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One-third of lifetime in jail 

Vol. 16 No. 3 September 26, 1991 

Sisulu strives for a free South Africa 

International pressure must be main- 
tained on South Africa until apartheid 
has been defeated, African National 
Congress Deputy President Walter 
Sisulu told a Concordia audience last 

Sisulu, who has spent one-third of his 
life in jail for his convictions, praised the 
role Canada has played in freeing other 
political prisoners. 

“Thank you for the support you have 
given us over the years, and your deter- 
mination never to let us down. You have 
been an inspiration. It was the will of the 
people of the world and of the people of 
South Africa that although some of us 
were sentenced for life, some sentenced 
to death, we have a chance to live and 
see a free South Africa.” 

South Africa still in 
a state of crisis 

The 79-year-old Sisulu warned that 
South Africa is still in a state of crisis, as 
evidenced by the impasse over negotia- 

“Negotiations have not started in 
South Africa. Talks about talks have 

See SISULU page 12 

Sociology Professor Chengiah Ragaven 
returned home to South Africa for the first time 
in 23 years. He will teach one more year at 
Concordia before heading home for good. 

Creative Writing student Richard Harrison spent 
a month in Africa with Canadian writer Audrey 
Thomas helping her to research her new book. 
But that’s not the big news. Harrison has just 
published his second volume of poetry, and with 
a Canada Council grant, is poised to begin work 
on his third. 

Get involved! Don't forget the Shuffle tomorrow 
and a variety of Homecoming activities the fol- 
lowing week. See pages 7 and 8 for complete 

Anti-apartheid leaders Walter (above) and Albertina Sisulu (right) visited Montréal for three days 

last week. Sunday, they addressed a packed house at the Henry F. Hall Building. 

Bertrand appointed Vice-Rector Services 

Arts and Science Dean Charles Bertrand has been appointed Vice-Rector Services 
effective January 1, 1992. The announcement was made by the Board of Governors 
yesterday, just as CTR was going to press. Further information will be published in 
next week’s edition. Bertrand replaces J. Charles Giguére, whose term ends 31 

December, 1991. 


Scholarship Induction Ceremony 
presents Shuffle bursaries 

The Cecilia Crysler Bursary, named in 
honour of the late wife of Concordia’s 
Journalism Director, Lindsay Crysler, 
will be announced tonight at the Under- 
graduate Scholarship Induction 
Ceremony in the Alumni Auditorium 
(H-110) of the Henry F. Hall Building at 
7:30 p.m. 

Well-known radio personality George 
Balcan has also had a bursary created in 
his honour for students in Painting and 
Drawing. The first recipient is Eugene 
Pendon, who will receive $1,000. 

Seven other new bursaries and eight 
new scholarships will be acknow- 
¢ The Concordia Entrance Scholar- 
ships: The recipients of $1,600 each 
are Sophie Desnoyers, David Four- 
nier, Yanick Gagné, Chantal 
Lefebvre, Michael Ng and 
Raymond Tam. 

e The Henry Gamer Award for Ac- 

ting: The recipient of $100 is James 

e The J. Meloche Inc. Scholarship: 
The recipient of $2,000 is Vandana 

e The Nicholas Racz Scholarship: The 
recipient of $750 is Mario Dumont. 

The recipients of the Francis P. Hig- 
gins Bursary, the Brenda Carter 
Memorial Award and the Cecilia Crys- 
ler Bursary will be selected in February 

The Concordia Shuffle Bursaries and 
Entrance Scholarships were created 
with funds raised by the more than 400 
staff and faculty members of the 
University who participated in last 
year’s Shuffle, the 6.5 km walk from the 
Sir George Williams Campus to the 
Loyola Campus. This year’s Shuffle 
takes place tomorrow at noon. See page 
8 for more information. —SB 

PHOTOS: Barbara Davidson 

2 — September 26, 1991 

Last stretch of the long road home 

Ragaven prepares 
for final return 
to South Africa 

ironwyn Chester 

The green, black and gold flag of the 
African National Congress flew high 
and toi-toi dancers whirled to the 
rhythm of the drums when Chengiah 
Ragaven stepped off the plane and onto 
South African soil for the first time in 23 

Hundreds of spectators greeted the 
57-year-old Sociology professor when 
he returned to Durban in June. Ragaven 
was either their friend, relative, ANC 
colleague or hero from the days when 
he was the activist student council 
president at Natal University in the 


‘onwyn Chester 

the cuff,” call CTR at 848-4882. 


Whole of stadium should be inspected 
before reopened, says Zielinski 

Off the Cuff is a weekly column of opinion and insight into major issues in the 
news. If you are a Concordia faculty member and have something to say “off 

Yet again, the Olympic Stadium has been visited by an accident After numerous 
problems with the retractable roof, a big concrete beam has fallen off. Concordia Civil 
Engineering Professor Zenon Zielinski was a consultant on the safety of the structure 
during construction of the stadium and is an expert in pre-fabricated pre-stressed 
concrete structures. Last week, he examined the fallen beam when asked by The 
Gazette to make an assessment of what happened. 

“| don’t think there is anything wrong with the inside structure of the stadium, but to 
reassure the public, the entire building should be inspected. As with all public 
buildings, an inspection committee should verify the building every few years. 

“Buildings are living creations. They have their own lives. Just as we go for medical 
check-ups, so should structures be examined, especially when they have already 
known several sicknesses. Having a regular inspection doesn’t cost much as the 
building itself. In fact, the maintenance probably costs more than a survey. 

“In a building like the Olympic Stadium, you have to make sure that all components 
are in good shape. It gives me hope that five professional engineering teams are 
evaluating the causes of the recent beam accident, and it will be interesting to see 
the report. Engineers learn not only by study, but also by failures in construction. This 
report could contribute important new knowledge to engineering practice.” 

“It was as if I had never left South 
Africa,” said Ragaven, who also repre- 
sents the ANC in Québec. “The 
hospitality was overwhelming. In fact, 
that is the unique quality of the country; 
within any community, you find ex- 
traordinary hospitality.” 

During his two-month stay, Ragaven 
spoke at universities across the country, 
attended the first legal ANC meeting to 
be held in South Africa since the anti- 
apartheid organization was banned in 
1960, and became reaquainted with his 
friends and large extended family. 

His own immediate family got a taste 
of the land and people that will become 
theirs within the year. “They fit in like 
fish in water,” he said happily. Ragaven 
is the father of 20-month-old Shanti- 
Samara and seven-year-old Avikhael- 
Shankara, and husband of physician 
Laurel Baldwin. 

Scanty job prospects 

While Ragaven anticipates few read- 
justment problems when he resettles in 

Bronwyn Chester 

South Africa next spring, finding a job 
may prove more difficult. There are 
several universities open to non-white 
students and professors, but positions 
are few. 

“Afrikaaner universities still haven't 
indicated any specific programme to 

help integrate some of the 100-or-so ex- 
iled academics,” said Ragaven, adding 
that the English universities, for the 
most part, are still “controlled by the old 
boys’ [i.e., white] network.” 

Ragaven thinks he’ll have a better 


PHOTO: Kim Elliot 

A triumphant Chengiah Ragaven returns home to South Africa for the first time in 23 years. 

Student wants to return 
soon to South Africa 

This was Kim Elliot’s first visit to 
South Africa, but it probably won’t be 
her last. The 23-year-old student of 
English helped organize Chengiah 
Ragaven’s visit this summer, and 
stayed with his family in the village of 
Sapingo, outside Durban, for the week 
before his arrival. 

“T felt at home quite quickly,” she said. 
“When I arrived, Chengiah’s family put 
me up and I could start working right 

Elliot recalls that when Ragaven ar- 
rived, it was 5 p.m. on a Friday, so there 
were all sorts of white business 
travellers around. As the only white 
person among the hundreds in the wel- 
coming group at the airport, she was 
approached by other travellers to find 
out what was going on.“It was funny, 
but very exciting.” 

As she accompanied Ragaven to the 
ANC meeting, on the speaking tour, 
and to the ANC’s regional youth meet- 

ing in the Eastern Cape, Elliot made 
contacts for her work here with the In- 
digenous Peoples International, which 
was founded in 1989 at Concordia. She 
also interviewed and videotaped such 
people as Naledi Tsiki, president of the 
Association of Ex-Political Prisoners of 
South Africa, to use later in a videotape 
on the anti-apartheid movement. 

Most of the time, Elliot was the only 
white person in a group, and “most of 
the time, no one cared,” she said. “When 
we got reactions, it was when we were 
walking as a mixed-race group and I 
was the only woman. Then the 
Afrikaaners would shout insults with 
sexual innuendo. They could be very 
aggressive, especially on the beaches.” 

But Elliot was far more impressed by 
the warmth and sense of co-operation. 
“We immediately became part of the 
Indian family we were staying with,” 
she said, referring to herself and fellow 

See STUDENT'S VISIT page 12 

Transformative theatre 
for women grew from 

It was a love-hate relationship. Love 
of the theatre, combined with a distaste 
for its often stereotypical, one-dimen- 
sional roles, moved Ann Scofield to start 
a theatre workshop for women. Now in 
its third year in Montréal, Transforma- 
tive Theatre workshops are being of- 
fered in conjunction with the Lacolle 
Centre for Educational Innovation. 

The goal of the women’s workshop is 
not to mount a play. In fact, there is no 
production at the end of the eight weeks 
and the workshop is not an acting class. 
Scofield wants to encourage women 
with no artistic background to express 
themselves creatively and learn from 
other women’s creativity. With 
demanding schedules and hectic 
professional lives, many women bury 
their talents, she said. 

“There are few Rosie O’Neills in 
theatre or film,” said Scofield, referring 
to the independent character on the 
television show of the same name. 

“Women play mothers, daughters, 
prostitutes or ingénues. I don’t know 
how many ingénues I’ve played. They 
don’t exist. Yet if you read plays, that’s 
the main character for a woman under 
30. Ingénues are an excuse for not telling 
the real story of a woman.” 

Improvised skits to body painting 

Scofield, who got her start in theatre 
30 years ago playing a maid, didn’t 
abandon the stage in disgust. Instead, 
she decided to create an alternative. As 
an actress in New York, she started con- 
ducting creative workshops, using 
writing, improvisation, storytelling, 
music, dialogue, dance and other forms 
of self-expression. 

a love-hate relationship 

PHOTO: Helen Hall 
Ann Scofield 

Concordia English Professor Bina 
Freiwald became interested in Transfor- 
mative Theatre after a friend took the 
workshop. She experienced everything 
from improvised skits to body painting, 
a ritual dance and chanting. 

“T was so impressed. There was so 
much creativity, and no pre-set rules. It 
unleashed incredible energy in 
everyone. I came out knowing a range 
of women’s stories and life experiences 
from women from different cultures 
and professions, whom I would other- 
wise would never have heard from,” 
said Freidwald. 

