Vanier Stories presents inspirational and outstanding stories of students, teachers, events, and news that enrich the Vanier community.

Andrew Dudley, Music

Nothing stops this music student “I absolutely love the Music program at Vanier!” When you ask Music student Andrew Dudley what he loves most about Vanier, his answer is immediate. “I love my teachers! I was accepted at another Cegep as well as Vanier, and it was hard to choose between the two. But I […]

Ashley Zver-Volel & Severina Gachparova, Communications: Art, Media,Theatre

“Curating the Henry Lehmann Gallery has been an enormous privilege.” The Henry Lehmann Gallery, located in the heart of the Communications: Art, Media and Theatre (CAMT) department, is a student-run exhibition space that offers a professional experience to both the student curators and the student artists.  For curator Severina Gachparova and assistant Ashley Zver-Volel looking […]

Michael Noonan, Science 2007

It’s a Rhodes Scholarship for Science alumnus Michael Noonan! Michael Noonan, a 2007 Science graduate of Vanier College, is one of two Quebec winners of a Class of 2012 Rhodes Scholarship, widely considered the most prestigious scholarship in the world. Valued at approximately $50,000 a year, Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three […]

Carlos Daniel Delgado Vazquez, Social Science

Discovering new horizons in Gaspé and Nicaragua Carlos Daniel Delgado Vazquez does not waste time or let difficulties hold him back. When he first arrived in Montreal from Mexico in 2008, he spoke only Spanish. So he spent his first year learning French, then completed high school and graduated from École Secondaire Honoré-Mercier two years […]

Florence Tiffou, Social Science Child Studies Major

Coming from a French school to Vanier was not a problem Finding a new passion Florence Tiffou came to Vanier College with the intention of becoming a teacher for special needs children. But during her two years at Vanier, Florence discovered a new passion: international development. Cegep changes you. How? You learn new things about […]

Christopher Simeone, Special Care Counselling

Giving everyone support and a chance to succeed Winning a scholarship is an accomplishment for any student. Winning one when you have a learning disability is all the more outstanding. But then Christopher Simeone a student in the Special Care Counselling program and a winner of a 2012 RFCM (Regroupement des fondations collégiales de Montréal) […]

Dorothy Yeats, Pure & Applied Science, Sport – Études élite athlete

When it came time to choose a Cegep, Vanier was the only place Dorothy Yeats ever considered As a champion wrestler, Dorothy wanted to continue her sport and work with her coach, Victor Zilberman, who teaches at Vanier. As a highly ranked athlete, Dorothy knew she’d be competing a lot and would need the flexibility […]

Joel Yanofsky, Social Science Alumnus

Joel Yanofsky wins the 2011 Mavis Gallant Award for Non-fiction at the QWF Literary Awards “I loved Cegep and I loved Vanier,” says writer Joel Yanofsky, a Social Science 1974 alumnus. “I’d not been a good student in high school. I was mediocre and below average which bothered me because there’s nothing worse than being […]

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