Hall of Distinction

In recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of John Abbott College in 2020, the College has established a Hall of Distinction.  The Hall of Distinction recognizes alumni, former employees, and friends of the College who have contributed to life on campus or to the greater community in a significant way.  Nominees should have sufficient stature and recognition to ensure that their induction into the Hall of Distinction recognizes their contribution and brings credit to John Abbott.

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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.

About U SPORTS

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:

Twitter/Instagram/YouTube: @USPORTSca
Facebook: @USPORTSCanada

For further information, please contact:

Ken Saint-Eloy
Senior Manager,
Marketing and Communications
U SPORTS
Cell: 647-871-7595
ksainteloy@usports.ca

Alan Hudes
Coordinator, Communications
U SPORTS
Off: 905-508-3000 ext. 242
Cell: 647-991-5343
ahudes@usports.ca

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.

Master Teacher Program 2018 Graduate Recognition Ceremony

John Abbott  College in Montreal is pleased to announce that 18 of its teachers and staff received recognition of their Master Teacher Program Certificate, Diploma, or Master Degree at the recent 2018 Graduate Recognition Ceremony which was held at Champlain College, St. Lambert Campus, on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.

This Graduate Recognition Ceremony is an event that is held every two years and celebrates the accomplishments of the Cegep teachers and staff who complete one of the three programs offered within the Master Teacher Program (MTP). The Master Teacher Program is a graduate-level, education program for Cegep teachers, offered by the Université de Sherbrooke.

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (GCCT): Participants who take the Certificate program are taught the pedagogical basics of excellent teaching skills, knowledge, and attitudes in the four core courses: College Teaching and Course Design, Assessment as Learning, How Students Learn, and Instructional Strategies for Active Learning. From there, there are several elective courses to choose from: Inclusion, Developmental Psychology, Teaching with Technology, Dynamics and Diversity, Blended Learning, Group Work, Motivation, and Program Evaluation.

Graduate Diploma in College Teaching (D.E.): Participants who continue in the Master Teacher Program, take the next 15 credits to complete the Diploma program. Core courses include Constructing Knowledge in Your Discipline, Constructing Knowledge Across Disciplines, Philosophy of Education, Integration Seminar, as well as a few elective courses from the GCCT list above.

Master of Education in College Teaching (M.Ed.): Participants who continue to the end of the Master Teacher Program, complete the research portion of the program, both the theoretical and the practical components, and develop and conduct a research activity, often in their own college or classroom.

John Abbott College is proud to announce that we have 18 MTP graduates in total, with six employees who completed the 15-credit Graduate Certificate in College Teaching: David Campeau (Registrar’s Office), Gerald McGrath (Police Technologies), Cathy Pye Dutton (Computer Science), Josée Tessier (Dental Hygiene), Diane Williams (Nursing) and Meighan Wilson (Nursing)

Seven John Abbott employees completed the 30-credit Graduate Diploma in College Teaching: Debbie DesRivieres (Dental Hygiene), Tasha Keri (Nursing), Patricia Lawrence (Nursing), Cynthia McIntosh (Academic Advising), Adriana Petrulian (Biopharmaceuticial Technologies), Claudiu Scotnotis  (Computer Science) and Josée Tessier (Dental Hygiene).

Five John Abbott  College teachers completed the full 45-credit Master of Education in College Teaching degree: Paul Bazelais (Chemistry),  Debbie DesRivieres (Dental Hygiene), Anila Hasko (Dental Hygiene),  Patricia Lawrence (Nursing), Adriana Petrulian (Biopharmaceuticial Technologies), Patricia Lawrence (Nursing) and Rick Rock (Graphic and Web Design).

The Master Teacher Program is offered in English and is available to all individuals who work in a Quebec Cegep, teachers and staff alike. Courses are held in the Montreal-area Cegeps, however, thanks to the online, blended-learning structure of the program, Cegep teachers from anywhere in the province can attend online and participate fully in the activities being done in the physical classroom in Montreal. Some individual classes are designed where everyone, all the participants, the teacher, and the technical support person, are all online for the entire class, while other classes require that everyone attend physically, in-class, in Montreal. For more information about the Master Teacher Program, please visit the Université de Sherbrooke, Performa website.

 

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Women’s individual national golf champ, Emily Romancew

Excerpts from the CCAA announcement:

“Winning a national award and being able to say we have a national title for John Abbott is amazing.

I think I played really well and I’m really satisfied with my overall week,” says Romancew.

Romancew, led the women’s individual race from wire to wire. Her final total of 298 left her six strokes ahead of runner-up Shaye Leidenius from RDC. Alyssa Stoddart from the Fanshawe Falcons shot a four-day total of 305 to claim the bronze medal.

Read the complete recap at Red Deer Queens, Boomerang d’André-Laurendeau named 2018 Golf National Champions


Day 2 of the CCAA Golf Nationals has our own Emily Romancew holding on to 1st place over Becky Martin of the Medicine Hat Rattlers. Romancew’s second consecutive score of 75 gives her a two-day total of 150, six strokes better than Martin.

André-Laurendeau, Humber and Red Deer lead the pack


In the women’s individual race, Emily Romancew from the John Abbott Islanders holds a two-stroke lead over Elizabeth Labbé from Champlain St. Lawrence and Becky Martin from the Rattlers. Romancew shot an impressive three over par 75.

“I feel good. With the wind conditions today, it was tougher than we thought but it was fun. I was in a fun group. I know I need to stay patient with three rounds left-patience and grind. I can’t get too ahead of myself. It’s a tough golf course,” says Romancew.

Red Deer and Humber top day one at the 2018 Ping CCAA Golf National Championships


Emily Romancew is a John Abbott Science student with a bright future ahead in both school and sport.

Described by her golf coach Joel Fitleberg as extremely supportive of her teammates with a super attitude, Emily won the highest golfing honour in the province last week – bringing home the provincial championship.

She is off to Medicine Hat Alberta this weekend for the CCAA National Championships. The five day competition is taking place at the Desert Blume Golf Club which will “…test every aspect of a golfer’s game…” according to the tournament host Medicine Hat College.

Stay tuned as we follow Emily and her incredible career!

Blood Drive this week at JAC

Did you know that to meet the needs of the population of Québec, Héma-Québec must collect 1,000 donations per day and that blood is an irreplaceable resource? In fact, every 80 seconds, someone in Québec needs blood. As a result, maintaining the collective blood supply depends on the generosity of those who feel compelled to share in the wealth of their health.

Despite the 60% probability of someone needing to receive a blood transfusion and despite the fact that one can give blood every 56 days as an act of solidarity to those in need, ONLY 3% of Quebeckers who qualify to give blood do so.

The body quickly replenishes the quantity of blood donated, which amounts to a little less than half a litre (450ml). The blood donation itself takes ten minutes and the entire process takes about one hour.

This is why we would like to invite you, as well as your friends and family, to save lives by giving blood, at John Abbott College blood donor clinic. The blood drive will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Casgrain Building (Agora) located at 21275 Lakeshore Road in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

If you have travelled outside Canada and the United States, please check whether you qualify either by calling 1-800-847-2525 or by going to www.hema-quebec.qc.ca and clicking in the following order: blood donation, donor qualification, qualification criteria. Then click malaria for travel exclusions.

Your support is precious to us all.