FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What are the rules for accessing the campus? All visitors, students and employees must the day of their visit and prior to arrival, fill out the on-line health declaration form regarding the state of their health johnabbott.qc.ca/checkin There are three access points for students and employees: Casgrain, Herzberg and Anne-Marie Edward. All other visitors must enter using the Casgrain entrance and then check in ... Continue Reading.

Indigenous Climate Justice and Action – Speakers’ Series

This series seeks to launch an ongoing discussion at John Abbott around climate injustice. Focusing on Indigenous climate action and pursuits of justice leads us to re-imagine how we conceive of, envision, and tackle the climate crisis. This will allow us a new perspective in line with the wisdom and insights of Indigenous world views developed through relations with the land of Turtle Island since time immemorial.   Iako’tsi:rareh Am... Continue Reading.

Improving Success of CEGEP Nursing Students with Simulation

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – January, 28, 2021. Announced by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur at the end of 2020, researchers from Cégep Heritage College and John Abbott College were awarded a grant as part of the 2020-2021 call for projects within the Canada-Québec Agreement on Higher Education. This project: Modifying Clinical to Simulation Ratio: The Impact on Québec Nursing Students’ Success, Cognitive Load and M... Continue Reading.

Remembrance Day at John Abbott College

With the outbreak of Covid-19, many important events have been cancelled. This year, all Remembrance ceremonies for November 11th have been drastically affected. Since 2006, we at Macdonald Campus of McGill University along with John Abbott College and Macdonald High School have been putting on a ceremony on the campus. We honoured our veterans from the Ste Anne’s Hospital as our VIP guests. In attendance were staff and students from the three ... Continue Reading.


John Abbott College Foundation is very pleased to announce the donation of an ambulance to our Paramedic Care program by the Coopérative des paramédics de l’Outaouais. “John Abbott College is the only CEGEP in Québec to offer the Paramedic Care program in English. We have been offering this program for over 10 years and, year in and year out, about 100 students are enrolled in this program. One of the essential tools for student learning i... Continue Reading.


In order to help organisations deliver clinical trials with greater consistency, transparency, speed, and cost effectiveness, the CERASP (Centre d’Expertise et de Recherche Appliquée en Sciences Pharmaceutiques), a collegial centre of technical transfer (CCTT) supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation, has created Canada’s first fully adaptable, purpose-designed clinical trial mobile app... Continue Reading.

Moment of reflection on the issue of systemic discrimination

In light of the disturbing events that recently surfaced in the United States, the John Abbott College Board of Governors held a moment of reflection on the issue of systemic discrimination at its June 10th meeting. We must recognize that this issue continues to also be present in our own country, and in our community. We invite you all to take a moment to reflect on the issue of discrimination in the hope that our community can continue to wo... Continue Reading.

Important Message to the John Abbott College Community concerning a Culture of Consent

Dear members of the John Abbott community, On Wednesday evening, June 3, members of the administration of John Abbott College learned of anonymous allegations of sexual violence involving student athletes enrolled in the athletics program. Every member of the college community has the right to study, work and learn in an atmosphere that is free of sexual violence. John Abbott prohibits all forms of sexual violence and promotes a culture of consen... Continue Reading.

Outstanding Service and Leadership Awards

At a virtual ceremony held on Wednesday May 6, John Abbott College recognized the dedication and efforts of 43 students with a Service and Leadership Award. This year the College was forced to hold the ceremony using the Zoom platform. The event was held live and recipients were encouraged to invite family and friends to view the event. The awards were established to honour students who made a significant contribution to student life and/or servi... Continue Reading.

Good news at John Abbott College

Launched in 2003 by John Abbott employees, the sole purpose of the Loonie Line is to help students in need at the College to stay in school, focus on succeeding, on getting their diploma. Thousands have accepted the help and have done exactly that. The 2020 Special Edition Loonie Line has taken on a more intense level of importance as students and parents alike have lost their jobs or seen their household income slashed. Donations to date have be... Continue Reading.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Winter Virtual Open House

DISCOVER CEGEP JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE! A NEW WAY TO CONNECT Winter Virtual Open House – January 27, 2021   John Abbott College and every single person who calls JAC home will tell you, this is the place for you. The whole JAC community is pulling together -once again to bring you Open House online. Watch the videos, speak with department reps and admissions experts, and get to know us through the website. Ready? Click away – you will ... Continue Reading.

Hall of Distinction

In recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of John Abbott College in 2020, a Hall of Distinction was established. Since 2016, 39 alumni, former employees and friends of the College have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to life on campus or to the greater community in a significant way. Who will complete our list of 50 inductees for our 50th anniversary Hall of Distinction gala ? Click here to find out more. ... Continue Reading.

“Global Climate Change Week”, October 19 to 25

CONCEPT: As part of JAC’s “Global Climate Change Week”, October 19 to 25, you are invited to have a look at two animated shorts produced this year. These films are the result of the efforts of 40 talented students. Each student created a single scene based on the theme of “Global Warming: Fires in Australia (2020)”. The resulting set of 40 independent scenes was used as a starting point for students to practice film edit... Continue Reading.

Thank you to Mark Ewanchyna,  Nic Sanza, Stephen Jones, Evgeni Kiriy and Demartonne Ramos França, our very own Engineering Technology group for keeping our health-related technology programs safe this Fall!

Thank you to Mark Ewanchyna,  Nic Sanza, Stephen Jones, Evgeni Kiriy and Demartonne Ramos França, our very own Engineering Technology group for keeping our health-related technology programs safe this Fall! Mark and his group worked tirelessly over the summer to procure materials, set up the 3D printers and produce face shields for our staff and students. This protection is vital to keeping us all protected from transmitting the Covid virus. We... Continue Reading.