Next tuesday, November 13, the Montreal book launch of Haiti’s New Dictatorship: The Coup, the Earthquake,and the Un Occupation, will take place at Concordia University.
This new book on Haiti written by Toronto activist and public intellectual Justin Podur, addresses the media coverage, popular perceptions and reality of a topic that is very important.
The event and discussion with Justin Podur will be held in English with a French translation.
Justin Podur is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada, and a longtime activist and writer. He has written about and reported from countries including Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Pakistan and Israel/Palestine. He is also a contributor to Empire’s Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy and the War in Afghanistan, forthcoming from University of Toronto Press (2013).
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Tuesday November 13
Sir George Williams Campus
1455 De Maisonneuve West
Concordia’s John Molson School of Business will be holding the MBA International Case Competition from January 6 to January 11, 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal.
The organizers are now recruiting volunteers to help organize one of the most prestigious MBA case competitions in the world. Without these volunteers, the competition would be impossible!
This opportunity opens the door for students to network and connect with judges and sponsors like Rio Tinto, TD Meloche Monnex, Standard Life, McCarthy Tetrault, Mackenzie Financial, Telus and many more! Volunteers also get to meet with participants from across the globe and learn from these world-class teams’ case presentations. In addition, they can win great prizes with the Social Trivia Contest such as an Ipad, gift cards and more.
Last but not least, volunteers will have access to food and beverages throughout the competition and relax and enjoy the competition’s event such as the MBA ICC networking cocktail with the attendance of judges and sponsors, the hospitality suite that includes food, drinks and a karaoke machine and finally a theme party!
To learn more about the different roles involved in the competition click here
For a description of the roles, view the training videos here.
To be a part of all the excitement and to be eligible to participate in the Social Trivia Contest, please register as a volunteer before November 25th, 2012 by following the link below:
For any questions, contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss this great oppurtunity! See you there.
Did you know October is volunteer awarness month at concordia?
On October 10 there will be a Volunteer and Leadership Fair, as well as a number of other events that will be happening all month including workshops and group volunteering events.
Here is a complete list of events;
Oct 1st: OUTREACH: - Meet with the LIVE Centre’s Volunteer Ambassadors on the Mezzanine of the Hall Building, 11am to 4pm
Oct 1st: INFO SESSION - Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program - in LB 1041 at 1pm.
Oct 3rd: WALK - Join fellow Concordians at the launch of this year’s Centraide campaign. Meet in the GM lobby at 11am.
Oct 10th: VOLUNTEER FAIR - Connect with 40 community groups on campus! LB Atrium, 10am to 3pm.
Oct 16th:WORKSHOP- “Launch your Career, Volunteer!”, 2pm to 4pm in H-440. Registration required.
Oct 16th: INFO SESSION - Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program - in LB 1041 at 6pm.
Oct 17th: GROUP VOLUNTEERING - Join the LIVE Centre team to volunteer at the NDG Food Depot, 12pm to 3pm. Registration required.
Oct 25th: GROUP VOLUNTEERING - Join the LIVE Centre team to volunteer at ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), 10am to 3pm. Registration required.
Oct 30th: Worshop - “Strategic Volunteering”, 2pm to 4pm in H-440. Registration required.
For more information please visit http://volunteer.concordia.ca/newsandevents/events/
The Montreal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM) is back in town for a 15th edition from November 7 to the 18.
This year, a number of films will be diving into issues concerning Human Rights. Here are some great movies that you can check out;
Herman’s house by Angad Singh Bhalla: A prisonner who has lived in solitude for the last 40 years, partcipates in an art project and pictures his dream house. More details at www.hermanshousethefilm.com
The CQF,Centre Québécoise de Formation pour les Jeunes en Matiére de Droits Humains,will be leading an exciting discussion on Human Rights. This four day workshop will teach you everything you need to know about your fundamental rights and how you can protect them.
Individuals aged 16 to 35 years old are invited to come learn more on Human Rights on October 5 to the 8 at Saint-Esprit in Lanudiére. The workshop costs $90, which includes housing, meals and transportation from Cartier Metro. Workshop will be held in french
This Really Happened, brought to you by the literary magazine carte blanche, brings its special brand of riveting true stories to the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival on April 19, 2012 at 8pm.
This Really Happened features kick-ass raconteurs on stage telling true stories without notes, this time on the theme of conflict. Featured performers include writer-cum-raconteur Trevor Ferguson, stand-up comedian/human rights lawyer Jessica Salomon, young adult author and irrepressible personality Monique Polak, This Really Happened cult favourites Jeremy Wexler and Taylor Tower, and standout storyteller Jane Martin.
For more information go to: http://www.facebook.com/events/329152140471772/331611076892545/