Building up on the C3 theme introduced in August, we will focus on how collaboration can foster student success. Fruitful collaboration can occur between individual teachers, between departments, between different disciplines within a program, between teachers and professionals, etc.

How powerful can collaboration be? In the first part of the morning, we will hear collaboration success stories to inspire us.

But how is a collaboration sparked? Knowing each others’ interests and concerns is key. In the second part of the morning, we will take an active approach to networking and visit colleagues in their work environment.

Through these two activities, we hope to promote the right conditions for further collaboration at Vanier, to ultimately impact on student success.


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Please register as soon as possible. The deadline is January 9, 10:00.

Date and Time

January 12, 2017, from 8:30-13:30


8:30Welcome Coffee and MingleJake's Mall
8:50Word of WelcomeJake's Mall
9:05-9:45Success Stories Block 1A-wing 3rd floor
9:50-10:30 Success Stories Block 2A-wing 3rd floor
10:30-10:45 Coffee BreakJakes' Mall
10:50-12:30 NetWALKing tourDeparture from Jake's Mall
12:30 LunchJake's Mall

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Details of Activities

Success Stories Block 1

1Respiratory Technology + Nursing: A Happy Marriage of Convenience?Antoinette Cocciolo (Nursing) and Patricia McClurg (RT)
Having become a gold standard teaching strategy for healthcare educational programs, High Fidelity Simulation had been on the acquisition ‘wish list’ for the Respiratory and Anesthesia Technology and the Nursing programs’ wish list for many years. In order to implement this simulation project in both programs – a venture that is very costly – Faculty quickly understood that collaboration between the programs was necessary. We will demonstrate the positive aspects of this collaborative project and some of the stumbling blocks that we have encountered along the way.
2From Bacteria to Poop to Proteins: Now, Ask What You Can Do For the Program?Stephanie Laett (AHT), Maria Panzuto (Biology), Heather Roffey (Biology), Sylvie Tardif (Chemistry)
A short presentation to illustrate that different disciplines can contribute their own relevant parts into the learning, thinking and applying journey of students in Animal Health Technology. Sylvie (chemistry) will bring on the idea of symbiosis and collaboration with the idea of bacteria, poop and proteins (Nitrogen-N and symbiosis) while Maria and Heather will add to it from a biological perspective. This intriguing and fun presentation will show that it is possible to share ideas as well as contribute and support the program; but, more importantly, it will show how teacher collaboration can make students’ courses interesting and meaningful.
3Team teaching in Physical Education: A Positive Experience for Teachers and StudentsAmanda Horton and colleagues (Physical Education)
Physical Education teachers have been collaborating and team teaching courses for the past 20 years. Some recent collaborations include fitness classes, team sports, and outdoor pursuits, providing pedagogical and logistical benefits. We will discuss the positive impacts team teaching has had on our courses, teachers, and students, some difficulties encountered, and ideas for the future.
4School is Out: What’s Next?Ilya Meldrum (Building Systems Engineering Technology)
On P.A.S.S. day 2016, B.S.E.T. organized a combination of presentations from industry professionals and field visits to industry sites around Montreal. The events of the day were focused on team building, student success and future employment opportunities, and the experience was shared by several Pure and Applied Science students who were considering pursuing a university level Engineering degree.
5Helping Each Other OutGinny Iaboni (Students Services)
Students Services and teachers are partners towards student success. Together, they can ensure that students get through difficulties and crises. Come hear what communicating and collaborating with Vanier’s Student Services can do, and let’s help each other and help student learn and succeed.

Success Stories Block 2

6Sprouting ConnectionsMyriam Mansour (Geography), Christine Lavoie (Psychology), Stephanie Felkai (Biology)
How can hours spent on a picket line, a swim at the Vanier pool during lunch time, a few words shared in the hallway or while waiting in line at Jake's café turn into student-centered collaborative initiatives? Come find out how a psychologist who wishes health and happiness for her students, a biologist who want her students to learn how plants have sex and a geographer who pretends to have a green thumb got their roots tangled to create hybrid pedagogy. They will share with you the harvest of their students' experience. For you, this presentation will be a feast of fruitful learning experience you will not leave empty-handed!
7Strange Bedfellows: Physics and Biology Find Common Ground in Biophysics CourseChris Gregg (Biology), Brandon Ramakko (Physics)
The Biophysics class offered at Vanier College was originally intended as an imaging course offered by the physics department. Because imaging of the human body requires an understanding of anatomy and physiology, the Biology department became involved and the course is now taught by one teacher from each department. Here we will discuss the outcomes, both positive and negative, of such a collaboration and its perceived impact on our students.
8Collaboration for Soft Skills Development in the ClassroomKim Muncey (TASC)
This presentation will look at the different examples of collaborative work being done between a professional and teachers to improve students’ development of soft skills inside the classroom. It will focus on a partnership with the Humanities department and its evolution into other projects, such as work with a teacher and active reading, and with other departments. It will also include an opportunity to discuss what further collaboration could be done here to improve student success in the classroom.
9We Need to TalkMike Besner (Mathematics)
I will be discussing how the architectural technology program worked with the mathematics department to create the one required mathematics course that both satisfied the needs of the program, while simultaneously meeting the mathematics department’s need to construct a pedagogically sound curriculum. One of the fears of teachers in the réseau is that as the government lowers entry requirements into some technology programs, it comes at the expense of important concepts. We have been working, and continue to work closely together to create a relevant course which responds to the needs of the program while giving students maximum possibility of success.
10Une belle collaboration!Stéphane Giroux (French) And Bruce Norton (MPHM)
Over the years, the French department and the Micromedia program have worked togther very tightly. This first came out of a demand from the MEES (Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur) to include extra French courses in this program, but has grown into an evolving conversation around how to best meet the language and communications needs of Micromedia graduates to enter the work place. In this presentation, some of the settings for this collaboration will be presented and results will be analyzed.

