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Professor also advocates greater course loads
Julio Tresierra fights ‘biopiracy’
BY PHIL MOSCOVITCH
& open season on the indigenous
peoples of Latin America, accord-
ing to Sociology and Anthropology
Professor Julio Tresierra.
Tresierra, who spends two to
three months a year in Central and
South America, helps people com-
bat the effects of globalized trade on
their cultures and the looting of
their traditional knowledge by
“There is an economic frontier
being opened that of the
exploitation of biodiversity,” he said.
On this frontier, “bio-prospectors”
seek commercial applications for the
traditional knowledge of native pop-
ulations, and for the plants and min-
erals found on their territory.
This, Tresierra warned, carries
with it the “omnipresent danger of
biopiracy; that is, the stealing of bio-
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Professor Barbara Lewis
her vision of the future
exotic work called Hai
Photographer Judith Céza:
in charge of the Imag
logical elements and the taking away
of traditional knowledge for com-
mercial purposes without the know-
ledge, consent or compensation of
the people involved.”
He pointed to the case of the
Gnobe people of Panama. Two
American doctors working in the
area discovered that the Gnobe are
immune to a virus resembling HIV.
They took blood samples from the
local people and later tried to patent
a cell line. If the patent had been
granted, the genetic makeup of a
Gnobe individual would have
become a marketable commodity.
“This is one isolated case that we
know about, but we don’t know
what is going on with so many other
cases,” Tresierra said.
Multinational companies, espe-
cially in the textile, food and phar-
maceutical industries, are exploring
biodiverse parts of the world in
search of resources and knowledge.
And with intellectual property rights
now protected by the World Trade
Organization, knowledge they take
away from the rain forests becomes
their property, protected by interna-
Because many indigenous peoples
have no contact with the global trad-
ing system, they're vulnerable to this
kind of exploitation. And when they
do integrate, not only is their culture
at risk, they're also at the bottom of
the economic food chain.
“These people — hunters and
gatherers, horticulturists or small
peasants — will be absorbed into the
market economy at the lowest possi-
ble position, with no possibilities to
truly compete with other compo-
nents of the market economy,” Tre-
“Their traditional economic struc-
ture will be shattered by these more
advanced emissaries of the market
economy, and they will have no way
of defending themselves with the
kinds of economic structures that
Part of Tresierra’s involvement
_ includes working with the indige-
nous and black populations of
Colombia as an advisor on land
rights, writing the Bolivian govern-
ment’s developmental plan for native
peoples, and producing reports on
biodiversity, intellectual property and
territorial rights for indigenous peo-
Closer to home, Tresierra finds
himself mounting a different kind of
In an attempt to bridge the gap
between teaching and research, he
volunteered to teach a graduate-level
Political Science course this semester.
Tresierra believes the focus on
See Tresierra, p. 7
PHOTO: OWEN EGAN
Professor develops sound-and-image computer programme
Greek god lives in MITE-AVISTA lab
BY ADRIANA BRASILEIRO
esign Art Professor Don Ritter
has brought the lyre-playing
Greek god of music back to life in
Orpheus is an interactive video
and music software program that
allows real-time synchronization of
sound and images. The program “lis-
tens” to live-music input, and con-
trols images previously loaded into
the computer. This allows the
images to be played according to vol-
ume, pitch, rhythm, note duration
“If you watch my mouth, you'll
notice that my lips are moving,” Rit-
ter said, by way of analogy. “You
know the sound is coming out at
exactly the same time.” In the same
way, the way the image looks on the
screen depends on the sound being
Orpheus does his stuff live, in per-
formance. Visual media, such as
painting, sculpture and photography
don’t make people sing, laugh and
clap the way music does, which
makes it unusual for a visual artist.
“Most visual media are not perfor-
mance media. What I’m trying to do
is to create something that’s alive.”
Orpheus is also non-linear, unlike
video or film. Images can be played
by the computer in any order,
according to the sound produced at
that moment by the musical source.
The idea for the software came
up about eight years ago, while
Ritter was doing a Master’s of Sci-
ence in Visual Studies at the Cen-
ter for Advanced Visual Studies at
the Massachusetts Institute of
He was paired with George
Lewis, a jazz musician who wanted
to control video images with his
trombone-playing. Ritter created the
program in eight weeks.
In 1988 Ritter and Lewis per-
formed Nose Against Glass at the
MIT Video Lab, in which Lewis’s
trombone controlled a video
sequence of hands coming out of
After fervent praise for the inven-
tion and reviews describing the per-
formance as “onanistic” and
“Daliesque,” the project took off and
hasn’t stopped developing.
Ritter got a grant from the Cana-
da Council after leaving MIT, and
Four sites cares of Don Ritter from A Structural Theory of Emotions o
(1882), part _ an ineecne oo using Orpheus.
went to Toronto to expand what
would later become Orpheus.
In his most recent work, 4 Struc-
tural Theory of Emotions, sampled
vocal expressions and sounds from
electronic drums are translated by
Orpheus, which instantly plays video
sequences of Ritter’s face showing
emotions such as happiness and
anger on a large screen.
The target audience for Orpheus
is “the multimedia artist who wants
to present environments of syn-
chronized image and sound.”
Although Orpheus is commercially
available through Ritter, he has lit-
tle time to devote to selling the
“Writing a piece of software and
making it marketable is a great deal
of work,” he said. Before releasing it
in the marketplace, every hole in the
software had to be plugged to ensure
that users didn’t have any problems.
Already, the software is being
used by Wayne State University in
Ritter plans to spend his upcom-
ing sabbatical rewriting Orpheus for
a Silicon Graphics computer system.
To use Orpheus, you need an
Amiga computer, a MIDI (Musical
Instrument Digital Interface) cable
to allow the instrument to “talk” to
See Orpheus, p. 7
Teachers must moonlight to make ends meet, Wareham says
educates an educator
BY JACQUELINE HENNEKEN
hen he went to China to
teach for the first time, Eng-
lish Professor Ronald Wareham was
afraid he would have to be careful
about what he said in class. The
authorities might think that he came
to preach counter-revolution. But
Wareham found he could discuss
practically anything he wanted.
Wareham talked about his Chi-
nese experiences recently in the lec-
ture series “Thursdays at Lonergan,”
sponsored by Lonergan College. A
teacher at Concordia since 1959, he
took time off in 1985 to teach the
history of British and American lit-
erature at a teachers’ college in
Quanzhou, a medium-sized city 200
kilometres south of Shanghai. Since
then he has returned three times, to
spend a total of 19 months there.
“The main difference between
Chinese students and students here
is that the Chinese are so subdued.
They have never learned to ask ques-
tions or to challenge the teacher,”
Wareham told his audience. He was
only moderately successful in chang-
ing that attitude in his class,
although on a video of one of his
classes on Plato, a few students, in
careful English, did ask questions. In
Wareham’s description, his pupils
were not stereotypical superstars, but
students who worked hard when
His fear that he could only talk
about politically neutral subjects
proved to be nonsense. The only
restriction he encountered was when
he wanted to show his students a
video of Romeo and Juliet, which had
one nude scene. The school board
decided it could not accept that, in
spite of Wareham’s assurance that
the famous lovers were married in
that part of the play.
Education for Chinese students is
relatively as expensive as it is here,
Wareham said. Students come from
all parts of society, and some must
work part-time. “The students are
certainly not the elite,” Wareham
The situation is different for
teachers, whose salaries are very low.
“Only one third of their time is for
the students,” Wareham said. “The
rest of the week the teachers are out
in the private sector earning money.
The students are neglected, which is
a serious problem of the Chinese
The rebellion which erupted in
Tiananmen Square in 1989 had a
serious impact on life in Quanzhou,
Wareham said. He wasn’t there at
the time, but when he came back, he
could feel “a dip in the atmosphere.”
One of his brightest students was
supposed to go to graduate school,
but the administration decided to
hold her back because she had dis-
graced herself by supporting the
As the first anniversary of the stu-
dents’ revolt drew nearer, Wareham
noticed that the college became very
tense. “The students were told to
remove everything from the walls to
avoid the dissemination of revolu-
However, he had the impression
that most students were quite con-
tent with the political system. “They
complained a lot, but so do people
here. Most Chinese seem to be still
A few among the audience at this
lecture were interested in going to
China themselves. Wareham, who
arranged his contacts in Quanzhou
himself, said it was not hard at all to
find a position there. “Even if you
just go and apply, especially for a job
teaching English, there are plenty of
opportunities.” He advised people to
go for it.
‘I kept telling myself I was lucky
to get paid for doing this.” #
Theatre student Writes on the Edge
Theatre student Csilla Pzibis-
lawsky is one of four student writers
who won a place in the Playwrights’
Workshop Montreal’s annual Write
on the Edge event.
Her first play, Birdsongs, will be
fine-tuned with a dramaturge this
week and given a public reading with
three other plays at the Strathearn
Pzibislawsky just moved here from
Winnipeg, where she grew up. Her
theatrical credentials are already
impressive. On a backpacking vaca-
tion, she took part in the famous
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where
she met a fellow actor, a woman who
“moved exquisitely.” The woman
had been a student at the Jacques
Lecogq theatre school in Paris, so
Pzibislawsky enrolled there.
When she returned to Winnipeg,
she tried to start her own theatre
company, but it fizzled after one
“The actors in Winnipeg are fan-
tastic, but because the audiences are
conservative, they're not willing to
strike out on their own.”
Birdsongs is about a young Hun-
garian boy whose family has just
immigrated to rural Manitoba.
Shunned by his schoolmates, he
seeks refuge in the woods, where he
befriends a blind girl his own age
with a talent for communicating
with the birds.
