Guy Lachapelle, professor in the Department of Political Science, has been seconded as Directeur du bureau des Amériques for the Agence universitaire
de la francophonie, a university association that supports research and education in French.
“This is a major achievement that speaks of Dr. Lachapelle's outstanding work and recognition,” explains Csaba Nikolenyi, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science.
Since April 2001, Lachapelle has also served as the elected secretary-general of the International Political Science Association, which is based at Concordia University.
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has awarded a $2,500 grant to Concordia University’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team to support their entrepreneurial efforts. With the support of the BDC grant, SIFE Concordia will be providing tactical marketing, finance, and recruiting advice and mentorship to local, small business owners.
“I am excited to work with this energetic and inspiring group of students to put local entrepreneurs first and fuel our community’s economy,” says Jacob Shaffer, senior account manager at BDC and advisor to the SIFE Concordia team.
“The Concordia team is a great example of students who are motivated to create a better and brighter future for themselves and their community,” says Amy Harder, president of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE), which operates SIFE in Canada. “ACE is helping to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of the team, and in turn the team is helping to fuel small business in the community.”
SIFE Concordia will be showcasing their Marketing Makeover project, along with others, at the ACE Regional Exposition taking place on March 11 and 12 in Toronto, Ontario.
Antonella Nizzola, a career advisor with Counselling and Development, is planning to hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in April. An impressive feat in itself! But for Nizzola, the hike is more than an athletic challenge: She’s climbing to raise funds and draw attention to an organization that helps girls in Kenya recover from sexual assault.
Nizzola has already raised nearly $3,000 dollars for the 160 Girls project, whose goal is to seek justice for girls who have been raped and abused in eastern Kenya and to secure legal protection from rape for all girls and women in Kenya through the court system.
Colleagues at Concordia have also given her more than mere financial support. Francine Salinitri, interim manager of Career and Placement Services, sewed a quilted flag for Nizzola to plant at the summit of Africa’s highest peak; a sign of faith in her ability to take on the ambitious climb.
Nizzola will be joined on the climb by co-worker and psychologist Noreen Gobeille, who has decided to accompany her on the hike.
Nizzola’s project also earned her the designation of Montrealer of the Week on CBC News at 6. Anchor Debra Arbec caught up with Nizzola, training for her hike at the PERFORM Centre. The segment aired on February 27.