McGill School of Continuing Studies

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Looking Forward

“University” and “universe” share a common Latin root. Accordingly, today’s university reaches way beyond the so-called ivory tower into the community, the country and the world. Students in the School of Continuing Studies take courses as part of their already complex lives. Many work full-time while juggling professional and personal com mitments. We’re working hard to find new ways to help them access new knowledge and develop skills they want and need.

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2013 SCS Awards for Distinguished Teaching Go to Two Seasoned Professors

The School of Continuing Studies defines distinguished teachers as people who are passionate about helping students to learn, giving them a sense of accomplishment and setting an example, among other criteria. This Spring’s winners, Maria Eduarda Nunes and Jocelyne Philie, both brim over with undimmed enthusiasm for their chosen calling. “I consider myself a very […]

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Sally Drury McDougall: Building Community Within McGill and Montreal

Screen Shot 2014-05-26 at 5.41.00 PMSally Drury McDougall, recipient of an honorary doctorate at this Spring’s Continuing Studies Convocation, has always been a big believer in lifelong learning. “If you’re active – in my case, mainly as a volunteer – you’re learning and absorbing the world the whole time. For me, lifelong learning has meant living life fully and opening every door.”

Exemplary Scholarships Help New Canadians Face Educational Challenges

Glasses stopped clinking and servers stopped circulating with canapés as speakers went to the podium in the elegant West Lounge at Royal Victoria College. The School of Continuing Studies’ very first Scholarship Reception was a heart-warming event that gave donors and scholarship winners what Dean Judith Potter called a “rare and special opportunity to meet […]

Alumni Profile Munira Ravji: Connecting the Dots in the Community Sector

Sometimes it takes 20/20 hindsight to put things in perspective. Contemplating her career to date, community worker extraordinaire Munira Ravji realizes that “McGill ignited everything for me.” Currently serving as the Constituency Assistant to Premier and MPP for the riding of Don Valley West, the Honorable Kathleen Wynne, Munira recalls how her studies at McGill […]

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Reaching Beyond: A Look Into the School’s Online Offerings

Screen Shot 2014-05-26 at 4.03.26 PMThe 2012-2013 academic year saw the successful début of an exciting array of new offerings – making McGill’s stellar continuing education courses and programs available to a worldwide audience via the Web. The design and delivery of online courses has become a key element in the university’s outreach to students far beyond the confines of the campus, as well as those in the Montreal community.

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