VOL. 19

APRIL 27, 1995


Communication Studies doctoral student examines how self-help books interpret, ease our psychic pain

Cathy Busby wins Fulbright scholarship


doctoral student in Communi- ation Studies is one of about 50 graduate students from Canada and the U.S. who will receive the

_ Cathy Busby


British landing

Two teachers connected to Cambridge University are here to train teachers of English as a foreign language.

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Music man

Neil Smolar won a Gemini Award for his splendid film score for the CBC

series Dieppe.

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Campus dépanneur

You never have to leave Loyola now that the One Stop Shop is in the basement of the

Campus Centre.

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$15,000 (U.S.) Fulbright scholarship this year.

Cathy Busby’s dissertation, “Canadian and American Represen- tations of Self-Help,” analyzes the recovery industry through the medi-

um of self-help books. She looks at how psychic or personal transforma- tion, love and loss are popularly interpreted, marketed and mediated through these popular books, and whether Canadians and Americans interpret them differently.

Heading to NYU

“‘Tve been both a consumer and a skeptic,” she said. “I feel we can make use of these resources, but we should know what kinds of interests are at stake.” She’s interested, for example, in why catch-phrases from the self-help culture, such as “denial” and “co-dependence”, gain such rapid currency.

Busby plans to work at New York University in the American Studies Program, with its head, Andrew Ross. She’s looking forward to work- ing with scholars from outside her own discipline, and interviewing

Industrial Engineering opens new labs

lhe media were recently given a

tour of the new and improved facilities of Concordia’s Industrial Engineering program. The program, based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, failed to meet national accreditation stan- dards last spring, partly as a result of the void left by the shooting tragedy of August 1992.

The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science moved quickly last fall to strengthen the program by reinforcing its industrial focus, adding courses and laboratory facilities, and acquiring a full-time co-ordinator,

Professor A.A. Bulgak. In addition, a

fifth professor will be hired.

The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board has reassessed the program, and is expected to grant accreditation by the end of June.

Industrial engineering addresses the design and control of systems that integrate people, equipment and modes of communication.

While there was initial concern last spring among the program’s 58 students, who feared for the value of their degrees, in the end, only three opted to transfer to other schools; they were given financial support by the University when they did so. #

decision-makers in the self-help publishing industry.

Busby has had her own pain to deal with. Last year her brother Stephen, who took the photo at left, died of AIDS, and his struggle with his declining health has marked her work. Her show in January, Where Does it Hurt?, at the Banff Centre of Fine Arts, was cut short when her father, the Reverend David Busby, died in an airplane crash while he was on a mission to the Caribbean.

A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Busby worked as a full-time curator in Hal- ifax before coming to Concordia to do her Master’s in Media Studies.

She crossed departments to teach a course on Women and Film in the Cinema Department. In 1991, she co-launched the How Do I Look? series on women in film and video,

and is producing a book, When Pain

Strikes, with Communication Studies Professor Kim Sawchuk and artist Bill Burns.

Her doctorate is supported by Quebec’s Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide 4 la recherche (FCAR).

The Fulbright Program is named after liberal U.S. Senator William Fulbright, who died this year. Estab- lished almost 50 years ago, it now reaches more than 150 countries and has touched 200,000 scholars, includ- ing many who went on to great fame.

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Pro- gram was established in 1990, and focuses on comparative studies of the two countries.

Busby is the second Concordia student to win a Fulbright in as many years. Political Science gradu- ate Moshe Levy used his 1994 award to continue studies in political theory at Louisiana’s Tulane University. 9

Fleet-footed Mark Montreuil drafted by NFL

Mark Montreuil, a cornerback with the Concordia Stingers, was drafted this week by the American Football Conference champion San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the National Football League

college draft.

He is the first Concordia player ever to be drafted by the NFL, and the first from the Ontario-Quebec Intercollegiate Football Conference since 1986. As many as half a dozen NFL teams expressed interest in


He is a hot prospect because of his speed. At Concordia’s football camp last August, he ran a 4.29-second 40-yard dash. He was also third pick overall in the annual Canadian Football League college draft this year. He is currently in his third year of Urban Studies.

