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Loyola College. Department of Athletics

  • LCDA
  • Corporate body
  • 1934-1975

There is a long tradition of athletics at Loyola. Almost as soon as the College was founded, field days (track and field competitions) were held once a year. In the Loyola College Review of 1915, the Sport pages refer to the Field Day, but also to numerous competitive sports, including Football, Hockey, and Basketball.

In the 1934-35 calendar, the Physical Culture section states that the physical training is by no means overlooked. The mandate of the Loyola College Athletic Association is also stated: The Loyola College Athletic Association was formed to encourage physical exercise and to create and foster a college spirit among the students. All athletics matters were under the supervision of the Athletic Board of Control. Intra-mural leagues were organized and the college was represented in inter-collegiate leagues as well.

In 1965, Edmund Enos was appointed director of the Department of Athletics. Under his direction, Loyola’s Athletic Program was extended and was considered one of the best in the country.

The teams who defended the Loyola colors were called the Warriors for men and the Tommies for women. The Sports Hall of Fame came into existence in 1967 to honour Loyola athletes and builders. Today, the program still exists as the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame. The Department published Programs in the 1960s and 1970s which took different names over the years: Loyola Athletic Programme, Program, Athletic Program, etc.

Loyola College merged with Sir George Williams University in 1974 to create Concordia University. Following the recommendations of a committee to evaluate the Student Services area, the two departments were merged into a single unit in 1975. The director of the Loyola College Department of Athletics, Ed Enos, became director of the newly formed department.

Enos, Ed

  • EA1
  • Person
  • 1934-2007

Dr. Ed Enos has made significant contributions to athletics at Concordia University and one of its founding institutions, Loyola College. He was appointed Director of Athletics in 1965 and immediately launched a progressive and wide-ranging program. When Loyola and Sir George Williams University merged in 1974 he became Concordia’s first athletic director. Under his leadership, the name Stingers became one of the most respected in Canadian interuniversity competition. During his tenure a comprehensive intramural program was initiated and the Loyola Sports Hall of Fame was established. An acclaimed innovator and academic, his accomplishments extend beyond university athletics. He was a Founding Chairman of the Concordia Department of Exercise Science, as an Associate Professor of the department, a former Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, and a member of Concordia’s first Senate. Perhaps his greatest legacy is successfully persuading Canadians and countless others that there were better and healthier ways to run our lives.

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Grant family

  • GF1
  • Family
  • [17--]-

The Grant family fonds includes the records of George Grant, his son Alexander Gregory Grant, (born in 1814 Aberdeen, Scotland and died 1897 Montreal, QC), his wife Elizabeth Emslie (d. 1854) and their six children: George R., Louisa, Emily, Cecilia, Alexander, and Agnes. Alexander Gregory Grant emigrated with his wife and family from Aberdeen, Scotland to Montreal in the 1830s. He was educated in Spain and worked as an instructor when he came to North America. He taught at West Point Military Academy in New Jersey, USA and later in Montreal. His son, George R. Grant, was the manager of Sir William Logan’s estate and various commercial enterprises. The family occupied several homes including one on St. Hubert Street and another on Esplanade avenue in Montreal, QC.

Fry, Christopher

  • CF1
  • Person
  • 18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005

Christopher Fry was an English poet and playwright. He was born in Bristol, England, on December 18, 1907, to Charles John Harris, a master builder and lay preacher in the Church of England, and Emma Marguerite Fry Hammond Harris. Born Arthur Hammond Harris, the playwright adopted the surname Fry for his maternal grandmother. In his late twenties he adopted the name Christopher Fry. Fry attended the Bedford Modern School, where he developed an appreciation for the theater. It is here that he wrote his first play at age 11. In 1929, after working briefly as a teacher, Fry devoted himself to the dramatic arts. In addition to acting, directing, and writing, he also ran a repertory company in Tunbridge Wells, which he founded in 1932. In 1939 Fry became the artistic director of the Oxford Playhouse.

