More than two hundred new Social Science and Commerce students, together with some parents and friends, attended a "Welcome and Information Session" held for them on April 11. Following a jazz performance given by some of our music students, the Director General, Michael Macchiagodena, the Faculty Dean, Heather Lewis, an Academic Advisor, Debby Resnick, a representative of the VCSA, and current Vanier students addressed the new students in the Auditorium. Tours followed to the Information Technology Centre, the Learning Centre and a workshop on Financial Aid, given in the Library by Richard West. The final stop was our new Student Mall where faculty members from Social Science, Commerce and the English Department greeted the students and displayed materials. The table for our new Social Sciences Major was particularly popular! Also much appreciated were the tables staffed by Counsellors and Academic Advisors.

          Thank you to all who came and all who helped make the day a success. We now invite you to view some excellent photos of the event taken by Vanier Communications student Liam Chapman.


Faculty Dean, Heather Lewis
greets the new students.

Director General, Michael Macchiagodena
delivers his opening remarks.

This year's session was extremely well attended.

Academic Advising's Debbie Resnick gives important tips
regarding patterns of study in Social Science and Commerce.

An accomplished group of Vanier Music Department
students entertain the crowd after the presentations.

Counsellors Mark Mirotchnik and Gill Bowman
dispense valuable advice to new students.

This winsome threesome very kindly agreed to pose
for our student photographer, Liam Chapman.

Counsellor Carmine Rossignoli always seems
to be able to bring a smile to students' faces.

It looks like someone was giving away lollipops!

Coordinator Judy Macdonald briefs students on
the many services offered in The Learning Centre.

Psychology teacher Nancy Wargny describes available
resources in the A Building Information Technology Centre.

Teacher Lorraine Clarke outlines specifics
of Sociology courses offered at Vanier.

Richard West advises students on
the ins and outs of Financial Aid.

Sociology teacher Shirley Pettifer
offers advice to two new students.

Geography professor Pauline Frost (far right)
shares a laugh with some of the new students.