CUPFA 2012-2015 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT: OUT OF CONTRACT

CUPFA has been out of contract for:

Feature article on Dr. CHIARA GAMBERI’s groundbreaking research on kidney disease

“Revealed: The Biochemical Pathways of Kidney Disease,” The Concordian

Congratulations Dr. IMAN GOHAR and Dr. PANKAJ KAMTHAN on winning Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science!

PTHC MEETING SCHEDULE

This link, which will be updated regularly, shows the time and date of every scheduled PTHC meeting. > PTHC Meeting Schedule

Congratulations FRANCINE POTVIN, on being chosen for Canada C3!

Studio Arts professor Francine Potvin is one of 15 artists chosen for Canada C3, a 15-step adventure to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. Francine will participate in Step 6, from Nain to Iqaluit. We’ll keep you posted!
For more information on C3, see: https://canadac3.ca/en/expedition/

Robert Holland Murray (1939-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Robert Holland Murray, retired part-time faculty member in Painting & Drawing/Studio Arts, on April 21st, 2017. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 11:00 am at Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. (obituary: MURRAY, R Holland).

Robert Holland Murray, No Safe Zone, 2001

Congratulations DONATO TOTARO on winning the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award – Faculty of Fine Arts!

Quoting the Faculty of Fine Arts web page: “An award is being granted by the Faculty of Fine Arts, in recognition of Dr. Totaro’s long-time commitment to Concordia’s Film Studies programme, his generosity with students, his out-reach to the Montreal film community and his integration of new technologies into his teaching and research.” Donato, thank you for representing our Association so positively!

CUPFA’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2017-2020

Following the elections held at the General Assembly on March 9th 2017, presided over by Chief Returning Officer Me Tetiana Gerych, the Executive Committee 2017-2020 takes office on March 24th 2017.

Click the link below to read CUPFA’s official announcement of the election results, with the names of the CUPFA Executive members who begin their duties as of March 24th, 2017.

» Download Introduction Executive 2017-2020

ART FILM “INQUIRY INTO TIME AND PERCEPTION, STUDY #1” FRIDAY MARCH 24TH, 2017 AT 6PM

Philip Szporer’s projection-installation, “Inquiry Into Time and Perception, Study #1,” with choreography by Mariko Tanabe, and featuring Mariko and Rachel Harris, and camerawork by Bill Kerrigan, will have its Montreal premiere at the Festival international du film sur l’art/International Festival of Films on Art, Friday, March 24th, at 6 p.m, at the UQAM cinema (the old NFB/ONF cinema) – Salle Jean-Claude Lauzon, 1564, rue Saint-Denis (Métro Berri-UQAM).  Philip is a part-time faculty member whose short film, which runs about 12 minutes, is on the bill with two other films.  Though it won’t be showing in its installation capacity, this cinema screen is one of the city’s best.  There will be also be lots of other dance films on the fabulous FIFA roster to enjoy.  For more information, please click the following link: https://www.artfifa.com/en/movies/inquiry-into-time-and-perception-study-1

CUPFA MICROLINK WORKSHOP “COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND PUBLIC INTERVENTION” FRIDAY MARCH 17TH, 2017 AT 5PM

Date: Friday March 17th, 2017 
Time:
5:00 to 7:00 PM
Location: 
EV building, room 6.735, 1515 Ste. Catherine West

The following faculty will present their research:
Erik Chevrier (Psychology), Caroline Laurin-Beaucage (Contemporary Dance), Jenny Lin (Print Media), Pata Macedo (Design and Computation Arts), Joanabbey Sack (Creative Arts Therapies). 

