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It is with excitement that Dan Babineau, part-time faculty member, announces the premiere of two films that he has been involved in producing, ‘Little Girl Blue’ and ‘Your One & Only‘. They will be screened on Thursday September 29th, 2016 at 7:30pm, at Champlain College (see below for address and directions).
Little Girl Blue is a 20 minute fiction film written, directed, and produced by Dan Babineau, a film and media teacher at Champlain College and Concordia University’s Communication Studies program. The film was created with the participation of colleagues, students, and graduates, on the crew and in the cast, who donated their time along with many film and medical professionals. It was finished with the aid of the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmaker Assistance Program, PRIM’s Aide a la Creation, and Professional Development funding from CUPFA. The film tells the story of a young nurse working in the emergency ward on Christmas Eve. She passes a difficult day, but on her way home she experiences a life-defining moment.
Your One & Only is a 30 minute documentary made by NFB editor Alison Burns and on which Dan Babineau collaborated. It follows Alison’s mother Phyllis Burns as she journeys to a remote mountaintop in Wales, to the crash site of a Wellington bomber which struck the mountain in 1944 during a training mission, killing all its young Quebecois crew members including her brother. As his only living relative, Phyllis and her family, along with local Welsh people who have commemorated the site for all the years since the war, participate in a moving ceremony.
Location: Main Auditorium of Champlain College, 900 Riverside Drive, St. Lambert.
Directions: The College is about a 10 minute walk from Longueuil metro, and easily reached via the Jacques Cartier, or Champlain bridges. There will be directions inside the school to guide visitors to the auditorium and students to help out.
CUPFA is pleased to see reports that Professor Hoodfar has been released from Evin Prison on humanitarian grounds. We look forward to her swift return to Canada in the coming days.
Members of the Pension Plan of Concordia University are invited by the University administration to attend the 26th annual information meeting, to be held on Wednesday September 28th, from 5-7pm in the D.B. Clarke Theatre, Hall building. Please note that the meeting is open to all active and non-active members of the Plan. Registration at the door is required so please arrive early.
Paula Greig, part-time faculty member and graduate of Concordia, invites you to see her work at an “in situ performance” at the Darling Foundry in Montreal. The unique exhibition space offered at the Foundry is a careful mix of public space and private studio, lending itself to a very intimate encounter for the viewer.
Vernissage: Wednesday September 22, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 745 rue Ottawa, Montreal, QC H3C 1R8
Are you ready to join The Shuffle on Friday September 23rd, 2106? It’s the annual 6.5km walkathon from Sir George William Campus to Loyola Campus, uniting the community to raise funds for student scholarships and bursaries. Join your fellow part-time colleagues in a fun activity for a great cause! CUPFA will sponsor members $20. Register for the Shuffle at www.concordia.ca and call CUPFA office to let us know you are participating (ext 3691).
Kickoff activities: Sir George William Campus from 12 noon to 1 p.m., with a departure of 1.30 p.m. at one of the following two locations:
Sunny day at Grey Nuns building entrance on Rene-Levesque Blvd.
Rainy day in the Atrium of the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV) at 1515 Ste. Catherine St. W.
See how to be sponsored by CUPFA and how to obtain your special Shuffle kit by reading more……Download Shuffle Information 2016
Francine Potvin, part-time faculty member, thanks CUPFA for its support of her work which is currently on display in the eastern townships, near Montreal. At the vernissage and throughout the exhibition you can celebrate the world of plants through the artwork. Having used collagraphy and cyanotype processes. referred to as ‘Nature Printing‘, Potvin has taken the original objects and made prints from them. What better way to connect art and nature!
Open: 1pm to 5pm from Thursdays to Sundays, Sept. 16-Oct. 16, 2016
Vernissage: Sunday September 18, 2016 from 2-4pm
Location: Arts Sutton Gallery, 7 Academy, Sutton, QC J0E 2K0
Known for her “innovative” practices in the art of relief printing, part-time faculty member Bonnie Baxter is an honoured guest at an exhibition entitled “Xylon hors normes” that opened on September 3 and runs until October 16, 2106. She joins 24 selected artists to showcase “unconventional uses of relief printing”.
Open: 12 noon to 5pm from September 3 to October 16, 2016
Vernissage: Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 7pm
Location: Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 chemin du Bord du Lac Lakeshore, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4J7
Information: 514-630-1300 ext 1778
Please join us in welcoming new CUPFA members at the Irish Embassy pub, 1234 Bishop on Thursday September 1st at 4:30pm. Food and drinks will be provided by CUPFA. We look forward to seeing you there!
Statement on the Arrest and Detention of Professor Homa Hoodfar:
The Part-time Faculty of Concordia University join our Full-time colleagues in denouncing the unjust arrest and ongoing detention of Professor Homa Hoodfar. We view her incarceration on charges of acting against the State of Iran as an affront to her human rights, as well as an attack on the principles of Academic Freedom.
Along with CUFA, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), and our sister faculty associations throughout Quebec and across Canada, we call upon the Honourable Stéphane Dion and the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to utilise all avenues and resources within their purview in order the obtain the immediate and unconditional release and return of Professor Hoodfar to Canada.
In solidarity, we ask you to sign the petition in support of Prof. Hoodfar’s immediate release. Please click here: Academics in Support of Professor Hoodfar
On behalf of the Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association,
David Douglas, Ph.D.