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

Proposed Bill 96 has serious repercussions for Quebec students

Montreal (Tuesday, October 5, 2021) – The English College Steering Committee, a group of six colleges that offer instruction in English, will present its brief on Bill 96 before the Commission de la culture et de l’éducation today at 4:25 p.m. The six colleges are Champlain Regional College, Dawson College, Heritage College, John Abbott College, Marianopolis College, and Vanier College. (more…)

February 24, 2021

CLIMATE MARCH – DAY DIVISION CLASSES CANCELLED September 24, 2021

Dear members of the John Abbott community, Day Division classes will be cancelled on Friday, September 24 and be replaced by a class day on Friday, November 26 (formerly a Wellness Day), in order to allow for students to participate in the climate march downtown, with the exception of students…

February 24, 2021

Light up Live 2021, a great evening!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, an hour after sundown, our Theatre program students and teachers joined hundreds of other venues and people in the event industry across Canada. They lit up the building in red to raise awareness about an industry that is still dark, in support of all those still…

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…

March 16, 2021

24/7 SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE FOR…

Throughout the pandemic, the College has maintained its counselling and…

February 24, 2021

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