Book Launch at John Abbott College – Patrick Burger

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – November 17, 2016 – Patrick Burger, PhD, English Literature teacher at John Abbott College recently launched On the Precipice of Facism: The Mythic and Political in the Work of Robert E. Howard and Ernst Jünger.

Inspired while on a trip to Germany in 2002, Burger decided on the topic of his thesis which would eventually become this trilingual work that speaks to the “key role narrative plays in the scripting of human destiny,” (www.preraphaelitebrotherhoodpublishing.ca visited November 17, 2016).

The book was published in 2015 and officially launched this month among colleagues and friends at John Abbott College. Described by author and advisor Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kurz: “[T]his dissertation is unquestionably an original and masterful — sometimes too masterful — scholarly accomplishment, which develops its thesis methodically, richly and productively.”

Burger, a popular teacher for the last nineteen years, says with a smile: “every utterance, every cultural event is tied to a larger narrative.”

This thought provoking book is available at www.preraphaelitebrotherhoodpublishing.ca.

About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes 6500 fulltime day students and an additional 2000 continuing education students. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.

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26th Annual JAC Career Fair

The Twenty-sixth edition of the John Abbott College Career Fair ran November 1 and 2. This year the 2-day event showcased fifty different professions.

More than 1800 students visited the Fair speaking with a wide variety of industry professionals who volunteer to share their experience and answer all manner of questions. Among the kiosks, students spoke with representatives from healthcare, law, medicine, communications, multimedia, web, biology, forest and environmental, self-starter small business to name a few. Additional careers organizers will try to recruit next year due to frequent student requests include a journalist, pilot, and editor.

Every year the number of organizations that volunteer to be part of the Career Fair increases.  It is a rare opportunity, they say, to chat with those up and coming.

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Le 26e Salon des carrières du Cégep John-Abbott s’est tenu les 1 et 2 novembre derniers. En tout, 50 domaines d’emploi différents ont été présentés.

On estime à 1800 le nombre d’étudiants qui ont visité les kiosques et discuté avec des professionnels de l’industrie venus partager leur expérience et répondre à toutes sortes de questions. Voici quelques-uns des secteurs représentés lors de cet événement :  santé, droit, médecine, communications,  multimédias, biologie, gestion forestière et environnementale, et entrepreneuriat pour ne nommer que ceux-ci.  L’an prochain, les organisateurs espèrent recruter des représentants du milieu journalistique, de l’édition/rédaction  et aussi de l’industrie de l’aviation, ces choix étant très populaires auprès des étudiants.

Le Cégep John-Abbott tient à remercier les représentants des différents secteurs de l’industrie. Ils sont de plus en plus nombreux chaque année à prendre  le temps de venir rencontrer et discuter avec la relève.

Book Launch at John Abbott College

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – October 6, 2016 – English teachers Will McClelland and Lori Weber each launched their respective books at a campus gathering on Thursday, September 29.

Will McClelland creates a world in his book The Minted where the characters live an allegory of Canadian society. Written for an adult audience, this is the first book for author and John Abbott College English teacher McClelland who says that he started work on this novel fifteen years ago.

Lightning Lou is the 10th book written by Lori Weber, the first destined for young readers. This novel takes place in World War I Canada when men were shipping out to serve in the war. Loosely based on a true story, a boy decides to disguise himself as a girl in order to play for the only hockey team in town, the women’s team.

These thought provoking books are both available in all the popular bookstores and online.

About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes 6500 fulltime day students and an additional 2000 continuing education students. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.

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Debbie Cribb
Communications & Media Relations Officer
514 457-6610 ext. 5354
debbie.cribb@johnabbott.qc.ca
johnabbott.qc.ca

CELEBRATING RESEARCH AT JAC

The John Abbott community came together on September 28 to celebrate research at the College. Over the last two years, an impressive  $1,374,000 was granted to John Abbott, not including other grants for which we were not the principal applicant. Seen on photo: faculty members who received grants.

Volunteer Recruitment Day at John Abbott College

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – August 31, 2016 – Capitalizing on a movement that is gaining wonderful momentum among young people today, the John Abbott College Student Employment Centre is holding its 1st Annual Volunteer Recruitment Day Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

A positive trend is emerging with increasing numbers of students seeking volunteering opportunities whether for course credit, athletic program requirements, or to simply get involved in a benevolent way.

In response to this new reality, the JAC Student Employment Centre has organized it’s first-ever Volunteer Recruitment Day, bringing together community members and organizations of all types with College students in order to facilitate active volunteerism to our 6500 current students.

The objective of the day is to help students explore a variety of volunteer options and ultimately discover a path that is right for them.

The Volunteer Recruitment Day will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Agora (Casgrain building) Tuesday, September 13.

About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes 6500 fulltime day students and an additional 2000 continuing education students. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.

JOINT SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM FOR JOHN ABBOTT AND VANIER COLLEGES

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – April 26, 2016 –Thursday, April 28, Vanier College joins
John Abbott College students for a joint science symposium, sharing the results of their original scientific research.

The Independent Research Project in Science course is a new approach to science class. Students participate in research in a bustling microbiology lab, a state-of-the-art microscopy facility, an internationally-recognised research institute, or a newly minted research space nestled within a college.

Both Vanier and John Abbott students presenting their work on Thursday are strong, motivated students keen to experience the excitement of original scientific research first hand.

This group of dedicated teenagers who are graduating this semester, are continuing their post-secondary education in scientific research, others in teaching, medical practice or law. There is nothing outside the realm of possibilities for this group.

The projects will be presented from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Atrium of the Anne-Marie Edward Science building at John Abbott College Abbott College. The poster sessions and oral presentations cover a very broad range of scientific disciplines.

 

Loonies FLOCK John Abbott College

 

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – March 17, 2016 – The John Abbott College campus took on a remarkable look and feel yesterday, raising $15,450 for the Student Assistance Fund.

Students and staff jumped in to the annual fundraiser, started in 2003, where loonies are stuck to two-sided tape that runs the length of College – almost 800 feet!  Energy and school spirit led the charge to elevate the Loonie Line to an unprecedented success.

Everyone can use some help occasionally and if that means helping a student stay in school, the Assistance Fund at John Abbott is there for them. The Fund is set up to help with groceries, textbooks, registration fees and much more.

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