JACF Spring Fling 5K or 2K Run/Walk

Sunday April 28 – New this year!
JACF Spring Fling 5K or 2K Run/Walk

The 2019 SPRING FLING is our inaugural walk/run for all ages that promises to be a lot of fun.

Funds raised at this event will go to support the JAC Foundation’s Athletic Fund which sponsors team uniforms, equipment and transportation costs.

John Abbott College is extremely proud of its Islanders Intercollegiate teams and their dedicated student athletes.

This event is open to the public, students, staff, families, alumni, the Macdonald/McGill University community, local municipalities, businesses and beyond! Run or walk either 5 k or 2k through our beautiful John Abbott College campus grounds – rain, snow or shine in support of our student athletes.

French – at the Heart of Ambition at John Abbott College

In conjunction with the activities of la semaine de la francophonie, John Abbott College highlighted the grant made by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) to a project that focuses on training and integration of non-Francophone students in workplaces in Québec, particularly in high-tech sectors.

John Abbott College is the only English-language CEGEP in the province to receive such a grant from the OQLF.

Present at the roundtable event held on campus March 21, Julie Létourneau, OQLF Director of Communications, along with several members of the Abbott Career and Continuing Education programs, administrators and students, discussed major issues facing students in Career programs as they enter the workforce.

Fluency in French constitutes a major challenge for some non-Francophones, who are more likely to leave the province after their education.

The objective of the OQLF-funded project is to prepare non-Francophone (or those not perfectly bilingual) students born in Québec or from immigrant families, to integrate into Francophone workplaces. Through context-specific, activity-specific learning, the project aims to establish bilateral links, exchanges and dialogues between workplaces and graduates, as well as to overcome socio-cultural and linguistic barriers that have a deleterious effect on integration and retention.

EngTech Expo Winter 2019

The third annual exhibition of Engineering Technology student projects took place February 21.

During the event, EngTech Expo students had the opportunity to present their projects and answer visitors’ questions about the design, construction and operation of their devices, all the while applying the knowledge they have acquired in the program and refining their communication skills.

The projects on hand displayed different levels of complexity. They included an aquaponics garden, a video game console, a wooden ukulele connected to an amplifier powered by solar energy, an electric go-kart, a helicopter flight simulator and more.

“Participation at EngTech Expo is by invitation only. Students who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in developing their projects are invited to present. At the end of the event, participating students receive a certificate in recognition of their efforts. Prizes are awarded to the best and most original designs,” Liliya Nikolova, teacher in charge of the event.

February 13

REDress Project:  Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

and the

MOOSE HIDE Campaign: Taking action and standing up to end violence towards women and girls.

In the last 30 years in Canada, and still occurring today, there are disproportionally high numbers of Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirited Persons who have either gone missing or have been murdered in Canada.

On February 13, across Canada, people are raising awareness about this issue.

What can you do to help?

– Learning more about the REDress Project here:

– Learning more about the Moose Hide Campaign here: A campaign initiated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous men aimed at ending gender-based violence.

– Hanging a red dress in your classroom/office/home window. You can lend/borrow a red dress by contacting via MIO or email Eileen.Kerwinjones@johnabbott.qc.ca

– Picking up your Moose Hide Pin (leather or synthetic) this week in Student Activities (H-159) and wear it up to and on February 13.

– Making a photo/video pledge at the Moose Hide info booth to end violence.

– Printing and handing out 6 Ways to be an Ally re Gender Based Violence, Assault & Harassment

– Hearing the personal stories of our guest speakers:

10:30-11:00: Opening ceremony and prayer by an elder

11:00-11:30: Aiden Cyr, Youth Ambassador, Moose Hide Campaign

11:30-1:00:  Commissioner E. Qajaq Robinson, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

1:00-2:30: Delilah Saunders, Inuk author & activist, Feb. 13 will mark the 5 anniversary of her sister’s murder.

2:30-4:00: Nakuset, Director of the Native Women’s Shelter.

Counsellors will be on hand from 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. to help people process their feelings.

