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.

HEMA-QUÉBEC at JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec –Septembre 1, 2017 – HEMA-QUÉBEC will be holding a BLOOD DONOR clinic at John Abbott on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13. The clinic will run from 9:00 – 4:00 in the Casgrain building (Agora). Everyone is welcome from both the internal and external communities. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Every pint donated can save a life! Please enjoy a good meal before donating... 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.

Repairs on Highway 20 Overpass

Macdonald Bridge repairs Please be informed that repairs on the Macdonald Bridge (overpass over railway tracks and Highway 20) will last until mid-September 2017. Traffic on the overpass will be reduced to one lane and pedestrian and cyclist traffic will be prohibited. Motor vehicle traffic will be one-way southbound only Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.(exception: emergency services and bus services). All northbound traffic at that... 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.

Chapeau les filles! Hats Off to You!

The Hats Off to You! Contest showcases the determination and work of young women enrolled in a vocational or technical training program leading to work in a traditionally male-dominated occupation. This year, the Fédération des cégeps presented a $ 2,000 scholarship to Christine Thibault from JAC’s Police Tech program during a special ceremony held on June 12 at the National Assembly. The Fédération awards this prize annually t... 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.