Scofield, a 47-year-old native of 
Chicago, starts her workshops by 
having women share notes they bring to 
the first class and “takes off from there.” 

Scofield began what was to become 
See THEATRE page 10 

Applications to 
Sponsor Visiting Lecturers 
ow Available 

The Visiting Lecturers Committee of Concordia 
University invites applications from the University 
Community to sponsor Visiting Lecturers for the 
academic year, 1991-92. Application forms and 
guidelines may be obtained from the Chair, Principal 
or Head of an Academic Unit or from the Office of 
the Associate Vice-Rector, Academic (Curriculum and 
Planning). Applications for the first semester must be 
submitted to the office of the latter no later than 
October 9, 1991. The next round will take place in 

May 1992. 


UNS V--E.Re-S] ks 


CONCORDIA’s Thursday Report September 26, 1991 - 3 

Donna Varrica 

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. 

The Liberal Arts College has had some major personnel changes. Laszlo 
Géfin has been appointed Principal for 1991-94. Claude Levy has been 
appointed Vice-Principal for 1991-92. Seija Paddon is the Visiting Professor 
for a two-year period, and Virginia Nixon has become the Arts and Music 
Coordinator for 1991-92. 

Chemistry Professor Cooper Langford has been elected to a Fellowship in 
the Royal Society of Canada, which attests to his achievements as a 
scientist, as a scholar and as a major player in the advancement of science 
in Canada. 

Marketing Professors Michel Laroche and K.L. McGown, who is also 
Director of the Concordia Pharmaceutical Management Centre and the 
Transportation Management Centre, collaborated on a book titled Les 
fondements de la recherche commerciale with colleagues from |’Ecole 
supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales, Cergy-Pontoise, 
France, and Ecole des hautes études commerciales. It was published by 
Gaétan Morin éditeur. 

Communication Studies Professor Donat Taddeo, who has been on a 
three-year leave after being appointed Québec Delegate-General to Rome, 
has had his posting prolonged by one year. 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology welcomes four new full-time 
faculty members: Danielle Gauvreau, Yael Gluck, Homa Hoodfar and 
Christine Jourdan. 

Assistant Principal of the Institute for Co-operative Education John Fiset 

spoke to the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology last June. 
He led a workshop on the advantages and disadvantages of instituting the 
co-operative education format in food science programmes. 

Mechanical Engineering Professor S.V. Hoa has written a book titled 
Analysis for Design of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Vessels and Pipings, pub- 
lished by Technomic. It is described as a comprehensive new guidebook to 
the design of materials. 

Education Department Professor Robert Bernard was given the Editor’s 
Award for Outstanding Article of 1990 by the Canadian Journal of Educa- 
tional Communication for “Integrating Research into Instructional Practice: 
The Use and Abuse of Meta-Analysis.” 

The Centre for Building Studies (CBS) will be participating ina one-day 
symposium on Sept. 30, titled “Indoor Air Quality Ventilation Effectiveness.” 
CBS Professor Fariborz Haghighat is on the organizing committee. The 
5th Jacques Cartier Conference, another conference dealing with air quality, 
will be held in October, titled “Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy 
Conservation in Buildings.” Haghighat has issued a call for papers for the 
conference. Abstracts should be sent to him at the Centre for Building 
Studies by Oct. 1. 

The Electoral College has elected Faculty Personnel Administrator Pat 
Freed as the administrative and support staff representative to the Benefits 
Committee and the Pension Committee. 

Geology Professor Giampaolo Sassano delivered eight seminars on min- 
ing topics last spring at a conference at La Sapienza University in Rome in 
their Department of Earth Sciences, and co-wrote a paper related to the 
Genesis of Framboidal Pyrite from the Poggio Sannita Sector, Central 
Apennines, Italy. 

Psychology Professor Morris Shames presented a paper titled “On Epis- 
temology: Discovery, Intentionality and the Nature of Science,” at the Ninth 
International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science in 
Uppsala, Sweden in August. 

4 — September 26, 1991 

“Mutual support toward individual excellence” 
should drive space issue 

To the editor: 

Some summer research has reminded 
me of an important chapter of the Rule 
for Monasteries, devised by St. Benedict 
of Nursia, which is, historically, a source 
of the organization of universities. 

Benedict’s Rule was put forward 
around 528, and manifests a modified 
survival of a classical sense of com- 
munity even after the collapse of the 
Roman Empire. By way of later canoni- 
cal organizations, it is a direct model for 

Programme prepared 
through consultation 

To the editor: 

The report by Eve Krakow on a federal start-up grant for a joint Concordia-UQAM 
“Intercultural Chair” (CTR, Sept. 12, 1991) correctly refers to involvement by members 
of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Your correspondent then states 
that, “DeVries has designed a certificate programme in Intercultural, Ethnic and Race 
Relations Studies which could start next year.” 

Please be advised that the correct name of the new undergraduate programme is 
“Certificate in Community and Ethnic Studies.” Moreover, a proposal for the 
programme was prepared by members of the Centre for Community and Ethnic 
Studies, in consultation with the Sociology and Anthropology undergraduate advisors. 

| wish your reporter had verified the accuracy of the information for the article with the 

proper academic sources. 

Pieter J. de Vries, Chair 

Department of Sociology and Anthropology 

Institute is open to all who want 
to learn, female and male 

To the editor: 

This is in response to the article “A 
Room of One’s Own” in the Sept. 17 
issue of The Link. 

First of all, the Women’s Centre of 
Concordia is a specific institution deal- 
ing with a specific section of the com- 
munity. It is not an academic 
department. The services they provide, 
important as they are, are different from 
those of the Simone de Beauvoir. In this 
respect, I don’t think they can fairly 
comment on the academic role of the 
Institute. If they wish to implement a 
“male-free zone,” that is their preroga- 
tive. The Simone de Beauvoir Institute, 
by contrast, is an academic unit within 
Concordia University, and the last I 
heard, education was available for 
everyone, whether male or female. At 
one time, it was considered necessary 
only for males. If that attitude had per- 
sisted, if a few women had not “broken 

into” that male-dominated society, 
where would women’s education be 

To the best of my knowledge, the 
University is a place for education and 
the honing of special skills before enter- 
ing into the job market and life in 
general. I never thought it was a place 
to promote misunderstanding and 
segregation! Eddie Hennesy was cor- 
rect in saying that women accuse men 
of not understanding or listening to 
them. How are the men supposed to 
learn if they are being told they do not 

The policy of the Institute is, and al- 
ways has been, that its courses are open 
to all people, regardless of race, age or 

Belinda Bowes 
Programme Secretary 
Simone de Beauvoir Institute 

the associations of Masters that gave 
rise to the first universities. And thus, 
too, it remains a common model for 
ourselves in what has been named Con- 
cordia University (a name deriving 
from the Latin of the motto of the City 
of Montréal, also with the Ecclesiastical 
Latin implications for institutional com- 

Like the associations of professors 
and of students that compose a univer- 
sity, the gathering of monks is one of an 
elite bound in equality — all sisters and 
brothers — for mutual support toward 
individual excellence. The leaders of the 
community, though both mentors and 
exemplars of discipline, are chosen or 
approved by the whole assembly. It is 
consequently right that Benedict’s Rule 
should declare the principle of consult- 
ation among its initial sections. 

Here is what St. Benedict required, as 
I interpret the passage with the help of 
Cardinal Francis Gasquet: 

“Whenever any weighty matters have 
to be transacted in the monastery, let the 
abbot call together all the community, 
and he should himself propose the mat- 
ter for discussion. Hearing the advice of 
the brothers, let him consider the mat- 
ter, and put into action what they judge 
best [or what he judges best — 
manuscripts differ on the legislative 

ISSN 1185-3689 

Faculty Reporters 

Donna Varrica 
Bronwyn Chester 
Barbara Black 
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and Edmund Wong 



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question]. We ordain that all must be 
called to council, because the Lord often 
reveals to a younger member what is 
best. As is fitting for disciples to obey 
their master, so does it befit the master 
to dispose of all things with forethought 
and justice.” 

At that moment in history between 
empire and feudal hierarchy, we should 
not have expected any strong impulse, 
but in fact these rules encourage rather 
more freedom of expression and atten- 
tiveness to the will of the “governed” 
than does present administrative prac- 
tice in this University. 

Thus the “Final Report of the Strategic 
Space Planning Committee” by Vice- 
Rector [Services] J.C. Giguére made 
public in your issue of 12 September 
1991 after circulating downward as far 
as departmental chairs, seems to an- 
nounce no change beyond a selective 
expansion of principles to the pre- 
viously published findings of the so- 
called Space Committee: Consolidation 
of departments is forevermore the rule, 
and though students may have classes 
at times they require, they may not be at 
the places they are more likely to find 
themselves because of work, travel or 
interest. Consequently, it would appear 
that there is no change in a determina- 

See SPACE PLAN page 12 

CONCORDIA’s Thursday Report September 26, 1991 -5 

Festival international de nouvelle danse 

Students to meet 

world’s top 


Every two years, Montréal’s Festival 
international de nouvelle danse brings 
together the world’s top choreog- 
raphers. This year, 21 dance troupes 
from Germany, Belgium, Canada, 
Spain, the United States and Japan will 
woo audiences with innovative move- 

While most shows may be too expen- 
sive for the average student's budget, 
the Festival has organized a Special 
Events series of workshops, conferen- 
ces, round tables, videos and films for 
students at minimal cost. 

As part of the series, students will 
have an opportunity to meet choreog- 
raphers and leading dance critics from 
around the world, every noon hour in 
the Piano nobile area of the Place des 
Arts’ Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, for a charge 
of $3. 

At lunchtime today, students can 

meet Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a 
leading figure of new dance in Belgium 
and choreographer of Rosas. Tomorrow 
the guest will be Josef Nadj, a Yugos- 
lavia-born Hungarian who now lives in 
France, and is best known for Canard 
pékinois (1986), and on Saturday, Sept. 
28, it will be Edouard Lock, of 
Montréal’s celebrated La La La Human 
Steps. Jean-Claude Gallotta (France) 
and Jan Fabre (Belgium) will appear 
Oct. 2 and 4 respectively. 

Free for dance students 

Conferences and round tables featur- 
ing such internationally acclaimed 
dance experts as Daniéle Desnoyers, 
Jean-Pierre Perreault and Wim Van- 
dekeybus are free for dance students. A 
special film series on Belgian dance will 
be screened at the Cinéma Paralléle, ad- 
mission is $5. 

For more information on the Special 
Events series of the Festival internation- 
al de nouvelle danse, call 287-1423. 

Housing in Montreal: 
a CUSA handbook guides the way 

If you’re moving into your first apart- 
ment, the last thing you need is a fight 
with a landlord, a stiff of a roommate, 
or an encounter by moonlight with 
cockroaches. CUSA, the Concordia 
University Students’ Association, has 
just published a housing handbook 
which might be subtitled “Forewarned 
is Forearmed.” 

