Building Connections

Connection. In our digital world, this word conjures countless images of cellphones, wireless routers, Bluetooth headsets, and a host of other electronic devices. The World Wide Web epitomizes the concept of connection by virtually linking humans from every corner of the globe.

In this era, our possibilities for connection are boundless.

In Memoriam: Hervé de Fontenay

Hervé de Fontenay at the School in 1995Hervé de Fontenay, former Director of Language and Intercultural Communication at the School, died peacefully on January 4, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Born in France, Hervé moved to Montreal at the age of 18. Hervé undertook undergraduate and doctoral studies at Université de Montréal and received a Masters in French Literature at McGill University. Hervé then began his distinguished career at McGill with a position in the Faculty of Arts in 1975.

Celebrating 25 Years of Lifelong Learning

25 Years of MCLLThis summer, the McGill Community of Life Learning (MCLL) returns to its birthplace, the Stephen Leacock Building on McGill’s main campus, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The community will host a one-day conference, Celebrating Lifelong Learning, on August 20.

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Honouring Excellence: 2014 SCS Distinguished Teacher Award

Carolyn Samuel
In presenting its 21st annual Award for Distinguished Teaching, the School recognizes those teachers who embody the highest attributes of the teaching profession. It is a way of honouring those who are committed to quality teaching, who have the ability to motivate students and who work well with their colleagues in delivering courses compatible with program and School objectives. This year the award has three recipients: Carolyn Samuel, Leanna Turner and Chantal Westgate.

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News Briefs 2013-2014 Issue 2

Add it up! Connect to a New Career

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McGill School of Continuing Studies

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Immigration and Professional Transitions: The Importance of Language

Jorge_squareIntegration is challenging for any immigrant, and those who arrive in Montreal are no exception. The city’s culture and language can appear to be daunting for newcomers, but help is readily available for those who wish to call Quebec home.
As a result, Montreal is full of successful immigrants who have made a smooth transition. Here are two of their personal stories.

Cheers to the MACES BBQ

BBQIt was standing room only at the MACES’ (McGill Association of Continuing Education Students) welcome-back barbecue.
The MACES Building’s spacious back patio, complemented by free food and drinks and afternoon sunshine, served as the perfect backdrop for new and returning students to mix and mingle.

Back to School, for the Joy of it

MimiCaouetteThe McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) is proof that you can head back to school at any age.
Part of the McGill School of Continuing Studies, MCLL is for those who want to continue learning for the joy of it. Currently celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, the organization’s programming includes informal daytime study groups, a Friday lecture series, as well as outings and tech-savvy workshops.

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“I Upgraded My Career Opportunities”

Sorana Gyorgy

‘Ambitious’ is frequently used to describe those who attend the McGill School of Continuing Studies, and Sorana Gyorgy is no exception.
Raised in Romania, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in economics and physical education, the country’s financial situation had her looking abroad for new career options.
So just how did she end up at McGill?

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

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“It was Easy to Find What Interested Me”

KristinaRamsayKristina Ramsay is working towards a Certificate in Public Relations and Communications Management from McGill’s School of Continuing Studies.
“Going back to school was always at the back of my mind, and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ve already improved my writing skills and public speaking skills, as well as networking with others in my industry.”

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