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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…

Malawi Nursing Exchange 2015 – Mont Tremblant Pre-Departure Workshop Weekend

The six participants for the 2015 Malawi Nursing Exchange have now been selected! Congratulations to Philomina Corera, Chloée Caron, Kristal Santos, Laura Heather, Emélie Elkrief, Emilie Ducas Gagnier. Their first pre-departure workshop took place last weekend at Mont Tremblant. The theme of the weekend was team building. In preparation for their seven weeks abroad, retired Read the rest…

Environmental and Wildlife Management Internships 2014

In the winter of 2014, seven, third year students in the Department of Environmental and Wildlife Management had the opportunity to complete their final internships in three international locations. Thanks to the continued partnership between Vanier College and The Canadian Organization For Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC), four EWM students completed internship projects at Read the rest…

Modern Languages: Scholarships to Qufu

Thanks to our partners at Qufu Normal University in the province of Shandong as well as Shirley Zhu from Vanier’s Modern Languages (Mandarin), Sandra Sandoval, Morgane Gouilloud, Roxane Richer-Lussier and Katrine Bergeron were awarded a full scholarship to study Mandarin at Qufu for the 2013-2014 academic year. “This project allows Vanier students to learn Mandarin and Read the rest…

Russian Language Exchange 2014

For the third year in a row, Natalia Pakhomova accompanied Vanier students who were enrolled in the Russian language courses of Philological Faculty of St. Petersburg University, the first educational establishment in Russia which is listed by UNESCO into the top 10 rating of the world universities.  They took classes in small groups (8 -15 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…