A guide to finding a clean, safe, con- 
venient, economical apartment (or as 
close as you can get), the handbook in- 
cludes a list of your landlord’s legal 
obligations (and yours), explains the 
legalese of your lease, and describes the 
ambience and range of rents in various 
parts of Montréal. Big, brightly- 
coloured maps are included. 

There are checklists of all sorts: what 
to ask the landlord, how to interview a 
prospective roommate, what to look at 
in those crucial few minutes at the 
apartment door. Here’s a tip you may 
not have thought of: “Keep $50 handy 
when you go looking in case you find 
the deal of the century and there are six 
others looking at the apartment at the 
same time.” A list of potentially useful 
phone numbers includes the folks at 
city hall who deal with dangerous bal- 


A CUSA guide to housing in Mantréal 


Tenant Rights & 

Searching Tipe 

iverything you ti seed to 
know shout your kaae 

totsur Mages & Area 

Camnnrdla University students Avnctation 

conies, second-hand furniture and ap- 
pliance dealers, and an ecologically cor- 
rect pesticide company. Housing 
alternatives, such as co-ops and single- 
sex residences are listed, too. 

The Housing Handbook is available 
at CUSA’s office on the 6th floor of the 

Hall Building, and it costs $l. —BB 

International de Nouvelle 

Second language immersion courses 
get boost from Québec government 

Lucienne Robillard, Ministre de 
l’enseignement supérieur et de la 
science, announced last month that the 

Second Language Scholarship 
Programme will again be offered to 
university and CEGEP students who 
wish to enhance their knowledge of a 
second language. 

Learn through immersion 

The programme is funded by the 
Department of the Secretary of State in 

keeping with federal-provincial agree- 
ments on official languages in educa- 
tion and is administered by the Ministry 
of Education. Robillard said students 
will learn or enhance their second lan- 
guage through immersion in an en- 
vironment where that language 
prevails. Students who are interested in 
the programme must send their ap- 
plications to the Direction générale de 
V'aide financiére aux étudiants of the 
Ministry before June 30, 1992. 

— DGV 

6 — September 26, 1991 

Free enterprise wins battle of computer stores 

Cencon can start looking over its 
shoulder; Coop Concordia, the price- 
busting student co-operative, has just 
celebrated its expansion to the Henry F. 
Hall Building mezzanine. 

Coop Concordia now has a snazzy 
new store to replace its former location 
on Mackay St. The Coop will be selling 
computers and office equipment at 
what they claim are the lowest prices 

“We're good at getting the lowest 
prices from suppliers by emphasizing 
that we have a unique market,” said 
manager Wolgang Kiesling, a third- 
year Political Science and History stu- 
dent. “We're actually a bit pompous in 
our attitude: If you don’t want to deal 
with us, that’s your problem. But it 

Kiesling points out that student 
markets are stable. 

“Every year we have an influx of 
26,000 students, so we take the position 
with suppliers that we are offering them 

space to display their wares. But we still 
have to push them to do a little extra, 
like providing demonstrator models, 
which can double or triple their sales.” 

Although Kiesling is officially the 
manager of Coop Concordia, he says he 
doesn’t like labels, and tries to avoid 
them when dealing with students. 

“Titles are intimidating, and I like to 
emphasize that we’re all students. I 
don’t want to create any barriers be- 
tween us.” 

Enhanced visibility 

The new location doubles Coop’s 
space and capacity, as well as enhances 
its visibility and customer traffic. 
“We've been trying to do this for five 
years,” Kiesling said. “It took that long 
because of all the red tape we had to go 
through, and because the space is quite 

Ian McCray, a member of the Coop 
board of directors, gives all the credit to 

“The concept of a co-op has always 
been a volunteer-run organization, for 
and by students. This expansion has 
been made possible by the many people 


PHOTOS: Edmund Wong 

who gave their free time, some of them 
give hundreds of hours.” 

McCray, a second-year Computer En- 
gineering student, first encountered 
Coop Concordia when he made a pur- 
chase there three years ago. 

“I saved $65 when I bought a cal- 
culator and drafting kit there instead of 
Pilon, and I thought, ‘What a great con- 
cept.’ I decided to join on the spot.” 

Unlike a store, a co-operative works 
ona membership basis. Customers pay 
a $12 lifetime membership fee, which 
gives them access to the co-operative’s 
lower prices and the right to vote at the 
coop’s meetings. 

“Financing for this expansion came 
largely from the membership fees, but 
members also had a vote in the decision 
to move the coop,” said Accounting 
Manager William Eng. 

Coop Concordia, founded in Decem- 
ber of 1984, was a first among Québec 
universities, according to Gilles Deshar- 
nais, an Engineering graduate and one 
of the founders. 

“McGill’s came in two months later. 
We helped them start it. Now univer- 
sities and CEGEPs everywhere in 
Québec have them.” 

“Back then, we had just a room, a 
counter and a few people,” co-founder 
and Engineering graduate Sylvain 
Bonderias said. “Now it’s a full-fledged 
operation, a real business. It’s come a 
long way.” 

Coop Concordia’s new space 

Faculty Caucus 
Notice of Meeting 


Monday, October 7, 1991 

Senate Chamber (DL-200), Loyola Campus 
Coffee 9:15 a.m., Meeting 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon 

A definitive update — where we are now. 

“Principles to Guide Strategic Space Planning” distributed to the University Community 
on July 12, 1991. Speaker: Charles Giguére, Vice-rector, Services. 

Exploring alternatives “A Plan for the Spatial Restructuring of Operations at Concordia 
University” by Robert Tittler. (As no other draft has surfaced in the public domain, this 
paper will be the focus of discussion. Copies of this paper were sent to Chairs, Directors 
and Principals on August 15. Extra copies are available by calling Ann Pearson at 


What is Faculty Caucus? At the conference on ‘The Future of Concordia: The Legal, Moral 
and Ethical Liabilty of the University in the 1990s” which was held on March 30, 1990, 
members of the University gathered to discuss the rights and responsibilities of faculty. As 
aresult of those discussions, it was agreed by those present to continue to meet periodically 
to address various topics with interested parties. We have had several meetings to discuss: 
teaching effectiveness, a proposal to the Bélanger-Campeau Commission, and Copyright 


We are proposing that you join us for another occasion to resume the dialogue with special 
emphasis on the spatial restructuring of operations at Concordia University. We hope that 
some resolutions will emerge from these discussions. 

Members of the Faculty Caucus Steering Committee for this meeting inc’ 
Adams, Lindsay Crysler, Christopher Gray, Randy Swedburg, Robert Tit 



In comparison to Harrison 

CONCORDIA’s Thursday Report September 26, 1991 - 7 

Poet writes of rejecting machismo, embracing sensuality 

Poet and Concordia Creating Writing 
student Richard Harrison, who spent 
August in Africa with Audrey Thomas 
researching her new book, has just pub- 
lished his second volume of poetry, 
Recovering the Naked Man (Wolsak and 
Wynn Publishers Ltd.). He has drawn 
praise on the CBC’s Arts Tonight, and 
highly favourable reviews in the local 
media. It has also brought hima Canada 
Council grant for a third volume, cur- 
rently in progress. 

Poetry for and about 
‘the new man’ 

Published in May, Recovering the 
Naked Man was written for and about 
what Harrison refers to as “the new 
man.” Gratifying for feminists who 
might smell victory in its pages, reaf- 
firming for the male who would dare 
read it, it is a beautifully compelling 
read. ; 

The job of being 

“Men are talking again about the job 
of being a man,” said Harrison. The 
questions men are posing have laid the 
groundwork for his poetry. What is 
wrong with rejecting the physicality of 
machismo and seeking simple sen- 
suality? he asks: What’s wrong with 
recovering the naked man? Nothing, it 

Harrison’s turn of phrase and timing 
is reminiscent of another Montréal 
poet’s inspired ramblings about love 
and hate, razor blades, the Old Testa- 
ment, bananas and last year’s man, 
though Leonard Cohen’s work may 
now seem tired and almost dated in 

In “The Friendship of Men” from 
Recovering the Naked Man, Harrison 
writes, “the friendship of men is half a 
love loved to the full.” 

Recovering the Naked Man 
was thesis 

The book of poetry was Harrison’s 
thesis in Concordia’s two-year Creative 
Writing programme, on which he 
worked closely with writers-in- 
residence Mary di Michele and, more 
recently, with Audrey Thomas. He at- 
tended Concordia from 1989 to 1991 on 
both the Azrieli and McConnell scholar- 

“She [Thomas] was very helpful in 
arranging the order of the book. I tend 
to want to keep writing. She would tell 
me to shorten my poems.” 

Harrison's poetic roots go back to his 
undergraduate days at Trent University, 
where he graduated with a BA Honours 
in Philosophy. Observations of the flora 
and fauna of Peterborough in rural On- 
tario, among other. things, filled his 

notebooks during field trips. Word of 
the young philosopher’s talent got back 
to the late Margaret Laurence, who was 
then writer-in-residence at Trent. 

After graduation, Harrision taught a 
course in philosophy and writing, pub- 
lished his first volume of poetry — 
Fathers Never Leave You (Mosaic Press), 
and pursued his friendship with 

He was fortunate, he said, to have met 
the novelist during an early and in- 
fluential stage in his development as a 

“We connected. She didn’t advise me 
ina direct way. But I was encouraged as 
a writer because I felt comfortable with 
her and because we shared enough to 
develop a friendship quickly.” 

Poetry and hockey valued 
in the Harrison home 

Although not as extensive an inves- 
tigation as Recovering the Naked Man, 
Harrison’s first book also explores male 
relationships — with fathers, brothers, 
mothers, lovers — relationships he has 
always questioned. He said he dis- 
covered early in his writing career that 
poetry is a way of entering into dialogue 
with oneself. By suburban-Toronto 
standards, his upbringing was normal. 
Books and poetry were highly valued in 
his childhood home, but so was hockey. 

Hockey poems will fill the pages of his 
third volume of poetry, which may be 
called Rotisserie League when it is com- 

See POET page 12 

PVE R COMIN G.19.91 

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Thursday, October 3 

Chef d’oeuvre/Hors d’oeuvres: 
Concert and Reception 

Loyola Campus - Concert Hall 

and Atrium 

8:00 p.m. 

Price: $12.50 

This year Homecoming kicks off with a stellar 
performance by Concordia Music Department 
faculty and students in the University’s new 
Concert Hall. Following the show, a cocktail 
reception will be held in the Atrium joining the 
Concert Hall and the renovated Vanier 
Library. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity 
to hear some of Concordia’s finest performers 
and visit these beautiful additions to the 
Loyola Campus. 

