Three Concordia professors were recently part of a Quebec delegation that took part in Entretiens Jacques Cartier, an annual worldwide gathering of the minds around four pillars: economic, socio-political, scientific and cultural. They are Brigitte Jaumard (Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering), John Harnad and José Garrido (both from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics).
At the event, held concurrently in both France and Switzerland, more than 850 in attendance discussed issues related to health, energy, sustainable urban mobility issues, the concern of cybercrime and the vulnerability of young drivers on the road. Watch for the NOW e-newsletter of December 5 for the full story.
Members of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) Systematic Review Team received the first place Journal Article Award for their article "A meta-analysis of three interaction treatments in distance education" that was published in 2009 in the Review of Educational Research (Vol. 79, no. 3), presented November 2, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky. The members are Robert Bernard, Phil Abrami, Eugene Borokhovski, Anne Wade, Rana Tamim, Michael Surkes and Edward Bethel.
The Journal Article Award, Advancing Research, from Information Age Publishing and the Division of Distance Learning of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, recognizes an outstanding article published in the past three years that describes best research on an important aspect of distance education.
Robin Michel, of the Department of Exercise Science, was honoured by the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - CIHR) with the IMHA Research Ambassadors Knowledge Translation Award for the summary of the ‘Role of calcineurin and its signaling modulators in the dystrophic phenotype.’
The award is given to the principal investigator who submitted a superior lay abstract for an IMHA-funded grant or award, to encourage CIHR applicants to write excellent lay abstracts that can be understood by a lay readership. Phillip Gardiner, interim scientific director of IMHA, wrote in his letter of congratulations to Michel, "Your lay abstract was considered well written, easily understood by a lay audience, comprehensive and highly informative." The review was performed by non-scientist consumers, identified by health charities considered as IMHA Research Ambassadors.
Congratulations to John Molson School of Business students Francis-Carl Belanger, Aaron Patrick Belcher, Michael Leblanc and Gabrielle Thompson for their first-place finish at the Brock University Accounting Competition. Thanks to coaches Patrick Gagnon and Audrey Landry for preparing them for the competition.
JMSB took home first place by unanimous decision from the panel of more than a dozen judges on the strength of their numbers and technical proficiency in the case analysis, for which other schools had no answer.
Graham Carr, vice-president, research and graduate studies, is on the steering committee for the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators (CAPA). At the inaugural meeting held recently in Ottawa, administrators gathered to discuss, share, and promote practices for successful post-doctoral scholarship and training.
Sherry Simon, professor in the Département d'études françaises, was one of six jurors for the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. Simon is also an award-winning author.
Concordia's radio station CJLO 1690 AM is one of the first recipients of Radiometres, a new program offered by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) intended to measure the development, participation and sustainability of campus and community radio stations.
CJLO received $14,500 to implement its Community Recording Project. This sum will be invested in a program to work with local artists who lack the financial means or technical skill to produce their content in a radio-acceptable format. CJLO will have bands apply for the program and then the station will record, mix and master an EP for digital and CD format distribution.
For more information about CJLO and its Community Recording Project, visit CJLO.
The short film Paula by Dominic Etienne Simard, a graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, won best short film in the international category at the 28th International Short Film Festival in Berlin: Berliner Filmfestivals (translated from German).