Christopher Fry was a prolific playwright. Major theatrical works include: The Boy with a Cart (1938), The Tower (1939), A Phoenix too Frequent (1946), The Firstborn (1948), Thor, With Angels (1948), The Lady’s Not For Burning (1948), Venus Observed (1950), The Dark Is Light Enough (1954), and A Yard of Sun (1970). Adaptations include Ring around the Moon (1950) and The Lark (1955) by Jean Anouilh, Tiger at the Gates (1956), Duel of Angels (1958), and Judith (1962) by Jean Giraudoux, and Peer Gynt (1970) by Henrik Ibsen. Fry was also the screenwriter for the following movies: The Beggar’s Opera (1953), Ben-Hur (1959), The Bible: In the Beginning (1966), and Barabbas (1969).

Christopher Fry was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 1956 for his adaptation of Giraudoux’s play Tiger at the Gates. He was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1962. In the same year he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 1999 The Lady’s not for Burning was voted as one of the best plays of the twentieth century in a poll conducted by the National Theater. Fry died in Chichester, England, June 30, 2005.

Stanford, Derek

  • DS1
  • Person
  • 11 October 1918-19 December 2008

Derek Stanford was a British writer born in Lambton, Middlesex on 11 October 1918. Educated at Upper Latymer School in Hammersmith, London, Stanford was primarily known as an essayist, poet and biographer. Stanford first met Christopher Fry in the winter of 1940 when serving in the non-combatant arm of the British Forces as a conscientious objector. Stanford later became the biographer of Christopher Fry. Writings on Christopher Fry include: Christopher Fry: An Appreciation (1951), Christopher Fry Album (1952), and number 54 of Writers and their Work titled Christopher Fry (1954). Other works include Dylan Thomas: A Literary Study (1954), Muriel Spark: a Biographical and Critical Study (1963), and Concealment and Revelation in T. S. Eliot (1965), among others. Derek Stanford died December 19, 2008, in Brighton, England.

Desbarats, Peter

  • PD1
  • Person
  • July 2, 1933-February 11, 2014

Born on July 2, 1933 in Montreal, QC, Peter Desbarats is an accomplished playwright, author, and journalist. From 1981 to 1997 he served as the Dean of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario, a former commissioner for the Somalia Inquiry from 1995 to 1997, and served as the Maclean-Hunter chair in Communications Ethics at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON from 2000-2001.

Desbarats has published several works including Canada Lost / Canada Found: The Search for a New Nation, Radio and Television News: the Roles of Public and Private Broadcasters, and Some Other Critical Issues, René: A Canadian in Search of a Country, René Lévesque ou le project inachevé, and The State of Quebec: A Journalist’s View of the Quiet Revolution.

Desbarats died February 11, 2014.

Kenya National Archives

  • KNA1
  • Corporate body
  • 1965-

The Kenya National Archives, now known as the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service (KNADS), was established in 1965 by an Act of Parliament. KNADS mission is to preserve and make accessible the information resources of the Republic of Kenya. Initially KNADS was placed under the office of the Vice President and the Minister of Home Affairs. Currently it is under the office of the Vice-President and the Ministry of State for National Heritage and Culture.

KNADS Director is John G. M’reria (2008-present). Past Directors include Mr. Musila Musembi (1991-2005) and Lawrence I. Mwangi (2005-2008). Past Archivists include: C. Bwye (Senior Registry Superintendent, 1956-1959), R. R. Mann (Archivist, 1960-1961; Controller of Office Services, 1961-1962), Derek Charman (Archivist, 1963-1965), Nathan W. Fedha (Government Archivist, 1965 – 1974), Maina Kagombe (Chief Archivist, 1974-1981), and Musila Musembi (Chief Archivist, 1982-1990).

Entwistle, Harold

  • HE1
  • Person
  • 1923-2015

Harold Entwistle was born in Manchester, England on December 24, 1923 to working class parents, and died in Montreal on February 7, 2015. At age eleven, he won a scholarship to grammar school. Having completed his matriculation examinations, he left school at age 15 when WWII broke out. He then took a job as a junior clerk and enrolled in night school courses in commercial subjects. At age 18, he was conscripted into the Royal Tank Corps as a tank gunner. His troop landed in Normandy just after D-day, and fought across France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Harold spent the last half of 1945 in Germany as a member of the army of occupation, and then his regiment was posted in Italy. He was released in early 1947.

