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Loonies Flock the Campus at John Abbott College

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – March 22, 2017 – The John Abbott College campus took on a remarkable look and feel yesterday, raising $20,006 for the Student Assistance Fund.

Students and staff jumped in to the annual fundraiser, started in 2003, where loonies are stuck to two-sided tape that runs the length of College – almost 250 m!  Energy and school spirit led the charge to elevate the Loonie Line to an unprecedented success.

Everyone can use some help occasionally and if that means helping a student stay in school, the Assistance Fund at John Abbott is there for them. The Fund is set up to help with groceries, textbooks, registration fees and much more.

About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes 6500 fulltime day students and an additional 2000 continuing education students. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.

About the John Abbott College Foundation

Established in October 1999, the Foundation exists to support John Abbott College’s mission and statement of purpose.  Through fundraising activities, the Foundation allows the College to respond to the steadily increasing demands for its services, while ensuring that the education students receive and the environment in which they learn are second-to-none.



Islander Sports News

Women’s Basketball on their way to Provincials

The women’s basketball team qualified for the RSEQ Division 2 provincial championships as they went 2-2 in the South West Conference finals to claim the fourth and final playoff berth.

The Islanders opened with a solid 80-51 in over St. Jerome Friday night at Abbott as Annie Pollender led all scorers with 25 points while Andrea Batrla and Kelly Corsi chipped in with 17 and 10 points respectively.

The action switched to Ahuntsic Saturday as the Islanders dropped a 74-57 decision to St. Jean. Pollender was the top scorer with 15 points. The Isles punched their ticket to Chicoutimi with a 79-40 win over Heritage College, with Pollender (19 points), Girlie Owusu (15) and Aaliyah Hamilton (10) all scoring in double figures in the victory.

Abbott closed out the weekend with an 85-63 defeat at the hands of the Montmorency Nomades. Darnelle Noel was top scorer with 20 points while Alexis Maniatis tallied 16 points and Pollender added 10.

Hockey Pushed Edouard Montpetit to the Limit

In a must win game at home on Friday night the Isles came away with a 5-4 overtime win. Hailey Burns had a hat trick and 2 assists, while Sara Levesque scored the overtime winner and potted 2 assists. This pushed the series to a deciding game 3 at Edouard Montpetit on Saturday night.

The Isles could only score once in the deciding game a goal by Jessica Bouchard in the third period but the Lynx already had a 3 goal lead. With the 3-1 loss the Isles season comes to a close.

Men’s Volleyball Season Comes to a Close

With a 1-2 record at the Conference finals, the Isles fail to qualify for Provincials. An easy win against Marianopolis (25-18, 25-18), did little to prepare them for what was to come. A driven Edouard Montpetit team came out and the Isles could not find an answer for the high hitting offence, losing 17-25, 21-25.

Now in a must win game against Montmorency the Isles fought back from an early 7-1 deficit to win the first set 26-24. The Nomades took the second set 19-25 to force a deciding third set with the provincial berth on the line. The Isles had the early lead and momentum at the side switch, up as much as 10-6, but the Montmorency team were able to capitalize on some untimely unforced errors by the Isles to take the match 14-16. Good luck to graduating players Justin Pemberton and Markus Nitka.

Cheer wraps up their season at Conference Finals

With another 8th place finish the Cheer team will not qualify for provincials at the end of the month.

Islanders Sports News

Swim Team Brings Home Another Banner

For the 9th consecutive year, the Isles claim the regular season banner. Although finishing 2nd at the last meet of the year, the Isles had built up enough of a lead to claim the title. Maisonneuve got the better of the Isles besting the men by 38.5 points and the women by 279.5 points. Our swimmers will now prepare for the Provincial Championships being held in Jonquiere April 1-2. With over 40 swimmers qualified the Isles look to bring back their 9th consecutive Provincial title.

Men’s Volleyball Could not Close the Deal

The Isles had a shot at their first regular season title in the 9 years since the rebirth of the program. All that was needed was a victory in the last match of the day against St Jerome, unfortunately fatigue and injuries got the better if the Isles.  They ended the day 2-2 with victories against Montmorency (25-21, 25-19), Edouard Montpetit (15-25, 25-16, 15-10) combined with losses to Abitibi (25-27, 23-25) and St Jerome (19-25, 19-25).

The Isles will finish in 2nd place overall, still their best result in 9 years. This will set-up a quarter final showdown at the southwest Conference Championship against Marianopolis at 10h30 on Sunday March 19th. The tournament will be held at Champlain St Lambert. The top four seeds at the conclusion of the championship will be granted access to the Provincial Championship in Chicoutimi April 1-2.

Women’s Hockey Lose Their Playoff Opener

In the best of 3 series the Isles put themselves in trouble as they let the first game slip away to Edouard Montpetit by a score of 2-0. Game #2 will be on home ice Friday, March 17th at 19h20.


