A VIRTUAL REALITY, IN 14 DAYS at John Abbott College

Somewhere nearby at a home office/kitchen table, Québec – April 2, 2020. Success stories keep us going, brighten our day, give us hope, energy and momentum. Who has a plan B on this scale? To modify traditional post-secondary education at one of the biggest CEGEPs in the province to virtual classes in 14 days. To set up and load more than 500 devices to lend to students, faculty and staff of John Abbott College to enable students to continue ... Continue Reading.

COVID-19 FAQs – Updated – April 2 at 17h00

Premier François Legault announced that schools will not open before May 1. Online classes at John Abbott College began on March 30. MESSAGE FOR DAY DIVISION STUDENTS MESSAGE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS   FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS I am a STUDENT, what do I do? Classes restarted Online on March 30.  Please go to the portal, LEA and MIO for instructions on how to log-in to your classes.  Please note that it is no longer possible to ... Continue Reading.


Formally announced on Wednesday, February 26, the Montréal Centre for Higher Learning in Artificial Intelligence (PIA) shared the projects selected to adapt post-secondary curricula to “better prepare students for the challenges posed by the development and incorporation of artificial intelligence into all sectors of society”, says Benoit Pagé, director of PIA.  The projects will receive aggregate funding of $1.4 million. Among the project... Continue Reading.

The Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence Awards $126,000 to 38 Student Athletes through the National Bank Bursary Program

Montreal, December 16, 2019 – As part of the 28th National Bank Bursary Program, the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) has awarded $126,000 in individual bursaries of $2,000 or $4,000 to 38 student athletes. The ceremony was held today at National Bank’s head office. The National Bank Bursary Program recognizes student athletes in the Hopeful, Elite, and Excellence categories between the ages of 13 and 26 from all over Queb... Continue Reading.

Programme de bourses Golf Québec / FAEQ

La Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence distribue 81 000 $ en bourses à 30 étudiants-golfeurs méritants en collaboration avec Golf Québec Sainte-Julie, le 13 novembre 2019 – La Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence (FAEQ) et Golf Québec ont récompensé 30 étudiants-athlètes dans le cadre de la 6e édition du Programme de bourses Golf Québec / FAEQ en remettant 81 000 $ en bourses individuelles de 2000 à 4000 $. Des bo... Continue Reading.

Media pick up of CDHA Awards ceremony

At the annual national conference of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, our own Christine Fambely was awarded the Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice Award for her article, “Paying It Forward. Part Two: Special Olympics.” Christine and fellow JAC Dental Hygiene teacher Anila Hasko also participated in a Poster Presentation of their latest research at the conference. The Canadian Dental Hyg... Continue Reading.


September 27th will be an Institutional Day with no classes for the Day Division and changes to the Continuing Education afternoon schedule to allow for participation in the Climate Change March (with some exceptions for courses with workplace/clinical internships). We had to revise the Academic Calendar to meet our legal obligations. The planned study day on December 11th will become a class day with a Friday schedule. For Continuing Education c... 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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Important information for the resumption of classes

  MESSAGE FOR DAY DIVISION STUDENTS MESSAGE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS John Abbott will be resuming classes on-line on Monday, March 30. We look forward to having you connect again with your teachers and classmates through MIO, LEA and Microsoft Teams. Please see your MIOs for instructions and a guide to continue on-line, and to see your teachers’ messages for classes. We hope you are well. Many services are announced on the Portal... Continue Reading.

Update – Academic Calendar

Dear members of the John Abbott community, On February 21, the College’s Academic Council adopted a number of Academic Calendars. Three of the four Academic Calendars below are being submitted for final Board approval in March, but we wanted to update you as quickly as possible on the current plans. ·        2019-20 Day Division Academic Calendar (revised) ·        2019-20 Continuing Education Academic Calendar (no change... Continue Reading.

Meet Loran Scholar; Liberal Arts student, Cai Mitchell

Photo credit to Eric Choi Imagine the feeling of being selected from a group of over 5,000 applicants! February 12, Cai Mitchell, John Abbott College Liberal Arts student, was named among the 36 finalists for the 2020 Loran Award. This award is quite unique. The focus is on, “…a young person’s character. We [Loran Scholars Foundation] believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than... Continue Reading.

Engineering Technologies Project Exposition

Engineering Technologies Department is pleased to invite you to the 5th anniversary EngTech Student Project Exposition where our students’ original work will be on display. As part of their Project 1 course, 3rd year students were asked to design and build complex projects to demonstrate the knowledge acquired in the program. Among the projects this year we have Quadcopter, ROUV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle), Hero’s Engine with ... Continue Reading.