STORIES ABOUT NEWSWORTHY VANIER STUDENTS FROM 2001 - 2012

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LU YAO WINS TWO FORCES AVENIR AWARDS
September 11, 2012

Congratulations to Vanier Science graduate Lu Yao, whose initiative to start a theatre troupe at Vanier helped her garner two 2012 Forces AVENIR awards. After first receiving a $1000 prize in June she went on to compete in the Forces AVENIR finals and, at a Gala held on September 5, 2012, she was awarded another prize of $2000 for being the top entry in the category Avenir: Arts, lettres et culture. Click for more.


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VANIER MARKETING TEAM WINS GOLD AT DAWSON COMPETITION
April 3, 2012

The Vanier College Finance Team made up of An Yun Lu, Macey Geneva Lacbay, Marisa Agnellini, and alternates Thi Thong Hoa Vuong and Stephanie Wong, won the Gold Medal at Dawson College’s Annual Bilingual Business Administration Case Competition. The award was Vanier's third consecutive Gold in this particular competition. The team's coach was departmental coordinator David Moscovitz. Click for more.


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STUDENT WINS BEST PROJECT AWARD AT FORCES AVENIR GALA
September 23, 2011

Vanier student Santiago Paiva was presented with a Forces Avenir Award at a special gala held in Quebec City on September 7th. In addition to winning a grant in the Project Category, his entry, “Simulating Asteroids: Detection and Analysis,” won the overall award for best project. Previously, he won first place in the North American division of the Present Around the World (PATW) Engineering Competition held in England in 2010 in which he was third in the world overall. Click for more.


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VANIER STUDENT MATTHEW BARR WINS TWO AWARDS
November 14, 2011

Matthew Barr won two different awards in October and November 2011. First, he received the Garfield Weston Award, recognizing outstanding students in technology programs who have made contributions to their communities. Click for more. The next month, Matthew received the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award which acknowledges outstanding volunteerism. On top of all this, Matthew is a star basketball player and a licensed pilot. Read more on his numerous accomplishments. Click for more.


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ARCH TECH STUDENTS GO TO NEW ORLEANS TO HELP
CONTINUE CLEANUP AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA
August 25, 2010

A group of Vanier Architectural Technology students traveled to Louisiana to pitch in with rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The team of students, led by teacher Jeff Johnston, were there for 10 days and worked on a variety of projects, primarily in the hard-hit St. Bernard's Parish area of New Orleans. Click for more.


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SARAH LONE WINS MAJOR AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
March 31, 2010

Vanier student Sarah Lone was presented the Loran Award for her commitment to issues relating to Social Justice and to the Environment. During her time at Vanier, Sarah was a dedicated member of the Vanier Social Justice Committee. The prestigious award consists of a full scholarship, valued at $75,000 over four years to study at a Canadian University. Click for more.


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VANIER STUDENT COLLECTS AMAZING AMOUNTS FOR CANCER RESEARCH
September 18, 2009

Raphaël Leclaire recovered from two bouts with cancer and became inspired to raise funds for several cancer-related initiatives for the Montreal University Health Centre (MUHC). In the course of his efforts, he has been featured on the CTV National News as well as on Hockey Night in Canada in a story relating to his work with the Saku Koivu Foundation. Find out all about this amazing individual. Click for more.


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BLIND MUSIC STUDENT INSPIRES US IN STORY ON CTV MONTREAL NEWS
June 6, 2009

Vytautos Bucionis was featured on a story reported by CFCF News on June 6th. It talked both about the remarkable way in which he deals with his visual impairment as well as the special relationship that he has developed with drumming teacher Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr. It shows how Vytautos records bird songs and then creates compositions based on their melodies. Click for more.


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SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENT FATIMA DAHER WINS SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
June 4, 2009

Fatima Daher has won the 2008-2009 Doug Miller Social Justice Award in recognition of her tireless efforts to promote social justice causes throughout Vanier. Fatima was a fixture at information booths run by the Vanier College Social Justice Committee throughout the year and was also editor and chief writer of the committee's newsletter. As well, Fatima served as a tutor, helping students both in the Learning Centre and the Social Science Resource Room. Click for more.


Rami Sayar Wins Gold at Bell Science Fair
SCIENCE STUDENT WINS A SILVER MEDAL AT CANADA-WIDE SCIENCE FAIR
May 19, 2009

Vanier's very own Rami Sayar "Touchless Computer" presentation won a Silver Medal plus almost $10000 in various prizes and scholarships at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, held May 9 to 17 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He also recently won a Gold Medal and three other awards at the 2009 Montreal Regional Science and Technology Fair. Previously, he had won a Gold Medal in the Senior category at last year's Bell Science Fair Provincial Finals and then went on to take a Bronze Medal at the Nationals held in Ottawa in May 2008. This year he won Silver! Click for more.


LORIGIANO REPRESENTED QUEBEC AT MISS UNIVERSE CANADA COMPETITION
May 17, 2009

Congratulations to Honours Health Science graduating student TingJia Lorigiano who was the Quebec representative at the 2009 Miss Universe Canada pageant. TingJia had previously won the title of Miss Chinese Montreal and went on to be a finalist in the Miss Chinese International competition held last year in Hong Kong. TingJia won the People's Choice Prize at the May 14 preliminary session, meaning she garnered the most online votes and was automatically in the top 20 finalists. Find out more.


