Call-Outs for Three Positions at Two Upcoming FASA Orientation Events

Hey y’all! :) I hope you’re having an excellent summer so far!

Starting today, we will begin call-outs for three separate positions that will be needed at two upcoming FASA orientation events. The deadline for each of these positions is August 18th, so that leaves you a day and a month to apply. But why wait until then? Send an e-mail to Jeremy at as soon as you can! More details below.

Call-out for a DJ!
Honorarium: $300
The Fine Arts Student Alliance is looking to hire a DJ for the Welcome Orientation Picnic on September 3rd. If interested, please send a letter of intent and previous DJ work to Jeremy at

Call-out for Music Ensembles!
Honorarium: Negotiable
The Fine Arts Student Alliance is looking to hire two music ensembles for an orientation event on September 26th from 6-9pm. Each ensemble will perform a 1.5 hour set. For more information, please email Jeremy at If interested in applying, please send a 2-5 minute track of your set and a letter of intent.

Call-out for Event Photographer!
Honorarium: $300
The Fine Arts Student Alliance is looking to hire an event photographer for two of our nine orientation events. Services will be needed from 1-4 pm on September 3rd and 6-9 pm on September 26th. If interested, please send a letter of intent and 10-15 images of your previous work.

Thank you and happy applying!

Call for Graphic Designer


Call for Graphic Designer
Deadline: Monday June 16th
Honorarium: $500
** Must be an Undergraduate Students at Concordia**

The Fine Arts Student Alliance is looking to hire a graphic designer for the months of July and August to design 14 posters and our Orientation Journal. If chosen for this position you must be reachable by email regularly. All information for posters and journal will be provided. If interested please email 5-8 images of your work as well as a letter of intent to Jeremy at

Concordia Film Festival // May 8 – 10



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FASA is hosting its Annual General meeting in the second floor lounge of the VA! Come join us for some food, wine, and raffle prizes! Also present will be lovely piano music from the lovely Eric Mayhew, a passionate cat lover, pretend seamstress, pointless explorer, perennial student. Oh, and pianist (sometimes).

The meeting will go over the many events Fasa was involved in in this past year.The general meeting is a great opportunity for those that want to get involved in student associations to learn more about the form and function of FASA.

Raffle prizes will include gift cards, archival pens, delicious candy etc, all held in FASA’s new, totally awesome, tote bags!

Afterwards, there will be an after-party at brutopia!
We hope to see all your lovely faces!

Proposed Agenda
Reaction Plans
Bylaw and Annex Changes
Minutes to ratify

Club End of Year Reports 

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presented by the Concordia Fibres Student Association


Vernissage: Saturday, April 5, 5-8 pm…

Work by April Martin, Hope Phillips, Rebecca Smyth, Isabel Prado Caro, and Veronique Tremblay.

Jury Chloé Grondeau- Diagonale Centre D’artistes jake moore- FOFA Gallery Emily Hermant- Faculty, Fibres and Material Practices

Part of festival en avril fibre/textile/art

“Texture … in its fullest sense belongs to neither the contents of our minds apart from the world nor the world apart from us…” – Jonathan Weidenbaum

The body and its tools, the senses, are an interface between the inner world of consciousness– intellectual and emotional responses, and the outer world of space and sensory stimulation.



Attawapiskat Is No Exception.

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Concordia University’s Department of Theatre is preparing for the debut of their production Attawapiskat Is No Exception, an original play conceived in response to 2011’s housing crisis at the Attawapiskat reserve in northern Ontario. A collaboration between Floyd Favel, Cree theatre maker and playwright, and Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer, assistant professor of theatre and the play’s director, Attawapiskat Is No Exception will run from Wednesday, April 2 to Sunday, April 6 at Concordia’s D.B. Clarke Theatre.

Attawapiskat is no exception

The play is influenced by the historical events and cultural practices of three northern First Nations communities: the Sayisi Dene of Manitoba; Lake St. Martin, Manitoba; and Attawapiskat Cree Nation. It draws attention to the problems surrounding living conditions on northern First Nations Reserves, and enacts the troubled relationship between native leaders and non-native policy makers. Sound design, original songs composed by Concordia alumnus Ralph Denzer, pre-filmed and live-feed projections in addition to the well rounded familiar design elements (set, costume, lights and props) will help frame this representation of a story not familiar enough to many audience members.

Broad-based research about First Nations issues was carried out by all participants in the early stages of collaboration during the fall semester. Students involved in the production took a required course about First Nations dramaturgy, co-taught by Favel and Neuerburg-Denzer. In addition, Karl Hele, chair of First Peoples Studies at Concordia, gave an in-depth lecture on land rights, and participation in such activities as a visit to Kahnawake’ s Cultural Center, Mc Gill’s First Peoples Week, and the March for the Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women aided students in their research.