Pzibislawsky wrote Birdsongs in
Professor Kit Brennan’s playwright-
ing course last semester. Brennan
herself just won the National Play-
wrighting Competition for Tiger’s
Heart, which recently premiered in
Write for the Edge takes place at the
Strathearn Centre, 3680 Jeanne
Mance, tonight and tomorrow, starting
at 8 p.m. Birdsongs will be presented
on Friday. @
The federal budget tabled recently
projects a decrease of $7 billion in cash
transfers to the provinces for social
programs, which include post-sec-
ondary education. Further reductions
will be made of $2.5 billion in 1996 and
$2 billion in 1997 — a 39-per-cent
reduction within the next three years.
In addition, cuts will be made to the
major federal granting agencies. The
Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council and the Natural Sci-
ences and Engineering Research Coun-
2 Marcu 9, 1995 |
cil will each be cut by 14 per cent, while
the Medical Research Council will be
cut by 10 per cent.
Reaction has followed swiftly.
A paper issued by the Association of
Universities and Colleges of Canada
notes that while this move will likely
result in increased tuition fees, the bud-
get makes no reference to the possibili-
ty of increased student assistance, and
Human Resources Development Cana-
da, the federal source of much of that
funding, will also be pared down by 35
per cent over the next three years.
Similarly, the AUCC says, new
arrangements governing provincial
transfers may jeopardize the health of
the infrastructure of the federal
research granting councils. The three
main granting agencies face cuts of
nearly $108 million.
Elaine Nardocchio, president of the
Canadian Federation for the Humani-
ties, denounced the cut to SSHRC in the
“Only those with a poor understand-
ing of the nature of humanities educa-
tion and research will see this move as
deficit-fighting, she said. “The reality is
that we are running up a massive edu-
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Off the Cuff ts a column of opinion and insight into major issues in
the news. If you are a Concordia faculty or staff member and have
something to say “off the cuff,” call CTR at 848-4882.
Universities must educate for a new,
leaner world: Jalilvand
Professor Abolhassan Jalilvand, chair of
the Department of Finance, was
Concordia’s designated hitter on last
week's federal budget, and did a number
of analyses for local media. We asked for
Were there any surprises?
First, the magnitude of the cuts in the civil
service itself. Second, the ratio of spend-
ing cuts to tax increases. Over the next
three years, for every dollar in increased
taxes, they are cutting $7 in spending.
That's a ratio of 7 to 1; normally, one
could expect a ratio of 5 to 1 in a tough
budget. Third, the selectivity of the cuts.
This was not an across-the-board reduc-
tion. It shows that they thought about it.
Do you think the budget is a good one?
My reaction is one of guarded optimism. You can see the positive reac-
tion of the business community, with the dollar trading higher and inter-
est rates poised to come down.
Finance Minister Paul Martin's assumptions about productivity growth
were conservative; some experts are saying that we can do even better
in terms of gross national product and interest rates. But this way, if we
do do better, it will be a bonus.
How will the budget affect Québec universities, especially
Well, my guess is that Québec will get about $400 million less in transfer
payments starting in 1996-97, and we'll have to see how the province
decides to distribute the cuts. It would be difficult to favour universities
over hospitals, for example. In any case, we will have to manage this
budgetary compression in an innovative way so as to promote growth.
Is the end of the budget-tightening in sight?
Not at all. Keep in mind that even if Martin succeeds in his objectives
with this budget, by the end of 1996-97, the national debt will have
grown from $550 billion to $650 billion. We're paying about $40 million a
year just in interest payments. If we didn’t have that interest to pay, this
would be a surplus budget. Because of the debt, it’s still a deficit.
Any last thoughts?
One thing disappoints me. The budget talks about the need for smaller
government and leaner organizations generally, but it doesn’t tell people
how to live that way, or provide any specific funds for that kind of training.
The primary function of universities will be to train people to be more
productive, to streamline organizations and promote quality, to do more
with less. This more competitive world is not a temporary condition, it's
a new reality.
Spring Convocation Medals and Awards
April 13 is the deadline to nominate graduating students for
the Concordia Medal, the Malone Medal and the O’Brien
Medal, and to nominate any member of the University com-
munity for the First Graduating Class Award.
Nomination forms and lists of the criteria are available from
the Dean of Students Offices (SGW: H-653, LOY: AD-121) and
Student Services Centres (SGW:LB-185; LOY-AD-211).
PHOTO: OWEN EGAN
Creative collaboration premieres Sunday afternoon
A musical, ecological,
BY ALLAN KUNIGIS
Sine on a Florida beach last
summer, gazing at the ocean,
singer-composer Barbara Lewis was
inspired by the bond between her
fellow humans and some dolphins
swimming close to shore.
“I was mystified by the connection
people have with dolphins,” the
Music professor recalled. “I’m
strongly attracted to what goes on in
the ocean. It’s the final frontier. I
thought of a show dealing with the
human attraction to the ocean.”
Lewis will share her inspiration in
a free concert at the Concordia Con-
cert Hall at 3:30 this Sunday after-
noon. Hara’s Quest is a production
combining the spoken word, song
and instrumentation, and lasting just
under an hour.
It is set in San Francisco in 2023.
In the face of escalating violence and
natural disasters, a young woman
named Hara feels disconnected from
her surroundings. With other lost,
yearning souls, she sets sail for Fires
of the Souls Island, listens to the life
stories of several companions, and
follows her dream to Indonesia.
“Metaphorically, the show is about
inner discovery, how we realize we're
vis (right) rehearses with musicians (left to right) Alan Brown,
constantly learning and growing, and
how Hara feels she is on a journey
home,” Lewis said. “It also expresses
a strong need I have to reconnect
Hara’s Quest is a work in progress,
the collaboration of a dozen
Concordia faculty, students and
alumni. It began as a partnership
between Lewis, who is in her fifth
year teaching voice here, and sound
technician Mark Corwin, who
teaches electroacoustics and sound
Since the fall, the group has grown
to include guitarist Roddy Ellias, a
Jazz Studies professor in Concordia’s
Music Department, composer/
arranger Richard Hunt on keyboard
and synthesizers, and Nancy Corwin
on viola. Several current and former
students provide backup vocals, per-
cussion and fiddle.
The music-making process gave
the students the opportunity to con-
“It’s been a great learning experi-
ence,” said student Danie Pullen, a
backup vocalist. “Barbara was won-
derful to work with. She wanted to
know our ideas and try them out.
The whole team was wonderful. The
music is different and very beautiful.
Some songs go right through you.”
Other students or alumni in the
production are Beth Katz, Alan
Brown, Danny Mulowney, Marie-
Soleil Bélanger and Suzanne Ungar.
It is directed by Lewis’s husband,
writer and alumnus Nicholas
Lewis described the music as exot-
ic, with influences from Asia, the
South Pacific, the New Age genre
and an unusual combination of
instruments. “We’re aiming for
futuristic, other-worldly sounds,” she
said. “I like to look forward and cre-
ate music that doesn’t follow rules.”
The words are well matched to the
music. “The lyrics have a lot of ideas
and texture. My desire is to use the
music and our talents to say things
about the world and our future.”
In addition to writing Hara’s Quest
as a book of prose, she said she’s
excited about producing a CD-
ROM of Hara’s Quest.
“Having everything relating to
Hara’s Quest in one place will allow
people to see the journey taking
place. You can hear the music and go
in another direction, to see what the
world was like where the characters
came from.” @
Here are more free concerts for every musical taste
Tonight at 8 p.m., the Concordia
Chamber Choir performs Purcell’s Dido
Tomorrow at 8, the Nia Quintet will
perform modern works.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday at 8
o'clock, there will be electroacoustic
On Friday, March 17 at 8 o'clock,
Concordia composers will be featured.
Guest artist Laura Wilcox will play John
Winiarz’s Mosaic for solo viola — a
world premiere. Also on the program,
Favour, a work for viola with live elec-
troacoustic processing by David
Jaeger, and Sum Thirsty Sum, a work
for trumpet, saxophone and tape by
And on Saturday, March 18 at 8
o'clock, there is a jazz concert, featur-
ing trumpeter Charles Ellison and an all-
star quintet. All of the concerts will be
held at the Concordia Concert Hall.
CONCORDIA’S THURSDAY REPORT
COMPILED BY BARBARA BLACK
This column welcomes the submissions of all Concordia faculty and
staff to promote and encourage individual and group activities in
teaching and research, and to encourage work-related achievements.
Lisa Mitchell (Sociology and Anthropology) gave a paper at the American
Anthropological Association meetings in December in Atlanta, Its title
was “Transforming Echoes: Toward a Cultural History of Ultrasound
Fetal Imaging in Montreal.”
Elizabeth Langley (Contemporary Dance) attends a conference of the
World Dance Alliance Americas Centre in Mexico this month.
L’Agora de la Danse commissioned Langley’s colleague, Sylvy Panet-
Raymond, to give a public lecture on the international influence of Mon-
tréal dancers and choreographers over the past decade. In May,
Panet-Raymond will give a lecture/demonstration at the Joint Conference
of the Society of Dance History Scholars and the Association for Dance
in Universities and Colleges in Canada (ADUCC).
Mario Falsetto (Cinema) recently gave a lecture at Middlebury College in
Vermont in their visiting artists/scholars series. The title was “Style and
Characterization in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975)." He has just
completed an anthology, Perspectives on Stanley Kubrick, to be pub-
lished next fall by G.K. Hall. His most recent book, Stanley Kubrick: A
Narrative and Stylistic Analysis, was published by Greenwood/Praeger
Radu Zmeureanu (Centre for Building Studies) has a three-page article
describing the Centre’s excellent programs in the magazine La maitrise
de |’énergie, published by |’Association québécoise pour la maitrise de
An article by Klaus J. Herrmann (Political Science) titled “Must Classic
Reform Judaism be Theistic?” was featured in the Fall 1994 /ssues, a
quarterly published by the American Council for Judaism in Alexandria,
Lynn Smith (Cinema) is one of four artists chosen for a U.S. public tele-
vision series called Animated Women. Smith has won awards for her ani-
mation aimed at children, including a Genie for Pearl’s Diner (1993), and
has done an animated treatment of Carl Sandburg’s poem, Arithmetic.
