AssociationNews Engineering and Computer Science On January 20, the Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Chapter (ECAC) kicked off the year with an informative talk by Viswanath Tata, BEng 81, MEng 88, Executive VP of Aerospace Concepts Ltd. in Montreal. Tata spoke to the appreciative audience of 45 alumni and others about Executive Aircraft Completions: Technical and Management Challenges.
Annual Rugby Awards Banquet
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men’s hockey teams on December 11 at the Stingers Holiday Skating Party at Loyola Campus’s Ed Meagher Arena. Participants warmed up with hot chocolate and cookies, courtesy of the CUAA and the Advancement and Alumni Relations Office. Pictured are Stingers football head coach Gerry McGrath (left) with his children, Ryan and Meghan, and Santa. 6
International Students Holiday Party Concordia’s International Students Holiday Party marked its 11th anniversary in style as more than 300 students from about 35 countries turned out December 23 to celebrate at the Nouvel Hôtel and Spa in Montreal. Dominique McCaughey, Acting VP, Advancement and Alumni Relations, welcomed students and university dignitaries. “Tonight’s dinner is unique because it brings together so many cultures in one room and for good reasons—goodwill, great company and great food,” McCaughey said. The dinner, which was hosted by the CUAA and the Advancement and Alumni Relations Office, included a hot buffet of international cuisines. Pictured (from left) are international students Yitian Su and Khalil Daldoul.
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Spirits were high on January 29 at Montreal’s Molson Brewery as current and former members of the Stingers men’s and women’s rugby teams celebrated the accomplishments of the 2010 season and the history of the sport at Concordia. Roger Côté, Concordia’s acting VP of Services, and Katie Sheahan, BA 78, director of Recreation and Athletics, welcomed the lively crowd. Players from both the women’s and men’s squads received awards for their high level of athleticism, dedication and leadership. Chris Regimbal, BComm 90, GrDip 93, and Tom Smith, BA 81, were named to the Concordia Rugby Wall of Honour for their contributions as rugby program builders.
Geographic Chapters Edmonton On November 4, 17 dedicated alumni and friends came out to the CUAA’s Edmonton Chapter dinner at Cosmos Greek Taverna. They caught up with former classmates and made new acquaintances over a tasty dinner.
Beijing Beijing Chapter president Chen Zhang volunteered for the PhD Workshop China 2010 recruitment event on November 27 and 28 at the Swissôtel in Beijing. The workshop provided overseas graduate schools such as Concordia an opportunity to meet top graduates from the most important Chinese colleges and universities. Concordia’s Arts and Science Dean
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Brian Lewis and Paula Wood-Adams, associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies, attended the event and shared a meal with Beijing-based Concordia alumni.
Calgary On December 4, a dozen Concordia alumni and friends enjoyed a cocktail reception and then got into the spirit of the season with Theatre Calgary’s annual staging of the classic Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol.
Ottawa Alumni Business Networking Luncheon The Ottawa Chapter’s 12th Business Networking Luncheon attracted 60 eager participants who exchanged business cards and made many new connections on January 27 at the Minto Suite Hotel. A portion of the proceeds went to support the Ottawa Chapter Bursary, which continues to raise funds towards its endowment, which now provides a $500 bursary to a deserving Ottawa student every year.
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