This column 1s compiled by Lee Harris, Webster Library (LB-285, 848-7724, e-mail: lharris@vax2)

Beowulf to NAFTA on full-text CD-ROM

CD-ROM databases for locating periodical articles are now well- known reference tools in Concordia’s libraries. Similarly, most peo- ple would not be surprised to find multimedia encyclopedias in the Webster Library Media Centre.

What may not be as familiar are the CD-ROMs that contain large full- text databases and/or visual images and sound.

The complete, fully-indexed text of Volumes | and II of the North American Free Trade Agreement may be consulted in the Webster Government Documents department during service hours. Anyone who has tried to find something in the print version of this massive document will appreciate how easy it is to find something in the CD- ROM edition.

You can look at Anglo-Saxons: an exploration of their art, literature and way of life, which contains the complete text of Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, as well as photographs, maps and music in the Webster Media Centre. While you're there, take a mini-vaca- tion at the Microsoft art gallery: the collection of the National Gallery, London, which contains information on artists as well as 2,000 colour reproductions of paintings.

Library-users may also be interested in exploring the multimedia chil- dren's stories on CD-ROM (Webster Media Centre Curriculum Lab collection), which may now be borrowed for three days. Loans are limited to one title per person at a time.

Cross-cultural CD: descriptions of life in societies around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries is in the Webster reference CD-ROM area and contains full-text ethnographic information on 60 societies. Try some of these out. You'll appreciate a rapidly growing new source of information.

Expanded Academic Index

For traditional CD-ROM searchers, the Library is currently offering Expanded Academic Index CD-ROM on trial at Vanier Library until May 12, 1995.

You may have already used Academic Index CD at Webster. The “expanded” part of Expanded Academic Index refers to the almost 1,000 additional journals which it indexes. These added journals greatly expand the scholarly content of the database. Abstracts are included for many of the citations.

Expanded Academic Index is a multidisciplinary database. There are citations to journal articles (from January 1992 onward) on topics in the humanities, social sciences, general sciences, and current events, including art, cultural studies, environmental studies and communications. Geographical coverage is international in scope. A copy of the list of journals indexed is available at the reference desks in the Vanier and Webster Libraries.

If you would like to try it out, please reserve a time by signing up in the reservation binders at the Vanier Library reference desk, or call 848-7766. We'd also like to hear your opinion of this database.

FOCAL sends MBA student to Brazil

Jerry Sociedade will spend this sum- mer working in Brazil, thanks to the FOCAL Master's of Business Adminis- tration internship program.

Five students from 27 participating business schools across Canada received summer internships, which include a $6,500 bursary.

Sociedad, a second-year internation- al finance student, will be the guest of the Canadian consulate in Sao Paulo as he familiarizes himself with Brazilian

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culture and business.

FOCAL (in English, the Canadian Foundation for the Americas), now in its third year, is an independent, non-profit organization which promotes business, academic, political and cultural co- operation between Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

While FOCAL has been getting finan- cial help from the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the organization would like to see more private companies join them in prepar- ing international business people for a future which includes closer ties between the Americas.

Concordia offers prestigious language instructors’ course

British visitors teach here


VWs does a hallowed British university have to do with practical, pay-as-you-go courses at Concordia?

Marie Morgan and Heather Westrup, two teachers working on behalf of Cambridge University, have been flown in from England to teach an intensive four-week course leading to the internationally coveted Cam- bridge Certificate in Teaching Eng- lish as a Foreign Language to Adults. They started class on April 17.

That makes Concordia only the eighth centre in North America to offer the course, the third centre in Canada, and the only Canadian


university. It is being given at Concordia’s TESL Centre in co-operation with Continuing Education.

TESL Professor John Wilkinson said he was besieged by inquiries when word got out that the course would be available here. He had the job of selecting the lucky 12, who are paying more than $2,000 for their tuition.