From 1947 to 1949, he studied at the Sheffield City Training College, where he received a Certificate in Education. He then taught for the next ten years in primary and secondary schools in Manchester as well as taking on two degrees, a B.Sc. in Economics at the University of London, that he completed in 1953, and an M. Ed. degree at the University of Manchester in 1958. In 1959, he was appointed Lecturer at the City of Leeds Training College. Two years later, he left to head the Education Department at a newly-opened College for Mature Students in Leeds. In 1962, he was Lecturer in Education, at the University of Manchester while working on his Ph.D. at the University of London, which he obtained in 1966. In addition to supervising students in initial teacher education, he also undertook teaching and thesis supervision in Comparative Education and Adult Education, and occasionally in Philosophy.

Harold Entwistle emigrated to Canada in 1969 and came to Montreal to take a position in comparative education at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University). Over several years, he developed courses in Politics and Education as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Philosophy of Education. He later played a major role in founding Concordia’s Department of Education, and the graduate programme in Educational Studies. He retired from Concordia in 1993.

Apart from his teaching activities, Harold Entwistle pursued his research interests in education and wrote numerous articles, book chapters and five books: Education, Work and Leisure (Routhledge & K. Paul 1970), Child-Centred Education (Methuen 1970), Political Education in a Democracy (Routhledge & K. Paul 1971), Class Culture and Education (Methuen 1978), and Antonio Gramsci: Conservative Education for Radical Politics (Routhledge & K. Paul 1979).

He has been long active in the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society, serving as president between 1992 and 1994 and as reviews editor for the society’s journal, Paideusis from 1987 to 1995. In 2000, he joined the McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement (MILR), a voluntary organization based on peer learning. As a consequence of this involvement with the MILR, he wrote several papers and acted as Editor of the MIRL Newsletter.

Concordia University. Department of English

  • CUDE1
  • Corporate body
  • [196-?]-

The Department of English of Concordia University has its origins in the respective departments of English of the University’s two founding institutions: Loyola College and Sir George Williams University (SGWU). A formal Department of English was established at the beginning of the 1960s in the two institutions. The administration and faculty of both departments were joined together in 1977 in the wake of the Loyola College and Sir George Williams University merger in 1974.

Between 1966 and 1972 members of the Sir George Williams University (SGWU) Department of English hosted a series of poetry readings that was conceived as an on-going encounter between local (Montreal) poets and some writers from the United States and the rest of Canada. Sponsored by The Poetry Committee of the SGWU Faculty of Arts and the Department of English, these readings involved more than sixty poets from across North America. The series was the creation of three SGWU professors: Howard Fink and Stanton Hoffman from the Department of English and Roy Kiyooka from the Department of Fine Arts.

Balcer, René

  • RB1
  • Person
  • February 9, 1954-

René Balcer is an accomplished Emmy-winning director, writer and showrunner born in Montreal, QC on February 9, 1954. He attended Lower Canada College high school and Concordia University where he graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies. He married three times, in 1981 to Diane McCarter(divorced in 1988); in 1992 to Lynne Hayashi(divorced 1998); and in 1999 to Carolyn Hsu-Balcer.

Balcer began his career as a journalist covering the Yom Kippur War and worked as an editor for various Canadian publications including the Physicians Management Manuals in 1978. He was involved in several documentary films produced by the National Film Board of Canada and collaborated with notable film producers and directors include Monte Hellman, Francis Ford Coppola, Steve Tisch and Mace Neufeld in the 1980s.

Balcer has written for prominent television series including Star Trek: The Next Generation, but is best known for his work writing, directing, and showrunning the television series Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Los Angeles. He helped create the latter two.

In 2011, Balcer collaborated with the Chinese artist Xu Bing on an exhibition entitled Tobacco Project Virginia at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where his poem “Backbone” was featured.

Throughout his career, Balcer has been the recipient of several awards and certificates, including an Emmy (1997), a Peabody Award, a Writers Guild of America award, four Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers of America awards, and a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association.

In 2004, Balcer was awarded Alumnus of the Year by Concordia University and in 2008 he received an honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) from Concordia, where he delivered the commencement address at the fall convocation.

