HISTORY

John Abbott College is one of five English language CEGEPs in Québec.  Named after Sir John Abbott, Canada’s third Prime Minister, the College primarily serves the Greater Montreal region, though you can also meet students here from other parts of Québec and the rest of Canada. The College also has a significant number of international students as part of its community.  In total, over 6,500 students are enrolled in the Day Division and about 2,000 in the Continuing Education Division.

The College was incorporated in 1970, merely two years after the Québec CEGEP system was launched in 1968.  In September of 1971, John Abbott welcomed roughly 1200 young men and women as its first students.  By 1980, the CEGEP was well established on a permanent campus and had a student base of about 4000 daytime and 2000 evening students.  Since then, the College has grown by leaps and bounds, increasing attendance, adding and improving existing programs, and becoming one of the top rated English CEGEPs in Québec.

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February 24, 2021

JAC Wins Bell Let’s Talk Grant! // Don du Fonds Postsecondaire Bell Cause pour la cause au CÉGEP JOHN ABBOTT

Left to right: Khan Bouba-Dalambaye (DEI/mental health consultant), Sheldon Lewis (JAC Counselling), Meaghan Blake (JAC Psychotherapist), Marjolaine Lachance Senior Manager - Community Investment Bell, Daniel McGee (Student Union President, JAC), Dennis Waide (Director Student Services, JAC), John Halpin (Director General, JAC) (more…)

February 24, 2021

Innovation for the environment // L’innovation au service de l’environnement

On Friday, January 13, the 2nd edition of the Green Innovation Challenge was held at John Abbott College, in collaboration with Vanier College. (more…)

February 24, 2021

John Abbott Students at the Ste-Anne Residence Hospital || Les étudiants de John Abbott à l’hôpital de la Résidence Ste-Anne

Click here || Cliquez ici Courtesy: Ste-Anne Residence Hospital || Courtoisie : Hôpital de la Résidence Ste-Anne

January 25, 2023

JAC Wins Bell Let’s Talk…

Left to right: Khan Bouba-Dalambaye (DEI/mental health consultant), Sheldon Lewis…

January 19, 2023

Innovation for the environment //…

On Friday, January 13, the 2nd edition of the Green…

December 20, 2022

John Abbott Students at the…

Click here || Cliquez ici Courtesy: Ste-Anne Residence Hospital || Courtoisie…

December 15, 2022

Overpass over Highway 40 closing…

Repair work on the Overpass over Highway 40 in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue…

December 2, 2022

JAC Dental Hygiene in the…

Saturday, November 26, the John Abbott College Dental Hygiene clinic…

September 30, 2022

Laureate for John Abbott College…

We are thrilled to share that The Sprout House, made…

September 30, 2022

John Abbott College teacher releases…

John Abbott College English teacher since 2010, Kirsty Campbell will…

September 2, 2022

Appointment of Kim Martin as…

​It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment…

August 26, 2022

John Abbott College and Foundation…

Inaugurated in 2016, the Hall of Distinction was created to…

July 14, 2022

Activist Sammy Cavallaro awarded Quebec…

Congratulations to Sammy Cavallaro (JAC Business Management) on receiving the National…

June 28, 2022

News for the Program Deans’…

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment…

June 13, 2022

Cree students at John Abbott…

Cree Completion Ceremony held Wednesday, June 8 Take a moment…

June 10, 2022

7 John Abbott students were…

Each student will intern in a research lab and undertake…

May 25, 2022

John Abbott College Librarian Receives…

May 25, 2022 – Melissa Tomecz, Reference Librarian at John…

May 18, 2022

Inauguration of the renovated library

John Abbott College held its long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony May 12…

May 17, 2022

Orienteering at JAC

John Abbott College invites you to visit its beautiful campus…

April 13, 2022

Appointment of Charles Boisvert as…

Pascale Sirard and John Halpin, directors general of Collège Bois-de-Boulogne…

March 31, 2022

Visit of Former Grand Chief…

Former Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Cree…

March 24, 2022

Removing Barriers to Diversity in…

The entrepreneurship centres of John Abbott College, Collège Gérald-Godin and…

March 23, 2022

Teresa Berghello Appointed Academic Dean

The Board of Governors of John Abbott College is pleased…

March 22, 2022

Calling on all JAC Grads…

A short John Abbott College Alumni Survey was recently sent…

March 21, 2022

JAC faculty members from Computer…

JAC faculty members, from Computer Science, Meghrig Terzian, Mauricio Andres…

February 23, 2022

Persistence Pays Off to the…

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – February 24, 2022 – Earlier this semester,…

February 3, 2022

Were you a full-time student…

You have until February 28, 2022, to apply for the…

January 31, 2022

JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE TEACHER RELEASES…

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – January 28, 2022. John Abbott College English…

December 2, 2021

The Montreal Police Brotherhood Helping…

On Monday, November 15, the JAC Foundation welcomed representatives of…

November 4, 2021

INNOVATION BENEFITTING THE ENVIRONMENT

On Saturday, October 23, the Green Innovation Challenge was held…

October 6, 2021

Proposed Bill 96 has serious…

Montreal (Tuesday, October 5, 2021) – The English College Steering…

September 23, 2021

CLIMATE MARCH – DAY DIVISION…

Dear members of the John Abbott community, Day Division classes…

September 23, 2021

Light up Live 2021, a…

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, an hour after sundown, our Theatre…

September 8, 2021

Birthday Cake For Thousands At…

Fifty years ago yesterday, 1237 students and 179 staff members…

September 3, 2021

A MESSAGE TO THE PARENTS…

BOARD OF GOVERNORS John Abbott College is launching a search…

September 2, 2021

Vaccine Passport Information for Casgrain…

As of September 1st all Casgrain Sports Centre users: with at least…

July 2, 2021

Lump sum payment of $100…

When the Québec budget was presented on March 25, 2021,…

June 22, 2021

MITACS/FRQNT College-Level Research Internship Award

The John Abbott community is happy to announce that four students were…

June 16, 2021

Convocation 2021

Convocation schedule and links to the live streams: Thursday, June…

June 15, 2021

Happy 50th Anniversary JAC

It is unfortunate that we had to postponed our 50th…

June 9, 2021

John Abbott College Outstanding Service…

On Friday May 28th, John Abbott College released its annual…

May 28, 2021

John Abbott College Pedagogical Counsellor…

John Abbott College Pedagogical Support and Innovation Specialist Andrea Cooperberg,…

May 14, 2021

Joint press statement from Dawson,…

Diane Gauvin, Director General of Dawson College; John Halpin, Director…

April 19, 2021

Calling on all JAC Grads…

Message for JAC Grads Calling on all JAC Grads from…

April 13, 2021

John Abbott Student Receives Canada’s…

We are thrilled to share that Malik Dahel from John…

April 7, 2021

Abbott Grad with President Joe…

You can never be exactly certain of the path your…

February 24, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions regarding the current semester, you will…

December 6, 2022

Final Exam Schedule – Fall…

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