While the course is designed for neophyte teachers, many of the applicants are already working in the field. If it seems strange that a non- credit course would be so desirable, the key is the way it is designed and managed. Controls are so strict that only Cambridge-trained instructors

are allowed to teach it, and an asses- sor is flown in from another Cam- bridge TEFLA centre at the end.

As a result, language-teaching institutions wherever English is taught and that’s everywhere, from Sao Paolo to Singapore value the certificate. In the competi- tive world of language teaching, it gives job applicants an edge.

Students study practical teaching techniques, based on sound theory, in the morning classes, and teach English to immigrants in the after- noon, under the watchful eye of Morgan or Westrup. There’s no exam; there is a carefully graded process of continuous assessment.

The course started 30 years ago in Britain, and was adopted and devel- oped by Cambridge.

The teaching of English to adults is big international business, Wilkin- son said, and increasingly, it is not only travelling English-speakers who teach it, but others who have had relevant training. There is a flourish- ing market in international business and industry, where firms will pay a premium for courses that teach appropriate language business terms, for example quickly and efficiently.

That’s the practical side of the boom in language teaching. The other side is intellectual. There’s widespread fascination with how we acquire language, sparked by linguist Noam Chomsky, explored by a generation of researchers (including many at Concordia), and popularized in books like Steven Pinker’s recent best-seller, The Language Instinct. @

Film entrepreneur Micheline Charest will give evening speech

Women and Work set for May 4

lhe second annual Women and

Work Symposium promises to be as successful as the first. The event was launched last spring to mark the 25th anniversary of Concordia’s Master’s in Business Administration program. A day of speakers and panel discussions capped by a public lecture in the evening, it proved such a popular idea that a waiting list had to be drawn up.

Once again this year, registration is being kept low, at 65 participants, and it is well under way.

Daytime activities will be held from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, in the GM Building, 1550 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., and the evening lecture will be at 5 p.m. in the J.A. DeSéve Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., which holds 200 people.

The keynote speaker this year is Micheline Charest, president and CEO of Cinar Films Inc. A veteran of the National Film Board’s Studio


D, Charest started Cinar in New York City with her partner, Ronald Weinberg.

Originally, Cinar specialized in distributing foreign films and tele- vision programs in the U.S., but in 1984, it relocated to Montréal, diversified its activities, and estab- lished a $5-million post-produc- tion facility.

Now Cinar develops, produces

and distributes non-violent television programming aimed at family view- ers. The company owns 26 original TV series, and is traded on the Montreal and Toronto stock exchanges.

To register for the Women and Work Symposium, phone 848-2705, fax 848-4502, or contact Claire Mackinnon at @

Micheline Charest

Music Professor wrote scores for Dieppe, Boys of St. Vincent

Smolar wins Gemini Award


pee Neil Smolar’s music has graced some of Canada’s finest films. In a little over a decade, he has become one of Canada’s top com- posers of film scores.

The music Smolar wrote for the CBC mini-series Dieppe won a Gemini Award this year for best original score for a program or mini- series, and his score for The Boys of Sz. Vincent has brought him critical acclaim.

It’s not the future that Smolar envisioned when he set off to study jazz composition and arranging at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 1972. He was a young guitarist with a BSc from McGill, who had played in a number of Montréal-area blues bands.

At Berklee, he said, “I wrote, but I never took writing that seriously. What I was really interested in was being an instrumentalist and practic- ing and working on my instrument.”

He spent a decade in Boston, studying and playing with the likes of Pat Metheny and Al Dimeola,

and remembers it as a “fantastic”

time. “You'd be studying, practicing all day, and playing gigs and sessions all night. And that went on for 10 years.”

Soon after his return to Montréal in 1982, he fell into a job scoring a film. Smolar had written a lot of music during his years in Boston, but this was completely different.

“At the time, my writing style was not solid in any kind of way. I didn’t know how to respond to the images. I had no idea what it was about, but the people I was working for were very kind, helpful and giving. I was very lucky I should have been fired,” he said.