Friday, October 4 

Campus Sightseeing Tours 

SGW Campus - Hall Building Lobby 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Price: Complimentary - 

reservations requested 

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Step right up and join 
a fabulous Campus Tour! Thrill to the many 
physical and academic changes to this 
dynamic University Campus! Take a tour 
from the Homecoming information booth in 
the Hall Building Lobby! There's one every 
hour, on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 
excitement of science labs! The chills of the 
pottery studios! Come one, come all! Tours 
last approximately 60 minutes. 

Puttin’ on the Ritz - 

Gala Dinner/Dance 

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Oval Room 

1228 Sherbrooke St. West 

7:00 p.m. ing 
Price: $90.00 

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, move over. 
Concordia alumni are putting on their 
dancing shoes. This elegant black-tie 
Dinner/Dance returns as a highlight of the 
Homecoming line-up. Considered by those 
who attended last year to be the social event of 
the season, tickets are already being snapped 
up. Space is limited, so reserve early. 

Saturday, October 5 

Campus Sightseeing Tours 

Loyola Campus - Administration Building 

9:00 a.m. - 12 noon 

Price: Complimentary - 

reservations requested 

From the people who brought you the Sir 
George Williams Campus Tour, we are proud 
to present... the Loyola Campus Tour! Visit 
the old, the new and the renovated buildings. 
Enjoy the pastoral pleasures of Concordia’s 
“country” campus. Tours leave the Home- 
coming information booth in the lobby of the 
Administration Building every hour on the 
hour, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. 

Don’t miss it! 

Beyond the Shores of Meech 
Lake: A Panel Discussion 

SGW Campus - Hall Building, 

D.B. Clarke Theatre 

9:30 a.m. 

Price: $2.00 

Join Dr. Henry Habib, Prof. Harry Angell, 
Dr. Everett Price, Dr. Harold Chorney and 
Prof. Marvin Herschorn from the Political 
Science Department for this fascinating 
discussion on Canada’s constitutional future. 
Coffee and croissants will be served. 

Use your Common Science: 
A Fair 

Loyola Campus - Hingston Hall 

Room 131 

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Price: Complimentary 

Ever wonder how electricity really works? 
Why there are colours? Just how the fizz got 
into your soda water? Well join our hands-on 
science fair and find out the answer to these 
and many other fascinating questions. Adults 
and kids of all ages will marvel at the magic of 

A Whole Brunch of Fun 

Loyola Campus - Hingston Hall Cafeteria 
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Price: $8.00 adults/$5.00 children 

Hearty fare and fun for the whole family. This 
delicious brunch provides the 

opportunity to relax and recharge before the 
afternoon's exciting events. The Homecoming 
magician will keep both children and adults 

__ enthralled. 

Homecoming Cup/Shrine Bowl 
Football Game 

Loyola Campus - Football Stadium 

1:00 p.m. 

Price: $4.00 ($6.00 at the gate) 

Go! Stingers! Go! Reserve your tickets now 
for the special alumni section of the football 
stands and cheer on the Concordia Stingers as 
they defend the Homecoming Cup against 
their arch-rivals the McGill Redmen. Children 
under 12, accompanied by an adult, will be 
admitted free. 

Lights, Camera, Action: 
A Film Screening 

Loyola Campus - F.C. Smith Auditorium 
2:00 p.m. 

Price: Complimentary - 

reservations requested 

Roll ‘em! This selective screening and 
discussion of student films highlights some of 
Concordia’s hottest talent. Don’t miss this 
chance to see award-winning work from the 
University’s Communication Studies 
Programme and Cinema Department. Register 
now to ensure your front row seats. 

Under the Big Top: 
The Rector’s Reception 

Loyola Campus - Stadium Field - Tents 
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Price: $5.00 

And in the centre ring you will find players, 
coaches, filmakers, alumni, students, friends 
and refreshments. Everyone is invited to this 
thrilling event during which the Rector will 
attempt to present The Homecoming Cup, to 
the Stinger’s most valuable player - all without 
a net! 

A 25th Reunion: 

The Rector’s Dinner 

Saint James’s Club 

1145 Union Street 

7:30 p.m. 

Price: $40.00 

Do you remember Trudeaumania? 
Beatlemania? When Elvis was still alive? Your 
graduation? Well have we got the party for 
you. Rector Patrick Kenniff hosts this special 
25th reunion celebration for the 1966 graduates 
of Loyola College and Sir George Williams 
University. Our archival display from this 
teunion year will help you identify that oh-so- 
familiar face across the room, so make sure you 
don’t miss this once in a lifetime event. 

A 30th (and prior) Anniversary: 
The Chancellor’s Dinner 

University Club 

2047 Mansfield Street 

7:30 p.m. 

Price: $40.00 

University Chancellor, the Honourable Alan B. 
Gold, hosts this entertaining evening for 
graduates celebrating their 30th and prior 
reunions. This dinner, with its archives and 
anecdotes is the perfect way to remember your 
salad days from Concordia’s two founding 

The Concordia Brewhaha: A Bash , 
John Molson Room, Brasserie Molson -7-~* 
O’*FKeefe Co 
1670 Notre-Dame St. East 

Something “aleing” you? You “malt” as well 
take part in this exciting evening of dining, 
dancing and camaraderie. A sumptuous buffet, 
complimentary beer and a lively D.J. promise to 
make this a “hops-ing” good evening. Please 
let us know if you wish to be seated with a 
specific group of people. Space is limited, so 
Teserve your tickets now. 

Sunday, October 6 

Ecumenical Service 

Loyola Campus - Chapel 

10:00 a.m. 

Campus Ministry invites all returning alumni 
and friends to an ecumenical Homecoming 
service Sunday morning. 

Monday, October 7 

Concordia Golf Tournament 

Wind up this fabulous Homecoming weekend 

on the green at the renowned Royal Montreal 

Golf Club. This 9th annual tournament is 

always a hit. Don't get teed-off, make sure you 
register early. For more information and aus 
tickets, call Gabrielle Murphy at (514) 848-3823. “.:- 

* Winner of the Homecoming Weekend for two 
at the Chateau Champlain is Watson Fournier, 
B.Eng. '81 from Kuujjuaq, Quebec 

8 — September 26, 1991 

The sun will come out tomorrow, 

bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, 

lll walk for Concordia students 

Minister asks government 
to keep employment centres open 

Québec Higher Education Minister 
Lucienne Robillard has called upon the 
federal government to reconsider its 
move to withdraw its support of the 
Canada Employment Centres across the 

Ina letter dated Aug. 23 to Minister of 
State for Youth and Sport, Pierre 
Cadieux, Robillard asks the govern- 
ment to re-examine the potential impact 
on Québec students of closing the 
centres, one of which is located at the Sir 
George Williams Campus of Concordia. 

The government has come under a lot 
of political pressure not to close the 
centres since announcing the proposed 
move last year. The final decision to 
close was made public during the sum- 

In a letter to Employment Minister 

André Bourbeau dated Aug. 13, 
Cadieux said the creation of a new 
programme aimed at the 30-per-cent 
high school dropout rate and teen un- 
employment, plus budgetary cuts, had 
forced their hand. “For this reason... the 
existence of specialized services such as 
the Canada Employment Centres gets 
harder and harder to justify.” 

Robillard said in her letter that the 
province would be willing to split the 
cost of any federal government impact 
study on the closings in Québec. 

At Concordia, Associate Vice-Rector, 
Student Life, Donald Boisvert said the 
University hopes to negotiate with the 
government. “My intention is to ensure 
that we maintain at least some element 
of career counselling for our students,” 
he said. — Ray Beauchemin 

PHOTO: Barbara Davidson 

Information Services Receptionist Dina Tavares takes the Shuffle seriously — she 
hit up Rector Patrick Kenniff for a pledge. 

Join the Concordia Shuffle, the 6.5 km walkathon from the Sir George Williams Campus 
to the Loyola Campus, TOMORROW, Sept. 27 at 12 noon, rain or shine and help raise 
money for scholarships and bursaries. 


By now, good Shufflers have obtained Shuffle pledge forms and collected pledges from 
friends, family and colleagues. If not, you have just 24 hours to do so. Pledge forms may 
be picked up at the Information Desk in the Hall Building, the Dean of Students Office 
(AD-121) at Loyola, or from the University Advancement Office (Bishop Court, Room 


Let's see if we can beat our own record. All monies go directly to the Concordia Shuffle 
Fund for Student Scholarships and Bursaries. 


Participants may pre-register today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Hall Building lobby or 
at the Loyola Administration Building’s second floor lobby, or tomorrow in the Hall 
Building lobby, from 10 a.m. to noon, by returning the first page of the pledge form in 
exchange for a Shuffle t-shirt. 

Afterwards, you're invited to attend the celebratory picnic on the Loyola Campus, where 
refreshments will be served. Prizes will be drawn, including Bauer in-line skates (with 
helmet and pads), and awarded to three students, three faculty members and three 
staff members. 



Senior Student 
Bursary Programme 

Concordia University has for many years endeavoured to facilitate 
access to university studies to senior citizens. The University is 
happy to offer bursaries to help defray the cost of seniors’ studies. 

These bursaries are non-renewable, but recipients may apply in 
successive years. 


Applicants must be 65 years of age or older, registered as full- or 
part-time students at the University; 

Applicants must be considered either senior independent, senior 
undergraduate, or senior graduate students. 


The value of the bursaries will be calculated on a per-credit basis 
corresponding to the following levels: 

Senior independents: up to $32 per registered credit; 
Senior undergraduates: up to $27 per registered credit; 
Senior graduates: up to $26 per registered credit. 


Recipients will be selected on the basis of their progress in their 
studies and a personal statement outlining the applicant’s academic 
goals, as well as a statement of financial need explaining how this 
bursary would be of assistance. 


Oct. 1 for students beginning or continuing their studies in the fall 

Feb. 1 for students beginning their studies in the winter semester or 
for those who become eligible during the fall semester. 

More information is available from 
Roger Coté, Director, Financial Aid Office, Concordia University, 
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, H3G 1M8, 848-3519. 

What's new at old PU. 

CONCORDIA’s Thursday Report September 26, 1991 - 9 

Professors give their time and talent for needy kids 

Fossils Club 
assembles for 

a good time 

and a good cause 

Hairy-legged men in tutus, a 
sportscaster called Ron McDivott, anda 
loudmouthed hockey expert called Don 
Sherry were all part of the fun when the 
Fossils Club held their annual 
fundraiser last spring at West Hill High 
School. Three Concordia professors 
helped make this year’s production, 
What's New At Old P.U., a howling suc- 

“The Fossils were founded in 1926 
with two goals: to entertain, and to help 
underprivileged kids go to summer 
camp,” explained Journalism Professor 

Bob McDevitt, who was in this year’s 

The group is made up of volunteers, 
but it hires professionals to direct the 
play, and to arrange and perform the 
music. This year, Professors Dave Clark 
and Jan Jarcyk from Concordia’s Music 
Department signed on, Clark as music 
director and Jarcyk as the orchestra’s 

McDevitt was making his first ap- 
pearance on stage since a production of 
Showboat “years ago” in Québec City. 

