Beauvoir et Le Département 
d’études frangaises vous invitent a rencontrer 
Louise Warren, qui parlera de son parcours 
d’écrivaine. Heure: 18h5. Lieu: Salon de l'Institut, 
2170, rue Bishop. Renseignements: 848-7500 ou 

Assuming Control 

For all women. Your well being depends on taking 
care of yourself, believing you must do it, and can 
do it. This part workshop focuses on the fun- 
damentals of personal financial planning, using a 
maximum of common sense and a minimum of 
jargon. Led by Mary Myers, a licensed life under- 
writer and licensed mutual funds representative 
who conducts workshops and seminars 
throughout the year. 12 noon to 1 p.m. Women’s 
Centre, 2020 Mackay, in the basement. Informa- 
tion: 848-7431. 

NOVEMBER 19 & 20 

Sale of Crafts by Guatemalan Women 

Outside 7th floor cafeteria, Hall Building from 9 
a.m. to 6 p.m. In conjunction with the show 
“Weavers of Guatemala” concurrently at the 
Centre. Proceeds go to the artists. 


Stinger Hockey 

The women’s hockey team has two exhibition 
games this weekend. On Saturday, November 17 
at 1:20 p.m. they play Providence College and 
Sunday, November 18 at 1:50 p.m. they face 
Darthmouth. In league action on Tuesday, 
November 20 they play host to McGill at 6:50 p.m. 

Stinger Basketball 

For the best in women’s basketball, don’t miss the 
eight-team Concordia Classic from November 16 

Faithful Women, Part 2 & 3 

A seven hour video series directed by Kathleen 
Shannon. A Studio D, NFB Production. Women 
and Religion around the world. Nov. 19: Part 2. 
“Text and Contexts.” An alternate interpretation of 
sacred texts by women. Nov. 20: Part3. “Harmony 
and Balance.” Records the first time native 
American spiritual traditions included in an inter- 
faith dialogue. Time: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Loca- 
tion: Women’s Centre, 2020 Mackay, in the 
basement. Inforation: 848-7431. 


Women in Engineering 

The Advisor to the Dean of Engineering and Com- 
puter Science, on the Status of Women, presents 
Dr. Regina Gaiotti from the McGill Civil Engineer- 
ing department. Dr. Gaiotti has just received her 
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at McGill University. Her 
Ph.D. research consisted of analysing the effects 
of non-structural elements on the behaviors of tall 
(more than 20 storeys) buildings. She will speak 
to the Concordia community of her work and 
experience has an engineer. Time: 8:30 p.m. in 
H-820, Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve 
Blvd. W. Information call Diane Comtois, 848- 
3073 or 848-3055. 


International Women Students 

A support group for international and visiting 
women students. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Women’s 
Centre, 2020 Mackay, in the basement. Informa- 
tion: 848-7431. 

NOVEMBER 26 & 27 

Faithful Women, Part 4 & 5 

A seven hour video series directed by Kathleen 
Shannon. A Studio D, NFB Production. Women 
and Religion around the world. Nov. 26: Part 4. 
“Working Towards Peace.” Potential for Pales- 
tinian/Israeli dialogue discussed by a Palestinian 
and an Israeli. Nov. 27: Part 5. “Priorities and 
Perspectives.” Discussion by women from the 
various traditions on issues of particular. Time: 12 
noon to 1:30 p.m. Location: Women’s Centre, 
2020 Mackay, in the basement. Inforation: 848- 

to 18, featuring the finest players and teams in 
Canada. Action gets underway beginning at 2 
p.m. Friday. 

Faculty Hockey 

“Early Bird Oldtimers Hockey’ on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 am. No Teams, No 
Checking, No Slapshots. Equipment required. 
Location: Loyola Arena, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. 
Information: Randy Swedburg at 848-3331. 

Thiiitay Report 



Social Aspects of Engineering 

Social Aspects of Engineering presents Mr. Clif- 
ford Lincoln, who will speak on The Environment. 
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Course & Place: Engr. 
493/2 in H-435, Henry F. Hall Bldg., (1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). 

Thursdays at Lonergan 

Dan Cere, Sessional Lecturer in Department of 
Theological Studies, Concordia, will speak on 
“Newman's Unfinished Business.” Time: 4 p.m. to 
5:30 p.m. Location: 7302 Sherbrooke St. W. Infor- 
mation: 848-2280. 


Concordia MacUser Group 

The Concordia MacUser Group will host the first 
of its seminars from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in H-420, 
Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. 
W. The speaker will be Carlos Rastegno of Apple 
Canada. He will be introducing the new Apple 
product line (in particular the “Classic” and will be 
available to answer questions on other Apple 

Muslim Students Association 

Presents a lecture on “Status of Women in Islam” 
given by Iman Attayeb. Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 
p.m. in H-420, Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Information: 848-7496. 

