Elias Koteas

Elias Koteas: Greek Canadian actor of film and television

Actor Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in New […]

Former Miss Canada is Successful Author

Juliette Powell: Former Miss Canada is Successful Author

From Miss Canada to MuchMusic VJ to Celebrity Interviewer & TV Producer to Acclaimed Author Juliette Powell is a Canadian television host, producer and author. She was the Miss Canada titleholder in 1989, and was the contest’s first ever Black Canadian winner. Powell, a fluently bilingual anglophone Montrealer, was born in Manhattan, New York and […]

Russell Copeman

Russell Copeman: Borough Mayor of CDN / NDG

Borough Mayor of CDN / NDG Vanier graduate Russell Copeman is currently a Montreal City Councillor and the borough mayor for Côte-des-Neiges / Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. He also sits on the Montreal Executive Committee, and is responsible for housing, urban planning. Prior to that he was Associate Vice-President at Concordia University from 2008-2013, and before that he was […]

Sharon Hyman: Comic Documentary Filmmaker

Comic Documentary Filmmaker Filmmaker Sharon Hyman, based in Montreal, has been making “autodocumentaries” (a phrase she coined to describe turning the camera back on oneself to tell one’s own story) since her youth – using humor and candor to show a side of the female psyche not typically seen in the mainstream media. Described as […]

Karine Sergerie: Top Taekwondo Competitor & Champion

Top Taekwondo Competitor & Former World and National Champion Former Vanier student Karine Sergerie is in her final preparations for the 2012 London Olympics. The former World Champion won a Silver Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has her sights set on Gold in 2012. You can read an article that chronicles her pre-olympic […]

Susan Watson: ECE Grad Wins Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence

ECE Grad Wins PM’s Award Congratulations to Susan Watson who won the Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence in Early Childhood Care on October 5, 2009. Susan not only graduated from the ECE program, she also taught at Vanier’s daycare for two years before moving on. You can read the official Press Release from the Prime […]

Jeff Rothpan: Vanier Graduate is now a Very Successful Comedian and Writer

Vanier Graduate Is Now A Top Writer And Comedian Vanier alumnus Jeff Rothpan has certainly hit the big time as far as being a comedian goes. Besides being a regular from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Hollywood Reporter singled him out as one of the new faces to watch after the Montreal International […]

John Moore: Radio Talk Show Host, Actor and Director

Multi-Talented Vanier Alum John Moore Is a Radio Talk Show Host, Actor and Director After completing a DEC in Social Sciences at Vanier John Moore went on to eventually become a well known media personality in Montreal and Toronto, notably as Entertainment reporter for CJAD and Mix 96 and host of the popular “Escalator Movie […]

Mirella Dell’Aquila: Member of the new all-female pop vocal band, Sugar Jones

Former Music Student Hits The Big Time! Original story from 2001: Nationally broadcast television show “Popstars”, which chronicled the six-month search for the members of the new all-female pop vocal band, Sugar Jones, announced the five final members. Among the five was Vanier music student Mirella Dell’Aquila. Due to the strict secrecy surrounding the project, […]

Stephen Mendel: Successful Actor

Successful Actor Got His Start at Vanier College Stephen Mendel followed drama courses at Vanier in the early 1970s under pioneering teachers such as Errol Sitahal, Bill Webb and Laszo Barna. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Bishop’s University followed by postgraduate studies at Concordia University. He then embarked […]

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