Casgrain Sports Centre Holiday Schedule

The Sport Centre will be closed on December 24, 25, 26, 31 and on January 1.

The holiday schedule is valid from December 6, 2017 to January 14, 2018.

Weight Room & Courts

Monday to Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention

Students visited the Federal Training Centre in Laval earlier this semester as part of their Fieldwork 1 course. In this course, students visit 6 to 8 different facilities ranging from YMCAs, to the Old Brewery Mission, to federal or provincial prisons and penitentiaries. The Federal Training Centre is a minimum to medium security institution. Students visited cell blocks encompassing individual and group housing, were introduced to the procedures of canine units and prisoner transport, toured the Centre’s grounds, library, and garment work and auto body training centres, and conversed with guards and inmates, many of whom are serving lengthy or life sentences. Teacher Barbara Ruttenberg’s efforts to obtain permission for our students to visit a wide variety of institutions give them an eye-opening introduction to the realities of our correctional system.

Abbott Team Reviews Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal Piece NŌ MASK OF HANNYA

To mark the CEGEP institution’s 50th anniversary, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts collaborated with the Fédération des cégeps, inviting members of its various colleges to produce short videos on works in the Museum’s collection.

“I am impressed by how technology is clearly at the service of creativity and reflection in this project. I think this shows how our teachers and students combine technical mastery with an imaginative and critical approach to their work” said Gordon Brown, John Abbott College Academic Dean.

Follow this link to view the John Abbott College capsule featuring Media Arts teacher Daniel Schorr and student Jonathan Andrei from the Arts, Literature & Communication program.

Seven animated films by JAC students at the Brazil Film Fest Toronto

After participating in the Brazil Film Festival of Montreal, seven animation films produced by John Abbott College animation students will open in Toronto this week.

The 2017 edition of the Brazil Film Fest will take place from November 3 to 5, once again, in the prestigious TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre in Toronto. The Festival’s program is composed of internationally acclaimed Brazilian fiction and documentary movies. JAC animation student films will be screened before every feature presentation.

JAC student films are also featured on the Festival’s website, including the opening page:

These seven animated promos for the 2017 Brazil Film Fest Toronto were created by John Abbott students in the Arts, Literature and Communication program, Animation 1 course, oriented by Media Arts teacher Daniel Schorr. The students used a combined digital and analog technique of digital capture of animated cut-outs.

Thousands at John Abbott College

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – October 25, 2017 – Thousands took advantage of the sunny and warm weather on Saturday, October 21 to visit the annual John Abbott College open house. Potential students and their parents asked questions, visited labs and wandered through classrooms.

Current students from Police Technology, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care and Nursing programs set the scene outside for a multi-vehicle accident simulation. Actors from the Theatre department and a critically injured high-fidelity simulation mannequin caught the crowd’s complete attention. Others visited the Psychology department watching a demonstration with friendly intelligent rats or stepped outside with a Physics teacher and astronomy expert to view our skies through a telescope.

The campus buzzed with energy at every level as young people looked around, stepping into a snap shot of college life at Abbott. So many former students, now parents, shared memories with faculty and staff, signing up to be on the Abbott Alumni register to be kept informed as events and activities ramp up to the College’s 50th anniversary in 2020.

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

John Abbott College Science student and Physics Professor to present at Montréal Space Symposium

John Abbott College Science student Emilie Laflèche and Physics Professor Karim Jaffer were invited to speak at the upcoming Montreal Space Symposium to be held on Thursday and Friday, October 5-6, 2017.

Emilie will present The JAC Solar Eclipse – An Astronomical First Day of Classes on Thursday at 12:30.

Karim will be making two presentations on Friday:
– A Student-Directed Approach to Introductory Astronomy at 16:30
– Public Outreach and CEGEP Partnerships in collaboration with RASC at 17:30.

Complete schedule and abstracts can be found on the event’s website

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Montreal Centre presents the 2017 Townsend Lecture

Dr. David Levy
A Lifetime of Eclipses…

Montreal-born and long-time RASC Montreal Centre Member as well as Honorary President, Dr. David Levy, will present a lecture at John Abbott College on his personal experience that spans many decades of astronomical observations of both lunar and solar eclipses. His first was on October 2, 1959 and culminating with his 90th this past August with the solar eclipse.

Dr. Levy is Canada’s foremost comet hunter including the infamous Shoemaker-Levy Comet amongst the 22 comets to his credit. Dr. Levy has also authored 34 books plus numerous articles.

Date: Monday, October 16
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Penfield P-204

Photo credits to Sam Henle.

Photo of the eclipse (note the sunspots) through John Abbott’s new Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope, equipped with an Orion solar filter for safe solar viewing, and a 32mm eyepiece.
Taken in Montreal, 45.5017ºN, 73.5673ºW on an iPhone SE.

Campus involvement through the John Abbott College Physics department and the Astronomy Club.

Homecoming 2017

Homecoming has been around for quite some time throughout North America. Here at Abbott, despite some smaller versions over the years, this past weekend was the 2nd formal, structured one, and what a Homecoming it was. 

When asked to describe the flagship event – the 3-0 football team taking on the Trois-Rivières Diablos – a fan stated emphatically: “HOT! Wow!” Indeed. With the temperature hovering near 40 degrees on the field, and certainly that hot in the stands that were packed to capacity – it was the hottest fall football game anyone could recall.

Despite the importance for varsity teams to do well, the crux of a Homecoming weekend reaches far beyond the field or pitch or arena. This is a time for people to come back to familiar grounds, to interact with students, to talk with teachers and to be part of our very important school alumni! Where would we be without peers, elders, community leaders sharing advice, pointing us in the right direction and yes, having friends in the right places? John Abbott Homecoming is a pressure-free place to catch up, to share tales that inevitably start with: “Do you remember that time when…”. Team shirts and a few shrunken leather letter jackets were also seen in the shade of the alumni tent. School colours and team swag were certainly part of this gathering where kids played on blow-up castles, face painting added some sparkle for the younger set and laughter rang out all around the area of our Memorial sports field. 

The John Abbott campus is alive today with people of all ages and history that dates back forty-seven years. So many of those people were back this past weekend. Being part of this community is a source of pride tempered with a feeling of great responsibility. As we start to prepare for our fiftieth anniversary, in three short years, reconnect with Abbott, be part of our Golden Anniversary.

The Islanders carried the day with a 47-11 victory maintaining their undefeated season!