JOHN ABBOTT SET TO REVEAL HALL OF DISTINCTION

Recognizing individuals who have made an indelible mark on John Abbott College and beyond is a tradition on campus since 2016. The Hall of Distinction inductees are alumni, employees, and friends of the College. The 2019 list of honorees will be unveiled Friday, September 20, 2019. The nine people selected for this honour personify the dedication and hard work that has shaped John Abbott College in so many different ways. They are: EMPLOYEES Doug... Continue Reading.

A MESSAGE TO THE PARENTS OF JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE STUDENTS

BOARD OF GOVERNORS John Abbott College is launching a search for interested parents of students currently attending John Abbott College, who are not members of the College staff, to fill two (2) parent representative positions on its 19-member Board of Governors. The Board is composed of members from various groups, including parents. The Board sets major College policies and looks toward the future academic and community aspirations of the Colle... Continue Reading.

Congratulations Mathieu and Daniel!

The John Abbott community is happy to announce that Mathieu De Bellefeuille (Science and Social Science) and Daniel Palladino (Science) who were both awarded an incredible $ 5,000 scholarship for a summer internship in a research laboratory located in a college or university by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT). The purpose of the summer college internship program is to encourage college, government and tech... Continue Reading.

A special thank you, Dementia talk

A special thank you to Dr José A. Morais of McGill and Claire Webster of Crosswalk for sharing with our audience of caregivers their knowledge and experience on Dementia and Alzheimer. It was a very educational evening and we look forward to new training in 2019. Thank you to the Alzheimer Society, CIUSS, all the organizers, and especially the participants! ... Continue Reading.

JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE TEACHER RECIPIENT OF THE 2019 COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES CANADA GOLD LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR FACULTY

It is with great pride that we announce that chemistry teacher, Suzanne Black is the recipient of the 2019 CICan Gold Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty. This honour was presented to her during the annual CICan conference held in Niagara Falls. The Colleges and Institutes Canada Awards Program recognizes and promotes excellence within Canadian colleges, institutes, CEGEPs and polytechnics. The Awards showcase the extraordinary contribution o... Continue Reading.

Hall of Distinction

Do you know alumni, former employees, or friends of the College who have contributed to life on campus or to the greater community in a significant way.  You can nominate them to the Hall of Distiction. 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. The 2019 ceremony will be held in September. For more information... Continue Reading.

JAC grad appointed Ambassador to Indonesia

Peter MacArthur, a John Abbott 1978 graduate in Social Sciences, has been appointed Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia effective autumn 2016. He will continue as Canada’s senior APEC official.  Peter was previously Director General for South and Southeast Asia and Oceania at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa and has had several diplomatic postings abroad. These have included Russia, India, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. While at JAC Peter edited ... Continue Reading.

JOHN ABBOTT SET TO REVEAL HALL OF DISTINCTION

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – May 19, 2016 – The Hall of Distinction, a new point of interest on campus, has been created to recognize alumni, employees, and friends of the College who have made an indelible mark on John Abbott College and beyond. It will be revealed to the public Thursday, May 26, 2016. Response to the call for nominations in the month of November 2015 was impressive. The ten people selected for this inaugural honour pe... Continue Reading.

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... Continue Reading.

Student Steps up at Crash Site

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – April 1, 2016 – When third-year Pre-Hospital Emergency Care student Karl Devries came upon an accident scene on Saturday, he did not hesitate to step into the roll he has been training for at John Abbott. On his way home after a 24-hour internship shift (in his JAC uniform and jacket) March 26, Karl witnessed a rare scene – a vehicle has crashed into a bank office on St-Jean Blvd near Blue Haven. An elderl... Continue Reading.

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. E... Continue Reading.

John Abbott College Continues to Set Benchmarks for Sustainability

YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY BABY! Awards stack up for local Building Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – January 11, 2016 –The science building at John Abbott College, named after Anne-Marie Edward (’88) in 2013, is a shining example of hard work, perseverance, energy and spirit, from its namesake to the hundreds of people involved in the coming of age of this monument to sustainability and innovation in a suburb of Montreal, Québec. Even before t... Continue Reading.

JAC Students host Science Symposium

On May 7, John Abbott College students will be holding their inaugural symposium to present the results of their semester-long projects that began back in November 2014. These students were pioneers to a brand new approach to science class that allowed them to participate in research in a working lab, and to ultimately share their experiences and findings with the rest of the world. This was a chance never before offered at John Abbott College, a... Continue Reading.

Islander Sports News

JOHN ABBOTT LOOKS FOR NEW WOMEN’S HOCKEY COACH Following the departure of longtime hockey coach Hank Binning, John Abbott College is looking for a dynamic leader who is committed to guide the Lady Islander hockey program as they continue to compete in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Division 1 league. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years related coaching experience or equivalent and will be responsible for th... Continue Reading.

Bike Repair Station on Campus

Cyclists travelling along the bike path can now benefit from an outdoor bike repair station on John Abbott College’s lower campus. The station is located just off the bicycle path and is easily accessible for those needing a quick adjustment to their bikes when travelling along Lakeshore Boulevard. The bike repair station features an integrated air pump as well as all-purpose tools secured by reinforced steel cabling. For information on how to ... Continue Reading.

JAC CHEMISTRY TEACHER RECIPIENT OF THE 2019 SALTISE BEST PRACTICES AND PEDAGOGICAL AWARD

John Abbott College Chemistry teacher, Roberta Silerova is the recipient of the 2019 Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE) Best Practices and Pedagogical Innovators Award. This honour was presented to her during the annual 8th Annual SALTISE Conference held at Dawson College on June 3rd. “SALTISE is a learning community that brings together instructors and professional development staff from... Continue Reading.

Appointment of the Director General of the Centre d’expertise et de recherche appliquée en sciences pharmaceutiques (CERASP)

John Halpin, director general of John Abbott College and Philippe Gribeauval, director general of Cégep Gérald-Godin, are pleased to announce the appointment of Minh Luan Tran as director general of CERASP (centre of excellence in pharmaceutical innovation) as of June 25, 2019. Minh Luan Tran earned his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University in 1997 with a Minor in Computer Science from McGill University. Moving onto the p... Continue Reading.

DID YOU REGISTER?

JACF Spring Fling If you are not registered, there is still time to do so. Your participation is so appreciated and vital for our Athletics program and the hundreds of students involved. We hope to see you Sunday, May 26. Your online registration will be honoured without requiring any changes or modification on your part. More details: http://www.johnabbott.qc.ca/foundation/events/     ... Continue Reading.

Academic Success Centre hosted its Volunteer Recognition Event

On Monday, May 6, 2019, the Academic Success Centre hosted its Volunteer Recognition Event honoring over 100 student and community volunteers from both the fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters. Academically skilled peer tutors and volunteers from the community (who are retired faculty or professionals in the field) worked tirelessly tutoring students of John Abbott College in a variety of subjects over the course of the year. Without the efforts o... Continue Reading.