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A team from CSE has received funding to develop a new Diploma in Entertainment Technology. The objective is to combine artistic, scientific and software training to produce graduates who have the skills and experience needed to design and implement projects involving a wide range of modern disciplines, including computer science, graphic arts, computer games, and performing arts. COHDS supported the application and we are looking forward to a collaboration in this program.

We are glad to welcome Postdoctoral Fellow Karoline Truchon. Her research project is entitled "Mixed Conceptions, Mixed Feelings, Mixed Results? Multi-Voice Audio-Visual Narratives Debating Mixed-Income Housing in Toronto". To find out more about her work, see her profile on our website.

We held our 2014 Annual General Meeting on May 8 and we are now pleased to introduce you to our new Administrative Board: Steven High, Ronald Rudin, Catherine Charlebois, Stéphane Martelly, Lisa Ndejuru, Shahrzad Arshadi, and Lauren Ramsay (until next Fall). We would also like to take this opportunity to thank former Board members for their dedication and generosity!: Ted Little, Anita Sinner, and Wendy Allen.

We are pleased to announce that Scott MacLeod was selected for our 2014 Award for Excellence in Oral History for his In Griffintown project! Two special mentions were also made: one of Samah Affan's thesis for an outstanding theoretical/written production and a second one of Khadija Baker's work for an outstanding artistic production.

From June 8-13 this summer, the School of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with three of Concordia's Research Centres (Hexagram, Perform, COHDS) will be hosting an inaugural research institute. COHDS will offer hands-on workshops on placed-based storytelling, mobile interviewing, and geolocated transcription. Senior-undergraduate or early-stage graduate students are invited to register. Accommodations (on campus), breakfasts and lunches are provided. Application deadline: May 9, 2014.

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is getting ready for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are currently looking for Concordia University students for part-time positions.
Deadline to apply: Friday May 2, 2014

Full-time students enrolled in a Concordia University doctoral program and who are already affiliated to the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling are invited to submit an application for this one-time award tied to our research unit. Deadline for Applications: Friday April 18 (12 Noon).

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling announces the first competition for the Award for Excellence in Oral History! This $500 award recognizes research excellence in the interdisciplinary field of Oral History. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 14, 2014.

Read a new article by visiting researcher Carol Gray posted on the Fulbright Canada Blog about her oral history project on humain rights in Egypt.

In the context of the 20th commemoration of the Tutsi genocide, PAGE-Rwanda organizes "Meet the other Canadian survivors of the genocide". This activity consists of 4 focus groups to be held at Concordia University on May 31, 2014. We are looking for documentary filmmakers/videographers, research assistants, and trauma counsellors.

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