Ph.D. Workshop 

Gerald R. Salancik, Carnegie Mellon University 
will speak on “An Ecology of Restaurant Forms 
and their Founding.” Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Loca- 
tion: GM-403-2, 1550 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Coffee will be served. Information: 848-2914. 


Department of English 

The Department of English presents Mary 
Poovey, Johns Hopkins University. There will be 
a seminar entitled “Reading History in Literature: 
Speculation and Virtue in Our Mutual Friend’ at 
12 noon in DL-200, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. She 
will also be hosting a Public Lecture on “Domes- 
ticity and Class Formation: Chadwick’s 1842 
Sanitary Report’ at 8:30 p.m., in H-762, Henry F. 
Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Infor- 
mation: 848-2320. 


Audio Visual Department 

Presents the Film “Mother Wanted” a musical, 
comedy, love story. Lecture to follow with P. Nikula 
on “Equality” in Finland at 5 p.m. in H-110, Henry 
F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Admission: $3. Sponsored by: Simone de 

Beauvoir Institute; Committee on the Status of 
Women; Concordia Audio Visual Department; 
Concordia Women’s Centre and the Canadian 
Friends of Finland. 


Ph.D. Humanities 

Ph.D. Humanities and Lonergan University Col- 
lege in cooperation with the Goethe Institute 
presents Prof. Wolfgang Schluchter of the Univer- 
sity of California at Berkeley who will speak on 
“The Emergence of the Bourgeois Lifestyle’ as 
seen in the work of Max Weber. This public lecture 
will take place at 8:30 p.m. in DL-200 (Senate 
Room), 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. Information: 848- 

Thursdays at Lonergan 

Stan French, Department of Philosophy, Concor- 
dia, will speak on “What Next Quebec?’ Time: 4 
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: 7302 Sherbrooke St. 
W. Information: 848-2280. 

Liberal Arts College 

Presents a public lecture entited “Eve’s Journey: 
Female Images in the Bible’ given by Nehama 
Aschkenasy, University of Connecticut at 8:30 
p.m. in H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Information: 848-2565. 


Friday “Brown-Bag” Seminar Series 

Professor Susan Hoecker-Drysdale, Department 
of Sociology will speak on “Reflections on Harriet 
Martineau.” Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m. Location: 
Third floor Lounge, Vanier Library, 7141 
Sherbrooke St. W. Information: 848-2427. 


Science College 

The Science College Public Lecture Series 
presents “The Human Blueprint by Dr. Robert 
Shapiro, New York University. Time: 8:30 p.m. 
Location: H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de 
Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Information: 848-2595. 


Muslim Students Association 

Presents a video on “Quran and Science.” Time: 
6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. in H-420, Henry F. Hall Bidg., 
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Information: 848- 


Loyola Chapel 

Mass will is held Monday thru Friday at 12:05 p.m. 
and Sunday at 11 a.m. and8 p.m. Allare welcome. 
Information: 848-3588. 

Prison Visit Programme 

Is a Chaplaincy-supervised program of dialogue 
with a group of inmates at Bordeaux Detention 
Centre. This program runs until November 20, 
1990 (Tuesdays). Call Peter at 848-3586 or Matti 
at 848-3590. 

Discovering your Inner Child of the Past 

Thursdays 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the SGW Campus 
Ministry. Location: Annex Z, 2090 Mackay, Room 
02. Donation $10. Information call Sister Mickie at 

The Emmaus Lunch Hour 

A tasty fare sure to build community, bring your 
lunch, expect to make friends, engage in topics of 
interest and faith-sharing. Tuesdays, at 12 noon 
to 1 p.m. at Annex Z, 2090 Mackay, Room 02. 
Information call Sister Mickie at 848-3591. 

Skating with the Blind 

We need volunteer skaters to join us on Friday 
mornings from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m to skate with 
young blind children at the Loyola Rink. 
Programme runs until the end of March. If you are 

interested, call Bob Nagy at 848-3587 for more 

Cornerstone Group 

Friday, November 23 at 3500 Belmore, from 6 
p.m. to 8 p.m. held on alternate Fridays, resuming 
in the New Year, dedicated to experiential Chris- 
tian learning through awareness of self & group 
development. Call Daryl Ross at 848-3585. 


Issues of Faith & 
Justice in Central America 

Roses in December. The story of 3 women 
religious and 1 lay woman massacred in El Sal- 
vador in 1980 for their work amongst the poor. 
Speaker: Barbara Zerter, Coordinator for the 
Comité Chrétien and the Romero Coalition. Loca- 
tion: Annex Z, 2090 Mackay. 


When the Mountains Tremble 

The story of Guatemalan native women seen 
through the eyes of Rigoberta Menchu. Location: 
Belmore House, 3500 Belmore Ave. 

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