Physics Making Class Fun with Smartphones

The use of devices in school is always a popular topic at the beginning of a new school year. Read Profweb’s article: “Accelerated Learning with Smartphones in Physics” about 3 JAC Physics teachers and how they have increased student engagement and made class fun: “…John Abbott College…physics teachers have found a unexpected way to leverage their student’s penchant for smartphone use by incorporating these devices as tools ... Continue Reading.

JAC Academic Dean Appointed to the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation du Québec

Gordon is joining a 22-member council, all of whom are volunteers, for a term of four years. The Conseil supérieur de l’éducation du Québec was created with its current mandate in 2006. Members are nominated from all levels and stages of education by the Provincial Government for the purpose of advising the Minister for Higher Education and the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport on any matter relating to education.   ... Continue Reading.

Two Grants Awarded to JAC Biology Teacher

Simon Daoust, JAC Biology teacher, has been awarded two grants for the promotion of science by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The PromoScience grant supports organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering. Hands-on learning for students and teachers alike is the focus of this grant. The second grant from NSERC is a PromoScience Supplement for Science Literacy Week.... Continue Reading.

Research Grant Awarded to JAC Math Teacher

Congratulations to Ferenc Balogh of the John Abbott College Mathematics department. He was awarded a research grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Ferenc’s research project: “Asymptotiques des statistiques des valeurs propres dans les matrices aléatoires planaires“, proposes to include two JAC students to help in this research project. To read the summary of this research proposal, click on the l... Continue Reading.

Two New College Technology Transfer Centres for JAC

Le Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne et le Cégep John-Abbott créent conjointement un nouveau centre collégial de transfert de technologie en intelligence artificielle Montréal, 27 juin 2018 – Le Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne et le Cégep John-Abbott sont fiers d’annoncer la création d’un nouveau centre collégial de transfert de technologie en intelligence artificielle (CCTTia). L’annonce a été faite en présence de la ministre de l&... Continue Reading.

Animation and fiction films produced by students at John Abbott College presented in Brazil

Animation and fiction films produced by students at John Abbott College presented in Brazil in the Festival “Projeta: Filmes do Quebec”. The festival will be held from June 20 to 26, 2018 in the prestigious CINESESC cinema, in the heart of Sao Paulo. This event showcases a taste of Québec’s culture through feature and short films. The Festival is supported by the Bureau du Québec à Sao Paulo, le Ministère des Relations international... Continue Reading.

Former Academic Dean Appointed to the Québec Order of Excellence in Education

John Abbott College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Erich Schmedt to the Québec Order of Excellence in Education. The Order of Excellence in Education officially recognizes the merit of those who have played or are still playing an important role in the field of education in Québec. For over 31 years, Erich Schmedt has given his heart and soul to John Abbott. He has evolved from being a teacher, up the ranks to Chair of the Biolo... Continue Reading.

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) Award – 2 Winners from John Abbott College

First year students Zoë Deskin and David Toharia have each been selected to receive a $5000 summer internship award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Zoë is an Arts and Sciences student with an interest in conservation ecology and environmental science. This award will allow her to work in Professor Jacqueline Bede’s laboratory at McGill University (Macdonald Campus) for 10 weeks this summer on: Plant-... Continue Reading.

Details for JAC Foundation tournament

Here is everything you need to know for the perfect Foundation golf tournament: …forecast – sunny & 25 degrees… Ever been tempted to get a 4K Ultra-high-definition 50” TV? How about an original Helmut Langeder painting or a classic Tony Harris print? Are Oakley sunglasses or AKG Tiesto Headphones in your future to help you get “into the zone”? Check out these items and so much more at the JAC Foundation tournament on June 12. D... Continue Reading.