Animation and fiction films produced by students at John Abbott College presented in Brazil

Animation and fiction films produced by students at John Abbott College presented in Brazil in the Festival “Projeta: Filmes do Quebec”.

The festival will be held from June 20 to 26, 2018 in the prestigious CINESESC cinema, in the heart of Sao Paulo. This event showcases a taste of Québec’s culture through feature and short films.

The Festival is supported by the Bureau du Québec à Sao Paulo, le Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (Québec), as well as Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC). On the Brazilian side, it is supported by SESC – Social Service of Commerce, a non-profit organization that receives millions of visitors each year.

The program MOSTRA JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE features films from film and animation students from John Abbott College. The students were thrilled to authorize the screening of their films in the event.

The session will be followed by a discussion with Daniel Schorr, teacher at JAC in the Media Arts Dept. and curator of the student show. Daniel Schorr will orient a Masterclass on Cinema and Animation and present a few of his own films during the Festival.

HIROSHIMA: The animated film is about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. (by Spencer Dixon, 2017)
ILLICIT: Film on drug use and HIV contamination. It is the drama of two young women, who share the same syringe. (by Alicia MacGibbon, 2015)
PLAGUED: Black humor story, inspired by flu epidemics. People who do not wash their hands well run the risk of contracting the virus. Whoever picks up the virus, becomes a zombie. (by Dani Meloso, 2009)
PORCELAINE: Movie about a young transsexual. She shares with her family that she is a woman in a male body. (by Florence Tyl Descombes, 2015)
THAT DAY: Amazing movie from a new director, about a ‘date-rape’. The violence is committed by a man with whom the girl has an emotional encounter. (by Dominique Bradley, 2017)
TOWN OF RICHES: With touches of violence and humor, it is inspired by the Scorcese Mafia movies. Marina wrote, directed, photographed and edited the film, a true tour-de-force! (by Marina Totino, 2014)
TURNED TO ASH: Japanese digital animation in ‘Anime’ style. (by Kristina Perron, 2017)

For more info, follow the links:

https://www.sescsp.org.br/programacao/160339_PROJETA+FILMES+ DO+QUEBEC#/content=programacao

https://www.sescsp.org.br/programacao/160299_MOSTRA+JOHN+ABBOTT+COLLEGE

Former Academic Dean Appointed to the Québec Order of Excellence in Education

John Abbott College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Erich Schmedt to the Québec Order of Excellence in Education.

The Order of Excellence in Education officially recognizes the merit of those who have played or are still playing an important role in the field of education in Québec.

For over 31 years, Erich Schmedt has given his heart and soul to John Abbott. He has evolved from being a teacher, up the ranks to Chair of the Biology department, Program Dean, Academic Dean and then Conseiller cadre.

“Erich has served as a model in supporting others as an administrator, both at John Abbott and in the college network. He has made the college community very proud of the work he has done in so many areas, including institutional development, pedagogical development and indigenous education, and this recent recognition of his contributions is richly deserved” said John Abbott College Academic Dean, Gordon Brown.

Director General John Halpin stated: “The strong reputation that John Abbott College has in the local community, and our province, is in a large degree due to Erich’s sustained leadership and positive personality.  He has delivered a lot, he is a genuinely nice person, and he truly deserves this recognition”.

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) Award – 2 Winners from John Abbott College

First year students Zoë Deskin and David Toharia have each been selected to receive a $5000 summer internship award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT).

Zoë is an Arts and Sciences student with an interest in conservation ecology and environmental science. This award will allow her to work in Professor Jacqueline Bede’s laboratory at McGill University (Macdonald Campus) for 10 weeks this summer on: Plant-Insect Interactions: The impact of herbivory on the expression of plant defensive compounds.

David is an Honours Science student and will be working in Professor Peter Grutter’s Physics lab at McGill (downtown campus) on: The development of machine learning approaches to find and determine the position and radius of rings in images. This opportunity will allow him to pursue his passion for Physics.

Dr. Roberta Šilerová and Dr. Simon Daoust were instrumental in finding the stage locations and participated in the selection process along with Teresa Hackett (JAC Research Officer) and Joanne Ross (Program Deans’ Office). Forty- four JAC students responded to the call for this award. Congratulations to Zoë and David. They will be back at JAC in the fall – ask them about their experience!

