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Corporate-Higher Education Forum

  • CHEF1
  • Corporate body
  • 1981-

The Canadian Corporate-Higher Education Forum (C-HEF) was established to bring the leadership of major Canadian private and public corporations into contact with the presidents, principals, and rectors of the country's universities. (C-HEF is a sister organization of the Business-Higher Education Forum of the USA.) Consultations with potential members began in 1981. The first Corporate-Higher Education Forum was held at Concordia University on May 20, 1983. The Forum was an initiative of Concordia University, which agreed to house its secretariat. In [199?] the secretariat moved to Calgary, Alberta.

The Forum aims to advance mutual understanding through an exchange of ideas; to develop policy statements on issues and questions of mutual interest and concern; to provide a vehicle for corporate and university leadership to reflect upon issues of national significance, and to support and sponsor cooperative activities.

Jackson, Christopher

  • CJ1
  • Person
  • 1948-2015

Christopher Jackson was born on July 27, 1948 in Halifax and died on September 25, 2015 in Montreal. He was married to trombonist Dominique Lortie and had three sons, Mathieu, Simon and Nicholas.
He attended the École de MusiqueVincent d’Indy from 1966 to 1970 and then studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal where he graduated in 1975. In 1974, he co-founded the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) and became its artistic director in 1988. Christopher Jackson joined the department of Music at Concordia University in 1978 as a full-time professor. He served several administrative positions, including Chair of the department from 1983 to 1988 and Associate Dean from 1991 to 1994. He became Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1994 until 2005.
A specialist in vocal polyphony of the Renaissance as well as the great works of the Baroque era, he was a renowned organist, with an active well-established career as harpsichordist, choral and early opera conductor. He was a regularly invited as guest conductor for ensembles in Europe, the U.S. and Canada and had made numerous recordings, both as a conductor and a soloist.
In 2001, he was instrumental in the creation of Hexagram, an inter-university research institute for new media and the arts with the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
In 2001, he received a Doctor of Sacred letters from the University of Sudbury, in recognition of his work with the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal.

Mullen, Cathy

  • CM1
  • Person
  • 1949-

Cathy Mullen is a researcher, photographer and professor of art education. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior (1971), and Master of Science (1976) and Doctor of Philosophy (1980) degrees in Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University. In 1983 she immigrated to Canada, and joined Concordia University as assistant professor in the Art Education department where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses for art educators. From 1986-1989, she was Director of Art Education MA and PhD Programs, a position she held again from 1991 to 1994 and from 2004 to 2005, during which supervised numerous M.A. and Ph.D. thesis students researching new media art and education. In 1992, she was promoted to associate professor. In 1994, she was appointed Chair of the Art Education department until 1997 and again from 2007-2009. Professor Mullen retired from Concordia University in 2009.

Cathy Mullen’s teaching and research is focused in two main areas: the study of adult participation in visual culture and in art education and the integration of new media into elementary and secondary visual arts education. Her research was published in professional journals, websites and books. From 2001-2005, she was Editor of “The Electronic Art Room”, a website of resources for visual arts teachers in the elementary and secondary schools. In 2010, she co-edited with professor Dr. Janice Rahn (University of Lethbridge), Viewfinding: Perspectives on New Media Curriculum in the Arts (2010, Peter Lang, Inc. New York), a collection of essays on the arts, new media, popular culture, and technologies.

Throughout her career, Mullen was also an active participant in the Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA/SCÉA). A frequent presenter at national conferences, she also served on the Editorial Board and Reviewer for the Canadian Review of Art Education from 1986-1993 and was its co-editor form 1993-1996. She received the CSEA/SCÉA Higher Educator Award in 2010.

Smith, Carolyn

  • CS1
  • Person
  • [19--?]-

Carolyn Smith was a bookstore owner and an acquaintance of Irving Layton. Smith frequently held poetry readings during the 1960s and 1970s at her bookstore, The Book Cellar on St. James Street in Hamilton and at the First Unitarian Church, also located in Hamilton. Among those who gave readings at the poetry events was Irving Layton.

Concordia University. Alumni Association

  • CUAA1
  • Corporate body
  • 1983-

The Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA) was created in 1983. In the words of its constitution, the association exists to "encourage the fellowship of graduates from Loyola, Sir George Williams, and Concordia University through social, educational and cultural activities" and to "preserve and promote the interests of Concordia University through alumni involvement in its future and governance." All graduates of the University are automatically lifetime members of CUAA, as are graduates of Concordia's two founding institutions: Loyola College and Sir George Williams University, which merged in 1974 to form Concordia University. CUAA worked with Concordia's Office of Alumni Affairs to provide alumni with a variety of programs and services. It organizes a series of career and personal development seminars and workshops, and a travel program; all are outlined in the calendar of events mailed to Montreal-area graduates. All graduates receive the quarterly Concordia University Magazine. CUAA is committed to the development and support of a worldwide network of alumni chapters.

On June 8, 2001, CUAA president Peter McAuslan and Rector Frederick Lowy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the CUAA and Concordia. The MOU was “for the purpose of delineating the responsibilities of the University and the CUAA to each other for their mutual benefit.” Among other details, the agreement spells out the support that Concordia is to provide the association in the form of funding, services and personnel, and the financial commitment that the CUAA pledges in return, as well as the continuing place of the alumni associations of Loyola and Sir George.

In 2014, the Concordia University Alumni Association, Association of Alumni of Sir George Williams University and Loyola Alumni Association have united. On May 28, at special general meetings, the associations unanimously approved amalgamating into one organization.

Concordia University. University Advancement

  • CUAAR1
  • Corporate body
  • 2000-

By 2000, in accordance to the final report of the Advancement and Alumni Task Force (October 12, 1999), the offices of Alumni Affairs and University Advancement were organizationally and geographically consolidated to integrate the alumni service and fundraising functions. Both units moved to the fifth floor of the Faubourg Building in the Summer of 2000 and became one unit: University Advancement and Alumni Relations (AAR) which was renamed University Advancement in May 2019. The unit was reporting to the Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations and Secretary-General. In November 2003, also in accordance to the Task Force report, a position of Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Affairs was created (Board of Governors Resolution R2003-96). The position was filled in 2005. Through the years, the position portfolio and title have been modified. Consequently, Advancement and Alumni Relations have been under the responsibility of the following Vice-Presidents:
• Kathy Assayag, Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations, January 10, 2005 to September 2010 (her title was V-P, Advancement and Alumni Affairs until May 19, 2005).
• Dominique McCaughey, Acting Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations, September 2010 to January 2012.
• Marie-Claire Morin, Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations, January 9, 2012 to May 2013.
• Bram Freedman, Vice-President, Development and External Relations, and Secretary-General, July 2013 to November 30, 2015
• Bram Freedman, Vice-President, Advancement and External Relations, December 1, 2015 to to July 6, 2018.

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