“The rehearsals were hilarious,” said 
McDevitt. “I had a wonderful time.” 
McDevitt, who was a CBC sportscaster 
for many years, was typecast as a 
sportscaster in the Fossils’ show. He 
also played game show host Alex 

Sings and dances too 

“They were looking for a sportscaster 
kind of guy. Little did they know they 
were getting a singer and dancer too,” 
McDevitt joked. 

The Fossils put on a good show, he 
said, because they hire professionals to 

PHOTOS: Jonas Papaurelis 

The chorus line (above), and Jan Jarczyk (below) doing what he does best. 

do much of the behind-the-scenes work 
and to perform the music. One musician 
even took a week off from Les Misérables 
to participate. The professionals are 
paid, but the quality they bring to the 
show guarantees more money is raised 
than if it were a purely amateur produc- 

The seven performances of What's 
New At Old P.U. drew close to 6,000 
people and raised between $20,000 and 
$25,000 for charity. 

Actors composed 
the show’s tunes 

Like previous Fossils productions, 
What's New At Old P.U. was written en- 
tirely by the cast of volunteers. The ac- 
tors also wrote all the songs. Arranging 
the songs and writing the music for the 
orchestra were among Clark’s respon- 

Most of the members of the Fossils 
have no musical background. They 
“wrote” music for the show by hum- 
ming it into a tape recorder. It was then 
up to Clark to transcribe the songs. 

McDevitt described performing with 
the Fossils as “just like being on Broad- 
way.” He is now a full-fledged member 
of the club, and seems hooked on 
theatre. “I’m looking forward to next 
year,” he said. 

Journalism Professor Bob McDevitt pulled out 
his old CBC jacket. 

Next week, the CONCORDIA TODAY Information Line will be 
used as a hotline service, bringing you last-minute information 
on upcoming events taking place during 
Homecoming Weekend. 

Homecoming Co-ordinator 
Leisha LeCouvie will be our information line special guest. 

CONCORDIA TODAY: Call 848-8632. 
INFO-CONCORDIA: en francais, 848-7369. 

10- September 26, 1991 

World-renowned astrophysicist sheds light 

The world according to Hubert Reeves 

Stephane Banti 

World-renowned astrophysicist 
Hubert Reeves shed some light on the 
obscurities of the universe last spring, 
in a conference sponsored by the 
Montreal Metropolitan Chamber of 

Speaking at the Loyola Concert Hall, 
the former Université de Montréal 
professor steered his audience through 
the history of the cosmos, from the big 
bang to man’s landing on the moon, in 
a little more than an hour. 

Universe is ever-changing 

“What is perhaps the greatest dis- 
covery of the 20th century,” said Reeves, 
“is that we now have the irrefutable 
proof that our universe is not static. 
That breakthrough is as significant as 
man’s realization that the earth isn’t the 
centre of the universe.” 

The proof of an expanding universe 
(or “a universe in dilu- 
tion,” as Reeves prefers 
to call it) comes from an 
American experiment 
called COBE (Cosmic 
Background Explorer). 

A satellite launched 
last year detected traces 
of radiation in space 
which, scientists say, 
are the result of the big 
bang, the violent ex- 
plosion said to have oc- 
curred 10 billion years 
ago, giving birth to the 
universe as we know it. 
The amounts of radiation measured 
were consistent with previous, less ac- 
curate readings. 


“With these findings,” said Reeves, 
“we have now become historians of the 
universe. And as history has often 
demonstrated, he who holds the key to 
the past, holds the key to the present.” 

For Reeves, who now works in France 
at the Centre Nucléaire de Saclay, it is 



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imperative that scientists understand 
how today’s complex 
universe emerged from 
total chaos. 

“Today’s universe is 
extremely rich in struc- 
ture, with various 
galaxies, stars, plants 
and animals, but all 
these structures have 
appeared progressive- 
ly over the ages. There- 
fore, we could say that 
the history of the 
universe, in a nutshell, 
is the history of matter 
that organizes itself 
from initial chaos.” 


Reeves’ biggest challenge as an 
astrophysicist remains the unidentified 

matter that lurks in the cosmos. 

“The matter that we have identified so 
far is approximately only 10 per cent of 
all the matter that exists,” explained 
Reeves. “We know the remaining 90 per 
cent is out there just by the way it affects 
the world, much in the way that the sun 
doesn’t necessarily have to be shining 
for us to know that it’s there; we know 
it exists because the earth revolves 
around it.” 

As for the great unification of physics, 
the theory that would reconcile quan- 
tum mechanics with the theory of 
relativity, Reeves admits that physicists 
have more speculation ahead. 

“Tn the ‘80s, we thought we were a lot 
closer to an answer, but we still have a 
long way to go. We don’t even know if 
it exists. All we can do is hope.” 

¢ THEATRE continued from page 3 

Transformative Theatre in Sante Fe, 
New Mexico, in the late 1970s, when she 
developed a full-length play based on 
stories from women’s childhood and 
adult lives. The play caught the eye of a 
Broadway producer and Scofield was 
off to New York. A production didn’t 
materialize, but Scofield began animat- 
ing theatre workshops for women on 
the same theme. She also taught theatre 
classes at Goddard College in Vermont 

before arriving in Montréal. 

The workshops, sponsored by the 
Lacolle Centre, have attracted women 
as old as 70. They take place on Tues- 
days and Wednesdays starting the week 
of Oct. 14, and run through the week of 
Dec. 2. Day sessions may be added if 
there is enough demand for them. 

For more information, call the Lacolle 
Centre at 848-4955 or call Ann-Scofield at 


Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association 
Association des professeur(es) a temps partiel 
de I’ Université Concordia 

Annual General Meeting 
Assemblée générale annuelle 

Monday, Sept. 30, 1991 
3 p.m. 
Faculty Club Lounge 
Henry F. Hall Building 

ae agenda will include: 
minutes of last AGM 
Treasurer’s Report 
Report from the negotiating 
team on the status of PTF’s 
first collective agreement 
Election of your Executive 
Any other business 

le lundi 30 septembre 1991 
a 15 heures 
dans le foyer du Faculty Club 
(Pavillon Hall) 

AV ordre du jour: 

e Procés-verbal de la derniére 

assemblée générale annuelle 
Compte rendu de la trésoriére 

Bilan de l’équipe de né- 
gociation sur la premiére 
convention collective des 
professeur(es) a temps partiel 
de l'Université Concordia 
Election des membres du comité 
exécutif pour 1991-92 

Wine & Cheese “Welcome Back’ 
Your Executive urges all Part-Time Faculty to attend. 

Vin et fromage pour ‘La Rentrée’ 
Les membres du comité exécutif espérent que vous serez des nétres. 

Proceeds donated to the Garnet Menger Student Scholarship Fund 

Graduates give back a little music to Concordia 

Stephane Banfi 

Soprano Gail Issenman and pianist 
Michael Edwards, two Concordia 
Music graduates, gave a concert at the 
Loyola Concert Hall last spring, from 
which all proceeds were donated to the 
Garnet Menger Student Scholarship 

The benefit was partly a result of the 
performers’ gratitude to Concordia, but 
it was also a protest against the recent 
increase in tuition fees. 

“Concordia University really gave us 

“With famine, war and pollution, it’s 
basically very difficult to be a child in 
our world,” she said. “And Mahler’s 
songs are also exquisitely beautiful.” 

The duo also performed For Owen and 
Paranoia - A Chant, two poems by 
Stephen King which Edwards put to 
music. The pianist admits that he al- 
ways enjoyed Stephen King’s work but 

CONCORDIA’s Thursday Report September 26, 1991 - 11 

only recently got the idea to write music 
for it. He called the master of horror 
himself to get his permission to use the 

“T’m not quite sure he knew what was 
going on,” he recalled. “He probably 
thought I was part of some under- 
ground rock group or something. But he 
was very nice.” 

“The Celebrity and Cultural Politics: 
Consuming images and 
En-gendering Identity.” 

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 1991, 

Time: 8:15 pm 

Place: Room 763, Hall Building. 
1455 de Maisonneuve Bivd. W. 

Rosemary Coombe 

The duo hopes to return to Concordia 
soon to present a polished version of a 
five-movement piece that Edwards 
wrote while he was still in school. 

“It would only be natural to premiere 
it at Concordia, since that’s essentially 
where I wrote it,” he said. “We just hope 
that this time we can get some funding 
for the show.” 

Assistant Professor. Faculty of Law. 
University of Toronto. 

Author of “Encountering the Postmodern: 
New Directions in Cultural Anthropology’. 
“Same As It Ever Was: Rethinking the Politics 
of Legal Interpretation”, and other essays. 

a lot,” explained Edwards, 29. “We just 
thought this would be a good way to 
give some of it back.” 

“This is our response to government 
cutbacks and the hike of tuition fees,” 
said Issenman, 28. She covered the cost 
of renting the Concert Hall. 

First Concordia performance 

Issenman and Edwards graduated in 
1988 and 1989 respectively, and have 
since collaborated on many projects 
together, but it was the first time they 
had ever performed at Concordia. 

“I was absolutely thrilled by the ex- 
perience,” said Issenman, who now 
teaches voice training. “We got great 
response and we hope to do this again 

The duo featured poetry by Frederick 
Reuckert, as well as Gustav Mahler’s 
Kindertotenlieder, songs about the death 
of children. According to Issenman, the 
choice of repertoire was all too ap- 

not sanctioned 

Many employees at Concordia have 
been solicited by a letter from Investpro 
Inc. to invest in a tax shelter related to 
research and development. The letter 
states that the research project is to be 
conducted by Concordia. 

“The Meaning of Things: 

Anthropology and the Material 

Culture of Contemporary Society” 
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 1991, 

Time: 8:15 pm 

Place: Room 767, Hail Building 

1455 de Maisonneuve Bivd. W & 


Presented by 

Ph.D. in Humanities Programme, 
Department of Marketing, 
Department of Sociology 

and Anthropology and the 
Visiting Lecturers Committee 

Grant McCracken 

Head Curator, 

institute of Contemporary Culture, 
Royal Ontario Museum. 

Author of “Culture and Consumptior 
New Approaches to the Symbolism 
of Consumer Goods and Activities”, 
“The Voice of Gender in the World 
ot Goods”. and other essays. 

All lectures are free, and 
open to the general public. 

“The Empire's Old Clothes: 
Commodities and Colonial Subjects” 
Date: Thursday, November 7, 1991 
Time: 8:15 pm 

Piace: Room 937, Hall Building 

1455 de Maisonneuve Bivd. W. 

