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.
Navigating the Current Job Market: an information and networking event for recent AEC graduates
January 29, 2024 - The Centre for Continuing Education at John Abbott College hosted a special event titled "Navigating the Current Job Market" on Monday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the John Abbott College Library. This unique event aimed to provide recent graduates with insights into the challenges of the current job market. The evening was partially funded by a Cooperative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL Canada) grant that also provided a stipend to 73 students during their internship experience as part of their program of study. (more…)
Building a toolkit for Biology in French, a second language
Learning or teaching a new subject in a different language will almost certainly present challenges. If only a reference tool existed… Well, teachers at John Abbott College and Champlain College-Lennoxville are in fact creating a pedagogical toolkit specifically designed for Biology in French as a second language for both students…
John Abbott College Student Takes Home Bronze at 2024 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship
Sienna D’Alessandro, John Abbott College Social Science – Commerce student and Women’s Hockey Team athlete, recently represented Canada at the 2024 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Switzerland. (more…)