The MicroLink workshops provide a forum for inter-faculty networking, where part-time faculty can exchange and develop research concerns while forging links within a larger community.  For each workshop, four to six part-time faculty members will give short presentations on their research/creation in order to share their ideas and receive engaged feedback from attendees.  All are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

If you are interested in attending the MicroLinks, or would like more information, please contact Lorraine Oades at locupfa@gmail.com

‘CHOEUR MAHA’ PERFORMS ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 8TH, 2017

To commemorate International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8th, 2017, Montreal-based choir Choeur Maha will  perform three sets over the lunch hour.  Founded and directed by longtime part-time faculty member Kathy Kennedy, the choir have been performing in the Montreal area and beyond since 1991.  At the upcoming event they will be singing songs of Resilience, Empowerment and Vision.  You are warmly invited to join them for one or more of their performances:

– 11:30 a.m.: LB atrium (1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W)
– 12 noon: MB atrium (1450 Guy St.)
– 12:30 p.m.: EV atrium (1515 Saint-Catherine St W)

Click here for the event details,
For more information, please visit their website at www.choeurmaha.org
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CUPFA’S RESPONSE TO THE EVENTS OF MARCH 1ST, 2017

CUPFA strongly condemns the recent threats made against the University community.  We stand in solidarity with the Concordia Muslim community and express our unequivocal support for their rights of assembly and religious freedom.  We vehemently reject those voices that incite fear and repression.  Our strength lies in our diversity.  An attack against one is an affront to all.

The CUPFA Executive
March 2nd, 2017

EXHIBITION “A LA FRONTIÈRE DU MYSTÈRE ” MARCH 4TH TO APRIL 29TH, 2017

Holly King, part-time faculty member, will be featured in an upcoming exhibition entitled “A la frontière du mystère/ Edging Towards the Mysterious”, opening on March 4th with a vernissage from 3-5pm.

http://artmur.com/artistes/holly-king/

When: March 4th to April 29th, 2017
Times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
Thursday and Friday: 12pm to 8pm
Saturday: 12pm to 5pm
Sunday: Closed
Where: Art Mûr Montréal, 5826 St-Hubert, Montreal, QC H2S 2L7
Information: 514 933-0711

VIDEO PORTRAIT OF JOHN BOULAY, CUPFA MEMBER

John Boulay teaches courses in sports trauma at Concordia. He regularly trains therapists worldwide including Cirque du Soleil, junior-major hockey and NHL, CFL. He is the founding president of the Quebec Sports Medicine Council. He was the National and Olympic team therapist and chair of sports medicine and science committee for Judo Canada from 1985-2008.

He has been a Canadian Medical Team member on numerous multi-sport games including Olympic Games: Vancouver 2010, Athens 2004, Sydney 2000.

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EXHIBITION “UNCERTAINTY MARKERS” FEB. 25TH TO APRIL 1ST, 2017

La passe du crabe, 2017, «.machine à dessin », sculpture cinétique | “drawing machines”, kinetic sculpture

Fellow part-time faculty member, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, will have his work featured in an exhibition entitled “Marqueurs d’incertitude/Uncertainty Markers”.  The vernissage takes place on Saturday February 25th from 2-6pm.

When: Saturday February 25th to April 1st, 2017
Times: mercredi au samedi : 12-17h ou sur rendez-vous.
Wednesday to Saturday : 12-5pm or by appointment
Where: Gallery Ellephant, 1201 rue St-Dominique, Montreal, QC H2X 2W3
Information: 
514 875-0777

EXHIBITION “PASSEURS DE MEMOIRES” MARCH 2ND – APRIL 2ND, 2017


Ashley Miller, part-time faculty member, has an exhibition entitled “Passeurs de mémoires” opening on March 2nd, 2017.   She will show work that is a culmination of her collaboration with Thérèse Chabot and the vernissage takes place on Wednesday March 2nd, 2017 at 5pm.

When: Wednesday March 2nd to April 2nd, 2017
Times: Wednesday 1 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm
Thursday 1 to 4pm|
Saturday 1 to 4pm
Where: 17 rue des Forges, Victoriaville, Quebec
Information: Tel: 819 758-9510