Vanier Nursing Department Sends Textbooks to Malawi

Montreal, February 8, 2010. “It’s weighty knowledge indeed – in fact 500 pounds of knowledge bound in nursing textbooks packed in a container destined for Lilongwe, Malawi” explains Vanier Nursing teacher Melodie Hicks. “The Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception picked up the $9000 shipping costs. They agreed to carry the textbooks free of charge […]

Vanier primed for the biggest Collegiate Case Challenge in Canada

Montréal, February 1, 2010. It started small with only three Cegeps five years ago, but there is nothing small about the Vanier College BDC Case Challenge anymore. This year, 22 teams from colleges across Canada will battle one another on February 13-14, 2010. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has been a supporter of […]

Alouettes players are bringing the Grey Cup to Vanier College

Montreal, January 20, 2010. Vanier College is ready to welcome back some home grown Alouette heroes when former Vanier Cheetah, Alouette Slot Back, Danny Desriveaux, accompanied by four of his teammates brings the Grey Cup to Vanier on January 27, 2010 during Universal Break (12:15 to 1:30 PM) and shares their victory with the college […]

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,” […]

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