Burns, Patricia

  • PB1
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Patricia Burns was born in Montreal. She graduated from St. Joseph Teachers College and Concordia University. She was a teacher for 32 years and is now retired. Patricia Burns has a passion for Irish Heritage. She is the author of The Shamrock and the Shield: an Oral History of the Irish in Montreal (1998) and of They were so young: Montrealers remember World War II (2002), published by Véhicule Press, Montreal. She is also a former director of St. Patrick's Society. She received the Liam Daly Heritage Award from the United Irish Societies of Montreal Inc. in 2006.

Hall, Wilfred N.

  • WH1
  • Person
  • 1908-2006

Wilfred N. Hall was born in Vancouver July 29, 1908. He died in Kitchener, Ontario on November 16, 2006. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1929 with a B.A.Sc. in chemical engineering with first class honours. He worked for Canadian Industries Limited (C.I.L.) for 15 years. In 1945 he moved to what would become Domtar Inc. A few months later, he was appointed vice-president for production and development. In 1950, when Domtar Inc. was created, he was appointed vice-president, operations. In 1955, he was appointed executive vice-president. In 1957 he was appointed president and CEO of Domtar. He worked as a private consultant following retirement in 1967.

He was involved in various groups and associations, serving as president of the Montreal YMCA, among other positions. Hall was active in the language debate in the Quebec through his participation in organizations such as the Quebec Committee for Language Regions, the Dual Language Communities Research Association, and the Positive Action Committee.

He was a long-time member of both the Corporation and Board of Governors of Sir George Williams University. He joined the Corporation in the late 1950s, becoming chair in 1968-1969. Mr. Hall chaired the committee of the YMCA Board of Directors that was responsible for the capital campaign for the erection of the Henry F. Hall Building, known as the Sir George Williams University Building Fund. Mr. Hall was also involved with the official separation of SGWU from the YMCA. (The Y was responsible for the financial and property aspects of SGW until the 1960s. The official separation took was finalized in 1968.)

On October 22, 1965 the SGW Association of Alumni conferred their highest distinction, Honorary Life Membership, on Mr. Hall, for his outstanding contribution to the life and growth of Sir George Williams University. He was awarded an honourary doctoral degree by Concordia University at the convocation at which the Hall Building was officially opened.in 1966.

Cathespian Guild

  • CG2
  • Corporate body
  • 1939-[19--?]

The Cathespian Guild was organized in Montreal in 1939, with the primary object of fostering an interest in Catholic theater. Its aim of encouraging and developing a higher standard of dramatic work among English-speaking Catholics prompted the Guild to inaugurate the Catholic Drama Festival in 1940.

Hannah, Walton

  • WH1
  • Person
  • 1912-1966

Walton Hannah was born in England in 1912. His father, Ian Campbell Hannah, was a teacher of theology, a writer, and a Member of the British House of Commons 1935-1944. His mother, Edith Brand, was an American and developed an international reputation as a painter. They married in 1905. They collaborated on a number of books (1912-1914, possibly other dates), including The Story of Scotland in Stone, which he wrote and she illustrated.

In the 1930s Walton Hannah became an Anglican priest. He collected documentary and other materials on Freemasonry, with the aim of exposing it as an anti-Christian movement. Although in correspondence he claims never to have been a Freemason, he received correspondence from Freemasons who addressed him as Brother; he also appears to have used pseudonyms to hide his identity as a priest. His interest extended to other secret organizations and the occult in general, and he continued to collect materials on these subjects all his life.

In 1952 his book Darkness Visible: A Revelation and Interpretation of Freemasonry was published by Augustine Press. A second book, Christian by Degrees: Masonic Religion Revealed in the Light of Faith, was published by Augustine Press in 1954. He published a number of articles. In the mid-1950s he converted to Roman Catholicism. In 1956 he attended the Pontifical Collegio Beda, a seminary in Rome intended for converted Anglican clergymen wishing to become Catholic priests. (Beda is a branch of the English College, a seminary for English candidates for Roman Catholic priesthood.) Immediately following ordination as a Catholic priest, Hannah moved to Montreal at the invitation of the archbishop, Paul-Émile Cardinal Léger. He served as parish priest at several parishes, including Church of the Ascension in Westmount and St. Willibrord's in Verdun. He was involved with the Catholic Inquiry Forum. He continued corresponding with Freemasons (some of them aware of his status as a Catholic priest) and others, and assembling related materials. He died in Montreal in February 1966 , and at his request his collection and his papers were donated to Concordia University founding institution Loyola College.