But that job led to another, and soon Smolar, who has a sophisticat- ed studio in the basement of his Notre-Dame-de-Grace home, found himself writing music for everything from waffle commercials to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous to NFB and CBC documentaries.

He explained that the composer may be brought in at any time dur- ing the film-making process. When Smolar started working on The Boys of St. Vincent the film had already been shot and edited. Dieppe was a

Music Professor Neil Smolar won a Gemini Award last month for the _ music for Dieppe, a CBC tribute to Canada’s military effort in World War Il.

CRHD symposium June 16-18

Concordia’s Centre for Research in Human Development will host the 10th annual Adult Development Symposium, the annual research meeting of the Society for Research in Adult Develop- ment, from June 16 to 18, here at the University.

The themes will be organizational development and adult emotional development.

In Brier...

Memorial for Mary Tarlton

The Office of the Registrar plans to establish a memorial for longtime friend and colleague Mary Tarlton, who died on January 28.

If you have a suggestion for an appropriate memorial, please send it to Carol Foster or Terry Too, LB-700. If you want to contribute, make your cheques payable to Concordia University, c/o Office of the Registrar Memorial.

different story. “After a week’s shooting, they would send me this rough assembly of stuff so I could start right away.”

It was only after working on The Boys of St. Vincent, eight years after he started writing scores, that Smolar really began to understand the importance of music to a film.

“Coming from such an orthodox musical background, I had never thought of it that seriously. I thought you were just writing music, and the music goes into the movie, and it makes the movie sound nice or romantic or whatever,” he said.

Kent Martin, an NFB film pro- ducer who has worked with Smolar on several projects, said, “Neil understands that the music is part of a whole, that it has to work with other elements in the soundtrack, like voices and sound effects and that it has to be woven into the film.”

Smolar went over-budget for Dieppe, composing a lush orchestral score and hiring about 80 members of the Toronto Symphony Orches- tra, including all the principal soloists. “They’re great at doing this,” he said. “They do a lot of film scores for people from Los Angeles.”

He loved attending the Gemini Awards ceremony, held March 22 at Toronto’s ritzy Sheraton Conven- tion Centre. “Cameras, lights, every director and producer and actor you ever wanted to work with, sitting next to the president of the CBC all evening, getting a chance to make a speech it was terrifying and exhilarating.”

Especially thrilling has been the international success of The Boys of St. Vincent, director John Smith’s renowned mini-series about child abuse. “In Canadian terms, it’s gone mega-platinum,” he said. “It’s being shown in 28 countries, and it’s even better known outside Canada than it is here.”

At Concordia, Smolar gives pri- vate jazz guitar lessons each year to a small group of Music students. “I love private study. I think there’s nothing more fun than being one- on-one with another musician,” he said. “It’s quite magical.” »

Student films on view

The 22nd Annual Festival of Student Films, an annual celebration of the wealth of creativity among Concordia’s young cinéastes, will be held May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., and May 5 and 6 at 6 and 9 p.m., in the Alumni Auditorium of the Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Tickets are free.

For more information, call 848-4668.



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.

Congratulations to Gary Johns (Management), recently named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Division 14, of the American Psychological Association. Fellow- ship is granted to “distinguished industrial and organizational psy- chologists who have made an unusual and outstanding contribution to the field.”

Veteran actor Harry Hill (English) stepped quickly into the breach when one of the two actors in a Black Theatre Workshop produc- tion fell ill. Derek Walcott’s Pantomime, mounted at the Saidye Bronfman Centre, was well received, and the producers paid grate- ful tribute to Hill's professionalism.

Raye Kass (Applied Social Science) presented a paper at the Eleventh Man in Space Symposium, held in Toulouse, France from March 27 to 31. The title of her paper was “Group dynamics train- ing for manned space flight and the CAPSULS experiment: prophy- lactic against incompatibility and its consequences?”

Steven Appelbaum (Management) was the featured speaker in one of the Coffee With the Gurus talks organized by the education and development sector of the Royal Victoria Hospital. His subject was “Strategic Downsizing.”

