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: New Year, New Start

PBL_3102What are my goals? Where do I see myself at this time next year, and how will I get there?
The month of January is a fresh start. It’s a chance to consider the possibilities of the blank calendar in front of us and make plans for the future.

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

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A Tale of Two Screenwriters

Despite their different academic backgrounds, both got exactly what they wanted from the ‘Introduction to Scriptwriting for Television and Film’ course.
“There are a few scriptwriting classes out there, teaching the usual 3-act plot line.” What they needed was a great teacher with industry experience; they found it at McGill.
Jonathan Lefebvre directing his short film 'The Grand Slam.'

Gabriel Cavalheiro: “I got my promotion because of the course”

Gabriel Cavalheiro Gabriel Cavalheiro registered for the Conflict Resolution Workshop in hopes of learning “how to deal with difficult situations, and how to deal better with people in general.”
“It was excellent. This [was] the kind of course and the kind of teacher I was looking for.”

Nikoo Taghavi: The Sky’s the Limit

Nikoo TaghaviOnce Nikoo Taghavi found what she was looking for, she didn’t hesitate. She’ll be among the first to graduate with a Diploma in Integrated Aviation Management from McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies.
“I got exactly what I wanted,” says Nikoo. “It provides an overview of aviation fields and the possibilities of future growth in the industry. I definitely recommend it.”

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