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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MCLL’s Christmas Classic

The McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) held it’s annual holiday reading, performed by Stratford and Shaw Festival actor Barry Baldaro.BarryBaldaro

Immigration and Professional Transitions: the Holiday Season

With the holiday season in swing, we complete our look at overcoming possible barriers to career success with an essential activity that can be intimidating but also potentially fun: Networking!Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 1.56.55 PM

MCLL Gets Up Close and Personal with Nelly Trocmé

Magda and André Trocmé Resistance FiguresNelly Trocmé-Hewett has a story people are clamouring to hear, and the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) was lucky enough to score a front-row seat.

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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!


“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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