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University Alumni Association (CUAA), moderated. 5 Among other topics, participants questioned perceptions of reality and explored the implications of the film director having changed the gender of the elder child.
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Storytelling: Celtic Magic Montreal-based storyteller Jan Gregory delighted an audience of 75 alumni and friends on November 17 at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business Building. Gregory, a founding member of the Montreal Guild of Story Tellers, recounted magical stories from the mists of Celtic Britain.
JMSB Pub Nights Despite the rain and cold, more than 60 alumni gathered on November 30 at the JMSB Alumni Chapter Pub Night at Decca77 Supper Club in Montreal. And on January 25, (from left) Jim Kellett, MBA 06, JMSB chapter VP of alumni services, Gabriela Zorrilla, chapter president Adriana Molluso, MBA 09, and Robert Valdmanis, BA 89, joined more than 50 alumni and friends at Le Pois Penché in Montreal for another pub night. 4 Each event featured a warm atmosphere and plentiful fare
and allowed alumni to network, catch up with old friends and make new ones. The chapter will host its final pub night of the academic year on March 28 at Café Ferreira.
Book to Big Screen: The Others About 40 Concordia and McGill University alumni and friends gathered December 1 at McGill University’s Martlet House for a screening of the award-winning film The Others, which is based on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw. They then enjoyed an animated discussion of the adaptation of the novella to the film led by Jennifer Beauvais, BA 98, MA 01 (pictured at left), a part-time Concordia English professor, and Alanna Thain (right), who teaches film and cultural studies at McGill. Bonnie Birollo (centre), EMBA 06, GrCert 10, former executive VP of the Concordia
An enthusiastic group of nearly 100 alumni and friends enjoyed a panel discussion on The Art of Art Collecting on December 2 in the York Amphitheatre in Concordia’s Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex. The panel included seasoned art collector Maurice Forget, artist, art collector and former gallery owner John Schweitzer and Art Mûr co-founder Rhéal Olivier Lanthier. The discussion was moderated by François Morelli, BFA 75, a Concordia Studio Arts professor. The group then joined a cocktail reception and visited the Undergraduate Student Exhibition at Concordia’s FOFA Gallery, guided by its director, jake moore, BFA 93, MFA 06.
Book Club: Little Bee In collaboration with the Westmount Public Library, 30 alumni gathered to discuss Chris Cleave’s profound novel, Little Bee, with moderator Stephanie King, MA 01.
Stingers Holiday Skating Party At what has become a yearly ritual, more than 200 Concordia alumni, faculty members, staff, friends and their families skated alongside Stingers mascot Buzz and the women’s and concordia university magazine spring 2011 | 31
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