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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 w... Continue Reading.
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Grey Cup Comes to Visit

Christopher Milo, kicker for the CFL Champions Ottawa Redblacks, brings the 2016 Grey Cup to John Abbott! Milo played at John Abbott College in 2004. He holds the college provincial record for the most career points with 385, which places him 3rd among kickers in Canada according to the CFLPA. ... Continue Reading.
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LSAC IS COMING TO JAC!

* The call for proposals has been extended until January 20, 2017 * ** Click here to obtain an e-copy of the official promotional poster. ** John Abbott College is proud to announce that we will be hosting the Learning Specialists Association of Canada’s (LSAC) National Conference. 2017 National Conference May 29 – 31. Click here to access the conference website. ... Continue Reading.
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Book Launch at John Abbott College

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – October 6, 2016 – English teachers Will McClelland and Lori Weber each launched their respective books at a campus gathering on Thursday, September 29. Will McClelland creates a world in his book The Minted where the characters live an allegory of Canadian society. Written for an adult audience, this is the first book for author and John Abbott College English teacher McClelland who says that he started work on t... Continue Reading.
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CELEBRATING RESEARCH AT JAC

The John Abbott community came together on September 28 to celebrate research at the College. Over the last two years, an impressive  $1,374,000 was granted to John Abbott, not including other grants for which we were not the principal applicant. Seen on photo: faculty members who received grants. ... Continue Reading.
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Volunteer Recruitment Day at John Abbott College

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – August 31, 2016 – Capitalizing on a movement that is gaining wonderful momentum among young people today, the John Abbott College Student Employment Centre is holding its 1st Annual Volunteer Recruitment Day Tuesday, September 13, 2016. A positive trend is emerging with increasing numbers of students seeking volunteering opportunities whether for course credit, athletic program requirements, or to simply get invo... Continue Reading.
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JAC grad appointed Ambassador to Indonesia

Peter MacArthur, a John Abbott 1978 graduate in Social Sciences, has been appointed Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia effective autumn 2016. He will continue as Canada’s senior APEC official.  Peter was previously Director General for South and Southeast Asia and Oceania at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa and has had several diplomatic postings abroad. These have included Russia, India, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. While at JAC Peter edited ... Continue Reading.
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JAC Professor to Lead a Research Project on Youth Radicalization

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – June 21, 2016 – Dr Julie Caouette, Psychology teacher at John Abbott College, has received confirmation of a three year Federal grant to investigate Pathways to radicalization among multicultural youth in Canada. Dr Caouette, the lead applicant on this research project, will study the process of youth radicalization: The proposed research aims to… [examine]…the different pathways to radicalization among ... Continue Reading.
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JOHN ABBOTT SET TO REVEAL HALL OF DISTINCTION

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec – May 19, 2016 – The Hall of Distinction, a new point of interest on campus, has been created to recognize alumni, employees, and friends of the College who have made an indelible mark on John Abbott College and beyond. It will be revealed to the public Thursday, May 26, 2016. Response to the call for nominations in the month of November 2015 was impressive. The ten people selected for this inaugural honour pe... Continue Reading.

JOINT SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM FOR JOHN ABBOTT AND VANIER COLLEGES

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – April 26, 2016 –Thursday, April 28, Vanier College joins John Abbott College students for a joint science symposium, sharing the results of their original scientific research. The Independent Research Project in Science course is a new approach to science class. Students participate in research in a bustling microbiology lab, a state-of-the-art microscopy facility, an internationally-recognised research institute, or... Continue Reading.
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Student Steps up at Crash Site

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – April 1, 2016 – When third-year Pre-Hospital Emergency Care student Karl Devries came upon an accident scene on Saturday, he did not hesitate to step into the roll he has been training for at John Abbott. On his way home after a 24-hour internship shift (in his JAC uniform and jacket) March 26, Karl witnessed a rare scene – a vehicle has crashed into a bank office on St-Jean Blvd near Blue Haven. An elderl... Continue Reading.
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Loonies FLOCK John Abbott College

  Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – March 17, 2016 – The John Abbott College campus took on a remarkable look and feel yesterday, raising $15,450 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 800 feet!  Energy and school spirit led the charge to elevate the Loonie Line to an unprecedented success. E... Continue Reading.
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John Abbott College Continues to Set Benchmarks for Sustainability

YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY BABY! Awards stack up for local Building Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – January 11, 2016 –The science building at John Abbott College, named after Anne-Marie Edward (’88) in 2013, is a shining example of hard work, perseverance, energy and spirit, from its namesake to the hundreds of people involved in the coming of age of this monument to sustainability and innovation in a suburb of Montreal, Québec. Even before t... Continue Reading.

