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

Rosalia Vaccaro, a mom and a troubleshooting Network Analyst

Got a network problem? Call on her to solve it. Meeting Rosalia Vaccaro, it’s clear she knows how to do her job. She’s quiet and low-key, warm and friendly, but she exudes professionalism and competence. And that’s just what you’d want from a Telecom Network Analyst for CN – the Canadian National Railway Company. Starting […]

Jason Salama, A world of possibilities

“If something new came into the house my mother would immediately shake her finger at me saying, I don’t want to see you taking a screwdriver to that.” “When I was a kid I loved playing around with things,” says Jason Salama, 2003 Vanier graduate of Industrial Electronics. “I was always opening things to see […]

Matthew Barr – a pilot, a nurse and a volunteer

Vanier’s Matthew Barr – a pilot, a nurse and a volunteer – and CBC television’s Montrealer of the Week November 25, 2011   At twenty-two Matthew Barr, now in his second year of Nursing at Vanier College, has done a lot in a few short years: two trips to volunteer in Haiti after the 2010 […]

Vanier Nursing’s Kara Redden on CBC Daybreak

  Check out Vanier Nursing’s Kara Redden in her radio interview on CBC Daybreak, December 28, 2011.  Kara explains the Malawi Nursing exchange she will participate in this coming spring – what she’ll be doing, what she can learn from nursing in Africa and above all, the importance of understanding other cultures in the practice […]

Malawi Nursing Exchange: a unique opportunity for Vanier Nursing Students

Thanks to a generous donation from Abbott Laboratories, Vanier College Nursing students who are currently on the first Vanier Nursing exchange with Africa, brought with them four Abbott Diabetes Care glucometers and hundreds of test strips for testing patients for high blood sugar levels. “These meters and test strips are worth a fortune and will […]

Vanier College leads in the success rate of its Nursing graduates writing the professional exam

Among Quebec Anglophone Cegeps and among all cegeps in Montreal, Vanier College Nursing ranked first when it obtained the highest success rate of its graduates at the annual professional exams of the Quebec Order of Nurses (Ordre des infirmiers et infirmières du Québec), written in September 2009. With a success rate of 88.2%, Vanier ranked […]

A fresh face for Nursing at Vanier!

Talk about leveling the playing field: Karim El-Sebai, a 17-year old, first year Vanier College Nursing student, sees no paradox in studying Nursing and playing AAA College football. Karim played football for the Laval Bulldogs and is currently playing for the Vanier Cheetahs. Standing at 6’2” and 260 lbs, this gentle giant is proving that […]

Three outstanding Vanier students awarded scholarships from Le regroupement des fondations collégiales de Montréal

Three Vanier students received 2010 RFCM Scholarships for the Next Generation at the RFCM Recognition Gala held on April 28, 2010.  Vanier’s Kavi Velauthapillai from Honours Health Science, Bijoya Milli Nath-Chowdhury from the Architectural Technology program, and Reina Avelino from the AEC Damage Insurance program, each received a RFCM Scholarship of $1000. As well, Kavi […]

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