Jack Lightstone, Associate Vice-Rec- 
tor, Academic (Research), has informed 
the University community that no such 
project has been contracted between the 
Société de recherche informatique AFU 
and Concordia. While discussions with 
AFU have taken place, they have not 
produced a mutually agreeable arran- 
gement. Even if such a contract were to 
be signed, Concordia would bear no 
responsibility for any of the tax savings 
or monetary returns, which the letter 
from Investpro has outlined. 

dean Comaroft 

Professor. Department of Anthropology. 

University of Chicago. 

Author of “Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: 

The Culture and History of a South African People’. 
and “Of Revelation and Revolution: Christia 

Colonialism and Consciousness in South Africa’ 

(with John Comaroft). 

More important, Investpro did not 
seek or receive permission either to 
solicit Concordia employees or to use 
Concorida’s internal mail distribution 
services. Furthermore, Lightstone 
stated, had the permission been sought, 
it would have been refused. 


12 — September 26, 1991 

Recent works shown in Ottawa 

Painting and Drawing Professor John Miller’s recent works, paintings in alkyd, are being shown 

in Ottawa at the Galerie Intersection until Sept. 29. This 6 x 4 foot canvas, titled Warrior, is among 

the works. 

¢ POET continued from page 7 

“Bobby Hull,” found in Recovering the 
Naked Man is one such hockey poem. 
Most Canadian males over 30 reading 
the following lines from the poem will 
identify with it immediately. 

If you'd seen him play, you'd know: 

the power of his legs as he moved up 

the long left rib of ice, 

the curve of his stick 

somewhere between an amputee’s 

and the hand you use to stroke a cat. 

He knew the puck both ways. 

¢ STUDENT’S VISIT continued from page 2 

tour-organizer, Oxford student Charles 

“There is such a sense of total co- 
operation in the Indian community. 
Black women on their own with kids 
would really help each other out. I 
didn’t meet many whites, but they don’t 
seem to have the alienation we have. It 

seems a lot colder here.” 

Next year, Elliot hopes to return to 
South Africa to do a Master’s degree at 
the mixed-race University of Natal. 

“In a strange way, life is much better 
there. There is a greater sense of pur- 


¢ SISULU continued from page 2 

started. The biggest obstacle to negotia- 
tions has been the question of violence. 
Violence has been orchestrated by 
government forces either to weaken the 
ANC and other liberation movements, 
or to block negotiations that would lead 
to a free South Africa.” 

The ANC’s accusations about govern- 
ment involvement in the “black on 
black” violence have been vindicated 
by recent events, Sisulu said. 

“The Inkathagate scandal has opened 
the eyes of many who doubted our al- 
legations that the South African govern- 
ment has been financing Inkatha [the 
Zulu political party], and Inkatha has 
been involved in violence toa very large 
extent. Violence is fundamentally 
caused by the apartheid system.” 

Despite the violence, which has 
claimed at least 10,000 lives, Sisulu 
pointed to signs of hope. 

“The first step we are taking is a 
patriotic front, which will take place 
next month, and bring together libera- 
tion movements and other groups from 
the oppressed population, as well as 
other democrats. There, we will be 
working for an All-Party Congress, 
whose main function will be to discuss 
anew constitution. The first step will be 
the creation of an interim government, 
which can only be brought about by 
pressure from you, pressure from the 

people of the world. It can come about.” 

Albertina Sisulu, President of the 
Federation of South African Women, 
launched a passionate appeal for the 
mothers and children of South Africa. 

“The mothers and the children are 
suffering the most in South Africa 
today. The mothers are losing their 
loved ones, and many of the children 
are homeless, some of them because 
both of their parents were killed by the 
Inkatha Party.” 

The current conditions of violence 
and turmoil unfortunately suit the 
ruling government, according to Sisulu. 

“The government will not allow 
peaceful change in South Africa, and in 
the meantime, children are suffering.” 

The situation has led to a crisis in 
education, Sisulu said. 

“The schools are all full. Some stu- 
dents are being taught underneath the 
trees outside. We have an education 
crisis in our country. The government is 
aiming for an uneducated population. 
It will be impossible for them to have 
professional lives without education. 
Please maintain sanctions until the 
goods are delivered.” 

The lecture was organized by the Nel- 
son Mandela Fund and the Centre 
d’information et de documentation sur 
la Mozambique et l'Afrique australe. 

¢ RETURN TO AFRICA continued from page 2 

chance at finding a job at one of the 
“bush colleges,” the name given to Ban- 
tustan universities. Bantustans, ex- 
plained Ragaven, are areas of land set 
up by the government ostensibly to pro- 
vide semi-autonomous “homelands” to 
Indians, “coloureds” (mixed-race) and 
Zulus, although they operate in the 
shadow of the South African govern- 

“Bush colleges are the most radical 
and will provide some opportunities for 
me to help restructure and empower the 
emergent African people,” said 
Ragaven. He hopes to start race-rela- 
tions clinics throughout the country. 

“Surprisingly, little attention gets 
paid to the question of racism, a ques- 
tion that will not be resolved simply 
with the end of apartheid and estab- 
lishment of universal suffrage.” 

Black women suffer the greatest op- 
pression, because they are oppressed by 
men of all races. Ragaven hopes to use 

his connection to the Simone de 
Beauvoir Institute, where he is an Ad- 
junct Fellow, to work with women’s or- 

“It pains me when I think of African 
women. They are the most productive 
workforce, yet they are worse off than 
anyone else.” 

Elected position sought 

Ultimately, Ragaven wants to run for 
election to the South African parlia- 
ment. He is raising funds for the As- 
sociation of Ex-Political Prisoners of 
South Africa. There are some 30,000 of 
these ex-prisoners, some of whom have 
been in jail for as long as 20 years and 
need help resettling and finding jobs. 

“Concordia has been my family in 
exile,” said Ragaven. “I have made so 
many good friends here among faculty, 
students and the administration. Yes, I 
am going to miss the University.” 

¢ SPACE PLAN continued from page 4 

tion to eliminate the unique Sir George 
Williams tradition for Arts, and a 
university for working people is at an 

Two public meetings, in which com- 
mittee members defend their views as if 
they are conclusions, is not consult- 
ation. The thousand and more students 
who signed petitions were not each 
asked what the movements and plans 
of their lives and studies might be; the 
departments that voted unanimously 
against consolidation were not asked 
what their curricula and research 
facilities should be. Quite simply, the 
Space Committee undertook no further 

deliberations, as I learn from The Link 
(4/09/91, p. 7) ina remark attributed to 
Dr. [Catherine] MacKenzie, [Associate 
Vice-Rector, Services and co-chair of the 
Space Planning Committee]. 

If, as Cardinal Gasquet wrote in the 
introduction to his translation of 
Benedict’s Rule, it was devised to “sub- 
stitute for the personal will of a Superior 
the code of laws,” we are now in worse 
shape that an authoritarian institution 
of the 7th century. 

It is not the desirable operation of 
“foresight and justice” we are ex- 

E.C. Ronquist 

1991-92 Bursary Fund for Returning 
International Students 

Concordia University has established a bursary fund to assist returning undergraduate 
international students with the 1991-92 tuition fee increase of 20 per cent. This fund will 
be limited to a portion of the student's differential fees only. 


Wi Students eligible for consideration must: 

Was a result of the tuition fee increase, be facing financial problems; 
have completed at least one semester of full-time study at Concordia; 
be registered as a full-time student for the 1991-92 academic year; 
Wl be paying differential tuition fees; 

HM possess a valid Student Authorization from Canada Immigration for the 1991-92 
academic year. 

I In order to be considered for a bursary, students must submit: 
the application form duly completed and signed; 

Hl the most recent Student Authorization or other immigration documents regarding 
their status, such as a Minister's Permit; 

Hf and all other documents requested in the application form; incomplete applications 
will not be accepted. 

DEADLINE: Oct. 4, 1991 

Return applications to the International Students Office, 
Annex M, 2135 Mackay St., Room 307. 

CONCORDIA’s Thursday Report September 26, 1991 - 13 


Concordia students, joinin 

the fight to beat a killer. 
Your skills are needed. 

You can learn how to make a difference. 

Join us and become an expert. You'll make friends, learn advertis- 
ing, develop people skills and sharpen your management ability. 

Join now! See how you can help. Call 931-6928 today! 

What is melanoma? 

Melanoma is a cancer of the skin, which, left untreated, can 
eventually kill. 

How common is melanoma? 

Once a rare form of cancer, it now occurs at a rate of one in 100 
people, a frequency that will, by the year 2000, increase to one in 
every 75 people. 

Who gets melanoma? 

Anyone can develop melanoma. It occurs in people of all skin 
colours. Premier Robert Bourassa successfully fought it, while 
reggae superstar Bob Marley succumbed to it. It has been diag- 
nosed in a wide range of people. Those most exposed to sun and 
those who burn easily may develop it more easily. It has recently 
been identified as “the most frequent cancer in women in the 
United States aged 25 - 29, and the second most frequent (after 
breast cancer) for women aged 30 - 34.” 

(Rigel, D.S.R., and Friedman, R.J., The Skin Cancer Foundation 
Journal, 1991). 

What causes melanoma? 

The cause of melanoma is not known for certain, but sun exposure, 
especially coupled with our thinning ozone layer (which normally 
blocks the most dangerous part of sunlight, ultraviolet rays), is 
thought to be largely to blame. Genetics also seems to play a role. 

cure for melanoma available? 

No. Melanoma is best treated by prevention — by avoiding exces- 
sive sun exposure. It can be treated with surgery and other 
therapies, provided it is detected in its early stages. 

Is there any hope? 

Unfortunately, research is expensive, and it is not well funded. 
Funding is needed to further recent encouraging advances. Your 
help is more important every day. You can make a difference with 
your donation. Support melanoma research. Make a gift today! 

14 — September 26, 1991 

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Part-time secretary wanted 

The Faculty of Fine Arts Slide Library is seeking an experienced secretary to work from 10 
a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

Duties include routine clerical jobs, correspondence, telephone, bookkeeping and data 

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Lesbian Studies Coalition of Concordia 

The Coalition meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the 
Simone de Beauvoir Lounge (2170 Bishop). Infor- 
mation: 848-7474. 

Permanent Review Committee on the 
Status of Women 

Meets and organizes to respond to the needs of 
students, staff and faculty. Information: 848-7431. 


Unlearning Racism 

Lesbian and lesbian-positive women are invited 
to gather each week in the work to uncover and 
unlearn our racism. Films, discussions, readings. 
8 p.m. at the Women’s Centre, 2020 Mackay, 
downstairs. Information: 848-7431. 


Narcotics Anonymous: Women’s Group 

For women recovering or wanting to recover from 
substance abuse. 7:30 p.m. at the Women’s 
Centre, 202 Mackay, downstairs. 


Lesbian & Gay Friends of Concordia 
Open discussion over coffee for members of the 
University and beyond. 4:30 p.m. at 202 Mackay, 
1st floor. 848-7414. 


