Forging Partnerships Across McGill and Beyond


It’s no secret that McGill faculties and schools do a phenomenal job in their respective domains, regularly winning prestigious awards and attaining the highest rankings on Canadian and international lists. The newly formed Faculty Partnerships and Summer Studies unit has a laudable mandate to create synergies between Continuing Studies and various academic units to deliver McGill’s renowned expertise to university and external audiences.

A Lifetime of Learning and Teaching Col. Bernard J. Finestone: A True Inspiration at 90

If there’s anyone who embodies our principle of “lifelong learning” better than Col. Finestone, we’ve yet to meet that person. Col. Finestone first enrolled at McGill as a Commerce student in 1937, almost three-quarters of a century ago. From the late 1950s till the early 1980s, he taught two General Insurance courses. Today, Col. Finestone’s [...]

Embracing Social Media


“That means I dropped out,” joked Mitch Joel about Dean Judith Potter’s gracious summary of Joel’s education path during her introduction to his talk at the Faculty Club. Some dropout: Joel is currently the President of Twist Image (recently named one of Canada’s top-10 agencies by Marketing Magazine), a newspaper and magazine columnist, and author of the bestselling business book Six Pixels of Separation. He spoke to several hundred alumni, instructors and staff in the fall.

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News Briefs 2010-2011 Issue 2

Marketers Partner with the School of Continuing Studies for Online Curriculum

New Publication from Translation Studies Lecturer

Aboriginal Community Initiative this Summer

McGill SCS’s Got Talent, Lots of Talent

International Language & Culture Colloquium

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McGill School of Continuing Studies

Thanks to all who made suggestions to get us to The Next Page, our newsletter’s new name. See inside for other exciting developments at SCS, including our new unit and sub-unit names.

SCS Partnering with Expert for Innovative Course on Trauma


Since high-profile incidents like the 9/11 attacks almost 10 years ago, medical and psychology researchers and practitioners have been making great headway in better understanding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how to treat it. This is reassuring news because, according to one American study, 90% of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and 9% of us will likely develop PTSD at some point.

New Directions for Continuing Education at McGill

Spring Brings New Names and Unit Enhancements There’s a great deal of excitement in the air at the former Centre for Continuing Education these days. That’s right – former. After much study and discussion, CCE became the School of Continuing Studies (SCS)/École d’éducation permanente on May 1. As well, all the major program units have [...]

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Alumni Profile: Australian Journalist Ean Higgins

Based in Australia for 30 years, Canadian journalist Ean Higgins grew up in Montreal, where he attended Lower
Canada College. He is a recent graduate of the Intensive French program and winner of an AJIQ* journalism award for best opinion piece, which began as a class assignment.

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