At John Abbott College, sustainability education is no longer an elective

Located on the western tip of the island and surrounded by a vast natural habitat, the College’s grounds and campus instills in our students and staff a deeper appreciation of nature and the environment. Students and staff alike are fortunate to experience one of the most beautiful campuses in Quebec. The surroundings and the college’s buildings, especially the Anne-Marie Edward Science Building, provide several opportunities to learn about environmental responsibility outside the classroom.

Read about sustainability at JAC on the CICAN website.



Islander Sports News

Women’s Basketball Getting Ready for the Playoffs

The Isles continued their winning ways Friday evening when they defeated the Edouard Montpetit Lynx 82-51. Annie Pollender led Abbott with a solid 22-point performance while Rikki Blumenfeld added 18 and Darnelle Noel chipped in with 11. Prior to the game three graduating players, Sydney Netto, Blumenfeld and Noel, were recognized for their invaluable contributions to the team.

Swim Team Come Back Strong

The Isles regained top spot with a 117 point win over rivals Maisonneuve. As long as the Isles finish no more than 3 spots back of the Vikings they will bring home another regular season banner. It was a close battle for the men’s team, edging out the Vikings 365.5 to 352, but the women’s team had a dominant performance surpassing Maisonneuve by 103.5 points.

5 Isles Find the Back of the Net Against Lennoxville

In a balanced attack that led to a 5-3 win, 5 Isles were on the score sheet. Goals were scored by Jessica Bouchard (2), Sandrine Hachez (7), Juliana Classen (13), Hailey Burns (11) and Kate Ward (3). Five other Isles found the score sheet with assists. Aube Racine stopped 34/37 shots for her 12th win of the year.

Men’s Basketball Season Comes to a Close

In a must win game to get into the playoffs the Isles came up on the short end of an 83-77 score against Edouard Montpetit. Although they had the lead after 1 quarter of play, the Lynx fought back with a 14-4 run and never looked back. Graduating player Jordan Thornhill led the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Cheer Looking to fine tune for Regionals

With an 8th place finish in the Winter competition the Cheer team will have to make some improvements if they want a top 4 finish to make it to Provincials.

Career opportunity


If you are looking for an exciting leadership challenge, working with a highly collaborative team, in a beautiful college with a long-standing tradition of success, then this job is for you!

Si vous cherchez un défi de leadership excitant et voulez travailler au sein d’une équipe où la collaboration est à son maximum, le tout dans un beau cégep ayant une longue tradition de succès, cet emploi est pour vous !

Islander Sports News

Women’s Basketball on a Roll

The Isles ran their win streak to three with a 79-61 victory over Ahuntsic College Friday evening. Annie Pollender led the Islanders with 23 points followed by Andrea Batrla with 13. Darnelle Noel and Aaliyah Hamilton chipped in with 10 points apiece.

The Islanders will close out their regular season home stand this Friday night when they entertain the Edouard Montpetit Lynx at 19h00.

Men’s Volleyball Still Leading the Way

The Isles entered the day in 1st place overall with a shot to seal up a regular season banner. The day started well with a straight sets win against Marianopolis 25-12, 25-20. The boys hit a bump in the road as they lost to Edouard Montpetit 25-16, 25-17. They were able to rebound nicely against Brébeuf winning 28-26, 25-19.

This set up the last match of the day against St. Jérome with a chance to clinch the banner on the line. The Isles came out strong but struggled midway through the first set and lost 25-20. They we able to fight back and force a decisive 3rd set with a 29-27 win. A back and forth 3rd set turned St. Jérome’s way on 2 questionable calls at 12-11, resulting in the loss 15-11.

Finishing in 3rd place in a 3-way tie, the Isles still hold a 1 point lead on St. Jérome going into the last league tournament in Abitibi on March 12th.

Men’s Basketball Split Weekend Action

Winning against St. Lambert 85-63, but then losing 90-72 to Montmorency, the Isles still control their own playoff destiny. A win on Thursday night at home versus Edouard Montpetit will put them in a ¼ final game at Vanier.

Hockey will be on the Road to Start the Playoffs

With a 4-1 loss to St. Laurent on Saturday night the Isles can finish no higher than 5th place. They will be on the road at either St. Laurent or Edouard Montpetit. The Isles still have 2 games remaining to close out the regular season. This week they are on the road to Lennoxville Friday night @ 20h00.


Real Estate Agency EXPO at John Abbott

A Real Estate Agency EXPO was held at John Abbott on February 7. It was the second Expo of this nature in the history of the program. 

Seven agencies registered with about 20 brokers and agency directors/managers on hand to meet, interview and hopefully hire the Real Estate potential graduates. In all, 37 students are registered in this program of studies, all of them graduating this March. 