A discussion group for bisexual women meets at 
8 p.m.. 598-8661. 

Concordia Women’s Collective 

The collective is a feminist activist group. To con- 
firm meeting time & place call 848-7411. 


Attention Professors!! 

| am a Library Studies graduate seeking work as 
a Research Assistant. Please phone: 488-6150 or 

“Philosophy of Body Regeneration” 

Information session for people interested in all 
natural herbal foods, nutrition. Vitality and 
Prosperity!! Monday & Wednesday (individual or 
group). Call for reservation: Sylvie Pepin, 768- 
1522 or 768-7099 (FAX). 

Car for Sale 

1979 Ford Grenada, Red, snowtires, runs well. 
$500. or best offer. 848-3094. 

House for Rent 

Partly furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 10 

minutes walk from SGW Campus. Parking. $900. 
Information: 848-2456 or 932-6367. 

To Give Away 

2 female cats, one grey, one calico. Looking for 
good home (either together or separate) due to 
allergies. Both are six years old, in excellent 
health, vaccinated. For more information call 
Geoff Selig, 848-7666. 

Miyata 100 

63 cm top of the line Touring Bike, only 500 km. 
Paid $1,200 + tax, asking $800. Call 489-6592. 

Black & White paper, 5 x 7, 500 sheets, factory 
sealed, $50. Call 489-6592. 


i bilingual 
HB WordPerfect 5.1 
LOTUS 1-2-3 

Call the Slide Library at 848-4690. 


Victoria Gym 

September 16th. to December 1st. 1991 

8:00- 8:45 
12:00- 1:00 
12:00- 1:00 
1:00- 2:00 
1:00- 2:00 
4:00- 5:00 
5:10- 600 
5:15- 6.05 
6:15- 7:45 
6:15- 7:30 
6:15- 7:30 
5:15- 7:15 
7:30- 8:30 
6:00- 7:30 
6:15- 7:30 
11:30-' 1:00 
11:30- 1:00 
2:15- 4:45 
6:00- 8:00 


12:00- 1:00 
12:00- 1:00 

5:15- 6:15 

Athletic Complex 
7141 Sherbrooke St. W. 

18a Desiclcmnaive Ww. 

Monday - Friday 11:00-6:00 p.m. 
Tel. 848-3858 

Monday-Friday 9:00-9:00 p.m. 
Tel. 848-3860 

Note: Prices Ii SadentalsinftAfacalty/otiers 
ss Roqmton ty wie seats onc On Apr. 5th) will take place in Dec. & Jan. 


Knowledge of Edibase and PC-Write would be an asset. Candidates with secretarial ex- 
perience at Concordia, particularly in the Faculty of Fine Arts, would be preferred. 

CONCORDIA’s Thursday Report September 26, 1991 - 15 

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Classics Department 

The Department of Classics will host Dr. A.G. 
McKay, O.C., F.R.S.C., Professor Emeritus, Dept. 
of Classics, McMaster University. Dr. McKay will 
be speaking on “T.S. Eliot’s and Vergil’s Waste- 
land.” Location: H-769, Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 
de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Time: 6 p.m. All are 


Debating Society 

The Concordia University Debating Society will 
meet from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in H-520, Henry F. Hall 
Bidg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. This 
weekend five Concordia teams will compete at the 
Queen’s University Invitational Novice Tourna- 
ment. All students and faculty are welcome to 

Psychology Department 

The Psychology Department is pleased to an- 
nounce that James L. McClelland from Carnegie 
Mellon University lecturing at Concordia 
University. His lecture is entitled “Parallel! Dis- 
tributed Processing: Implications for Cognitive 
and Developmental Theory’. Time: 3 p.m. Loca- 
tion: H-110, Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maison- 
neuve BBivd. W. Everyone is welcome. 

Concordia Accounting Society 

Attention! 3rd year accounting students: Deadlinr 
for job applications with Chartered Accounting 
Firms. Contact the Concordia Accounting Society 
Office, 848-2855 or at GM-211-12. 


Amateur Radio Club 

Is having a Transmitter Hunt. Concordia is assem- 
bling radio direction finding teams to compete in 
a MOntreal area hidden transmitter hunt. Equip- 
ment provided. To participate call 848-7421. 

Mature Students: Septemberfest 

. The Centre for Mature Students will be holding its 
annual Septemberfest. A get-together including 
study skills workshops, a library tour and a panel 
discussion. Light luncheon included. Tickets: $12. 
available at Centre for Mature Students, (SGW) 
H-462-11 or (LOY) AD-424. Limited space, so 
register early. For information, call 848-3890/95. 


Concordia Accounting Society 

CA Seminar Interview Techniques Workshop with 
Stephen Kaplan of Richter Usher & Vineberg. 
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in H-769, Henry F. Hall 
Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Bivd. W. Refresh- 
ments will be served. 


Debating Society 

The Concordia University Debating Society will 
meet from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in H-615, Henry F. 
Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. We will 
be discussing the Queen’s novice tournament as 
well'as upcoming events. All students and faculty 
are welcome to attend. 

Department of Sociology 
& Anthropology 

Presentation entitled “Field Work Among Male, 
Female and Transgender Prostitutes” given by 
Fran Shaver, Project Director, Sheryl DuBous, Jim 
McCarte, Margaret Thouez and David Fithern. 
Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Location: N-301, 1435 Drum- 
mond. Information: 848-2768. 


Thursdays at Lonergan 

First, of a two part lecture given by Jean Belair, 
RN, MA (Lonergan Institute, Boston College), 
head nurse on the consultation team of the Pal- 
liative Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, will 
speak on “Nursing, Lonergan, and the Human 
Good’. Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Location: Lonergan 
College, 7302 Sherbrooke St. W., corner West 
Broadway. All welcome. Refreshments will be 

served from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Information: 848-2280. 

Classics Department 

The Department of Classics and the Classics 
Students’ Association will host an Archaeology 
Symposium in DL-200, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. 
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Featured speakers will be 
past and present students of the Department as 
well as Dr. Jacques Perreault (Director, Canadian 
Mediterranean Institute, Athens, Greece), Dr. Ron 
Leprohon (Department of Near Eastern Studies, 
University of Toronto), and Moira McCaffrey 
(Curator of Ethnology and Archaeology of the 
Museum of Canadian History). 

Philosophy Department 

Philosophy Department with the support of the 
Visiting Lecturers Committee, Lonergan College, 
and the Classics Department present Prof. Amelie 
Oksenberg Rorty (Radcliffe and Mt. Holyoke Col- 
leges, Mass.) you will be giving a public lecture 
“Aristotle's Rhetoric: The Advantages of Moral 
Diversity’. Time: 8 p.m. Location: BR-207, Bryan 
Bldg., Loyola Campus. 


Graduate Diploma in Institutional Ad- 

The Graduate Diploma in Institutional Administra- 
tion, Specialization: Arts Administration will be 
holding an information session at 3:30 p.m. in 
H-1070, Henry F. Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maison- 
neuve Bivd. W. R.S.V.P. 848-2718. 

Debating Society 

The Concordia University Debating Society will 
meet from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in H-520, Henry F. Hall 
Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. This is the 
weekend of the King’s College invitational tourna- 
ment and we will also discuss the upcoming Hart 
House tournament. All students and faculty are 
welcome to attend. 

Philosophy Department 

Philosophy Department with the support of the 
Visiting Lecturers Committee, Lonergan College, 
and the Classics Department present Prof. Amelie 
Oksenberg Rorty (Radcliffe and Mt. Holyoke Col- 
leges, Mass.) will lead a seminar on her writings 
about personhood. Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: 
Lonergan College, 7308 Sherbrooke St. W., 
Loyola Campus. 


Learning Development Office 

You are invited to a Brown Bag Lunch with Mar- 
jorie MacKinnon. What do you do when students 

‘complain about the exam? What can you do if 

students don’t participate in class? Faculty are 
invited to bring their lunch and meet to share ideas 
and experiences. Time: 12 noon to 2 p.m. For 
location, please call 848-2495. 


Concordia Accounting Society 

CMA Seminar entitled “CMA Success Stories” 
followed by discussion on “CMA Stengths in 
Today’s business world” with Pierre-Jean Dion, 
CMA. Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in H-762, Henry F. 
Hall Bldg., 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Refreshments will be served. 


Thursdays at Lonergan 

Second half, of a two part lecture given by Jean 
Belair, RN, MA (Lonergan Institute, Boston Col- 
lege), head nurse on the consultation team of the 
Palliative Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, 
will speak on “Nursing, Lonergan, and the Human 
Good’. Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Location: Lonergan 
College, 7302 Sherbrooke St. W., corner West 
Broadway. All welcome. Refreshments will be 
served from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Information: 848-2280. 

Amateur Radio Club Classes 

Register now for beginner amateur radio classes 
to be held every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 10 
p.m. starting October and running to December. 
Also intensive 1 weekend session for engineers 
and home study program available. All $50 books 
included. For more info call 848-7421. 

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 

The Legal Information Service is available for 
information and counselling. If you have problems 
with your landlord, or with a contract that you 
signed, or you are looking for information on 
divorce, 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. For students, 
staff and faculty, this service is Free and Con- 

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 

Sexual Harassment Officer 

The Sexual Harassment Officer can provide you 
with support, guidance and information on any 
matter to do with sexual harassment. All inquiries 
are completely Confidential. Call Sally Spilhaus 
at 848-4857, or drop in at K-110, 2150 Bishop. 

Coffee with The Vice-Rector, Academic 

Members of the Concordia Community, students, 
non-academic personnel and faculty: | would be 
pleased to have you come and have coffee with 
me, if you can make it on any of the following 
Tuesdays this term: October 22, November 26, 
December 17, after 7:30 p.m. in room AD-231, 
Administration Building, Loyola Campus, 7141 
Sherbrooke St. W. Please call Munit Merid at 
848-4847 to let me know when you wish to come. 
| hope you won’t mind if your first choice of date 
may not be honoured. The place is only so big. | 
do look forward to seeing you and talking with you 
about Concordia University. Welcome. Rose 
Sheinin, Vice-Rector, Academic. 

Services for Disabled Students 

Innovative programs and workshops are special 
feature of services for Disabled Students. Special- 
ly designed workshops on use of adaptive com- 
puter equipment for university study and future 
employment are regularly scheduled. Orientation 
programs for volunteers and Sign Language 
workshops are also offered throughout the year. 
For more information and applications. Contact: 
848-3525/3511 (Voice/TDD), SGW Campus in H- 
580 or 848-3503/3536 (Voice/TDD), Loyola Cam- 
pus in AD-121. 