Lea Prevel Katsanis (Marketing) had two lead articles published in the
Journal of Product and Brand Management, “The Ideology of Political
Correctness and its Effect on Brand Strategy,” and “Do Unmentionable
Products Still Exist? An Empirical Investigation.” The first-named article
has been nominated for an Outstanding Article Award in that volume.
Norma Klein (Sociology and Anthropology) published an article called
“Slavery and Akan Origins?” in the Fall 1994 edition of Ethnohistory.
Welcome to Alain Joffe, who has accepted an appointment as research
associate without stipend in the Montréal Institute for Genocide and
Human Rights, associated with the University.
Jane LeBrun, Trent Newmeyer and Mary Perri (all graduate students
in Sociology and Anthropology) wrote “Reality Bites: Challenging Prosti-
tute Stereotypes” for Perspectives last fall. It is about their experiences
interviewing street prostitutes in Montréal and Toronto for a research
project conducted by Professor Fran Shaver.
Frank Miller (Economics) had a paper, “Transfer Payments to Develop-
ing Countries for Environmental Protection: A Viewpoint" accepted for
publication in the International Journal of Environmental Studies. A com-
ment on his paper, “Economic Development and the Environment: A
Comparison of Sustainable Development with Conventional Development
Economics,” was published in Ecological Economics (Vol. 11, 1994).
Patrick Landsley (Painting and Drawing) was invited to give a critique of
students’ work in the Master’s of Fine Arts in Visual Art program at Ver-
mont College of Norwich University, in Montpellier.
Kathleen Perry, formerly Employment Equity Co-ordinator and Advisor
to the Rector on the Status of Women, has become Associate Dean for
Communications and Advancement in the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Welcome to new staff: Germaine Chau, who joins the Diploma in
Accountancy program as assistant director.
Marcu 9, 1995
Student survey results show inconsistencies
University gets a
BY JILL BORRA
large proportion of students
have expressed satisfaction with
Concordia, according to a survey of
Asked to rate their level of satis-
faction with services offered by the
University, 80 per cent of the stu-
dents, who were interviewed at ran-
dom last spring, said they were
generally satisfied. This response was
topped only by students’ satisfaction
with library facilities and average
undergraduate class size.
On the other end of the scale,
fewer than half of the respondents
were happy with the University’s
academic advising and concern for
individuals, and fewer than one-
third were satisfied with financial
aid services, medical services and
The survey, intended to help staff
understand how students think about
a variety of issues, was done at several
Canadian universities. It was orga-
nized here by Sup Mei Graub,
Director of Counselling and Devel-
opment, and Roger Cété, Director of
the Financial Aid and Awards
Office, who are publishing the results
in a monthly bulletin called Focus,
which explores different survey to-
pics in each issue.
Teaching a priority
While the second volume reports
that three-quarters of the students
are satisfied with the quality of teach-
ing at the University, the first volume
indicated that 89 per cent of students
consider an increased emphasis on
teaching excellence a priority.
These inconsistencies may reflect
the method of reporting survey
responses. Students responding to
the survey were asked their opinions
on a variety of topics, including qual-
ity of teaching, academic advising,
personal safety on campus, financial
aid services and instructional facili-
ties. While possible responses
included Very Satisfied, Somewhat
Satisfied, Somewhat Dissatisfied,
Very Dissatisfied and Don’t Know,
the two satisfaction ratings were
combined to reflect a “satisfied”
response, and the two dissatisfaction
ratings to reflect a “dissatisfied”
If a student is only somewhat
satisfied with a university service,
there could be improvement. Pro-
jecting that opinion as an indica-
tion of satisfaction may not
accurately reflect the students’
responses to the questions asked.
One conclusion noted in Focus is
that the number of ‘Don’t Know
responses goes up as the number of
satisfaction responses decreases. Pre-
dictably, more students answered
‘Don’t Know’ for services that are
experiential in nature, such as park-
ing facilities and services for interna-
tional or First Nations students.
The responses were also analyzed
separately for Arts and Science stu-
dents. Although the mean respons-
es for all questions did not vary
greatly between Faculties, some
differences in specific areas were
apparent. While Arts students
showed a higher level of satisfaction
with student-sponsored social
activities, Science students showed
the lowest satisfaction rating in this
area, and were more satisfied with
The Concordia Council on Stu-
dent Life (CCSL) is conducting a
similar review. A memo sent out to
faculty and staff asks for comments
or criticism about Support Services,
Financial Aid, Health Services and
Counselling and Development.
Donald Boisvert, Associate Vice-
Rector, Services (Student Life), and
chair of the review committee, said
this is part of the regular consulta-
tion process, but a survey specifically
aimed at students will be conducted
at a later time. He said the pan-
Canadian survey whose results are
reflected in Focus is not specific
enough to Concordia.
“We are in fact culling the useful
information from that survey for the
review committee, but that doesn’t tell
us how Concordia students feel about
Concordia student services,” he said.
The 1995 edition of the Lahey Lec-
ture, organized every year by the
Department of English, is scheduled
for Tuesday, March 14, on the Loyola
This year’s featured speaker is
Michael McKeon, a distinguished
scholar of 18th-century English
literature and a professor at Rutgers
4 MarcH 9, 1995
McKeon, a Marxist critic, is the
author of The Origins of the English
Novel, which won the James Russell
Lowell Prize when it was published in
1987. He will re-examine and expand on
those ideas, in a talk titled “Replacing
Patrilineage: Thoughts on the Novel
After its Origins.”
The lecture starts at 8:30 p.m. in BR-
207, 3475 West Broadway Ave. For
more information, call 848-2340.
Cataclysm 65 million years ago made our evolution possible
Dinosaurs done in by asteroid
BY SYLVAIN COMEAU
comet or an asteroid probably
killed the dinosaurs, according
to Sydney van den Bergh, principal
research officer at the Dominion
Astrophysical Observatory in Victo-
Van den Bergh told an audience
in the Alumni Auditorium last
Thursday that there were three mass
extinctions in prehistory, but the
demise of the dinosaurs is the only
one to be explained to most scien-
“There is a lot of controversy
about the other extinctions, but a
consensus has formed that.a comet
or asteroid hit Earth 65 million
years ago and destroyed the -
dinosaurs, and many
other species as well.” é
The theory was 40-74
without a “smoking gun” to confirm
its validity. That evidence was pro-
vided by accident by a Mexican oil
company drilling on the tip of the
Yucatan peninsula. They found a
huge crater dating back 65 million
years, probably caused by a comet 10
While other theories — such as
volcanoes, tidal waves and super-
novas — were rejected because they
could not account for the scale of the
extinctions, the comet theory gained
ground. Dinosaur footprints were
the clincher; they have all been
found to originate before the forma-
tion of the Yucatan crater.
~ Van den Bergh said that such an
impact — the equivalent of 120 one-
megaton hydrogen bombs — causes
super-earthquakes of over 13 on the
Richter scale, tidal waves, and
months of darkness as a huge cloud
of dust thrown into the atmosphere
blocks the sun.
According to van den Bergh, the
knowledge of such cataclysms has
changed views about evolution.
“The qualities that make an organ-
ism competitive in the Darwinian
sense, such as the ability to adapt, do
not necessarily make it good at surviv-
ing mass extinctions of this type.
The detritus-eaters survived, while
those animals that needed fresh food
died off. Normally, in Darwinian evo-
lution, you would not expect scav-
engers to be the most likely
Our own evolution depended
heavily on the extinction of the
“Tf the dinosaurs hadn’t been
wiped out, mammals wouldn’t have
been able to develop. While the
dinosaurs ruled, the mammals could
only occupy very minor niches in lit-
tle burrows. If they showed their
faces, they got gobbled up.” Most
mammals were “primitive, rat-like
beings” which would never have
The Department of Religion was saddened to learn of the death of
Lynn Teskey Denton, of leukemia, at the McMaster University Medical
Centre in Hamilton on March 1.
Lynn taught in the Department from 1984 to 1989. She was greatly
admired as a researcher and as a conscientious and supportive teacher.
She taught Hinduism, Asian Religions, Women and Religion, and
Methodologies in the Study of Religion.
Lynn did her BA and MA at McMaster University, and her doctoral
studies at the Institute of Social Anthropology, Oxford University.
For her doctoral research, she lived among a group of Hindu women
ascetics in the holy city of Benares, India. Part of this research is pub-
lished in Role and Rituals for Hindu Women, edited by Julia Leslie (Pin-
ter Publishers, London, 1991).
A memorial service was held at St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas,
Ont., on March 4. Professor Teskey is survived by her husband, Frank
Denton, and four-year-old daughter, Emily.
From the unreal lead me to the real
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to that beyond death.
- Bribadaranyaka Upanishad
PREPARED BY NOEL SALMOND (RELIGION)
CONCORDIA’S THURSDAY REPORT
been able to evolve.
But while the cataclysm 65 million
years ago ended up giving humans a
push, could a similar event in the
future do the opposite? Van den
Bergh said that “this solar system is a
dangerous place to be,” with tens of
billions of comets and asteroids
widely distributed throughout.
“Our chances of being wiped out in
a similar event are good because this
kind of event happens
about once in every
200 million years.