Thanks to teachers Deborah Cere and Jodie Lennon as well as the agencies Abbey & Olivier Real Estate Agency, CENTURY 21, KW Prestige, RE/Max Quebec, Royal LePage Village, BL Immobilier, Groupe Sutton- Quebec for making this event a success.

Islander Sports News

Women’s Basketball Lock in a Playoff Spot

The Isles solidified their hold on third place with a 75-64 victory over the Dawson Blues. The Islanders jumped out to a 24-11 lead in the first quarter and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the game.

Darnelle Noel led all scorers with 20 points while Andrea Batrla added 13 points to the winning cause. Zoe Arvanitis and Kelly Corsi chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Hockey Looking to get Home Ice Advantage for Playoffs

The long bus ride to Rimouski did not seem to affect the Isles as they came out strong and controlled the game from start to finish. Julia D’Alleva opened the scoring on a power play goal early in the second period, assisted by Annabel Faubert. Melina Krallis added a second goal in later that period. Aube Racine was again stellar in nets stopping all 16 shots she faced for her 5th shutout of the year leading the Isles to the 2-0 victory.

This sets up a critical game in St Laurent on Saturday night at 20h00. St Laurent is currently 3 points ahead of the Isles with a game in hand.

Women’s Volleyball Keeping Their Playoff Hopes Alive

The Isles needed to finish in the top 3 to keep their Regional hopes alive. They started the day with two tough matchups and fell behind 0-2 losing to Andre Grasset (20-25, 14-25) and St Jerome (17-25, 19-25). This left them with having to finish the day with wins in their last two matchups to keep those hopes alive.

They managed to pull off the win vs. Vieux Montreal (25-21, 25-21), setting up a must win game against Brebeuf. The Isles won the first set 25-22 in a set which was much closer than it needed to be. In the second set, fatigue started to set in as the Isles started with a 6-0 deficit. The deficit grew to 17-6 in the critical set, but the Isles fought hard and dug deep to slowly chip away at the lead and finally win the game 25-23.

The offense was led by Hayley Nesbitt (27 Kills) and Maxime Simoneau (20 kills). The team’s serving did not produce many aces but did manage to a solid 95% success rate on the serve. Blocking was led by Natasha Fracassi (12), Nesbitt (11), and Charlotte Dansereau (9). Defense was spread throughout the team with Olivia Sledge leading with 28 digs. Marjorie St Louis, celebrating a birthday, finished the day with 61 assists and 3 kills.

Swim Holding onto Top Spot

For the first time this season the Isles did not finish the combined meet in first place. The men held on to their undefeated record besting hosts Outaouais by 116.5 points. The ladies, due to many absences fell to 4th place 206.5 points behind 1st place Maisonneuve. The combined result still had the Isles in second place, good enough to hold on to top spot with 2 meets remaining before Provincials.

Men’s Basketball Slip out of a Playoff Spot

In the rescheduled game against Ste. Foy the Isles came out very flat and fell behind 24-9 after one quarter of play and then down 21 going into the locker room. It took some time but they did chip away to bring the deficit down to 5 points midway through the 4th quarter, but then Ste. Foy went on a 9-2 run to put the game out of reach.

Justin Owen-Renwick led the offence with 17 points will Terrell Shaw-Campbell added 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Islander Sports News

Women’s Basketball in Tough vs Undefeated St Jean

The Isles faced the Géants from St. Jean-sur-Richelieu on Friday night for the second time in 3 weeks. It was a rollercoaster of a game as the Isles were down 10 early in the first and as much as 13 in the in the second. The ladies fought back each time and took the lead for the first time in the fourth quarter 56-54. That’s when the first place Géants took over the game. They went on a 17-1 run to close out the game 71-56.

Top scorers for the Isles were Kelly Corsi with 13 points and Andrea Batrla with 11. They will be back on the floor Friday Feb 10th @ Dawson.

Hockey Playing Catch-up all Game

In a battle for playoff positioning the Isles opened the front end of a home and home against Edouard Montpetit with a 3-2 loss. The Lynx scored only 15 seconds into the game and added a second goal late in the first. Edouard Montpetit added to their lead in the second period to take a 3-0 lead into the third period.

Alyson Blanchette broke the shoutout late in the third. With the goalie pulled, Juliana Classen  brought the Isles to within one with 25 seconds left, but it was too little too late. In the loss the Isles were still able to outshoot the Lynx 38 to 22. The Isles will complete the home and home on Wednesday Feb 8th at 20h00.

Men’s Basketball Game Postponed      

Due to the accident on highway 40 the Ste Foy Dynamiques were stuck in traffic for over 3 hours. The game for the final playoff spot could not be played and has been moved to Wednesday Feb 8th at 20h00 in the Casgrain gyms.