John Abbott Engineering Teacher Awarded a Federal Research Grant

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – September 18, 2015 – Seeing a new passion in the eyes of a college student when a research project is presented is undoubtedly a rare and rewarding reaction for a teacher. This is particularly true for 3 teachers at John Abbott College working with students and industry experts on the cutting edge of knowledge and innovation. A mere 9 months ago, Physics teacher Nathaniel Lasry, PhD, was awarded an Applied an... Continue Reading.
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Emory Named New Swim Coach

The John Abbott College Athletics department announced Tuesday that David Emory has been named the new head coach of the Islander swim team. The Pointe-Claire, QC, native brings more than ten years of coaching experience to his alma mater. The Athletics department had been looking for a new coach since late July, following the departure of Cliff Berry. “I am thrilled to be a part of [the team] this year,” says Emory. “While I never swam for... Continue Reading.

JAC Students host Science Symposium

On May 7, John Abbott College students will be holding their inaugural symposium to present the results of their semester-long projects that began back in November 2014. These students were pioneers to a brand new approach to science class that allowed them to participate in research in a working lab, and to ultimately share their experiences and findings with the rest of the world. This was a chance never before offered at John Abbott College, a... Continue Reading.

Islander Sports News

JOHN ABBOTT LOOKS FOR NEW WOMEN’S HOCKEY COACH Following the departure of longtime hockey coach Hank Binning, John Abbott College is looking for a dynamic leader who is committed to guide the Lady Islander hockey program as they continue to compete in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Division 1 league. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years related coaching experience or equivalent and will be responsible for th... Continue Reading.
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Bike Repair Station on Campus

Cyclists travelling along the bike path can now benefit from an outdoor bike repair station on John Abbott College’s lower campus. The station is located just off the bicycle path and is easily accessible for those needing a quick adjustment to their bikes when travelling along Lakeshore Boulevard. The bike repair station features an integrated air pump as well as all-purpose tools secured by reinforced steel cabling. For information on how to ... Continue Reading.

JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE SIGN RECOVERED AFTER 44 YEARS

In 1970, John Abbott College had just moved into Laird Hall, one of the building on what is today the McGill University Macdonald Campus, to set up the new college. Sometime in the late night hours in those early days, some Macdonald Agriculture students decided to pinch a sign that read: John Abbott College. It had just been put up in the front of Laird Hall. The sign was 18 inches by 20 inches, bolted to the front exterior wall. A former Macdon... Continue Reading.

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... Continue Reading.

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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... Continue Reading.

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Corsi Leads the Way Against the Griffons The women’s basketball team improved their league record to 7-2 Saturday evening with as 60-54 road victory over the Outaouais Griffons. Kelly Corsi led the way for the Islanders with 18 points while Annie Pollender chipped in with 15 points. The squad is back in action Friday evening when they host the first-place, undefeated St. Jean Geants. Tip-off is slated for 21h00. Hockey Held Their Own Agains... Continue Reading.

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Racine Shutout Streak Still Alive Aube Racine has yet to concede a goal in 2017! It was a complete effort from the entire team, from defence blocking shots to forwards batting in the corners. The Isles beat St Laurent for the second time this year on a late power play goal in the dying minutes of the game. The goal from Juliana Classen was her 10th on the year with assists from Julia D’Alleva and Sara Levesque. Pollender Shoots the Lights Out A... Continue Reading.

Islanders Women’s Soccer Coach Resigns

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – January 16, 2017 – It is with regret that the Sports & Recreation department announces the resignation of Women’s Soccer Coach Valmie Ouellet. Valmie is Club Head Coach – Technical Committee for the Pierrefonds Soccer Association. Her duties with the club along with the loss of assistant coach Ronaldo Singh who has left for Toronto with a new and promising job, made it clear that Valmie would be unable to... Continue Reading.

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Hockey on a Roll to Start the New Year The Isles completed a suspended game from 2016 as they finished off the André Laurendeau Boomerang on Friday afternoon. They shut them out 1-0 on a goal by Juliana Classen. Aube Racine finalized her 2nd shutout of the year. On Saturady at home the Isles dominated the visiting Cougars from Lennoxville. Racine was again on top of her game and recorded her 3rd shutout of the year stopping 23 shots. Classen had... Continue Reading.