ARCHIVES FROM 2004 to 2006


VANIER STUDENT WINS GERALD M. SNYDER AWARD
December 19, 2006

Krystal Francis was honoured with her selection as this year's winner of the Gerald M. Snyder Award, given each year to a west-island student who has excelled in both academics and athletics.

The award also comes with a $1000 bursary. Click for more.


NURSING STUDENTS ATTEND CNSA CONFERENCE
December 11, 2006

Four Vanier Nursing students participated in presentations and workshops and learned about opportunities for nurses in international nursing. The students returned with a new perspective on the importance of understanding the values of individuals and communities and shared this perspective with their nursing student colleagues. Click for more.



Ameet Pall

VANIER FOOTBALL STAR CAPS AMAZING SEASON WITH
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD FROM THE GAZETTE
November 29, 2006
Vanier Cheetah Defensive End Ameet Pall had a season that was the stuff of dreams. His dominant play factored hugely in the team's 9-1 record over the regular season. Near the end of the season, he tied and then broke the long-standing league record for quarterback sacks. It was no surprise when he was picked for the league Defensive All Star Team. He was credited for 2 more sacks in the Cheetahs 14-0 win to take the Provincial Championship Bol d'Or and was named Defensive Player of the Game. Read the entire article.


Liam Mahoney

VANIER QUARTERBACK NAMED AS THE
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK BY THE GAZETTE
November 8, 2006

Liam Mahoney was named by Global TV and the Montreal Gazette as their Athlete of the Week. Liam figured prominently in the success of this year's Football Cheetahs' success, winning the league title with a 9-1 season record. The honour included a spot on the Global TV newscast as well as a lengthy article in the Gazette that focuses on Liam's storied ability to scramble and run as well as throw passes with deadly accuracy. Click to read the entire article.


VANIER IB STUDENTS HOLD GRADUATION CEREMONY
October 25, 2006

Graduating Vanier International Baccalaureate students celebrated their achievement with a special ceremony in the lobby of the auditorium which was attended among others by the Director-General Gilbert Héroux and the Academic Dean John McMahon. Click for more.



Jenny Wong


Timothy Johnstone

VANIER STUDENTS AWARDED
2006 MILLENIUM SCHOLARSHIPS
July 9, 2006

Vanier students Jenny Wong and Timothy Johnstone are 2006 Canada Millenium Scholarship winners. A front page story in the Nouvelles St-Laurent featured the pair along with two other local residents.
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Allesandra Salituri and
Christina Opolko

VANIER STUDENTS RAISE CASH TO BUILD SCHOOL IN KENYA
June 1, 2006

Two graduating Vanier students were recently featured in a Gazette article. They were honoured for their efforts in successfully raising funds in the amount of $12,000 to build a school in Kenya. Our congratulations go to Allesandra Salituri and Christina Opolko.
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Honoured IB students

VANIER IB STUDENTS TO BE PUBLISHED IN TOLERANCE.CA WEBZINE
May 25, 2006

Six graduating Vanier IB students have been selected to have works published in the tolerance.ca webzine. Congratulations to Nicolay Boyadjiev, Sarah Harding, Marilyne Alie, Adrian Saldhana, Krystal Swift and Khadija Elberhouni for this honour. Click for more.



Melissa Mancinelli reads names of children killed

VANIER STUDENTS LEAD HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE
CEREMONY WITH MAYOR TREMBLAY AT CITY HALL
April 25, 2006
For the second year in a row, Vanier College students were front and center at a special Holocaust ceremony held on the steps of City Hall and attended by a host of dignitatries. In a particularly heart-wrenching moment, students had to fight back tears as they took turns reading names of some of the Holocaust's youngest victims. You can read an article and view video clips from TV news coverage. Click for more.


Ryan Campeau

VANIER ARCH TECH STUDENT HAILED AS HERO
March 7, 2006
Ryan Campeau was driving with three of his buddies when a distraught worker from a group home flagged their car down frantically telling them that there were four physically and mentally handicapped adults trapped in a burning building she supervised. Without hesitation, Ryan and his friends entered the structure and rescued all four people before the arrival of Montreal firemen. For his quick actions, Ryan is being recommended for a citation of bravery. His exploits were featured in a front-page story in the Montreal Gazette. Click to read the entire article.


Emily Poon

NURSING STUDENT WINS $5000 SCHOLARSHIP
January 11 , 2006

Emily (Yan Yin) Poon
has been honoured by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du québec with a $5000 scholarship for her continued education at the university level. Emily was selected for this prize not only because of her outstanding academic achievements, but also because of her excellent leadership and involvement in the community. Click for the whole story.