Every person has
about a one-
chance of getting killed in this
way.” Van den Bergh describes
those odds as “not negligible,
but not something to worry
about.” Environmental dev-
astation is a more immedi-
ate threat to the human race, although
we would be helpless in the face of a
threat from space.
“Tf we had a hundred years to pre-
pare, to set up nuclear rockets and a
large surveillance system to detect
asteroids long before they hit, it might
be a worthwhile proposition. But it
would be a hopeless cause now.”
Van den Bergh expects life on earth
to survive, given its past record of
“Life is very versatile — although
it could have been just blind luck.
Maybe the male and female of some
species happened to be deep in a
hole when the explosion occurred.”
His lecture was organized by
Concordia’s Science College. #
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THE CURRENT FINANCIAL
he University faces a
serious financial crisis
for 1995-96 and into
the foreseeable future.
Relative to the 1994-95 operating
budget, expenditures must be
reduced by approximately $10 M'
for 1995-96. This represents a
decrease of 6.25% in Concordia’s
total admissible operating funds.”
In the widely-distributed docu-
ment A Financial Framework: 1994-
1999, the required reduction in
expenditures for 1995-96 (with
respect to the 1994-95 budget)
was projected to be $2.4 M. The
changes that have caused this fig-
ure to increase to $10 M can be
summarized as follows:
1. During the first half of the
current academic year it
became clear that one of the
assumptions of the Financial
Framework document was
too optimistic. Rather than an
increase of $1.6 M in revenue
generated by the funding for-
mula for net increases in our
students, there is to be a
reduction of about $2 M in
both government funding and
tuition revenues as a result of
2. The net $500,000 identified in
the supplementary operating
THIS SUPPLEMENT WAS PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE RECTOR
budget and cut from the 1994-
95 budget on a one-time basis
will have to be cut again in
1995-96, because this is a per-
manent or ongoing reduction
to our base budget.
3. In accordance with the Univer-
sity’s formal agreement with
the Québec government, the
repayment of our accumulated
debt must be increased by
$500,000 each year.
4. The University’s interest costs
are estimated to be at least
$300,000 higher in 1995-96.
5. Expected net salary increases
for 1995-96, that must be paid
out in accordance with existing
collective agreements, will be
in the range of $1.5 M.
6. The Québec government has
recently announced a further
cut to the entire university sec-
tor of approximately $60 M.
Concordia’s share is expected to
be about 9%, just over $5 M.
In addition, the Financial Frame-
work document identified an
additional $1.4 M for University
development; essentially an
amount to be reallocated on a
permanent, ie., ongoing basis
to fund agreed-upon priorities.
If the full development fund were
to be realized, then the cut in
: expenditures for 1995-96, relative
: to the 1994-95 budget and before
: reallocation, would be $11.4 M.
Due to the size of the required
cut, however, it is recommended
that rather than setting aside funds
: to create a development pool for
1995-96, money be allocated on
a one-time basis to fund monetary
incentives for areas that reduce
expenditures. In addition to
the $10 M cut, therefore, we
will have to save another $1 M
: to fund the incentives.’
While the required cuts in expen-
ditures for 1995-96 are drastic, it
must be recognized that additional
cuts will be required in each of the
next several years. In fact, it is
expected that the University will
have to reduce its base operating
budget by at least $30 M over the
next five years, before setting any
funds aside for development.
What is of particular concern is
that if the trend of decreasing
enrolments is not reversed quick-
: ly, the required cuts over the fol-
: lowing years (1996 to 2000) will
be much larger than predicted in
the original Financial Framework
The reduction in our base operat-
ing budget and the process of
establishing how it will be accom-
plished will result in an institution
that is quite different than it is
now. The challenge is to ensure
: that our new structure will pro-
vide the basis for a stronger,
: viable, progressive institution.
Marcu 9, 4995
STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING
THE BUDGET CUTS AND
GENERATING NEW REVENUES
n order to cope with the
current and ongoing budget
cuts, Concordia needs to
develop and implement a
combination of short and long-
term strategies, incorporating
: both cost-cutting measures and
: generation of new revenues.*
We need to continue working
on a long-term development plan
for the University that will help
set institutional priorities and
thus inform and facilitate decision-
making with respect to budget
cuts and increased revenues in
future years. In addition to identi-
fying our priorities and strengths,
we need to begin to recognize
those operations that should no
longer consume our resources.
Through the Academic Appraisal
Process we need to find ways to
improve the quality of our acade-
mic programmes and services
where it will count. Through the
continuing organizational review
process, administrative units will
be examined with a view towards
streamlining operations and fur-
: ther reducing costs.
The immediate challenge for
1995-96 is to reduce expenditures
and to increase revenues so that
the combined effect will cover the
$10 M shortfall. It is estimated
: that it will be possible to generate
$800,000 in new revenues through
: increasing miscellaneous fees and
parking rates. The following are
examples of possible measures
that could be implemented to
: cut between 70% and 80% of the
$10M throughout the institution.
The figures in parentheses repre-
sent the estimated expendi-
ture reductions to the
: 1995-96 budget.
1. Offer a time-limited, targeted
early retirement option to
administrative and support
staff.° There are approximately
100 staff between the ages of
55 and 64; half might accept an
appropriate package. Up to 40
positions could be closed.
2. In addition to the above, in
each of the next three to four
years about 13 positions in the
administrative sector may be
terminated through the organi-
zational reviews. ($500,000)
3. Through a combination of
incentives, reduce by 75%
the number of post-retirement
employees, currently com-
prising 55 faculty and 20 staff.
This can be accomplished over
two years. The plan would
involve guaranteeing replace-
ments with junior faculty or
staff and instituting measures
to facilitate the transition to
DEALING WITH THE Cu
MEASURES FOR 1995-96
4. Over the next two years, in
order to reduce part-time fac-
ulty expenditures, increase
‘teaching assignments by an
average of 3 credits per full-
_ time faculty member.
5. Over two years, increase aver-
age class size to 35 to further
reduce part-time faculty costs.
6. Over two years, eliminate the
supplement for LTA appoint-
ments in Faculty budgets.
7. Over two years, phase out the
$250,000 subsidy to Student
8. Reduce by 50% the funds left
in departments for faculty
salaries when faculty members
are appointed to administrative
9. Retain GST rebate, except for
Library, Physical Resources,
Rentals, Computing Services
and external research grants
and contracts, instead of
returning it to the depart-
10. Over two years, reduce Office
of the Rector expenses by
11.Reduce the Registrar’s budget
and eliminate, for example, the
Vin d’honneur at Convocation
and the practice of hiring invig-
12.Reduce the current expenses
for stipends, overtime and
employees paid on timesheets.
13.Selective hiring and replace-
ment of staff will continue for
14. Convert some permanent full-
time staff positions to permanent
part-time, offer reduced-time
The amount remaining to be cut
from the 1995-96 budget will
depend on the total expense
: reduction we are able to achieve
through the measures described
above. The distribution of the
remaining amount will depend on
: where the above cuts are realized.
It is difficult to predict at this
time how the cuts will be distrib-
uted throughout the University.
Some adjustments will therefore
have to be made to ensure that
the final distribution is fair and
equitable. Some of these adjust-
ments may. have to be carried
| over to 1996-97.
: CHANGES TO THE EXISTING
: BUDGET PROCESS
Consistent with the Senate-
i approved Academic Planning &
Budget Process and recent debates
throughout the University, the
current budget process will be
changed in recognition of the pre-
: sent situation and in an effort to
: give more responsibility and
authority to individual units and
Faculties to effectively manage
' their own resources. Pending
: completion of University academ-
: ic and long-term plans, an interim
process will be introduced for the
1995-96 year. It is expected that
the full process will be in place
for the 1996-97 budget cycle.
In the interim, the following
measures will be introduced,
starting in 1995-96:
1. The budget process will be
revised to incorporate incen-
tives for areas that realize
reductions in expenditures
or increases in revenues.
2. For academic departments
which are able to reduce the
number of post-retirement age
faculty, the position(s) will be
returned at the junior faculty
level in a manner consistent
with the overall Faculty
3. The current practice of pro-
rata distribution of funds will
be modified. Base budgets
will be adjusted by taking into
account a mix of performance
criteria and accepted priori-
ties. In the academic sector, a
model will be developed to
help determine how the acade-
mic sector’s share of the cuts
will be distributéd across the
sector. The model will be
based on performance indica-
tors that take into account both
changes in enrolment and
cost/revenue factors, averaged
over a three-year period.
All units outside the academic
sector are participating in the cur-
: rent cost-cutting exercise. Admin-
istrative budgets will be adjusted
based on the results of the organi-
zational review process. Directors
whose units have undergone the
first phase of the organizational
reviews will revisit the final rec-
ommendations approved by the
Office of the Rector to see if there
are any further cuts that can be
made. For those units that have
not yet been reviewed, Phase II
: will be initiated shortly.
he consultation process
needs to involve the
entire University com-
munity. In many areas
: this has already begun. The process
: needs to be focused and carried
out quickly so that a provisional
plan, proposing how approximately
$10 M will be cut from the 1995-
96 budget, can be submitted to the
Board Budget Committee in April.
: WHAT IS NEEDED FROM THE
: UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
: In this round of consultation,
: comments and suggestions are
being sought with respect to the
1. What can your Faculty or
unit do to help implement the
14 cost-cutting measures
described in this document?
2. What specific cost-cutting
measures can be implemented
in your area to contribute to
effecting the remaining cuts to
the 1995-96 budget?
3. Can you suggest any additional
measures to cut costs through-
out the institution?
