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John Abbott College is the only English language CEGEP in the West Island of Montreal. We offer pre-university and career programs, as well as a wide range of continuing education programs to over 6000 full-time and 2000 part-time students. Our mission is to provide an excellent education for our students within a stimulating learning environment that will enhance their development and potential for success in society. With the most beautiful campus in Quebec, as well as unrivalled student services, John Abbott College is the ideal setting for your post-secondary or continuing education.


The Board of Governors of John Abbott College is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr John Halpin as the new Director General. Effective May 5, 2014. Mr Halpin will succeed Ms Ginette Sheehy, who has served as Director General for the past five years.

"Following the unanimous recommendation from the selection committee, the Board of Governors is thrilled with Mr Halpin's appointment," says Guylaine Audet, Chair of the Board of Governors. "John's vast knowledge of the CEGEP network makes him the obvious choice for the job."

Mr Halpin comes to John Abbott from Champlain College - St.Lawrence in Quebec City where he spent the last five years as Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs. Earlier in his career, he spent several years teaching mathematics and physics at the same College. Mr Halpin has 20 years of engineering and management experience in gas turbine design and product development (General Electric Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati, Rolls-Royce Gas Turbines in England & Canada, UTC-Pratt & Whitney in Montreal, UTC-Carrier in Hartford). Prior to his return to St. Lawrence, he held the title of Carrier Corporation's Global Engineering Director, responsible for technology and engineering processes. Mr. Halpin has a B.A.Sc. (University of Toronto) and a M.Sc. (Université Laval) in Mechanical Engineering.

Mr Halpin's appointment follows the retirement of Madame Sheehy, who is stepping down after serving as Academic Dean and Director General. She has steered the College through significant achievements during her mandate including the construction and inauguration of the Anne-Marie Edward Science building. "We thank Ginette Sheehy for her dedication and wish her well in all her future projects" added Guylaine Audet.

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Wednesday March 19, the new AEC (Attestation of college studies) in Damage Insurance was officially launched at the John Abbott College Centre for Continuing Education.

At the kick-off event, John Abbott College Director General Ginette Sheehy highlighted the importance of the support and collaboration lent by Desjardins Insurance as the program was developed. '' We are here to give our students the best learning conditions and the best possible program. In this brand new endeavor, Desjardins and John Abbott worked together seamlessly to bring this tailored program to our students.”

Diane McGee, Director of the Centre for Continuing Education added, "Long-term career prospects for this sector are very promising. Graduates will have significant opportunity to reach their full potential in this growing domain.

Present at this event were students who are currently registered in the Damage Insurance program, representatives from Desjardins and College executives.

This program is destined to become very popular. Interested parties may register for an information session on line at /continuing-education/latest-news. The next information session will be held on May 6.

Photo (from left to right):
Ginette Sheehy, (Director General John Abbott College)
Julio Paradiso, (Directeur de section, Desjardins Insurance)
Nathan Fillion, (Capitale humain et Culture Mouvement Desjardins)
Diane McGee, (Director, Centre for Continuing Education, JAC)
Sylvie Boucher, (Manager, Program Development, Centre for Continuing Education, JAC)

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