 
 



Sarah Bernier & David Van

VANIER I.B. GRADUATES WIN IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIPS
October 5, 2005
Vanier International Baccalaureate graduates have won over $14,000 in varied scholarships. Sarah Bernier, a Commerce I.B. graduate, was selected as part of a team of Sherbrooke University International Relations students who will visit three high-profile cities next semester. She will visit Geneva (UN), Brussells (CE) and Strasbourg in the next term with nine other selected colleagues! Also, David Van, a graduate of the same program, recently won a prestigious Millennium Scholarship award. See I.B. Grad ceremony.

VANIER DIVER IS UP AND COMER ON WORLD STAGE
September 26, 2005

Vanier Sports-Études athlete Nicholas Lachance has been making waves with his ever-improving results at both national and international competitions. His latest exploits featured a first place finish at the 2005 Canadian Nationals as well as a 4th place result at the 2005 Pan-Am Championships. Click for the full story.


VANIER WRESTLER IS WORLD'S BEST IN HER DIVISION
September 22, 2005

Vanier wrestler Nikita Chicoine has experienced a meteoric rise in the world of freestyle wrestling. Her latest competitions culminated with gold medals at the 2005 Pan-Am games as well as at the 2005 Canada Games. She also has won national titles for the past two years.
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VANIER STUDENT AWARDED MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP IN JAPAN
September 12 , 2005

Vanier student Fred Mannella was recently informed that he had won a three-year scholarship with Ritsumeikan University in Japan.

This spectacular award will permit him to do extensive work in the field of Asia-Pacific Studies specializing in International Governance.
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VANIER SOCCER STAR SELECTED AS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
August 10 , 2005

Vanier soccer sensation Massimo Di Ioia had the honour of being named by the Gazette and Global TV as their Amateur Athlete of the Week.

The accompanying article in the Gazette chronicles how Massimo's tenacity has served him well, culminating in his recent selection to the Canadian world team. Read the entire article.


HONOUR ROLL STUDENT IS ALSO A NATIONALLY
RANKED SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER
August 3, 2004

Megan Poss is a member of Canada's National Synchronized Swimming "A" team which performed so well at the recent FINA Swimming Championships. She manages to balance competing at international competitions while still maintaining an over 90% average in her studies here at Vanier. Megan recently was awarded the Sports-Études prize for the second year in a row. Read more.


VANIER MUSIC STUDENT ON GLOBAL TV'S "THIS MORNING LIVE"
July 7, 2005

Vanier student Kiel Howden was interviewed as part of a Global TV special feature on the Vanier College Stage Band's then-upcoming appearence at the Montreal Jazz Festival. You can watch a video clip of his segment. Click for more.


BASSIST FROM STAGE BAND INTERVIEWED ON GLOBAL TV
July 7, 2004

Music student Carina Mach was interviewed by Global's Richard Dagenais on "This Morning Live" as part of a promo for the Stage Band's then upcoming performance during the 2005 Jazz Festival. You can watch the clip in its entirety. Click for more.


VANIER MUSIC STUDENT IS A FINALIST ON 2005 CANADIAN IDOL
June 23, 2005

Vanier music student Diego Alvarez made us proud by being selected one of the 32 finalists for this year's version of Canadian Idol. On Tuesday, June 28th, he will appear before an estimated audience of two million people as he gives his all in his attempt to crack the top ten. See his profile from the Canadian Idol website.


VANIER NURSING STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP
June 22, 2005

Vanier nursing student Bonile Moyo was honoured with her selection as the recipient of this year's Jamaican Canadian Community Women's League scholarship. This $1000 prize is presented each year to a female nursing student from the black community who has successfully completed her first year in the Nursing Program. Get the whole story from the following page in the Nursing Department website.


OPERA PROGRAM STUDENTS FEATURED ON GLOBALTV
May 3, 2005

On Thursday, May 5, 2005 students and staff of the Music Department performed an Evening of Opera at Église Saint-Laurent. Before the concert, Global TV aired a segment featuring talented students from our opera program including special features on singers Dina Koutsouflakis and Irina Marinas (seen at left).
View this broadcast
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VANIER WINNER IN "HATS OFF TO YOU" 2004-2005
April 17, 2005

This is a competition for women enrolled in college technical programs leading to traditionally male-dominated occupations. Vanier Computer Science Technology student Anna Filina received one of the $500 Emploi-Québec prizes which was awarded on April 13. Congratulations, Anna!

Read more about this competition.


 
 

MUSIC STUDENTS FEATURED ON CBC RADIO ONE WITH TEACHER CHRISTOPHER SMITH
March 18, 2005

Vanier students got to share their experiences in our renowned music program during a feature broadcast on CBC One. Music teacher Christopher Smith also was interviewed on his changing role as a music educator. You can listen to the entire 7-minute audio clip. Click for more.