4. In the long term, what strate-
gies should be considered to
generate new revenues, both
in your specific area and across
As discussions take place and
strategies are developed to effect
the budget cuts for 1995-96, we
need to ensure that the decisions
made now are not detrimental in
the long term. No matter what we
do now, we must make sure that
certain priorities and fundamentals
: of the University are preserved.
: e@ We must ensure that the acade-
mic goals of the University are
Whether in the academic or
administrative sectors, the cost-
cutting measures must not result
in an overall drop in student
: e We must not direct resources
towards improving or maintain-
ing services or programmes’ that
are no longer required.
e We need to identify and support
those programmes at both the
undergraduate and graduate lev-
els that give us a competitive
ie Cost-cutting measures imple-
mented now should result in
: STEPS IN THE CONSULTATION
1. The Deans, Secretary-General
and Vice-Rectors will focus the
discussions in their own areas.
They will also be responsible
for coordinating the responses
in their areas and for submit-
ting them to the Office of the
Vice-Rector Institutional Rela-
tions & Finance (VR IR&F).
2. To assist in the consultation
process, a team of individuals
with the appropriate expertise
will be available to the Deans,
Faculty Planning Committees
and Directors, etc. to help
determine the feasibility of sug-
gested cost-cutting measures.
3. Suggestions and recommenda-
tions should be received in the
Office of the VR IR& F as soon
as possible, but by 7 April 1995
at the latest.
4. The Deans and the Office”
of the Rector will make final
decisions in the context of
all available information and
A provisional budget will be pre-
pared by mid-April. This docu-
ment will be distributed to Senate
and its committees as well as to
all administrative and academic
departments for one final round
of consultation. It is expected
that the operating budget for
1995-96 will be approved by the
Board of Governors at its 17 May
' (M) means millions of dollars. ,
: ? Before reductions or cuts,
admissible operating funds for
1995-96 are approximately
| $160 M. Admissible operating
: funds do not include Ancillary
: Services and Student Services
> In this document, the term
“cut” refers to permanent removal
of funds from operating budgets,
: while “save” means that the funds
are available from one year to the
next for the purposes of realloca-
: tion or for funding incentives.
* Tt must be kept in mind that
: tuition fees will remain frozen for
* It should be noted that an early
_ retirement option already exists for
: faculty members and librarians.
° The estimated expenditure
: reductions are not yet available
: for items 13 and 14.
DEALING WITH THE CUTS: BUDGET ‘ecniedanions FOR 1995-96
TRENDS 1984-85 to 1993: AND NETWORIC Comparisons
OPERATING EXPENSES 1984-85, 1989-90 and 1993-94
During the 9-year period between 1984-85 and 1993-94, the University operating
expenses have increased by 65.6%. This growth has occurred in the following categories:
Benefits (104%), Faculty salary (67.1%), Support staff salary (65.2%), Management
salary (44.5%), and Non-salary expenses (44.3%).
air ae Sades Se ch A RO LA RE. a PE — wh -»>
Category 1984-85 1989-90 % Var. 1993-94
Operating Expenses by Category
1984-85, 1989-90 and 1993-94
(All Functions excl. Rentals & Debt Service)
70 “ath Faculty Salary
eae Continuing Educ. &
60 ae Ancillary Serv.
- ol -+ Other Support Sal
te eer __——-t Total Non-Sal
30 [all me
" ell Student Services Management Salary
20 _---+ Benefits Faculty Salary
ead Other Support Salary
10 rari oe Total Salary
a en Management Sal. Benefits
1984-85 1989-90 1993-94 Total Expenses
Other Support Salary 10,746,492
Management Salary 4,924,772
Faculty Salary 42,800,720
Other Support Salary 29,019,098)
Personne! Salary 76,744,590
1984-85, 1989-90 and 1993-94 9,106,833
Personnel 1984-85 1989-90 % Var. 1993-94 % Var.
Category bso 84/89 84/93
4,830,911 acne 7,101, HEH
pics en 357,561 5,093,535] 1,324.5 1,043,631] _191.9
[Allfunctions _—_—([Totalexpenses__—|_ 114,680,901] 157,103,526) 189,863,809
* Includes Deans, Vice-deans and Chairs with faculty salaries for consistency of comparison over time.
** Includes Administration and Grounds and Facilities
Faculty 5 5 Source: Concordia Rapports Financiers Annuels Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Frotal | 42,600,720] _68,432,397| 36.5] 77,509,700] 67.1 Salary Expenses by Personnel Category
Research Assistant |P/T Sala 1,549,775 2,236,393 44.3 2,394,380 r
(unrestricted funds) [Total | _—1,807,711| 2,517,282] 39.3] 2,766,308] 53.0) All Personne! Categories Full-Time Salary
Professional 9,211,710] 49.9| 13,051,800| 112.3 1984-85 ETE
677,601 104.9 e 644,680) 94.9 60% 56%
239, ae 798. f 357,065 1240.7 Other
P-T Salary 1%
Mngmt Fac. Assist. Prof. Techn. Office Trades
All Personnel Categories Part-Time Salary
76,744,590] 101,471,823] 82.2] 126,563,927] 64.9] soul
1 Includes stipends, overtime and pre-retirement and retirement salary settlements.
2 Includes part-time faculty not remunerated on the basis of course contracts in 1984-85 20% +
(32.9 FTE for a salary mass of $1,383,784}, and courses taught with stipends by F/T faculty. F-T Salary is
Source: Concordia Rapports Financiers Annuels Office of Institutional Planning and Research aie is
‘ Mngmt Fac. Assist. Prof. Techn, Office Trades
ii ccstcociiadeeleaiaibanl ee LR >
Total Salary Expenses by Category
Personnel salary and benefits amounted to 79.8% of University total expenses in 1993- mr 011993-94
94. By employee category, professional salary expenses representing 11.1% of total salary
in 1993-94 have increased the most during the 9-yr period (116%) followed by faculty
(67.1%), technical (61.1 %), office (59.9%), teaching and research assistants (53%),
management (44.5%) and trades and crafts (18.1%). Full-time salary expenses have
evolved more rapidly than Part-time (64% and 59% respectively). Expenses for stipends, 10+
overtime, and pre-retirement and retirement salary settlements have increased by 163%. 0
Mngmt Fac. Assist. Prof. Techn. Office Trades
In 1993-94, these expenses amounted to 2% of total salary expenses.
BUDGET MEASURES FOR 1995-96
Full-time Establishment Positions
Concordia University 1985-86 and 1994-95
Units Admissible for Government Funding
1. Support Staff
Arts & Science
Commerce & Admin.
Engin. & Comp. Sc.
Sch. of Grad. Stud.
B. Academic Support Serv.
C. Admin. Support Serv.
Conference & Info. Serv.
Envir. Health & Safety
Human Resources *
Inst. Planning & Res. *
Internal Audit *
Physical Plan. & Resources
Research Services °
2. yo Positions
Arts & Science
Commerce & Admin.
Engin. & Comp. Sc.
Sch. of Grad. Stud.
1985-86] 1994-95 Las Notes:
. Including Faculty Personnel Office.
. Did not exist in 1985-86.
. Includes the Industrial Liaison Office".
Did not exist in 1985-86.
725.0 814.0] _12.3)
(Source: Ministry oF Epucation, 1992)
The 1991-2006 enrolment forecast produced by the Ministry is the highest in recent
years for the Quebec university system. It estimates the clientele growth (full-time
equivalent students) at 6.1% from 1992 to 2006. Despite the projected development
of the university system, Concordia’s full-time equivalent students are estimated to
decrease by 2.7%. However, these results rest on the assumptions that the current mix
of students with regard to gender, age, mother tongue, and geographic distribution will
be affected only by demographic changes in the Quebec population and its participation
rate to higher education. Factors not considered in the Ministry’s forecasting model
include amongst others long-term economic and employment outlooks, level of tuition
fees and university funding, and institutional development policies. New clientele esti-
mates will soon be released by the Ministry. They are expected to predict a downward
turn in the long-term network-wide projection of clientele. It is not clear at this time
how it will affect Concordia’s long-term estimates.
1992-2006 Clientele Forecast (M.E.Q.)
Montreal Universities - FTE Students
1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006
Source: Ministry of Education (M.E.Q.), March 1993 estimates.
we ELEN (Acad. & Adm. S.S) = ae a 125.5 186.0 fio =o 348.0 351.0 Oe 178.0 141.0) |_20-a)|_ 761.5 785.0 Ta
(A+B+C) 83.0 62.0] taf 162.5 271.5] 48.8] 127.0 116.5] -6.7[ 516.0 643.5] 4.9 178.0 141.0 |_-20.8f 1,086.5 1,156.5] 6.2]
Trades & Crafts a FULL-TIME ESTABLISHMENT POSITIONS
Full-time faculty positions have increased by 12.3% between 1985-86 and
1994-95 while full-time support staff positions have increased by 6.2%. Support
staff positions have grown by 13.6% in the Faculties and Departments and by
3.1% in the institutional support function.
Includes Institutional Research, Institutional Planning * and Internat Consultant (reporting to Rector's Office in 1985-86).
Includes the following units: Status of Women*, Ombudsperson, Work Study Programme*, Legal Counsel, Employment
Equity*, Sexual Harassment Office* and Women's Centre*.
Teaching Load 1992-93
Section Credits Average Section Size Average Teaching Load per Professor
Notes *: In the graph on Average Teaching Load , chairs and programme directors are excluded from the F-T faculty category.
They are, however, included in the graphs on Section Credits and Average Section Size .
