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International Education

Julie Bramond in China

Julie Bramond, who has taught French in the Language School for the last several years, is currently teaching at Vanier’s partner in China, Qufu Normal University for the fall semester.  Julie has been particularly successful in introducing active learning techniques to her different classes. Her students have appreciated role-plays, making videos, and improvisations. She has Read the rest…

Julie Bramond in China

Julie Bramond moved to Quebec 7 years ago, working as a teaching assistant while doing her PHD in literature at UQAM. Then in 2011, Chris Hall, coordinator of the Language School at the time, hired her as a French teacher, and later, Julie was one of the main teachers for our Danish students. When our Read the rest…

Jailson De Lima in Toronto

Jailson Lima from the Chemistry Department presented the workshop Using Creativity to Promote Deep Understanding of Chemistry Concepts during the 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education held in Toronto in July.  Using an active-learning approach, participants learned how to design creative assessments inspired by the Art & Science Project (www.artandchemistry.ca) by experiencing it from Read the rest…

Intercultural Training at Queen’s University

In June 2014, three teachers and one staff member attended courses and workshops at the Queen’s International Education Training Program Summer Institute in Kingston, Ontario. Topics included cultural skills development, effective intercultural communication and strategies on internationalizing the campus as well as training workshops dedicated to cultural facilitation and diversity training. The training course is Read the rest…

Shirley Zhu and Sanaa Rizk in China

  In 2011, Vanier College and John Abbot College joined forces to embark on a two-year training project with Qufu Normal University in the Shandong province of China, to encourage the development of best practices and the sharing of knowledge in second-language teaching and learning. The languages targeted by this project were French, English and Read the rest…

Rachel Jobin in Brazil

In March 2013, Rachel Jobin had the great pleasure of being selected by Cégep International to participate in a colloquium organized by the Alliance Française in São Paulo, Brazil, which focused on “L’interculturel en cours de langue: approches, enjeux, pratiques”. Six talks and twenty workshops were held over the course of three days and were attended by some Read the rest…

Gabriel Bulgarea in Romania

As a continuation of the partnership between Vanier College and National College, Mircea cel Bătrân(CNMB), Gabriel Bulgarea traveled to Romania in June 2013 to meet with Director General Vasile Nicoara and Professor Ion Bararu, the Coordinator of CNMB Student Research Centre. Together with the Romanian students, they started planning and working on different research projects that could be interesting Read the rest…

Charlotte Marcella in Germany

In November 2013 at Vanier’s Open House, Axel Mews, a teacher from OSZ Barnim College, Germany, approached the Early Childhood Education (ECE) department with the idea of partnering with Vanier. Both Colleges have three year programs in ECE and the ages of the students are similar. The following months of discussion with Judy Macdonald, and Read the rest…

Brandee Diner in Belize

With support from Vanier College’s International Office and the Faculty of Careers and Technical Programs, Brandee Diner,  Coordinator of the Department of Environmental and Wildlife Management (EWM) spent one month in Belize at the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S). T.R.E.E.S is an organization dedicated to conserving Belize’s natural and cultural heritage through education, Read the rest…