Diniacopoulos, Denis

  • DD1
  • Person
  • 1930-1997

Denis Diniacopoulos, also known as Denis Vincent, was born in Paris in 1930 and died in Montreal in 1997. Denis never married and had no children.
He received a number of academic credits from the Université de Paris (1950-1951) before moving to Montreal with his parents. He received several academic credits from University of Montreal in 1953-1954; he also served on the student council. He was a professional commercial photographer, using the name Denis Vincent. He photographed artworks and antiquities, buildings and people, as well as advertising and fashion subjects, and worked as still photographer on a number of film sets.
He completed a BA at Loyola College (Day and Evening Division) 1967-1970. He graduated in May 1970 and began teaching “Visual Dynamics” for the Department of Communications Studies and continued when Loyola merged with Sir George Williams to form Concordia University in 1974. He retired in 1995.

Diniacopoulos, Olga

  • OD1
  • Person
  • 1906-2000

Hélène Olga Nicolas-Diniacopoulos was born in Cairo 1906. Olga seems to have been part of the Egyptian Greek community, and apparently had a French father (surname Nicolas). It is reasonably certain that her mother, Anastasie, had a Greek-Egyptian father (surname Avierino or Avierinos) and an Egyptian mother (surname Selim). She died in Montreal in 2000.

She met Vincent Diniacopoulos and were married in the mid- to late-1920s. They then moved to France. The Diniacopoulos family had a gallery that sold antiquities in Paris. The date of opening of the gallery is unknown, but it seems to have closed before they immigrated to Montreal in 1951. After Olga, Vincent and their son Denis moved to Montreal, they opened the Ars Classica gallery. It was active in the 1950s and 1960s.

Diniacopoulos, Vincent

  • VD1
  • Person
  • 1886-1967

Vikentios “Vincent” Diniacopoulos was born in 1886 in Constantinople, Turkey. He died in Montreal in 1967. Vincent’s ethnic background was Greek, and he had French nationality. He studied at a Catholic college and then worked for an antiquarian in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, probably until the Turkish Revolution that took place prior to World War I. He probably immigrated to Egypt around that time.
He met Hélène Olga Nicolas. They got married in the mid- to late-1920s and moved to France after. Vincent did active work during the World War II. The Diniacopoulos family had a gallery that sold antiquities in Paris. The date of opening of the gallery is unknown, but it seems to have closed before they immigrated to Montreal in 1951.
After Olga, Vincent and their son Denis moved to Montreal, they opened the Ars Classica gallery. It was active in the 1950s and 1960s.

Concordia University. Department of Recreation and Athletics

  • CUDRA1
  • Corporate body
  • 1975-

Loyola College and Sir George Williams University merged in 1974 to create Concordia University. At the time of the merger, both institutions had thriving Athletics Department and were involved in Varsity and Intramural Sports.

Following the recommendations of a committee to evaluate the Student Services area, the Board of Governors, at its meeting of June 12, 1975, merged the two departments into a single unit. Edmund F. Enos, former Director of Loyola Athletics, became Director of the newly formed Concordia department. The director of the Sir George Williams Department of Physical Education, George Short, became assistant athletic director.

In September 1975, a contest was organized to name the Concordia teams. A committee, composed of students from both campuses, narrowed the list of 150 submissions. After meeting with athletics administrators, the name Stingers was selected. On November 13, 1975, the Board of Governors approved the name.

In 1976-1977, the Department of Physical Education and Athletics appeared as one entity in the Undergraduate Calendar for the first time. The Department changed its name to Department of Fitness, Recreation and Athletics in the late 1980s and again in the early 1990s to Department of Recreation and Athletics.