 
 

AAA BASKETBALL CHEETAHS FORWARD IS
NAMED "AMATEUR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK"
February 2, 2005

Top scoring Vanier College student athlete Greg Page received the honour from The Gazette and Global TV. Greg's story was recounted in a lengthy Gazette article of that day. He was also the subject of a video profile on Global TV. Read the entire Gazette article and view his video clip. Click for more.


 
 

BUDDING VANIER DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
CHOSEN TO PARTICIATE IN NFB PROJECT
January 30, 2005

Vanier College Video Production student Howard Siroky has been chosen to be part of the National Film Board's Doc Shop project. The NFB will mentor him and even pay him to make a video on the theme he presented to them in the Fall of 2004. Click for more.


 

 

CO-CAPTAIN OF AAA BASKETBALL CHEETAHS
NAMED "AMATEUR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK"
December 29, 2004

Hard-working Vanier College student Mark D'Agostino received the honour from The Gazette and Global TV just before the New Year. Mark joins an august list of Vanier athletes who've been similarly selected for their exemplary performances. Mark had been previously named All-Canadian following last year's nationals. Read more.


 
 

FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, A VANIER IB
STUDENT WINS CIAC WRITING CONTEST
December 14, 2004

Vanier College IB student Sarah Bernier won the "Prix de la Critique" offered by Le Devoir and the CIAC (Le Centre International D'Art Contemporain). The prize included a cash award as well as the publishing of her article in Le Devoir of December 18th. Read more.


 
 

MULTI-TALENTED VANIER SOCCER CAPTAIN
IS SELECTED "ATHLETE OF THE WEEK"
November 3, 2004

Alejandro Julian is a star on our Championship Soccer Cheetahs. He was the focus of a Gazette article as well as a video profile on Global TV which you can view here.
Read more.


 
     
 

VANIER STUDENT FEATURED
IN HALIFAX HERALD ARTICLE
September 23 , 2004

Sean Cyrus moved from Toronto to Montreal in order to study at an English college but in a different culture. His experiences here were chronicled in an article featured in the Halifax Herald. Read the full story.


 
 

VANIER SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENT WINS
LITERARY AWARD FROM TOLERANCE.CA
August 31, 2004

The Second Literary contest winner of the tolerance.ca website is Sarah Delisle. Sarah's winning entry, a poem entitled "Fading Boundaries" took this year's top prize.
Read more.


 
 

SPORT-ÉTUDES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
FOR 2003-2004 ARE ANNOUNCED
June 1, 2004

This year's recipients of the Vanier College Sport-Études award are Andrea Petrucci and Megan Poss. These scholarships are awarded to those who combines superior achievement both in their academic program and their sport at the national or international level. Read more.


 
 

WRESTLING STAR WINS SILVER AT CANADIAN
NATIONAL JUNIOR WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 19, 2004

Vanier star wrestler Serguei Guevorkian capped an already impressive career with a silver medal at the Canadian national championships held in March. He had previously won gold medals at other meets including the provincial championships.
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CHEETAH BASKETBALL STAR IS SELECTED AS
ALL-CANADIAN BY CCAA FOR 2ND YEAR IN A ROW
March 10, 2004

Vanier AAA Basketball point guard Damian Buckley became the first player in Vanier history to be selected All-Canadian for two years running. He topped off a great year by being selected as Outstanding Player in Quebec by the FQSE and is in the running for the CCAA player-of-the-year award.
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HEALTH SCIENCES: SCIENCE PLUS STUDENT WINS
$20,000 SCHOLARSHIP FROM RADIO-CANADA
February 9, 2004

Geneviève Lessard received this huge award as a result of her successful entry submitted to the Concours Bourse d'Étude Virginie which is sponsored by the French CBC television network.
Read more.


 
 

STUDENT FROM SCIENCE PLUS - PURE AND APPLIED
ENTERS CANADIAN MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD
February 5, 2004

Tian Xing Zhang was one of only 80 students from across all of Canada to be invited to compete in this top-level competition which is sponsored by the Canadian Mathematical Society. Congratulations!
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HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENT WINS ANOTHER
GOLD MEDAL ON WORLD CUP SWIMMING CIRCUIT
January 30, 2004

Jennifer Carroll has been rated not only as Canada's best 50 metre backstroke specialist for the past two years, but also has proven to be a solid contender for world's best in her event.
Read more.


 
 

FOOTBALL CHEETAHS STAR CORNERBACK
NAMED AMATEUR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
January 14, 2004

Sammy Okpro has figured largely in the Vanier College Football Cheetahs recent success. Sammy was also was named to our starting team at the Global Football Championships where Team Canada won the silver medal.
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