Graduate Studies Open House 

You are cordially invited to drop in and meet the 
Acting Dean of Graduate Studies, Martin Kusy for 

coffee and light refreshments. Dr. Kusy looks 
forward to talking with you about your program 
specifically and graduate studies in general. 
Location of these open houses will be the 
Graduate Administration building, 2145 Mackay 
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following days: 
Tuesday, October 15, Wednesday, November 20 
and Thursday, December 12. We look forward to 
seeing you and we hope that you will be able to 
join us. Kindly call Kali Sakell at 848-3803 to let 
her know the day you will be attending as space 
is limited. 

Dean of Students Office 

Tutors Needed:Must be a Concordia Student, 
have completed 45 credits; have GPA of 3.0 or 
better, recommendation from faculty member. Ap- 
plications available at the Dean of Students office, 
AD-121 or Annex M (2nd Floor). 

Fine Arts Department 

The Fine Arts Department presents “BUTOH". 
Performance/Lecture by Tetsuro Fukuhara and 
Bodhi Sattva. Sculpture and Costumes by Mark 
Prent. Performance to be held on Tuesday, Oc- 
tober 8, 1991 and the Lecture on Wednesday, 
October 9, 1991. Time: 8 p.m. Location: D.B. 
Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 

Learning Development Office 

October 1, 15, 29. There will be a workshop 
entitled The Joys and Sorrows of Teaching given 
by Ron Smith. Many of us came into academia 
with great ideas and dreams about our careers as 
professors. These informal lunch hour discussion 
groups will give us a chance to talk to each other 
about some of the joys and the sorrows in our 
teaching. Time: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. For location, 
please call 848-2495. 

Learning Development Office 

October 4, 11, 18. There will be a workshop 
entitled The Professor as a Classroom Re- 
searcher given by Ron Smith. In this series of 
workshops, participants will be introduced to a 
variety of easy-to-use methods for collecting in- 
formation about academic skills and intellectual 
development, about learners and learning styles, 
and about students’ reactions to your methods 
and materials. Registration fee: $25. (includes 
handbook). For location, please call 848-2495. 

Canada Employment Centre 

Attention: Graduating Students!, On-campus 
recruiting is now in progress. Join one of our CEC 
information sessions to learn how to use this 
program. Schedules available at 2070 Mackay. 
Check our bulletin boards for notices of company 

Astronautical Federation 

will hold its Annual Congress at the Palais de 
Congres. We will need help to run this congress 
and Concordia University students, staff and 
other members of our community are especially 
invited. We need people from October 4 - 11, 
1991, inclusive. Comit to help for 4 orning and/or 
afternoons over the period of the congress; Help 
with sessions, registration, and set-up and you will 
get, admission and a 42nd IAF Congress T-Shirt. 
Please get in touch with me IN-WRITING, OR BY 
FAX letting me know the periods you will be 
available. Call Aaron J. Saber, Chairperson Local 
Organizing Committee 42nd/IAF at 848-8782 or 
Voice/Fax: 848-3136 - add “*2” for FAX without 

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5th Annual Shrine Bowl 

Don't forget to mark Saturday, October 5th down 
on your calendar. That’s the date of the 5th Annual 
Shrine Bowl being held in conjunction with 
Concordia’s second annual Homecoming. 

Stinger Soccer 
On Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 

29th Concordia hosts the women’s interuniversity 
tournament featuring all four league teams. The 

Stingers face Chicoutimi and McGill on Saturday 
at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. respectively. On Sunday they 
play Sherbrooke at 1 p.m. 

Quarterback Club 

The next session of the Stinger Quarterback Club 
will take place on Wednesday, October 9th at 12 
noon at the Loyola Faculty Club. Join coaches, 
players and fans to chat and view highlights of the 
Shrine Bowl game. 

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Conservatory of Cinematographic Art 

Admission: $2.75 (including taxes) per screening. 
Location: H-110, Alumni Auditorium, Henry F. Hall 
Bldg. (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.). Informa- 
tion: 848-3878. 


The Last Laugh (1924) F.W. Murnau at 8:30 p.m. 


Destiny (1921) Fritz Lang at 8:30 p.m. 

Teorema (1969) Pier Paolo Pasolini, at 7 p.m.; 

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) Pier 
Paolo Pasolini at 9 p.m. 

Knife in the Water (1962) Roman Polanski at 7 

p.m.; The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) Roman 
Polanski at 9 p.m. 


Nuits et Brouillard (1955) Alain Resnais; and La 
Guerre est Finie (1966) Alain Resnais at 8:30 p.m. 



La Vie Criminelle D’Archibald de la Cruz (1955) 
Luis Bunuel at 8:30 p.m. 


Germany Year Zero (1948) Roberto Rossellini, at 
7 p.m.; La Prise du Pouvoir par Louis XIV (1965) 
Roberto Rossellini, at 9 p.m. 


EL (This Strange Passion) (1952) Luis Bunuel at 
7 p.m.; Belle de Jour (1966) Luis Bunuel at 9 p.m. 


Sunset Boulevard (1950) Billy Wilder, at 7 p.m.; 
Some like it Hot (1959) Billy Wilder at 9 p.m. 


II Grido (1957) Michelangelo Antonioni, at 7 p.m.; 
La Notte (1960) Michelangelo Antonioni at 9:15 


The following CPR courses will be offered by the 
Environmental 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 discount price for 
the Concordia community. For all those who are 
interested, please contact Donna Fasciano, Train- 
ing Coordinator at 848-4872 for more information. 

SEPTEMBER 28 & 29 

CPR Basic Life Support Course (BLS) 

12 hours for life. This course includes rescue 
breathing, one-person cardio-pulmonary resus- 

. Citation and two-person cardio-pulmonary resus- 

citation (CPR) management of the obstructed 
airway and infant and child resuscitation. 


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. 

OCTOBER 19 & 20 

CPR Basic Life Support Course (BLS) 

12 hours for life. This course includes rescue 
breathing, one-person cardio-pulmonary resus- 
citation and two-person cardio-pulmonary resus- 
citation (CPR) management of the obstructed 
airway and infant and child resuscitation. 


Graduate Awards News 

If you are currently registered in the Ist year of your 
undergraduate degree and planning to pursue 

graduate studies next year, or if you are presently - 

enroled in a graduate program and are looking for 
sources of funding to pursue your graduate 
studies we urge you to attend one of these ses- 
sions. There will be a brief talk on the major 
granting agencies (FCAR, NSERC, SSHRC, 
MRC) as well as other fellowships. Friday, Sept. 

En francais: 848-73689 

27, H-769 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, 
October 1, H-769 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wed- 
nesday, October 2, H-773 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 
p.m., Thursday, October 3, AD-131 from 3 p.m. to 
4:30 p.m., Monday, October 7, H-773 from 12 
noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, H-769 from 
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, H-773 
from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and H-769 from 3 p.m. to 
4 p.m., Thursday, October 10, H-769 from 1 p.m. 
to 2 p.m. Information: 848-3801. 


Board of Graduate Studies Meetings 

The next Board of Graduate Studies Meeting will 
be held on Monday, September 30, 1991. Loca- 
tion: H-762, Henry F. Hall Bidg., 1455 de Maison- 
neuve Bivd. W. Time: 2 p.m. 

Amateur Radio Club Meetings 

Meetings will be held every Tuesday night from 7 
to 10 p.m. in H-644-1. Get on the air and talk to 
the world “FREE” via personal ham radio. New 
members welcome. For more info call 848-7421. 

Arts & Science Faculty Council Meeting 

The next Arts and Science Faculty Council Meet- 
ing will be on Friday, October 18, 1991 in DL-200, 
7141 Sherbrooke, St. W. (Graduation Meeting 
9:30 a.m.) 



Loyola Campus:Belmore House is now located 
at 2496 West Broadway, drop by and visit us at 
our new space. 


Silent Meditation 

Come to the Quiet. Silent Meditation. 12 noon to 
12:45 p.m. Location: Annex Z, SGW Campus. 


Community Suppers 

Every last Friday of the month. An open invitation 
to all who want to be part of chaplaincy life 
(programs, events, worship, etc.) to partake in a 
meal, to meet friends, to build community. These 
are shared meals: bring something of your own 
to share with the rest of us. Belmore House at 6 

Prison Visits 

A dialogue program with inmates at Bordeaux. 
Program runs Tuesdays until Nov. 12. Students 
must meet with the Chaplains in advance. For 
information call Peter Cote at 848-3586 or Matti 
Terho at 848-3590. 


The Gospel of Peace and Justice 

A Bible discussion group from a Liberation and 
social justice perspective. Every second Monday 
at 4 p.m. (Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2) at Belmore 
House. For information call Peter Cote at 848- 


Lacolle Centre 
for Educational Innovation 


Movement Harmony: Interkinesis 
Interkinesis employs gentle and simple move- 
ments that all can do. Supported by guided im- 
agery, creative visualization and the breath, 
participants learn to re-educate the body/mind, 
directing the whole self toward an improved align- 
ment of body, mind and spirit. Workshop Leader: 
Heather Brown. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 
H-762. Admission: $50. Information: 848-4955. 


How to Improve 
the Level of your Self-Esteem 
This workshop will help develop your self-esteem, 

help you grow in self-confidence and self respect 
and exert a more positive influence on your family, 
friends and associates. Workshop Leader: Dr. 
Raphael Marcus. Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Loca- 
tion: H-762. Admission: $35. Information: 848- 


Illuminating our Personal History 

This workshop uses art making and journal writing 
for self reflection purposes. Participants should 
bring photographs which include those taken by, 
as well as of the participants. Participants will 
interact with the image, share the associated 
relevant information, memories, feelings and per- 
sonal symbols. Workshop Leader: Joyce Jason. 
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: AD-131. Ad- 
mission: $50. Information: 848-4955. 



9th Annual Concordia Golf Tournament 

All graduates are invited to play the prestigious 
Royal Montreal course. Golf & dinner is $175, 
dinner only $85. Atax receipt of $40 will be issued. 


Games People 
Play in Management 

PART |: Games mostly observed, e.g. Pygmalion 
in management, the executive neurosis, 

“Grapevine” and “Folies a deux”; PART Il: the 
perdicaments organizational structures create; 
PART Ill: approaches that help! Micheline Nader 
is the Director General of Chateau’ Westmount 
nursing home. She obtained her doctoral degree 
in Health Services Administration at Paris 
Dauphine University in France, has worked as a 
teacher at Ecole Superieure De Commerce De 
Paris, as a consultant at American University 
Hospital, Paris , and for Cooperation Francaise. 
Location: Faculty Club Dining Room, 7th floor, 
room 763, Henry F. Hall Bldg., (1455 de Maison- 
neuve Blvd. W.). Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Price: 
$11 per person (includes GST). RSVP: Gabrielle 
Korn, 848-3817. 


The Concordia Art Gallery is located in 
the Henry F. Hall Bldg. (Mezzanine Level), 
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Informa- 
tion: 848-4750. 


“The Landscape: Eight Canadian 


Susanna Heller: Recent Paintings 


Selections from the Permanent 
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