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Student Research Centre

Intercom Features

March 2, 2015

Vanier College Honor Science student chose Vanier for the research project opportunities. My name is Nabila Chekkal and I am an Honor Science student at Vanier. When I was looking at my college choices, research opportunities were a very important factor. I am very passionate about research and when I heard that Vanier College possesses a Research Center for students I became instantly hooked. Read the rest

January 19, 2015

On January 9th three students from the Vanier Water Quality Research Group, Ghassan Maraouch, Eric Zimmermann and Frederic Abou Azar, visited Collège Gérald-Godin accompanied by Vanier Physics teacher Gabriel Bulgarea. They toured the college’s science facilities then took part in demonstrations on water quality testing led by Professor Vania Atudorei from the Department of Pharmaceutical Technologies and Daniel Urizar, the lab technician. Read the rest…

November 24, 2014

My name is Maged Yassin; I’m a Vanier graduate and a second year Honours Mechanical Engineering student at McGill. My interest in robotics began in high school when I was fascinated with building mini-robots and hacking toys on my own. Now I am in university and my passion for robotics is more professional. This fall it was my pleasure to return to Vanier to work with Vanier students on biomechanics projects. Read the rest…

November 10, 2014

On Friday, October 31, 2014, twelve Vanier students accompanied by teachers, Stephen Newbigging and Gabriel Bulgarea, visited the Physics Department of Concordia University to learn about interdisciplinary research areas that can be explored at the university level and to see what common projects might be worked on by Vanier and Concordia students. Read the rest…


October 20, 2014

An interesting new research project was undertaken in the Vanier Student Research Center on Skin Auto-fluorescence, a research area poorly explored in the past but which presents great potential in future medical research. The leader of this project isVanier Science student Michel Pratte who did research work during the summer and at the beginning of the fall semester.Michel acquired a great amount of knowledge on his own and describes his project and initiatives in the following account. Read the rest

October 6, 2014

As I presented in a September 22 Intercom article, the Vanier Student Research Center is looking forward to fulfilling its mandate and building collaboration between Science and Technology students to create shared projects that might interest both groups and offer them the opportunity to study together and learn from each other. Read the rest…

September 22, 2014

On Monday September 15, Industrial Electronics teacher Allan Insleay accompanied by students Ait Amer Salah, Eddrief Jason and Soriano Maricel Dizon participated in a very productive Research Center meeting with pre-university science students. The goal of the meeting was to build collaboration between Science and Technology students create shared projects that might interest both groups and offer them the opportunity to study together and learn from each other. Read the rest

September 15, 2014

News from the Student Research Center – Visit to Concordia University On September 4, 2014, I visited the Physics and Biophysics research facilities at Concordia University in Montreal, following an invitation from Professor Dr. Truong Vo-Van, the Chair of the Concordia Physics Department. The meeting started with a series of fruitful discussions focused on the Read the rest…

August 25, 2014

News from the Vanier Student Research Center: Electric fields inhibit plant growth Our Student Research activities continued at Vanier during the summer and our Junior Research Scientists did some interesting activities related to either new projects or the continuation of the older ones. In this Intercom edition we present a summary of the results acquired Read the rest…

May 12, 2014

Top Mathematics student in Québec The Vanier College Mathematics Department is pleased to congratulate Andrei Purcarus Craciun on winning the 2013-2014 E. Martin Richstone Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics. In addition to outstanding work in all his classes, Andrei who in in Honours Pure and Applied Science, has achieved excellent results in mathematics competitions. He’s already Read the rest…

April 7, 2014

News from the Student Research Centre: Radon measurements at Vanier During the third semester of studies at Vanier, my physics teacher offered me to be part of the Vanier Student Research Centre. Physics has always been my passion and to study it on the field has so far been a great experience. Out of the Read the rest…

March 17, 2014

News from the Vanier Student Research Centre We would like to present a summary of recent studies and experiments done by the Acoustics Group of students registered within the Vanier Student Research Centre: Lianna Curiale, Fatima Yashmin, Elaine Angelopulos, Stacy Amar and Anatoly Syutkin. We recently measured the acoustical properties of the B-503 classroom here Read the rest…

February 24, 2014

News from the Vanier Student Research Center: Visit to Collège Gérald-Godin On February 14th students from the Vanier Student Research Center visited Collège Gérald-Godin where they toured the college’s science facilities and the Department of Pharmaceutical Technologies, which is unique in North America. They took part in demonstrations on water and air quality testing, which Read the rest…

February 3, 2014

News from the Vanier Student Research Center Since the start of the 2014 Winter semester our research students have become committed to having a safe and healthy  learning and working environment at Vanier College. They formed different research groups according to their scientific  interests and they are now measuring and testing areas all throughout the Read the rest…

November 25, 2013

A new Student Research Centre at Vanier Gabriel Bulgarea from the Physics Department has received release time during the 2014 Winter semester to organize and develop a new Student Research Center at Vanier. The Center was created in Autumn 2013 and is now located in the A-476 Physics lab, and during the next semester, students Read the rest…