Perry Anderson (Ecotoxicology) and graduate student Donna Waters presented two papers at the 25th Arctic Studies Work- shop, held at Université Laval from March 16 to 18, on the risk to Inuit of consuming country foods contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Kudos to Lina Lipscombe (Bookstores), recently elected to the executive of the Canadian Copyright Institute. The industry particu- larly appreciates her fight against illegal photocopying. Lipscombe also recently earned the designation “Certified Store Professional,” conferred by the National Association of College Stores, based in Oberlin, Ohio. She joins only 196 other CPSs in the field.

Andre Herman (Cinema) was invited to be part of a panel on script- writing during the International Short Film Festival, held in Montréal from April 3 to 9. Congratulations to student Ziad Touma, whose Dinner at Bubby’s won the Post Office Award for best film at the festival in the Québec universities section.

Second-year Finance student Vasilios Kougias has won a Grand Prize in the national CIBC Investment Challenge, coming third in the 1995 spring edition. In fact, Concordia students have done well all year in the mock trading competition. The bank gives par- ticipating students a fictional $500,000 to invest in equities and options, which they “trade” over the telephone with simulated brokers. Kougias parlayed his $500,000 stake into a $894,437 portfolio with a 78.9-per cent rate of return. He won $500 in cash and $500 in CIBC stock., and was invited to Toronto for lunch and a tour of the bank's head office.

Ghislaine Guérard (Applied Social Science) was invited to partic- ipate in a colloquium held March 23-25 to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Le Devoir. Guérard, a specialist in the vocabulary of political discourse, gave an analysis of Le Devoir editorials over that long and eventful period. The event, an exploration of the venerable newspaper and its influence on the province, was attended by the cream of Québec’s intellectual life, including publisher Lise Bisson- nette and former publishers Gérard Filion, Claude Ryan, Michel Roy and Benoit Lauziére.

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Concordia’s Thursday Report is interested in your letters, opinions and comments. Letters to the Editor must be signed, include a phone number, and be delivered to the CTR office

(BC-117/1463 Bishop St.) in person, by fax (514-848-2814), by e-mail ( or mail by 9 a.m. on the Friday prior to publication. If at all possible, please submit the text on computer diskette. Limit your letter to 500 words. The Editor reserves the right to edit for space considerations, although the utmost care will be taken to preserve the core of the writer's argument. Letters disparaging the behaviour or decisions taken by an individual which are not of a public nature, letters quoting exchanges between two or more parties in private conversation or personal correspondence, and letters venting an opinion about the integrity of colleagues will not be published.

An open letter from the Rector Des- ignate to faculty, students and staff:

Greetings from Frederick Lowy

As you know, | do not officially take office until August 15, but | want to reach out to each of you as soon as possible to introduce myself and to express my appreciation for the confidence that the Concordia community has placed in me.

| understand that | will be meet- ~ ing many of you at open meetings to be held on the Loyola and Sir George Williams Campuses on Tuesday May 2. The morning ses- sion starts at 10:30 a.m. in the J.W. McConnell Building's J.A. DeSéve Cinema; the afternoon session begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Russell Breen Senate Chamber.

| won't be making any major pro- nouncements at these meetings or, indeed, anytime soon. First, | have to become thoroughly familiar with the major issues that we face. | am grateful to the students, faculty members and staff who have already communicated with me and | look forward to what | will learn on May 2.

All Canadian universities face major challenges today, and | have no illusions about the problems that we at Concordia have to solve in the near future. However, | am opti- mistic that we can build on the changes that have already occurred to make our university a better place for scholarship, for learning and for teaching.

I'll be spending the next few months wrapping up my affairs in Toronto. Although | will not be phys- ically present on the campus, you can be sure that Concordia is very much in my thoughts. | will try to live up to the expectations you have in me, and to establish a culture of collegiality in which each of us can meet personal objectives while advancing Concordia’s cause.