Since the 1970s, the Department has published several programs bearing different names, including Sports Review, Stinger Sports, Sport Scenes, and Stinger Magazine, to name a few.

Clinch, Harry

  • HC1
  • Person
  • 1921-1998

Harry Clinch began teaching geography part-time at Sir George Williams College in 1953. He was appointed a full-time assistant professor of geography in 1959, and promoted to associate professor in 1964, a position he held following the 1974 merger of Sir George Williams with Loyola College to form Concordia University. He retired in 1983.

NCCU Hungarian Refugee Student Committee

  • NHRSC1
  • Corporate body
  • 1956-1958

The Hungarian Refugee Student Committee was established in December 1956 by the National Conference of Canadian Universities (NCCU) at the request of the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration. Its mandate was to assess Hungarian refugee students, to facilitate their acquisition of English and French, and to direct them to Canadian universities and colleges. With financial aid from the federal government, the committee established an office in a government immigration hostel at 1162 St. Antoine St., Montreal in January 1957. The director was Matilde Elizabeth (Mrs. Frederick) Smith. Douglass Burns Clarke, vice-principal of Sir George Williams University, succeeded Maurice Beauchamp, o.m.i. of Ottawa University and T. H. Matthews of McGill University, as chair of the committee. (In 1965 the NCCU was renamed the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.)

Shaffer, Harold

  • HS1
  • Person
  • 1910-1979

Harold Shaffer was born in 1910 in Brooklyn, New York, where his family operated a grocery store. In 1911 they emigrated to Canada and his father established a clothing store in Ottawa. Harold Shaffer graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1932. He worked for a year in an accountant's office, then travelled in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. He returned to Ottawa in 1934 and opened a ladies' accessory shop. He also worked part-time in his father's business, Shaffer's Limited, where in 1944 he began working full-time as comptroller and general manager. In 1955, Shaffer left the family business to become an instructor of retail merchandising at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. In 1963, he became the director of the Sir George Williams School of Retailing, which had opened in 1953 to teach selling skills and retail management. (The School of Retailing closed in 1975.) Harold Shaffer was named assistant professor in the Faculty of Commerce in 1965. He retired in 1975 and died in 1979 at the age of 68.

Shaffer was active as a retail consultant. He participated in seminars and gave addresses and courses. Between 1957 and 1979 he published more than 100 articles, and 10 training manuals and books, including How To Be a Successful Retailer in Canada.

Concordia University. Public Relations Department

  • CUPRD1
  • Corporate body
  • 1974 - 2001

From 1974 to 2001, the Public Relations Department worked to promote an identity for Concordia University which reflected its academic mission and values and developed a solid base of support in the community. To achieve its goals, Public Relations (PR) undertook communication activities which promoted the University in the media, managed media relations and advised within Concordia those who wished to organize events or obtain media coverage of their activities. Public Relations also answered inquiries from the media and served as a liaison with the appropriate faculties or University spokespersons.

Established in the wake of the Loyola College and Sir George Williams University merger in September 1974, the Concordia PR Department - called Information Office until September 1979 - initiated its activities on the basis of the former Sir George Williams University Information Office and Loyola College Public Relations and Information Office. The Department directly reported to Michael Sheldon, Assistant to the University Principal. The PR premises on both campuses were maintained until the beginning of the 1980s, when the Loyola campus PR office was closed. During the first years, the relations between the two campus offices were sometimes difficult. In February 1976, both respective Senior Information Officers positions were abolished and David Allnutt (former Loyola News editor in 1969-1970) was appointed Director of Information in April 1977. During his mandate at Concordia, he co-founded in 1983 the Corporate Higher Education Forum to promote dialogue between the universities and the private sector. Following his departure, Ken Whittingham (Loyola BA ’71 and former Loyola News Editor) who had been working at Concordia since 1982, was named Public Relations Interim Director, and Director in 1987. He kept this position until 1996 when Laurie Zack became the new Public Relations Director.