First Nations theatre is a new research field for Neuerburg-Denzer, whose area of study has focused extensively on emotion studies for performers. “Through the research and creation of Attawapiskat is No Exception, I expressly aim to help conserve and develop knowledge specific to Canada’s First People” she says, “so that the relations between native and non-native individuals and groups might be improved.” Floyd Favel is a theatre and dance (contemporary and native traditional) director, performer, writer and teacher from Poundmaker Reserve in Saskatchewan. He is currently in writing and co-producing a feature length film, Sweet Cherry Wine, that will be performed entirely in Cree.

There will be a roundtable discussion after Saturday’s matinee performance about the issues raised by “Attawapiskatt” and the ways the performance addresses the intersection between aboriginal and “western” playmaking strategies, including the special responsibilities of a predominantly non-native co-creative team. The roundtable will be moderated by M.J. Thompson (Art Education) with Floyd Favel, Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer, Karl Hele, Anik Sioui and Emilie Monnet of Odaya Drum Group, Chelsea Vowel (activist blogger and Cree instructor) and the student actors Tyson Houseman and Brefny Caribou-Curtin.

A talk back session with the cast and designers will take place directly following the Friday night show.

When: April 2 to 5 at 8pm, April 5 and 6 at 2 pm Where: D.B. Clarke Theatre (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West) Tickets: $10 regular, $5 student. Available at the door or in advance by emailing with your name, phone number, number of tickets requested, and the date and time of performance

Deadline for SPG Receipts is coming up!

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Next week, April 2nd is the deadline for handing in the receipts for the winter SPGs.

Final deadline for handing in invoices is today, March 26th.

Fine Arts Faculty Council

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Fine Arts Faculty Council – Undergraduate Student Representation 2014-2015

Per the motion passed at the January 17th 2014 Fine Arts Faculty Council meeting, Council members for 2014-2015 must be nominated and elected by the April Council meeting for ratification. This requires that student representatives sitting on Faculty Council in September be finalized early in the year.

Currently, the composition of Fine Arts Faculty Council includes “Six undergraduate students to be selected by the CSU from the various constituencies within the Faculty of Fine Arts”. The term is for one year. Please provide us with the names, student ID numbers, and contact information of the six undergraduate representatives who will serve on Faculty Council as well as which one of the six will serve on Faculty Council Steering Committee by April 4th, 2014. Note: Pending Board of Governors approval in April, the number will be reduced to five undergraduate student representatives.

As background information, the current undergraduate student representatives whose term ends on May 31st are: Katrina Caruso, Naakita Feldman-Kiss, Eli John Kerr, and Aditi Ohri.

Faculty Council meets approximately nine times per academic year, from September to mid-May, and is scheduled on Friday mornings from 9:30-12:00 (a schedule will be sent to members later this summer). Steering Committee meets for no longer than one hour and its mandate is to:
- Consider and recommend the agenda for Council meetings;
- Review resolutions and recommendations submitted to Council;
- Ensure that reports and recommendations arising out of different standing committees of Council are submitted in a form permitting effective debate;
- Monitor the work of the standing committees of Council;
- Prepare such reports and other documentation as Council may require of it;
- Make any recommendations to Council that it judges appropriate.

Support Gender Advocacy!

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Hello wonderful volunteers and members of the Centre!

As many of you know, we here at the Centre for Gender Advocacy are
currently in the midst of a campaign to increase our student fee levy
by 8 cents, from $0.29 to $0.37, to enable us to continue providing
the services and organizing the events that we do! The vote happens
March 25-27th.

A little more info!



We rely on the help of volunteers to get the word out about this
particular endeavour, as we do many others! Over the past week, many
of our members have taken part in our ongoing Facebook selfie “I need
the Centre for Gender Advocacy because” campaign (scroll down on our
group page to see the posts):

If you’d like to support the Centre in this way, and get your own word
out about why the Centre for Gender Advocacy is important to you, it
would be so very appreciated! Also, we can almost guarantee that the
world hasn’t seen enough of your face yet!

All you have to do is make a sign of your own that starts with the
words “I need the Centre for Gender Advocacy because…” and snap a
photo. Then you can simply post it to the above Facebook group page!

We hope to see many more of your beautiful faces gracing our page soon!


New Exhibition space for Rent in the Belgo

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POPOP is a rental space in the Belgo ( Montreal ) that invites visual artists, galerists, curators or group of artists to come and exhibit their work.

POPOP is an independent space managed by CIRCA that presents emerging and established practices that enroll into the professional world of contemporary art.

All the profits made from the renting will go back directly to CIRCA !

Price: $ 500 / week

Send the following documents at
-Dates from Monday to Sunday inc (please consult the reservation calendar on the Facebook page) The space is rented for a one week length minimum.
-CV, artist statement and images of the work
-Website including CV, artist statement and images of the work

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