1992-93 Teacninc Loap
Average teaching load in 1992-93 was 11.2 credits per FTE full-time faculty member (excluding chairs or equivalent) and 16.0 per fac-
ulty with limited-term appointments. 47.1% of all section credits were taught by part-time faculty, 41.3% by full-time faculty and
11.6% by faculty with limited-term appointments. Average section size for all course levels was 28.3 students for full-time faculty, 37.6
for faculty with limited-term appointments and 30.6 for part-time faculty.
Note: The full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty figures are calculated using F-T faculty headcounts from which leaves (sabbatical, non
salary, maternity and sick leaves) are discounted proportionally to a year’s work. For instance, a faculty member on a half-year leave is
reported as 0.5 FTE faculty. For more information contact Institutional Planning & Research.
Coat Moyen Disciplinaire par Etudiant Equivalence Temps Complet - 1993-94
Ministére de l'éducation du Québec (Février 1995)
et Bott moyen Meneetgrioment hd
Québec Laval Montréal Polytech. | Sherbrooke Concordia | Bishop's réseau
$7,505 | $10,170
$5,369 | $12,146
Sc. de l'éducation
$5,252 $6,329 $6,083 $4,099 $6,427 $5,929 $5,524 $5,673
Coat moyen de soutien institutionnel
$2,956 | $3,063] $3,133] $3,257] $4,125| $2,648] $3,194| $3,220] $2,776| $3,076
1993-94 AveraGe Costs PER FTE STUDENT - NETWORK ComPARISON
The average academic cost per FTE student (all disciplines combined) is lower at Concordia than in the network. Concordia’s aver-
age cost is $5,239 compared to the network average of $5,673. Broken down by disciplinary sectors, Concordia’s academic costs are
higher in the Education and Fine Arts sectors, they are comparable in the Administration sector and they are lower than network’s
averages in the remaining disciplinary sectors. The average institutional support cost per student is higher at Concordia than in the
network, that is, $3,220 and $3,076 respectively.
PHOTO: OWEN EGAN
Fine Arts students increasingly computer-sophisticated
Judith Cézar is czarina
of the Image Lab
BY JOANNE LATIMER
“ e’re very image-hungry
here,” observed Judith
Cézar, technical adviser and all-
around guru at Concordia’s Image
The Image Lab is housed in the
basement of the Visual Arts Building
on René-Lévesque Blvd., serving
140 students in the Depart-
ment of Design Art who are
eager to make multi-media
Cézar is in charge of the
Image Lab’s equipment, and
organizes seminars on every-
thing from video editing and
photography to computer animation.
“There are many niches here,” Cézar
said proudly. “To my knowledge, it’s
the only program of its kind in the
country offering experimental cour-
ses in two- and three-dimensional
“Students have access to anima-
tion rooms. They can build sets,
make maquettes, shoot video, and do
full computer graphics. They're often
given ‘open-image assignments,’ and
can use whatever medium they see fit
to complete the project.”
Students are turning to computers
in their design work with increasing
regularity. The Image Lab currently
operates with 15 Macs, eight Omega
computers, two scanners and a Sili-
cone Graphic Iris station for three-
“We've come a long way in five
years,” said Cézar. “We started with
three Mac Pluses. Now we've got
audio-visual capability, so you can
record film on the computers.”
Cézar was hired at Concordia just
over five years ago as a photo techni-
cian, but her position quickly mor-
phed into something more broadly
based. Coming from a background
in photography, she had no specific
‘Financial woes hurt Design Art —
- Budget cuts have jeopardized the Department’ ability to keep abreast of technology, according to -
| some staff and faculty.
training in computers. “I didn’t even
know Photoshop when we started,”
she recalls now. “But we learn
together here, sharing knowledge.
“I make it clear to the students
that I don’t know everything. It’s
impossible, with the rate of techno-
logical developments. What I do
know are some aspects of software
and how to set up the hardware, like
setting up networks and trou-
ble-shooting. Everyone here
— the students and 10 faculty
members — has to keep up
with the new stuff as it’s
introduced. “And I read the
trade magazines and go to
trade shows. We encourage
the students to use the tutorials that
come with the software and to share
what they learn.”
Busy as she is, Cézar hasn’t
neglected her first love, photography,
and still freelances. She took most of
the photos for The Illustrated Orien-
tal Rugs World Buyers’ Guide, written
by Montréaler Janice Summers and
published recently by Crown Pub-
lishers of New York. #
"The machines we have now are almost out of date,” technician Judith Cézar said. “You really need
an update — ideally, every two or three years.” —
“It has been a struggle financially,” concurred Susan Hudson, chair of Design Art. “Our old program
was a Design major which had an honours in interior design, graphic design and exhibition design. It
had 450 students, and we accepted 80 students a year. We had 25 faculty members. It went from that
to what we have now: an experimental program with 10 faculty. That's a big shift.
“Design has always been isolated in art schools. Our Design Art major is now focusing more on the
CONCORDIA’S THURSDAY REPORT
COMPILED BY MICHAEL ORSINI
This column highlights newsworthy events at universities
across Canada and abroad. If you have any interesting bits
of information to pass on, please send them to
Concordta’s Thursday Report, BC-117.
¢ McGill University hopes to go ahead with the adoption of a new
research ethics code, largely in response to dire warnings from the
federal granting agencies, which will soon require universities to
adopt formal mechanisms to deal with charges of misconduct.
McGill's code, which must be approved by Senate, includes some
new rules. For example, in cases involving questions of authorship
between graduate students and supervisors, the onus is put on
principal authors to ensure that proper credit is given to all contribu-
tors. “The rules used to be unwritten,” McGill’s Vice-Principal
(Research) told The McGill Reporter.
e A Forestry professor at Université Laval is meeting his students in
cyberspace. Jean-Robert Thibault is offering a course, Physiologie de
l'arbre, on the much-ballyhooed World Wide Web, the multimedia-
based next generation of Internet technology. Thibault said profes-
sors have a duty to keep informed of new developments in their
given field. Not doing so smacks of intellectual dishonesty. “It's like
erecting a wall between your students and the rest of the world,” he
told the university's official newspaper.
¢ Two former employees of the University of Manitoba will be spend-
ing some time behind bars. Jenneice Larsen, former dean of the
Faculty of Nursing, was sentenced to a year in jail and a year of
unsupervised probation, and ordered to make full restitution after
pleading guilty to fraud arising from travel expenses. Carol Grave-
stone, a former library employee, received a three-year, supervised
suspended sentence after an audit of library fines found that
$16,500 was missing.
¢ Despite overwhelming objections, Mount Allison University’s Board
of Governors re-appointed its president, lan Newbould, without
review until the year 2001. Newbould’s presidency at the university
has been marred by a poor record on labour relations. A two-week
strike by faculty and librarians in 1992 was followed last year by a
six-week strike by support staff.
¢ Rutgers University President Francis Lawrence wishes he had never
uttered three words. In discussing how minority students fare in
aptitude tests, he said these students may not have the “genetic,
hereditary background” to achieve good test results. Lawrence has
apologized publicly for what he called a verbal mistake, but that
hasn't stopped some angry student leaders from calling for his dis-
missal. The university even sent 47,000 letters of apology to its stu-
dents within a few days of the controversy’s eruption. One minority
student said the letter she received was different from that of her
white roornmate. “Mine was much more personal,” she said.
¢ Ontario's university presidents and other senior administrators refuse
to reveal their salaries and benefits, according to The Toronto Star.
This same information is readily available in at least four provinces
— British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Québec — and is a
matter of public record in both private and state universities in the
United States. Robin Farquhar, president of Ottawa's Carleton Uni-
versity, said, “If hospitals were to reveal their full compensation
information about their senior executives, then | would have no
objection to universities doing the same thing.” The Toronto Star
estimates that Ontario's 17 university presidents earn $140,000 to
$250,000, and that at least half of them are offered a university-
owned residence or receive housing assistance.
SOURCES: The McGill Reporter, The Globe and Mail, CAUT Bulletin,
Toronto Star, Au Fil des Evénements, University of Manitoba Bulletin
Marcu 9, 1995
PHOTO: MARK MAGRINI
When it comes to regulation, ‘Canada is a banana republic’: SCPA panelist
Hands off our Internet
BY NEIL PEDEN
ny attempts to regulate the Internet will
be difficult because the information
superhighway is so fluid it defies traditional
controls, a computer expert said at a recent
Cairn MacGregor, who writes a computer
column for The Gazette, said, “The idea of
the [federal regulatory agency] CRTC con-
trolling a huge web of information is like
IBM trying to control the microcomputer
explosion. The image that comes to mind is
one of herding cats.”
“Infobahn or Infoban? Dysfunctional Regu-
lation of the Superhighway,” was presented by
the School of Community and Public Affairs,
and moderated by Robert Valdmanis, senior
counsel for Robin Palin Public Relations Inc.
The only answer is self-regulation, according
to panelist Karim Benyekhlef, who teaches law
at Université de Montréal. To say that the
Internet is without rules is untrue, since there is
an established code of conduct. The role of the
bureaucrat should be not to impose new rules
on an unfamiliar system, but to observe and
“crystallize” existing mores.
But perhaps even this is too optimistic.
“People say we need a global information theo-
ry, but it’s just wishful thinking,” MacGregor
said. “The technology will always outstrip any
attempt to control it.”
Panelists agreed that freedom of expression
must be respected, but there have been calls
for increased regulation, partly due to recent
high-profile criminal cases involving the
Internet. Perhaps the best-known example
involves the murder trial of Karla Homolka.
Despite a Canadian publication ban, facts and
rumours about the case were easily available
on the Internet.
Because the Internet crosses political
boundaries, it would be difficult to enforce
the legislation of any one country,
Benyekhlef said. International legislation
might be elusive because of ideological dif-
ferences. When it comes to freedom of infor-
mation, he said, “Americans see Canada as a
Jeff Campbell, who heads the statistics divi-
sion at Bell Canada and teaches a course at the
SCPA, said that freedom of expression on the
Internet is an important issue, similar to the
historical debate between state and publisher.