Designated accounts clarified further

The statement attributed to me in the April 13 CTR can be interpreted to mean something that is not quite correct. This is the situation:

An amount of $600,000 was removed from the Rector’s designat- ed accounts and put into the operat- ing fund. This was done through the normal process that generates the operating budget. The balance of these designated accounts, about $1.6 million, is now frozen until the next budget exercise, when an appropriate amount (including $350,000 for CASA research) will be identified, explained and moved to the operating fund once the Board has approved the budget. The accounts will then be frozen again. This process will be repeated each year until the balance of the accounts is exhausted.

Hal Proppe Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations and Finance

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Look for resources within the University

Your report on the organizational reviews project (CTR, April 13) dis- cussed the one-year-old process aimed at cutting administrative costs and improving operational effi- ciencies. Phase | of the review, which concluded recently, was done with the help of an external consult- ing group along with an in-house facilitation committee, and looked at 12 direct services-providing units.

As per the report, the Phase | review has outlined the improve- ments needed in the decision- making process and computer- information systems of the units. As reported, Phase II will look at other administrative units and involve training the staff facilitators, direc- tors and unite managers in the con- cept called Continuous Quality Management. Again, an external consultant (this time, an academic from York University) has been approached to provide the neces- sary training for Phase ll.

The concern we have is the use of external consultants at every phase of this organization review. Although an impartial, non-partisan view is needed in such exercises, nevertheless, in this era of shrinking budgets, one has to look for resources within our university to provide the expertise required before turning to help from outside.

For example, the Faculty of Com- merce and Administration has (impartial, non-partisan) faculty members who do active research in the areas of organizational behav- iour, total quality management, busi- ness process re-engineering, etc. These faculty members also offer training seminars to industry in the above-mentioned areas.

An attempt should have been made to tap into these resources in order to keep the whole process of organizational reviews more cost- efficient.

Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Ahmet Satir

(Department of Decision Sciences and MIS)


A report on the recent student elec- tion (April 13) said that “during the 1992-93 term, CUSA’s auditors could not account for large amounts of money.” Former CUSA Co-President Charlene Nero and her lawyer say: “That statement might imply to some that money was missing from the stu- dent association in that year.

“In fact, the auditor's report does not state that money was unaccounted for, only that certain ‘deficiencies in inter- nal control’ occurred. No funds are reported missing from the 1992-93 CUSA administration in its audited reports or elsewhere.”


Tomorrow is deadline for written comments

Candidates for Dean meet Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science


aculty members, staff and stu-

dents filled the J.A. DeSéve Cinema Monday morning to hear the two candidates to succeed Donat Taddeo as Dean.

Part of the revised search process for senior administration, it was only the second such Faculty meeting, the first being last November’s meeting with the short list of candidates for Dean of Commerce and Administration.

Charles Giguére and Archibald Sherbourne were introduced by advi- sory search committee chairman Leo Goldfarb, who chaired the meeting, and commended the outgoing dean for leading the Faculty since June 1993, an especially difficult period.

Each candidate made a 15-minute opening statement and then faced a 40-minute question period from the Council members and designated representatives of the technical and clerical support staff.

Giguére outlined three major chal- lenges in his opening statement: bud- get cutbacks, falling enrolment and morale in the Faculty. He described his approach as “totally student- focused,” relying on “getting people involved and enthusiastic.” He out-

lined a program of meetings with fac-


ulty, staff and students and involving Faculty Council in the budget process. He also pointed to the possibility of initiating professional development programs based on a successful pro- gram by CRIM (Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal).

Sherbourne drew a broad portrait of the crisis facing all Canadian engineering schools, beginning with government budget cuts to universi- ties in 1975, through the industrial restructuring due to the energy crisis in the late 1970s and the recession and depressed economy of the late 80s. Throughout these events, Sher- bourne said, “We failed to put our house in order.”

Walking the tightrope between industry and the profession, engineer- ing faculties now “face accountability that we never faced before. We must be able to put changes into effect.”

