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2017 Distinguished Teaching Award Winners

Each year, the students of McGill’s School of Continuing Studies nominate and award instructors with the Award for Distinguished Teaching. Receiving a nomination, let alone winning the distinction, is a testament to the excellence of McGill instructors and their dedication to education.

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McGill SCS Launches Data Science Programs

IMG_3981Earlier today, representatives from DeepMind, the City of Montreal, and others joined McGill School of Continuing Studies students and faculty to announce the launch of two new programs in data science. Both programs are a response to the rapid development of data-driven job openings in Montreal and beyond. In fact, they were built with the help of industry experts in data science – many of whom joined us at the event.

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A public relations professional will look for strategies to create and nourish quality relationships with targeted groups of people.

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Realizing Potential at the 2018 Job Fair

McGill SCS students and alumni put their interpersonal and presentation skills to the test at the 2018 Job Fair. Meeting with employers face to face was a change of pace from online interaction for many participants. Andre Biaokai Wang and Patricia Bittencourt Varella put their best foot forward.

Leading the Way: 2017 McGill Associates Prize in Translation

Every year, the School honours the work of outstanding translation students with the McGill Associates Prize in Translation. This year’s talented winners, Jean Massicotte, Hélène Roulston and Cheryl Smeall, all of whom were on the Dean’s list, represent the dynamism, diversity and interdisciplinary spirit of the School’s translation community.

Theory Into Practice: APICS Case Study Competition

Effectively putting theory into practice is part of a successful transition from school to working life. A team of remarkable Supply Chain Management students at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies placed third at the International 2017-2018 APICS Case Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

“I Just Want to Keep Going”

Christina Parsons’ workday is relatable to many: she works full-time in communications, and she’s a mom to two young kids. It was only recently that she added something else to her to-do list: a Professional Development Certificate in Digital Content and Community Management.

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Moving Translation Forward: Interview with Dr. María Sierra Córdoba Serrano

Investing in technology, cross-cultural understanding, and specialized translation skills will be a focus for the future of translation at the McGill School of Continuing Studies. From her time in her previous academic position at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the U.S., Córdoba Serrano is ready to bring new ideas.

Women in Project Management: Dulce Oliveira

More and more, women are taking on leadership roles in project management. We caught up with Dulce Oliveira to discuss best practices and trends in the PM field, opportunities for women in project management, and the importance of mentorship and leadership.

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Why Creatives Need Project Management

IMG_3981 Turning a vision into reality is no small feat. Creative professionals know this challenge well, yet project management is more often associated with technical fields, such as engineering, business and IT. Not just for type A personalities, project management skills can give decision-making power to a diversity of potential leaders.

Take Advantage of the Growing Demand for Data Skills

IMG_3981 Professionals with technical data skills and business know-how are needed to build strategic insights and actions from these large data sets. Boosting your skills in data science and business communication could reinvent your career. Preparing data is largely the task of a data scientist, but more and more professionals will need to work with data scientists or translate results into actions.

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