“You should be damned for what you actually
publish,” he said, calling prior restraint “nasty
Campbell used the “cult of Canadian con-
tent” as an example of attempts by government
to regulate not only the lines of communica-
tion, but what is said on them. He preached
vigilance, warning that the freedom of the
Internet shouldn’t be taken for granted. The
mere existence of networks allows the possi-
bility of regulation, and the limits of that regu-
lation are a concern: “If we aren’t careful, we
will get regimes which look at content.”
Part of the problem is that the information
Paul Gott has been an undergraduate for 15 years, but, well, he’s been busy
Alternative student plugging away
BY NATHALIE BERGERON
hen Paul Gott first registered at
Concordia, Journalism was a program,
not a department, and it was on downtown
Mackay St., not on the Loyola Campus. That
was in 1980.
Gott, now 32, has been around longer than
almost anybody around him, including most of
“Tm still working on my Bachelor’s,” Gott
said, somewhat sheepishly. “I'm doing six cre-
dits this semester, and I only have three to go.”
The biggest change, he said, is the equip-
6 Marca 9,°1995
ment. When he started, Journalism had 20
typewriters. Even the tape recorders were on
loan from the Audio Visual Department.
Another change is that students can no longer
take this long to get their degrees.
But Gott has not really been wasting the
past 15 years.
He has sat on Senate, and been vice-presi-
dent of the Concordia University Student
Association (now the Concordia Student
Union). He was a founding member of The
Concordian student newspaper, and The Link's
news editor. He also had “grand battles” with
his own department.
He has a full life off campus, too. He has
toured the country three times with his punk
band, Ripcordz, established his own record
label, EnGuard, and published a music news-
paper, RearGarde. He also helped found the
successful downtown weekly, The Mirror, and
was its first music editor.
His band is his first love. Formed in 1984,
Ripcordz has become so popular in the music
underground that a group of punk bands
recently produced a tribute album. Gott was
“They sprung it on me at a concert before
Christmas. They called me on stage and said,
‘Paul Gott, this is your life? For the first time
in my life, I was speechless.”
He finds it strange to see former classmates
or reporters who worked with him at The Link
out there with responsible jobs, like Ron
Charles, now a national reporter for CBC tele-
“I meet Andrew Carter [of CHOM FM]
and Trudi Mason [CJAD] in the corridors,
and they go, ‘Hey, Paul, are you teaching a
course here, too? And I answer, ‘No, I’m still
trying to get my Bachelor's,” he laughed.
He has no regrets. “They're stuck in jobs.
Tm still doing a lot of stuff I just like doing.
I’m very happy with the choices I've made.”
Enn Raudsepp, chair of Journalism, gives
Gott credit for hanging in there. “I’m
impressed that he cares enough to keep coming
back to finish his education.”
Gott owns his own typesetting and design
business, which is doing well enough to have
bought him a house. His record label has pro-
duced about 40 albums.
His shaved head and punk looks, all in black
and covered in chains, make him hard to miss
walking around the hallways. If you don’t see
him, you hear him coming. This actually got him
into trouble when he read the news in Radio
class. You could hear the chains clink on air.
superhighway is in uncharted legal waters.
MacGregor pointed out that the line is blur-
ring between broadcasting and private com-
munications, yet to apply existing legislation
like the Publishing Act to the Internet is
cumbersome. “If I send a message that is read
by a million people, does that make me a
publisher?” he asked.
Greg Van Koughnett, vice-president of legal
affairs for Stentor Telecom Policy Inc., agreed
with MacGregor. “I like to think of an equilat-
eral triangle; the coming together of phones,
computers, and broadcasting.”
This convergence of technologies is impor-
tant, because emerging networks can be used
for more than just fun and games. Market
studies show that people want these technolo-
gies to provide business applications in areas
like education and medicine, not for movies
and gimmicks, Koughnett said.
The panel was one of several organized
by students at the SCPA as part of their
“T think I got marked down for it. This is my
radio news jacket,” he said, showing a thick
plaid coat. “I wear it every time. That way I
don’t make noise any more.”
Gott said that his looks can be an advantage.
“If you are reasonably polite, people are
impressed and happy. They warm up very
quickly, after the initial shock. I think they
warm up more, because they expect less.” #
CONCORDIA COUNCIL ON STUDENT LIFE
REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS
The Concordia Council on Student Life awards committee is seeking
nominations for the following:
1. Outstanding Contribution Awards: open to students only
2. Media Awards: open to students only
3. Merit Awards: open to all members of the University community
4. Teaching Excellence Awards: open to faculty
These awards have been developed to recognize exceptional contribu-
tions to student life and to recognize excellent teaching at Concordia
Nomination forms are available from:
Dean of Students Office
AD 121 (Loyola), H-653 (SGW)
SC-103 (Loyola), H-637 (SGW)
Henry FE. Hall Building, main floor
Deadline for nominations: March 30, 1995, 3 p.m.
CoNncorRDIA’S THURSDAY REPORT
_ Christopher Hinton
Assistant Professor, Cinema
credits students for Oscar nomination.
When Christopher Hinton’s “Blackfly” was nominated for an Oscar in the best-animated-short category in 1992, his first reaction
was to credit his teaching experience and his students at Concordia’s Cinema Department for much of his success. “After
you've been in any business for a few years you tend to get stuck in a rut,” said Hinton. “Students, on the other hand, come
to you with fresh, open minds. Knowing how to listen to them has helped me develop new techniques and explore new
ideas which have worked out very well for them and for me”.
This cooperative approach to teaching and learning is what attracts students like John Spezzacatena to
Concordia. The University’s first Master of Fine Arts student in Film Production with a concentration in
Animation, Spezzacatena praises Hinton and the program: “The dynamics of the program are just as
important as the curriculum. And being taught by people with real experience who recognize students’
good ideas is very special”.
And there are other valid reasons Concordia is the right university for so many people: more than
160 undergraduate and graduate programmes with strong reputations in business studies,
communications, psychology, fine arts and engineering; a college system offering a personalized
approach to education; a friendly atmosphere with professors who are known for their
accessibility; a remarkable choice of programmes on a full- and part-time basis; and two
campuses with a student body truly representative of Montréal’s diverse population.
When you consider that Concordia is also known for being in touch with the real
world, you can be assured that what you learn here will go farther out there.
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DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS
Given annually since 1988
For the first time this year, part-time faculty will be recognized independently.
They account for approximately 50 per cent of the faculty.
Nominations should be directed to Danielle Morin, Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs,
GM-201-17, or to another member of the nominating committee: Arshad Ahmad, George Lowenfel,
Ron Crawford, Mahesh Sharma, Michel Bergier, John Hall, Victor Choucair,
plus two more members still to be named.
CoNncORDIA’S THURSDAY REPORT
publishing as an arbiter of quality
research results in the publication of
poor work. Meanwhile, professors
are, on the basis of that work, given
lighter course loads in order to pur-
sue their research.
“In my opinion, we could very eas-
ily teach five courses a year. I'd be
very happy to do that and maintain
quality research at the same time, but
it is this system that prevents people
from doing so properly,” he said. #
The University has established the
Nicholas Hersovics Memorial Fellow-
ship in honour of the late Mathematics
Hersovics died more than a year ago,
leaving behind a bequest to create a
graduate fellowship in Mathematics
Education, a discipline to which he
devoted his energy.
An award will be made each year to
a student in Concordia’s Master in the
Teaching of Mathematics program.
Anyone who would like to contribute
to the fund should contact David Brown
(University Advancement Office) at 848-
4859. The contributions are tax exempt.
Political Science Professor Arthur
Kroker was the subject of a profile on
the CTV national news on February 21.
The avante-garde editor of CTHEORY
was hailed as “the McLuhan of ‘90s”
and “a prophet, poet and archeologist
of the future.” The piece explored the
international impact of Kroker’s writing
about technology and culture.
Part of the film was done in San
Francisco, where Kroker gave lectures
at the San Francisco Art Institute, was
interviewed by National Public Radio,
and participated in a satellite hook-up
with a Los Angeles television station for
a two-part series on his books, Spasm
and Data Trash.
the computer, and a musical instru-
ment such as drums or a keyboard.
Ritter recently donated a copy of
Orpheus to Concordia’s MITE-
AVISTA lab. The program was the
star of several demonstrations held
recently at the lab, which is in the -
Audio Visual Department of the
Henry F. Hall Building. MITE
employee Sara Morley said there
might be a-workshop on Orpheus for
students after staff familiarize them-
selves with the program.
Marcu,9, 1995 7
Events, notices and classified ads must reach the
Public Relations Department (BC-115) in writing no later
than Thursday, 5 p.m. the week prior to the Thursday publication.
For more information, please contact Kevin Leduc at 848-4881,
by fax: 848-2814 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH g ¢ MARCH 23
Discovering Your Inner Child
Tuesday, March 21
Difficulties in relationships experi-
enced as adults often have their roots
in the family of origin. By becoming
acquainted with one’s inner child, one
can begin to understand some of the
core issues and dysfunctional relation-
ship patterns that are ‘established in
childhood and re-enacted throughout
life. 7 to 9:30 p.m., SGW-H.767, $12
per person. Information: 848-3817.
Third World Experience in
Cuernavaca, Mexico. For information:
Micheline Bertone SSA, 848-3591,
April 17 - 23
Facilitators: Janice Brewi, CSJ, and
Anne Brennan, CSJ, founders, direc-
tors and designers of Mid-life
Directions Workshops/retreat and
training programs integrating develop-
mental Jungian psychology and
Judeo-Christian spirituality. For infor-
mation, please call Michelina Bertone,
Friday, March 10
The Nia Quintet will serform works by
Bottenberg, Cherney and others 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 12
Barbara Lewis will present her work in
progress, Hara’s Quest. 3:30 p.m. Free.
