Kim Matthews, recipient of the 2008-2009 Teaching Excellence Award, makes a lasting impression on her students

December 9, 2009. “I’ve known I wanted to be a teacher since I was three years old,” declares Kim Matthews, Vanier Humanities teacher and the recipient of the Vanier College 2008-2009 Teaching Excellence Award. “It’s all I ever wanted to do.” Given that kind of precocious ambition and determination, it’s not surprising that Kim Matthews […]

Vanier College partners with the University of Mexico to explore online teaching

December 8, 2009. Last October, three Vanier teachers went to Mexico City to attend the SOMECE (International Symposium on Information Technology in the Classroom) organized by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). The trip was part of a new joint Vanier College-UNAM project aimed at having teachers from both institutions share their practices and […]

The Vanier College BDC Case Challenge has gone national

December 7, 2009. In February 2010, twenty-two teams of college-level business students from across Canada will meet in Montreal for the 5th Annual Vanier College BDC Case Challenge. “Last year we announced that we would expand the competition nationally,” says principal organizer, David Moscovitz, Coordinator of the Vanier Business Administration Program, “and this year we […]

Vanier College announces the first Black Studies Major in Quebec

December 2, 2009. Vanier College is proud to announce that the Vanier Board of Directors has approved a new Social Science Major in Black Studies to be offered beginning in Autumn 2010. While the first Black Studies program began at the University of Berkeley in 1969, it has been basically an American phenomenon with few […]

Better French skills for students in Vanier health care programs

November 23, 2009. With a grant of $122,000 for a CCDMD (Centre collégial de développement de matériel pédagogique) project, Vanier College is leading the way to improving the French language skills of English Cegep Nursing Program graduates. “The difficulty for many students is passing the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) French proficiency exam,” […]

A fresh face for Nursing at Vanier!

October 29, 2009. Talk about leveling the playing field: Karim El-Sebai, a 17-year old, first year Vanier College Nursing student, sees no paradox in studying Nursing and playing AAA College football. First year Nursing teachers, Melodie Hicks and Michelina Catallozzi with Karim El-Sebai #93 Karim played football for the Laval Bulldogs and is currently playing […]

At Vanier College: Thinking Outside the Box – Economic innovation, environmental sustainability and social justice

October 15, 2009. We live in a global village. The environment, the economy, and the equilibrium between rich and poor are interconnected in unprecedented ways. Looking for imaginative solutions to global problems is the theme of the annual 2009 Vanier College Social Science Festival: Thinking outside the box – economic innovation, environmental sustainability and social […]

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