Research & Learning at McGill

As I write, the leaves on Mount Royal are turning brilliant orange, deep golden-yellow and rich crimson. The temperatures are dropping and the calendar tells me the year is winding down. But here at the Centre for Continuing Education, it’s much more like spring. There’s so much newness in the air, it’s exhilarating. New students, staff and instructors. New initiatives and partnerships. New programs and courses. And of course our new marketing look, which I’m sure you’ve seen in newspapers and Metro ads, on our website, and in the relaunch of our newsletter…

RAC’EM UP: CMS Researches Core IT Competencies

Assessing Job-Related Skills to Increase Employment Opportunities How do you get the knowledge and skills gained from years of on the- job high-tech experience recognized, especially if you have little or even no formal education in that area? A new project at Career and Management Studies (CMS) aims to answer that timely question. According to [...]

MILR Outreach Program Takes the Arts to the People

Bringing Stimulating Programming to Seniors’ Residences “When are you coming back?” When Harry Shapiro and other MILR volunteers take their art, music and theatre presentations and performances on the road, that’s a typical question they hear. What better testimonial to the effectiveness of MILR’s Community Outreach program? Over the past 10 years, MILR volunteers have [...]

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View From Bavaria

McGill CCE Instructor Working on his Fourth Novel

Éric Dupont , a lecturer in the Translation Studies unit since 2003 and a novelist , was selected by the Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois to participate in the first writer-in-residence program established between Quebec and the German state of Bavaria . He will resume teaching at McGill CCE in January 2011.

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News Briefs 2010-2011 Issue 1

EFLP Programs Win National Award

New Finance Program Leads to Professional Designation

Montrealers, Do You Know Your Rights and Responsibilities?

CCE Teacher and Student Translate New Argentinian Plays

Students With Communications Awards

Intensive Summer Courses for Teachers in China

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McGill CCE Research Highlight

New Methods To Motivate Students And Enhance Learning

A profile of four CCE instructors bringing the world into the classroom

Living the Language

Last fall, the Intensive French and English Language and Culture programs were unveiled, replacing traditional intensive language programs. We invited four people who are active in these programs to talk to us about them (left to right): Bruce Manson (English instructor), Cheryl Conroy (English instructor), Hervé de Fontenay (Director of English and French Language Programs at CCE and a French instructor), and Marie-Claude Beauchamp (Coordinator of the French Programs and a French instructor).

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From 688 Sherbrooke st. West to the United Nations

Serving a Communications Internship at the Mission of Canada

New York City, September 2010: As I stood in line waiting to get my official United Nations pass, I couldn’t stop wondering about the journey ahead. What’s in store for me as I become an official member of the UN community for the rest of this year? There are so many crucial issues on the UN’s agenda: world peace and security, third-world development, human rights, humanitarian affairs and international law; and so many on Canada’s agenda: Millennium Development Goals Summit, General Assembly, Biodiversity Summit, and the Security Council vote.

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