Tuesday and Wednesday, March
EuCue 13.9 & 13.10 electroacoustic
concerts. 8 p.m. Free.
Friday, March 17
Concordia Faculty composers’ evening.
8 p.m. Free.
Saturday, March 18
Jazz concert, featuring Charles Ellison,
trumpet with an all-star quintet. 8 p.m.
The following CPR courses will be
offered by the EH&S Office in the next
few weeks. Members of the Concordia
and outside communities can take
these courses. Contact Donna
Fasciano, training co-ordinator, at 848-
CPR Heartsaver Plus Course
6 to 8 hours for life: This course
includes rescue breathing, one-
person-rescuer CPR, management of
the obstructed airway, and infant,
CPR Heartsaver Course
4 hours for life: This course includes
rescue breathing, one-person-rescuer
CPR, and management of the obstruct-
Cinématographique de Montréal
Cinéma J.A. DeSéve, 1400 de
Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Concordia
University (Métro Guy-Concordia).
Friday, March 17
Mon oncle Antoine at 7 p.m.;
The Ruling Class at 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 18
The Father at 7 p.m.; A Clockwork
Orange at 9 p.m.
Monday, March 20
Le testament d‘orphée at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21
The Adversary at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22
Europa Europa at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 23
Man of Aran: Making of the Myth at
7 p.m. ;
The Loyola Film
F.C. Smith Auditorium, 7141
Sherbrooke St. W. Tel. 848-3878. Free.
Wednesday, March 15
Mouchette, Robert Bresson (1966) at 7
p.m.; Ma nuit chez Maude, Eric
Rohmer (1960) at 8:45 p.m.
Re-entry workshop - Graduating?
Nervous about going home?
Thursday, March 30
The video Welcome Home Stranger
will be screened, and a talk will focus
on the stress, anxiety, ambivalence,
and changes associated with going
home. 10 a.m. - noon or noon - 2 p.m.
in H-653. 848-3516.
Cabane a sucre/Sugaring-off party
Friday, March 31
Come visit an authentic cabane a
sucre in Rougemont (40km from
Montréal) and enjoy a traditional
Québec feast of tourtiére, -beans and
crépes. Square-dancing and regular
dancing. Tickets: $15 per person
(includes transportation and supper),
$7 for children 5 to 12 (under 5 - free).
Buses leave at 2 p.m., return at mid-
Lacolle Centre for
Saturday, March 25
Participants will learn what communi-
cation is and what it is not, how to
communicate effectively, how to earn
the “right” to communicate, how to
control through structure, how to con-
trol through language, how to influ-
ence through visuals, voice and body
language. Leader: David Mofford, MA.
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m, Loyola Campus. Fee:
$56.98. Information: 848-4955.
Sunday, March 26
If the job fits, do it!
Through a series of exercises, partici-
pants will explore their potential,
identify personal and professional
expectations, strengths and abilities
and plan long-term action goals.
Leader: Shirley Caplan. 9:30 a.m. - 4
p.m, Loyola Campus. Fee: $56.98.
Monday, March 20
Philip Hansen on “The Contemporary
Significance of Hannah Arendt’s
Political Thought.” 8 p.m. in DL-200,
7141 Sherbrooke St. W. 848-2280.
Simone de Beauvoir Institute
Thursday, March 9
Janet Maclellan Toole on “Collecting
Oral History.” 7:30 p.m., LB-369, 1400
de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Thursdays at Lonergan
Thursday, March 9
Eileen DeNeeve, PhD, Economics,
Animator and VP of Research, Thomas
More Institute on “Lonergan's
Economic Cycles.” 3:30 - 5 p.m., 7302
Sherbrooke St. W. Information: 848-
Social Aspects of Engineering
Thursday, March 9
Guy D. Bird on “Technology, trade and
sustainability: Issues for the forest
industry.” Course: Engr. 496/4BB. 5:40
p.m. - 8:10 p.m. H-609, 1455 de
Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Thursday, March 9
Prof. Lazlo Géfin, Principal, Liberal Arts
College, on a recent trip to Russia
with students of the College. 2:30
p.m., H-937, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Friday, March 10
Lynne Cohen will speak at 1:30 p.m. in
VA-114, 1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W.
Friday, March 10
J. Krishnamurti video presentation,
“Ending disorder is the ending of death.”
8 p.m., H-420, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Blvd. W. Free. Donations accepted.
Department of Art Education
Monday, March 13
Malcolm Coker, PhD student, Art
Education, on “Traditional schools as
an agency for the training of artists in
Sierra Leone.” 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., VA-
245, 1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W.
Department of English
Tuesday, March 14
Michael McKeon on “Replacing
Patrilineage: Thoughts on the novel
after its origin.” 8:30 p.m. in BR-207,
3475 West Broadway. 848-2340.
Centre for Community & Ethnic
Wednesday, March 15
Joseph Smucker, Department of
Sociology and Anthropology, on “The
Changing Labour Markets:
Implications for Ethnic groups.” 12:30
p.m. - 2 p.m. in LB-677, 1400 de
Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Thursdays at Lonergan
Thursday, March 16
Francelia Butler, PhD, peace educator,
Professor of Children’s Literature,
University of Connecticut at Stoors, on
“Alternative Education for Peace:
Peace Games Program.” 3:30 - 5 p.m.,
7302 Sherbrooke St. W. Information:
Friday, March 17
J. Krishnamurti video presentation,
“Truth is the Catalyst to end conflict.”
8 p.m., H-420, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Blvd. W. Free. Donations accepted.
Department of Art Education
Monday, March 20
Tu Mei Ru, Professor of Education in
Art, Nanjing Normal University, on -
children’s art. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., VA-
245, 1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W.
School of Graduate
Doctoral Thesis Defences
Thursday, March 9
Carole Groleau, Communication
Studies, on “An examination of the
computerized information flow con-
tributing to the mobility of tasks
in three newly computerized firms.”
1 p.m., H-769, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Friday, March 10
Laird Stevens, Humanities, on
“Knowledge of the self.” 10 a.m, H-
771, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Thursday, March 16
Wenyi Long, Civil Engineering, on
“Application of optimization theory to
the design of cable stayed bridges.”
10 a.m., H-769, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Special events and
Funding is available and CUPFA mem-
bers are strongly encouraged to take
advantage of this opportunity. The
deadline for applications to the next
round of the CUPFA Professional
Development Fund is April 10, 1995.
Applicants should consult new informa-
tion and guidelines sheets, and must
complete the new application form. All
are available at the CUPFA office,
Annex K, 2150 Bishop St., 848-3691.
Five copies must be submitted, which
include a letter of reference, so please
pick up these handouts well in advance
of the deadline. Information is also
available about the Learneds, which
will be held in Montreal this May/June.
M. Eng (Aerospace) Information
Thursday, March 16
The annual information session will
take place at 2 p.m. in the J.A.
DeSéve Cinéma, LB-125, 1440 de
Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 848-3134.
ECA Blood Drive
March 13 - 14
Cafeteria, 7th floor, 1455 de
Maisonneuve Blvd: W., 10 a.m. - 5
p.m. Help us make it a success!
Apartment to share
Large, sunny 5 1/2 to share. Fully fur-
nished, equipped, quiet, near park, 5
min from Métro St. Henri. $300. Short
term stay of post-doc, visiting student or
scientist possible. Call Juergen. Work:
987-6936, Res: 938-4817.
Looking for accommodation
Professor, sabbatical, looking for quiet
2 bedroom, furnished accommodation
in Montréal, period of 1, 2 or 3 years
between Sept. ‘95 - April ‘98. Priority:
September ‘95 - May ‘96. Extremely
reliable (613) 820-9492.
Success to all students
WordPerfect 5.1. Term papers,
resumes, applications. 28 years’ expe-
rience, both languages. 7 days a
week. 175 oblique, double spaced.
Just two streets“away (Peel). Paulette
or Roxanne. 288-9638/288-0016.
Student papers, etc.. Transcript of
tapes, preparation of resumes, trans-
lation Spanish/English. Tutoring
English. 7 days/week. 10 minute walk.
Apartment to share
Female non-smoker to share 4 1/2 in
NDG. Close to bus/Métro, facing park,
Twinhead notebook computer
386 sx, 6 meg ram, 60 meg hard drive,
monochrome, internal trackball &
fax/modem, 2 batteries, Windows 3.1
& DOS 5.0. 426-3433.
Friday, March 10
Film, Born in Flames 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.,
2020 Mackay, downstairs. The screen-
ing will be followed by tea, cookies,
and revolution-plotting. All wimmin,
dykes, babes and women welcome.
Ham Radio Class
A beginners’ amateur radio class will be
held Saturday and Sunday, March 18
and 19, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in H-644-1.
To register call the Concordia Amateur
Radio Club at 848-7421. Cost is $50 for
Concordia students, $75 for others.
Includes text book, question book, regu-
lations and exam. No Morse code.
Nutrition Workshop: Healthy Heart
Tuesday, March 14 and Thursday, March
16 from noon - 1:30 p.m. H-653, 1455 de
Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Bring your lunch.
Learning Development Office
Tuesday, March 14
Psychological Type and Teaching
In this session, participants will exam-
ine their own preferences on the four
scales on the MBTI, as well as explore
the implications of these differences
for teaching a diverse group of learn-
ers. Leader: Ron Smith. 9:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m, LB-553-2, 1400 de
Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Call 848-2495
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