Both candidates referred to their previous experience in dealing with major issues. Giguére referred to his experience as Vice-Rector, Services, with regard to budget and resource allotment problems, and spoke of turning the Faculty’s lack of space into an advantage (small class size) in recruiting new students. In the face of major challenges, Giguére urged the Faculty to remember its strengths: “We are a great school of

engineering and computer science, with faculty and staff who are over- whelmingly committed.”

Sherbourne referred several times to his eight years as Dean of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering. He spoke about the relative merits of industrial chairs and co-op programs, and warned against tying long-term planning too closely to the technological trend of the moment. Asked directly why he would want to go from a big Faculty at Waterloo to a relatively small one here, Sherbourne replied, “For the change and the stimulation. These are interesting times in the evolution of universities, and Concordia seems anxious for change.”

Written comments about the can- didates will be received until tomor- row at the Office of the Secretary-General (BC-128). A search committee recommendation will be made before the Board of Governors’ May 17 meeting, where a decision is expected to be announced. (See ad, next page.)

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Concordia fulfills commitment made after shooting tragedy

Governors approve Code of Ethics


lhe Board of Governors last week

fulfilled a commitment made in the wake of the August 1992 shoot- ings of five people to adopt a code of ethics to help regulate the behaviour of faculty, students, administrators and staff.

The code was adopted following more than a year of deliberations, particularly at Senate, where the draft text was revised many times.

The 14-page code does not replace the provisions of 16 collective agreements which govern the behav- iour of unionized employees, includ- ing faculty, but it does define standards for the University as a whole and serves as the ultimate yardstick of behaviour for all non- unionized personnel, including administrators.

Procedures to apply code provi- sions will likely be brought to the Board in June, along with mecha- nisms to review the text “on a regular or ongoing basis.”

Earlier in the meeting the gover- nors were introduced to Rector Des- ignate Frederick Lowy. Lowy addressed many of the themes he has raised since his appointment March 30, but he was more specific about his role in leading Concordia into the next century.

He told the governors he expects

to be judged on five performance

indicators at the end of his five-year

term in August 2000. These are:

1. student satisfaction (“which is reflected more than anything else in improved enrolment and retention rates”);

2. increased out-of-province and international graduate enrolment,

3. faculty satisfaction (“which is measured in a variety of ways”);

4. improved external reputation (“which is a direct reflection of how we do internally”); and

5. Board of Governors approval (“which will be determined by sound management and increased endowments”).

Regarding others’ responsibili- ties, Lowy said that students and faculty “have no divine right to do what they do. We have to justify our output,” he said, “justify what we produce.

“The education system is publicly funded and accountable. Duplication throughout that system is neither desirable nor acceptable.” In conse- quence, Concordia “must carve out a much more specific set of objectives. Once it does, we'll know what spe- cific changes need to be made.”

Only half facetiously, Lowy told the women and men who hired him that he has received both con- dolences and congratulations since his appointment. “If, after five years, my successor receives only congratu-

Rector Designate Frederick Lowy

lations, I'll know my tenure has been a success.”

The rector designate thanked the Board and the Concordia community for appointing him “and for the warm welcome he has received. I have met colleagues with whom I can work pro- ductively and in harmony,” he said. “I approach the task at hand with con- siderable enthusiasm. I am grateful for the confidence you have placed in me, and I hope I can justify it.” #

CCSL Awards celebrate outstanding Concordians

lhe Concordia Council on Stu- dent Life Awards were present-

ed at a reception on April 10.

The CCSL is Concordia’s high- est-ranking non-academic advisory committee. Currently chaired by Donald Boisvert, Associate Vice- Rector, Services (Student Life), the 19-member council gives an equal voice to students, faculty and staff.

Now in its 16th year, the awards provide an opportunity to thank stu- dents, teachers and staff who have gone out of their way to enhance life at the University. The roster of this year’s winners shows how many ways that can be done.

