Henri Habib Distinguished Lecture Series
Henri Habib Distinguished Lecture Series Liberal Member of Parliament Bob Rae 1 delivered a timely and enlightening address on February 8 at Concordia’s D.B. Clarke Theatre for the Henri Habib Distinguished Lecture Series on Peace, Conflict and Global Politics. About 265 students, faculty members, alumni and others listened to the Liberal foreign affairs critic talk about “A vision of Canadian foreign policy: Afghanistan, the Middle East and the World.” He underlined the importance for Canadians, in our ever-shrinking world, to pay close attention to events on the other side of the globe: “As I like to say, Canada is in the world and the world is in us.” Concordia Provost and VP, Academic Affairs, David Graham introduced Rae and Henri Habib, who was in attendance. Habib has been associated with Concordia’s Department of Political Science for more than 50 years and was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 1999. The speaker series was created in 2004 by a group of Concordia alumni and friends led by Susan Raymer, L BA 71, to honour their former professor.
About 30 past and current members of Concordia’s storied Garnet Key Society gathered on November 10 for an entertaining evening at the Irish Embassy Pub and Grill in Montreal. Patrick Samborsky, BSc 08, 50th Key, Garnet Key Alumni Chapter president, welcomed the lively crowd, which included (from left) Paul Graif, BA 93, 34th Key, Jonathan Bourget Murray, BSc 09, 51st Key, Molly Kohli, BA 07, 49th Key, Garnet Key chapter VP Natasha Krsteski, BA 09, 51st Key, and Ashley Araneta, BA 10, 51st Key. 2
The university’s annual Bowlathon proved another enjoyable afternoon for alumni, family and friends on November 14 at Montreal’s Laurentian Lanes. The Association of Alumni of Sir George Williams University created the event 18 years ago and is proud to continue the tradition of raising money for scholarships and bursaries. Pictured (from left) are Sir George Williams alumni association secretary Paul Reisman, S BA 69, 1st VP Donald Chambers, BComm 76, immediate past president Steven Avram, S BEng 71, MEng 85, and president Mardy Weigensberg, S BComm 74. 3
2 Garnet Key 30 | spring 2011
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Concordia Magaine - Spring 2011 issue