Arch Tech students in New Mexico
ARCH TECH STUDENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TRIP TO NEW MEXICO
September 29, 2008

Architectural Technology students went on a class trip to New Mexico in May and June of 2008. During their stay, they succeeded in combining academic enrichment with humanitarian work. Their moving story was recently featured in an article from the Saint-Laurent News that was published in September 28, 2008. Find out more.


Nursing Students Win Scholarships
TWO VANIER STUDENTS WIN WIBCA SCHOLARSHIPS
September 24, 2008

Congratulations to Elodie Santos (at the right side in the photo at left) and DeCarla Clarke (at the far left side) who each won a scholarship from the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) at the group’s 26th anniversary banquet. The award acknowledges their academic success as well as their community involvement through volunteering. The awards ceremony was covered in an article published in the West Island Chronicle. Read the article in its entirety.


Stefanie Taylor: "Hats Off To You"
ARCH TECH STUDENT WINS TWO MAJOR AWARDS IN "HATS OFF TO YOU"
May 12, 2008
Vanier Architectural Technology student Stefanie Taylor won both the $2000 Entrepreneurship Award as well as the $500 Regional Award at the 2008 "Hats Off To You", a program that encourages young women entering into traditionally male-dominated careers. She was also featured in a story in the Saint-Laurent News. Click for the full story.

Sports-Etudes Students Shine
SPORTS-ÉTUDES STUDENTS ARE WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES
April 11, 2008
Two Vanier athletes are in the news because of their exemplary achievements in their respective sports. Kimberly Hyacinthe (seen at far left) is a high level track running star with major victories in international competitions while Éliana Parvu (just to the right of Kimberly) is a top fencer in her division. Click for more.

"How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria" Contestant Erin Berger
VANIER MUSIC STUDENT OFF TO TORONTO IN CBC REALITY TV SERIES
February 8, 2008
Vanier music student Erin Berger participated in the opening rounds of the new CBC reality TV series "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" and was selected from thousands of auditionees to be sent to Toronto to take part in the televised competition. Good luck, Erin! She was also the subject of as recent newspaper article about her selection for the show. Click for more.

Myles Gibbon is Gazette's Athlete of the Week
VANIER CHEETAH QUARTERBACK IS GAZETTE'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
October 31, 2007
Our star QB Myles Gibbon has been having an amazing season with the Football Cheetahs this year. Not only did he lead the team to a perfect 8-0 season record, he also smashed a long-standing league record for total touchdown passes in a single season. (The old record was 18 TD passes, Myles tossed 25 in 8 games.) Gibbon was recently picked as the Athlete of the Week by the Montreal Gazette and Global TV and was also featured in an article written by Arpon Basu. Click for more.

NURSING STUDENTS TAKE PART IN MCGILL PROJECT
October 3, 2007
Third year nursing students Sarah Rassenti, Zeina Taha and Louise Belair participated in a one month clinical placement at an acute care hospital in Ste-Agathe des Monts, Quebec. Their experience proved to be a unique challenge that increased their abilities AND their self confidence. Click for more.

VANIER CHEETAH FOOTBALL STAR IS NAMED AS THE
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK BY THE GAZETTE & GLOBAL TV
September 19, 2007
Rémi Biakabutuka is following in the footsteps of his older brother Tshimanga, a legendary Vanier Football alum who went on to a multimillion dollar career in the NFL. Rémi, also, is a running back and is one of the reasons that the Football Cheetahs are undefeated up to this point in the season. Click for more and to view a video clip.

VANIER NURSING GRADUATE NABS TWO SCHOLARSHIPS
September 4, 2007
Recently graduated Nursing student Jennifer Lee Doran has been awarded a $3000 Eaton Scholarship from the Canadian Nurses Foundation to fund her Bachelor studies at McGill University. Jennifer was also granted a $2000 Entrance Scholarship from McGill. She had previously won a scholarship as a 2nd year student and academic awards in her 1st and 3rd years at Vanier. Jennifer was also renowned for her work as a peer tutor. Click for more.

VANIER STUDENT IS WORLD CHAMPION IN TAEKWONDO
July 16, 2007
We are pleased to announce that Vanier student Karine Sergerie became the first Canadian to ever win a world championship in the sport of Taekwondo. She accomplished the feat at the recent world championships held in Beijing, China. She also just recently won gold at the 2007 Pan-Am Games held in Rio de Janeiro. Both Karine and Vanier are justifiably proud of these noteworthy accomplishments. Click for more.

LADY CHEETAHS WIN NATIONAL BASKETBALL CROWN
March 18 , 2007
Congratulations go out to the entire Lady Cheetahs Women's AAA Basketball team who had a season that was the stuff of dreams. After dominating the league during the regular season, they went on to first win the Quebec Provincial Championships and then went in as the top-seeded team into the Nationals where they emerged as victors. Click for more.

VANIER FOOTBALL STAR RECEIVER IS NAMED AS THE
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK BY THE GAZETTE & GLOBAL TV
February 14 , 2007
Frank Bruno has had an amazing season. On top of playing an instrumental role in Vanier's Bol d'Or football championship, he also broke a league record this season for receiving yards and then went on to play for a victorious Team Canada at this year's Global Junior Championships. All of these achievements are all the more remarkable considering the fact that he was diagnosed with cancer when he was 16. Click for more.
 
 
 

 

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