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 […]

Mariateresa Magisano: Highly Successful Opera Performer

Vanier Music Grad Is Now Highly Successful Opera Performer January 28, 2003 Vanier alumnus Mariateresa Magisano recently visited us during the Vanier College Foundation’s Christmas Fundraiser performance of Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitor”. Ms. Magisano had just completed performing the role of Gretel in the Calgary Opera’s version of “Hansel and Gretel” in September […]

Taras Kulish: Successful Opera Singer Travelling the World

Vanier Economocs Grad Is Now a World Class Opera Performer February 5, 2003 Vanier alumnus Taras Kulish attended Vanier from 1985 to 1987 and graduated with a DEC in Economics. He says he has many wonderful memories from those days. After Vanier he went on to Concordia to study Economics as a major and Music […]

Lila Hope-Simpson

Childcare Innovator and Renowned Children’s Author Lila Hope-Simpson attended Vanier College from 1971 to 1974 graduating with her Diploma in Special Care Counseling. From there, she went on to teach children with special needs in Montreal and British Columbia and then moved to Nova Scotia where she studied Adult Education and received her equivalency in […]

Rhonda Himes (Shaarda)

Rhonda Himes, PhD, or Shaarda, as she is also known, was born in Montreal in 1957 where she attended Vanier College prior to her university studies. She is a Shastri scholar, an author, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the International Meditation Institute (IMI), in the Himalayas, where she has taught and done […]

Aida Hakirevic

Vanier Alumni Returns to Her Native Bosnia as Part of Canadian Peacekeeping Mission After working as a translator for Canadian Forces in her native Bosnia during the troubling times of the mid-90’s, Aida Hakirevic emigrated to Canada. In 1996, she enrolled in the Canadian Army reserves while studying pure and applied science here at Vanier […]

Louise Guyot

Apart from her upcoming title role in Opera de Montreal’s prduction of THÉRÈSE RAQUIN in April 2002, mezzo-soprano Louise Guyot played Pantalis in March 2001, one of the lead roles in the Opera de Montreal’s production of MEFISTOFELE by Arrigo Boito. As well, Ms. Guyot held the role of Mary in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER in […]

Stuart Greer

Vanier Science Grad Is Now a Highly Successful Reporter For Global TV February 4, 2003 Stuart Greer was part of Global’s startup team in September 1997 when the station first went on the air. Prior to that he worked for CJAD, also in Quebec City. His hometown is Chateauguay and his schooling included Howard S. Billings […]

Wah Keung Chan

Founding Editor/Publisher of La Scena Musicale Wah Keung Chan has a history of leadership and innovation that dates back to his days at Vanier College, where he founded the Vanier Math Club (1983) and the Vanier Math Competition, for which he received a Vanier Student Life Award upon graduation. At McGill University, where he obtained an undergraduate […]

Steve Gallucio

Successful writer for film, stage and TV Steve Gallucio is a writer who originally attended Vanier in 1980 studying Modern Languages. He went on to become a tremendously accomplished author of screenplays as well as works for the theatre and for television. His most recent film, Funkytown, was released in 2011 starring well-known Québec actor […]

Ryal Cosgrove

Major Player
In Cinematic Special Effects April 14, 2007 Vanier College alumnus Ryal Cosgrove has become one of Hollywood’s top special-effects experts. The Montreal-based company he started in 1986, Cineffects, has been extremely busy in producing special effects for major Hollywood films. Reads Read an article from April 14, 2007 on Ryal and his company from […]

Ralph Gilles

Top Car Designer Ralph Gilles started working for Chrysler immediately after graduating from design school in 1992. At Chrysler, he has held the top ranking position of design director and was later promoted further to vice-president of design. In October 2009, Gilles was named president and CEO of the Dodge car brand, while continuing his […]

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