Details for JAC Foundation tournament

Here is everything you need to know for the perfect Foundation golf tournament:

forecast – sunny & 25 degrees

Ever been tempted to get a 4K Ultra-high-definition 50” TV?
How about an original Helmut Langeder painting or a classic Tony Harris print? Are Oakley sunglasses or AKG Tiesto Headphones in your future to help you get “into the zone”?
Check out these items and so much more at the JAC Foundation tournament on June 12.

Details of the day:
11:00 – noon Brunch & Registration
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Golfers make their way to carts
12:15 – 12:20 p.m. Departure of Golfers to assigned holes
12:30 p.m. Shot Gun Start
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Dînatoire in the Tooke room


DRESS CODE

Tailored trousers, Bermuda type shorts, golf short, skirts, golf dresses
Knee socks, ankle socks or “sockettes”
Golf shirts with collars (regular, mock or turtleneck)
Shoes without socks except on the course or in the Tooke room

Not permitted
No jeans
No Rugby or cargo pants/shorts
No hats in clubhouse
No flip flops

Club de golf Beaconsfield Golf Club
49 Avenue du Golf, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4N6

For more information about the golf tournament, please contact:
Debbie Cribb
jacfoundation@johnabbott.qc.ca
514-457-6610 (5354)

Click here to view the English registration form.
Click here to view the French registration form.

New information about the Alumni Survey for JAC Pre-University Program Graduates

Calling on all JAC Pre-University Grads from Summer / Fall 2016 and Winter 2017.

A short John Abbott College Pre-University Alumni Survey was recently sent to you by email via Survey Monkey. If you have received it, we would ask that you respond as soon as possible as it will only be open for a few weeks.

We may not have had your correct email, so we also sent a letter to your home. Please click here to complete the survey with the password that was provided to you in the letter.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to contribute your constructive and valuable feedback. Once received, your responses, and those of your classmates, will be compiled to provide valuable information to your Program.

If you would like further information, please contact Lisa Boyle at lisa.boyle@johnabbott.qc.ca or 514-457-6610 ext. 5090.

New information about the Alumni Survey for JAC Career Program Graduates

Calling on all JAC Career Grads from Summer / Fall 2016 and Winter 2017.

A short John Abbott College Career Program Alumni Survey was recently sent to you by email via Survey Monkey. If you have received it, we would ask that you respond as soon as possible as it will only be open for a few weeks.

We may not have had your correct email, so we also sent a letter to your home. Please click here to complete the survey with the password that was provided to you in the letter.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to contribute your constructive and valuable feedback. Once received, your responses, and those of your classmates, will be compiled to provide valuable information to your Dean, Chair and Program.

If you would like further information, please contact Lisa Boyle at lisa.boyle@johnabbott.qc.ca or 514-457-6610 ext. 5090.

CCAA AND JOHN ABBOTT RECOGNIZE A PILLAR OF THE SPORTS WORLD

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – April 26, 2018 – A pillar of society is described by the Collins Dictionary as: A person who is universally respected- reliable-decent and hardworking…often engaging in voluntary work and taking up worthy causes who neighbors and the community have high regard and esteem for. Glenn Ruiter is that person.

Ruiter has recently been recognized by two institutions for his dedication and diligence in the world of college sports.

Arriving at John Abbott College in 1972, hoping to become a history teacher, he held many different positions, all of which were student focused. His love of amateur sports and his career at Abbott merged as he took the helm of the JAC Sports & Recreation department in 1981. Sports at the college flourished under Ruiter as his leadership and work ethic were recognized on and off the field of play.

Over the next twenty-six plus years, Ruiter would play key roles in the RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) and the CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association), most notably developing a solution to Sport Canada’s funding cuts that threatened the survival of the Association.

May 24, John Abbott College will add Glenn Ruiter’s name to the Hall of Distinction. Established in 2016, 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.

June 12, Ruiter a former Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association President and Vice-President, will be inducted into the CCAA Hall of Fame in the Builder Category.

Picture courtesy of CCAA