What Do You Have In Mind?

It’s a question we often ask our potential students, but this exercise in self-reflection is applicable to us all. It is especially relevant now, as we are at the midpoint of our strategic plan and starting a new year. As a result, the theme of our latest issue is our vision for the future.

What’s Next – Our Vision

The School has grown considerably over the past five years, It has also successfully increased student numbers, teaching staff, and revenue. “We’ve grown our offerings and grown or numbers, and we’ve come a long way,” says Dean Potter. “This is a team effort.”

Five Things We’re Thinking About Right Now

We sat down with some of the School of Continuing Studies’ Directors to ask a question we typically pose to our students: What do you have in mind?

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Instructor Profile: Michael Leo Donovan

As an instructor at the McGill Writing Centre, Michael Leo Donovan checks all the boxes: a graduate of the University of Southern California’s acclaimed Master of Professional Writing program, extensive experience as an author, scriptwriter, and story editor, and an obvious passion for teaching. But when the course you’re leading is Introduction to Scriptwriting for Television and Film, a little street cred doesn’t hurt.

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6 Things Mitch Joel is Thinking About Right Now

Mitch Joel is kind of a big deal. The digital marketing expert and frequent adviser to Fortune 500 companies was a guest in instructor Brendan Walsh’s Internal Stakeholder Communications class.

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Building International Connections

globe_peopleFiras Alhafidh has an office on McGill campus, but an eye on the world. As Director of Language and Intercultural Communication for McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, he’s been undertaking some major new initiatives as part of the unit’s strategic plan.
“We’ve done a lot to expand our coverage and branding, both internationally and domestically,” says Alhafidh. “It’s part of our goal to establish the Languages and Intercultural Communication unit as collaborators within McGill.”

Embracing Technology

“We’re not so much focused on the technology as we are on learning, and that’s what’s really new,” says Jean-Paul Remillieux, Director of Instructor Services and Educational Technologies.

MACES: The McGill Association of Continuing Education Students

maces-logo Founded in 1985, MACES (the McGill Association of Continuing Education Students) will mark a major milestone in 2015.

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‘I Found What I was Missing’

JmorenoJenny Moreno had taken plenty of French courses since arriving in Quebec, yet she wasn’t confident that she could communicate in French at a professional level.
Then she found McGill’s French and English Online Courses, and she knew she’d found what she’d been looking for.

Graduate Profile: Steven Socciarelli

When Comprehensive Project Management graduate Steven Socciarelli was presented with the PMI® (Project Management Institute) 2014 GHMB Prize in November, it was a pleasant surprise.

Student Profile: Enji Gowayed

Enji Gowayed just completed the Graduate Diploma in Internet Business Technology at the McGill School of Continuing Studies, and she’s now eyeing one of Canada’s hottest jobs: mobile application developer.

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