Outstanding Contribution

Awards were presented to:

%* graduate student Raynor Paul Burke and undergraduate student presi- dent Ajay Gupta, who were both particularly active in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration;

*& Moatez El-Karmalawy, who has headed the Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Students’ Association for some time and goes out of his way to take students from abroad under his wing;

* Engineering and Computer Science undergraduates Al Reid, who has been active in student government, and Persefoni Gesanidis and Roberto Turri- ciano, who jointly organized the Quebec Engineering Competition this term;

%* Alexandra Flynn, a hard-working Arts and Science undergraduate who led the effort to create a stu- dent bill of rights.

Media Awards went to three Fine Arts students: Joanna Berzows- ki and Rasmus Schionning, who cre- ated the visual component of the

CD-ROM released with the student

publication volute, and Jeff Nearing, a veteran of The Link, who helped launch the new student publication, The Votce.

Teaching Excellence Awards were given to Professors Dave Turn- er (Music), Ching Y. Suen (CEN- PARMI), John Hill (History), Nancie Wight (Communication Studies) and, still in his first year as a faculty member, Marc de Montigny (Mathematics).

Merit Awards, open to faculty, staff and students, were presented to Diane Bellemare (a staff member of Health Services), Jean Pierre Reimer (a good student active in basketball and volunteer tutoring) and Karun Thanjavur (a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering who has devoted much of his time to helping disabled students). #


Invitation from our next Rector

Our Rector Designate, Frederick H. Lowy, invites the Concordia community to two open meetings on May 2, 1995, to exchange ideas and express views about building a better university in which to study, teach and work.

The first will be held on May 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the J. W. McConnell Building's J.A. DeSéve Cinema, on the Sir George Williams Campus. The second will be held the same day at 2:30 p.m. in the Russell Breen Senate Chamber, on the Loyola Campus. Each meeting will last one hour.




Advisory Search Committee for Dean

Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

The Advisory Search Committee for a Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science has prepared a short list of two candidates for the position named above. The committee invites feedback from the community, in the manner prescribed by the policy governing search committees.

The candidates are (in alphabetical order):

Dr. J. Charles Giguére

An Associate Professor in Concordia’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1971, Charles Giguére served as Assistant Dean of the Faculty from 1973

to 1982, and as Associate Dean from 1982 to 1985, before becoming Concordia’s Vice-Rector, Services, in 1986. He was founding director of the Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal (CRIM) in 1983 and continued to direct the Centre until 1987. Dr. Giguére earned his PhD from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1969.

Dr. Archibald N. Sherbourne

Archibald Sherbourne is a Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he served as Dean from 1966 to 1974. Dr. Sherbourne has travelled extensively over the past 30 years as visiting professor, guest lecturer, professional consultant and technical advisor. He earned a PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1960, and subsequently received a Doctorate in Science from the University of London in 1970.

Written comments about the candidates will be reviewed and considered by the search committee, providing they are signed and received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 1995. All written comments will be handled in confidence. Letters should be addressed to the Chair of the Advisory Search Committee for a Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, and sent or delivered to the Office of the Secretary-General, BC-128. The Office is located at 1463 Bishop St.




APRIL 27, 1995

Snack food, cigarettes push CUSACo


One-stop shopping in Loyola Campus Centre


dépanneur on the Loyola Cam- pus: It was an idea whose time had come.

Rob Werbin, former manager of McGill University’s campus restau- rant, approached the student-run CUSACorp last summer, suggesting the idea and offering a share in prof- its. CUSACorp politely declined and started a shop on its own, hiring Werbin as a consultant during the first few months.

Since last September, students and staff at Loyola have not had to walk a few blocks down Sher- brooke St. to buy cigarettes, snacks or stationery. They can go to the One Stop Campus Shop in the

EAP info sessions

The Employee Assistance Program provides confidential short-term profes- sional counselling.

A representative of its new provider of services, Warren Shepell Consul- tants, will be on hand for a series of information sessions open to all perma- nent part-time or full-time employees.

The sessions will address such questions as what types of problems can be brought to an EAP session, how problems are dealt with, how confiden- tiality is ensured, and