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 con... Continue Reading.

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 procedure... Continue Reading.

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 cr... Continue Reading.

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 f... Continue Reading.

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 T... Continue Reading.

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 – Pu... Continue Reading.

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 hunt... Continue Reading.

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 cert... Continue Reading.

Nunavik Sivunitsavut Program Launch

On Wednesday, September 20, special guests, dignitaries, teachers and friends all gathered at the Atwater Club for the official launch of the Nunavik Sivunitsavut program to celebrate the future of 18 Inuit students who came to Montreal to study their culture. Also in attendance were second-year students from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut program (Ottawa) on which the Montreal program is based. In addition to the traditional inauguration speeches, the... Continue Reading.

JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE SPORTS FIELD MAINTAINS ITS FIFA QUALITY CERTIFICATION AFTER 5 YEARS OF HEAVY USAGE

St-Colomban, Québec, September 7, 2017– Following the installation of the synthetic turf sports field at the John Abbott College in 2012, 5 years later, for the third time in a row, they have maintained their FIFA QUALITY Certification, despite of countless hours of strenuous usage. John Abbott College Memorial Field is open from April 3 to November 12. From April to May, the field is used 9 hours per day for a total of 297 hours in a 33 day p... Continue Reading.

JAC to Hold Terry Fox Run

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC –August 28, 2017 – John Abbott College will host a Terry Fox Run Thursday, September 28 at 12:30. Colleagues and classmates will run or walk 2.5 or 5 km starting at Memorial Field. TO REGISTER, visit http://www.terryfox.ca/fundraisingevents/Johnabbottcollege If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact JAC organizers at laura.morrison@johnabbott.qc.ca. “Even if I don’t finish, we need o... Continue Reading.

A MESSAGE TO THE GRADUATES OF JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE IN PRE-UNIVERSITY STUDIES

BOARD OF GOVERNORS John Abbott College is launching a search for a graduate of the College holding a DEC in a program of pre-university studies who is not a member of the College staff to fill one (1) alumnus/alumna representative position for pre-university studies on its 19-member Board of Governors. The Board is composed of members from various groups, including alumni. The Board sets major College policies and looks toward the future academi... Continue Reading.

Solar Eclipse Event

What happens when six passionate science students work toward a common goal? Well, the sky is the limit! With the help of their Physics teacher and the coordinators of JAC SandBOX (student-centered innovation and entrepreneurial centre), the Stars and Stuff students have founded an astronomy club, and are planning a mega-event around the solar eclipse of August 21. On the first day of school at John Abbott, there will be guest speakers, treats, ... Continue Reading.

JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT

On June 5, the John Abbott College Foundation held the 15th edition of its annual fundraising golf tournament. Tournament co-chairs Serge Poirier, General Manager, Caisse Desjardins de l’Ouest-de-l’Île and Greg Foss, Alumnus and former John Abbott football player presented a cheque to John Abbott College for $ 50,000 net. “We are incredibly grateful to all those who make this day possible: our title sponsor, Groupe Desjardins, major sponso... Continue Reading.

LSAC IS COMING TO JAC!

John Abbott College is proud to announce that we will be hosting the Learning Specialists Association of Canada’s (LSAC) National Conference. 2017 National Conference May 29 – 31: EXPLORING STUDENT EXPERIENCES –  A Non-Cookie Cutter Approach to addressing Student Learning. Click here to access the conference website. ... Continue Reading.

At John Abbott College, sustainability education is no longer an elective

Located on the western tip of the island and surrounded by a vast natural habitat, the College’s grounds and campus instills in our students and staff a deeper appreciation of nature and the environment. Students and staff alike are fortunate to experience one of the most beautiful campuses in Quebec. The surroundings and the college’s buildings, especially the Anne-Marie Edward Science Building, provide several opportunities to learn about ... Continue Reading.

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 t... Continue Reading.

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. ... 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.

JAC Professor to Lead a Research Project on Youth Radicalization

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – June 21, 2016 – Dr Julie Caouette, Psychology teacher at John Abbott College, has received confirmation of a three year Federal grant to investigate Pathways to radicalization among multicultural youth in Canada. Dr Caouette, the lead applicant on this research project, will study the process of youth radicalization: The proposed research aims to… [examine]…the different pathways to radicalization among ... 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.

John Abbott Engineering Teacher Awarded a Federal Research Grant

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – September 18, 2015 – Seeing a new passion in the eyes of a college student when a research project is presented is undoubtedly a rare and rewarding reaction for a teacher. This is particularly true for 3 teachers at John Abbott College working with students and industry experts on the cutting edge of knowledge and innovation. A mere 9 months ago, Physics teacher Nathaniel Lasry, PhD, was awarded an Applied an... Continue Reading.

Emory Named New Swim Coach

The John Abbott College Athletics department announced Tuesday that David Emory has been named the new head coach of the Islander swim team. The Pointe-Claire, QC, native brings more than ten years of coaching experience to his alma mater. The Athletics department had been looking for a new coach since late July, following the departure of Cliff Berry. “I am thrilled to be a part of [the team] this year,” says Emory. “While I never swam for... 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.

JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE SIGN RECOVERED AFTER 44 YEARS

In 1970, John Abbott College had just moved into Laird Hall, one of the building on what is today the McGill University Macdonald Campus, to set up the new college. Sometime in the late night hours in those early days, some Macdonald Agriculture students decided to pinch a sign that read: John Abbott College. It had just been put up in the front of Laird Hall. The sign was 18 inches by 20 inches, bolted to the front exterior wall. A former Macdon... Continue Reading.