The Public Relations Department maintained regular contact with local and national media through regular news releases about Concordia academic, social and cultural events. It also maintained direct contact with Faculty, Administration, Students and Alumni mainly through internal information bulletins, and with publications like Transcripts. First issued in September 1974, Transcripts was the first Concordia-wide publication. It was replaced the following year by FYI and in 1977, by The Thursday Report, a weekly tabloid newspaper distributed during the academic year. This newspaper was also distributed locally and nationally to the media, government, corporate and academic representatives and was issued by Concordia until 2005. The Concordia University Magazine, a publication for alumni and friends of the University, began also in 1977 and remained the responsibility of Public Relations until it was transferred to Alumni Affairs, in 1985. It is also in 1977 that the SGW Campus Information Office produced An Illustrated Companion History of Sir George Williams University.

Public Relations provided expertise and support for designated projects, special lecture series, awards and convocation ceremonies and other University-wide interest events. It served also as the secretariat for various committees, including the Stone-Consolidated Lecture Series Committee and the Board of Governors Communications and Graduation Ceremonies Committees.

At end of 2001, the functions of Public Relations were divided between Public Affairs and Internal Relations and Communications.

Quebec Association for Adult Learning

  • QAAL1
  • Corporate body
  • 1981-

Steps toward founding the Quebec Association for Adult Learning (QAAL) took place in the late 1970s at meetings between the Canadian Association of Adult Education and the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal. The formal creation of QAAL was in June 1981. The association serves Quebec adults who pursue learning projects, primarily in the English language.

The objectives of the QAAL are to provide leadership in lifelong learning and to promote educational opportunities for adults; to disseminate information; to facilitate voluntary cooperation among groups concerned with adult learning; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas; to identify the educational needs of adults, and to train adult educators.

Concordia University is an institutional member. The Association secretariat is located at Concordia University.

The Link

  • TL1
  • Corporate body
  • 1980-

The Link is a Concordia University student newspaper. It was established in 1980 with the merger of the Loyola News and The Georgian. Loyola College had merged with Sir George Williams University in 1974 to form Concordia University. As the result of a referendum in March 1986, The Link became autonomous from the Concordia University Students' Association (CUSA); students agreed to pay a direct fee to finance the operations of the two existing student newspapers, The Link and Concordian.

Goldsmith, Bernice

  • BG1
  • Person
  • 1934-2014

Bernice Goldsmith (née Iscovitch) was born on June 15, 1934. She married Carl (Beno) Goldsmith and had one child, Philip. She died in Montreal on March 26, 2014. She attended Sir George Williams University and graduated from Concordia University with a BA (Cum Laude) with Specialization in Science & Human Affairs in 1979.

In 1976, she joined the Social Aspects of Engineering program - which was initiated in the early seventies by Dr. Hugh McQueen - as a part-time lecturer and taught a course on environmental and social impact assessment. The same year, she organized and set-up a Resource Centre, used by students for research on environmental assessment. In 1984, she succeeded Hugh McQueen as the program’s coordinator. Through her strong commitment to the program, it continued to grow and thrive.

In June 1990 she was appointed assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. As well as teaching undergraduate courses, she developed and taught, in 1991, a graduate course on Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment which examined the environmental burdens associated with a product or a process from conception to disposition by incorporating the principles of green design. In 1992, she was the recipient of the Seagram Fund for Academic Innovation Award for the project Development of Interdisciplinary Case Study Methodology and Materials for Teaching/Training of Engineers, which resulted in a paper she presented in conjunction with the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), in Shanghai, in June 1993. She had been a member of IAIA since 1982 and was on its international board from 1992 to 1995, and later became the liaison to the francophone secretariat in 1999. In 1998, she received an Outstanding Service Award for her many activities with the organization.

She retired from Concordia in 2000. Following the conclusion of her teaching career, she applied her knowledge of technology, engineering and the environment to the area of environmental impact assessment. She co-chaired IAIA’s Trade Impact Assessment section, collaborating on the Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment Best Practices.

In 2010, Bernice Goldsmith, along with Hugh McQueen, was a winner of Concordia’s inaugural Sustainable Champions prize, recognizing her contributions to analyses of life-cycle endurance. They were both instrumental in establishing Concordia’s recycling program in 1990.

In 2014, the Bernice Goldsmith Bursary in the Social Aspects of Engineering was established in her memory.

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