NetWALKing Stations

On your netWALKing tour, you will be able to visit five of these stations:

 Station NameTaglineLocation
1Art, Light, Coffee & CSI: All Chemistry?An informal discussion and Q&A with the curious colleagues from other Departments.Chemistry Department, A-570
2The Healthcare WingExperience the labs and equipment that these future healthcare professionals are learning.Nursing & Respiratory + Anaesthesia Technology, D4 (D-410, D-412, D-434, D-446)
3Innovative Pedagogy: A Gateway to Getting Students Hooked on BiologyCome and see innovative curricular and extracurricular approaches to teaching science.Biology Department, A-407
4Physical Education: Come and See Students in Action and Run in our Halls!Come walk the walk, while we talk the talk.Physical Education Department, Sports Complex Lobby
5Creative Arts and Student Initiated Active LearningActive learning fostering a dynamic extracurricular learning environment in the creative arts.Communications, Media and Studio Art (CMSA), C-318
6Visit the Early Childhood Education Lab NurseryCome and play with us!Early Childhood Education (ECE), N-171
7B.S.E.T.: Hands-On EngineeringCome put your hands on a control system.Ilya Meldrum, Building Systems Engineering, A-001G
8Music Tour and DemonstrationReady… Take… Record… A demonstration of our recording services offered to music students wishing to audition for further studies.Music Department, A-Wing Rotunda (A-252 and A-256)
9What a Computer Science Technology Graduate Can DoSeen any good websites lately?Computer Science Technology, D-210
10Architecture in MotionCome see a virtual tour of what we do.Architecture Technology, N-319
11Why a PLC and not a PC?Is every ladder for climbing? Maybe not.Industrial Electronics Technology, D-343 and D-345 labs
12Commerce: Making Sound DecisionsWhy we do what we do.Commerce, N-Building, N272 and N275
13Social Sciences!Understanding what it means to be human.Social Sciences, A-306

Choose your tour!

 NameStation 1Station 2Station 3Station 4Station 5
1The WalkerArchitecture in MotionVisit the Early Childhood Education Lab Nursery Physical Education: Come and see students in action and run in our halls! Social Sciences!Music Tour and Demonstration
2The VersatileCome to the Healthcare wing of Vanier College!Social Sciences!Architecture in Motion Visit the Early Childhood Education Lab NurseryPhysical Education: Come and see students in action and run in our halls!
3The AdaptableMusic Tour and DemonstrationPhysical Education: Come and see students in action and run in our halls!What a Computer Science Technology graduate can doCommerce: Making Sound DecisionsSocial Sciences!
4The Science BuffCommerce: Making Sound DecisionsBSET: Hands-On EngineeringInnovative Pedagogy: A Gateway to Getting Students Hooked on BiologyArt, Light, Coffee & CSI: all Chemistry?What a Computer Science Technology graduate can do
5The Hands-OnWhy a PLC and not a PC?What a Computer Science Technology graduate can doArt, Light, Coffee & CSI: all Chemistry?BSET: Hands-On EngineeringCreative Arts and Student Initiated Active Learning
6The Jack-of-all-TradesInnovative Pedagogy: A Gateway to Getting Students Hooked on BiologyMusic Tour and DemonstrationWhy a PLC and not a PC?Come to the Healthcare wing of Vanier College!Visit the Early Childhood Education Lab Nursery
7The AthleteCreative Arts and Student Initiated Active LearningArt, Light, Coffee & CSI: all Chemistry?Commerce: Making Sound Decisions Physical Education: Come and see students in action and run in our halls!Why a PLC and not a PC?
8The CreativeVisit the Early Childhood Education Lab Nursery Architecture in MotionCreative Arts and Student Initiated Active LearningMusic Tour and DemonstrationInnovative Pedagogy: A Gateway to Getting Students Hooked on Biology
9The A to DArt, Light, Coffee & CSI: all Chemistry?Innovative Pedagogy: A Gateway to Getting Students Hooked on BiologyBSET: Hands-On EngineeringCreative Arts and Student Initiated Active LearningCome to the Healthcare wing of Vanier College!
10The TechieWhat a Computer Science Technology graduate can doWhy a PLC and not a PC?Come to the Healthcare wing of Vanier College!Architecture in MotionBSET: Hands-On Engineering

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