This event is open to everyone at JAC. For faculty that would like to bring their class, please register by sending an MIO or email to Audrey.Greenberg@johnabbott.qc.ca

This event is co-sponsored by the Indigenous Student Resource Centre, the Indigenous Studies Certificate, the Women’s Studies and Gender Relations Certificate, the Diversity & Social Equity Office within Student Services, and also made possible by a grant from the Programme acceuil et intégration des autochtones au collégial du MEES.

Apprentissage du français par l’engagement communautaire

Dans le cadre de leur cours Apprentissage du français en milieu communautaire francophone, appuyé cette année par le programme Entente Canada-Québec, des jeunes du Cégep John-Abbott mettent leur temps, leur énergie et leur esprit créatif au service de la communauté, tout en améliorant leurs compétences à communiquer en français. 

Pour souligner l’importance de leur engagement communautaire, le Centre d’action bénévole Ouest-de-l’Île a remis leur a remis des certificats officiels d’appréciation, lors d’un moment de célébration qui a eu lieu le 5 décembre 2018.

Félicitations pour leur participation à ce projet!

U SPORTS Top Honour Goes to John Abbott College Alumnus

For the first time in the history of John Abbott College, an alumnus has taken home the highest honour in Canadian university football. In his third year with the University of Calgary Dinos, quarterback Adam Sinagra (JAC ’15) was honoured with the Hec Crighton Trophy as the most outstanding player in U SPORTS football Thursday, at the Vanier Cup gala.

HEC CRIGHTON TROPHY: Adam Sinagra, Calgary

After learning from CFL greats Dave Dickenson and Bo Levi Mitchell during his time in Calgary Stampeders camp this spring, Adam Sinagra, an arts student from Pointe Claire, Québec, proceeded to have one of the best seasons in Canada West football history.

His 3,233 passing yards set a new U SPORTS record, as he led the Dinos to a perfect 8-0 season, and the most potent offence in the nation, averaging 570.9 yards per game. Sinagra ranked second in the nation in passing touchdowns this season with 23, and led the conference with a passer rating of 126.

After learning from the likes of former Hec Crighton-winning quarterbacks Erik Glavic (2007) and Andrew Buckley (2014 and 2015) – who are now coaching with the Dinos – Sinagra has now joined his mentors as a Hec Crighton winner, marking the fifth consecutive season a CW player has taken home Canadian university’s biggest individual prize.

John Abbott College Islanders Head Coach Patrick Gregory says of Sinagra: “We are all very proud of Adam’s accomplishments. He was a game changer for us, a tremendous competitor who made everyone around him better.”

Stan Gendron, Sinagra’s QB coach while at Abbott mirrors that same sentiment saying that he is “an exceptional competitor.”

It is no surprise, that Adam was also named all-Canadian.

About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes 6700 fulltime day students per semester and an additional 2000 continuing education students per year. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.


U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, close to 20,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous World University Championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca or follow us on:

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For further information, please contact:

Ken Saint-Eloy
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Marketing and Communications
Cell: 647-871-7595

Alan Hudes
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Cell: 647-991-5343

An Incredible Weekend for John Abbott College Athletes

The LACROSSE team handed Collège Brébeuf their first loss in 3 years breaking their 29 game winning streak. First place Brébeuf was defeated by the third place Islanders in a hard fought game.

The Islanders battled back from a 3-goal deficit, twice to win the RSEQ Regional Championship 12-10

Women’s RUGBY team brought home the RSEQ Regional Championship with a 36-19 victory over rival Dawson College. The women’s rugby team completed a perfect season!

Men’s RUGBY kept the ball rolling as they also completed a perfect season winning the RSEQ Regional Championship by defeating Dawson College 24-17. The team showed grit and determination not wanting to let the home crowd down!

FOOTBALL off to the Bol D’Or
For the second time in as many years the Isles will face off against Valleyfield for Division 2 football supremacy. In another back and forth game the Isles showed that their running game was not to be taken lightly. The defence held strong denying Cégep Edouard-Montpetit’s final drive, making the final 29-27.

The Isles will look to avenge last year’s finals loss to Valleyfield this Friday November 16 at 19h00 at Centre Claude Robillard.