2011-2012 Issue 1

Welcome to our Community issue. Years ago, a community issue would have focused primarily on events and activities taking place at 688 Sherbrooke Street West. Today, thanks to the increasing connectedness of the world, as well as through many expanding local initiatives, we have been seizing opportunities to reach new communities of learners, teachers and partners, wherever they are. This issue high lights that blossoming growth.


2011-2012 Issue 1

Spanish is making major inroads into Quebec-based businesses. Economic realities like the North American Free Trade Agreement, expanding multinationals, and Montreal-based international organizations like ICAO mean that more and more Montrealers are required to communicate in Spanish with business people in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.


2013-2014 Issue 1

“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.


2011-2012 Issue 1

photo by Ryan BlauAboriginal Pathways students, organizers and community representatives; photo by Ryan Blau[/caption]This August marked the kickoff of Aboriginal Pathways, an innovative endeavour at McGill. Ten Aboriginal students spent two weeks immersed in an intensive preparatory three-credit course that focuses on essential writing and study skills, including how to do research in a university library. The initiative is the result of the hard work and coordination of numerous McGill entities, such as the Aboriginal Affairs Workgroup, the Aboriginal Community Focus Group, First Peoples’ House, the McGill Writing Centre, and Faculty Partnerships and Summer Studies – the latter two from the School of Continuing Studies.


2013-2014 Issue 1

Screen Shot 2014-05-26 at 5.25.15 PMMcGill University’s School of Continuing Studies is building something of a relationship with South Korea. A special project between SCS’s Language and Intercultural Communication and the Daejeon Educational Training Institute saw 19 South Korean primary and secondary school teachers come to McGill for a four-week program combining courses in English as a Second Language with practicum training in schools around Montreal. This is the second time teachers from this school have visited McGill and the fourth group of Korean teachers SCS has hosted.


2013-2014 Issue 1

Take an intimate look, through an insider’s eyes, at the McGill experience. One Day @ McGill is a new series of affordable, small-group seminars, launched in Fall 2013, that give people a chance to meet McGill faculty members and share their experience. “Our idea is to make McGill accessible,” says Alex Megelas, Coordinator, Personal and […]


2013-2014 Issue 1

This fall, McGill’s School of Continuing Studies’ (SCS) launched a series of Labour Market Workshops, which focus on Quebec economic trends and labour standards, interview skills, cultural tips and tools for newcomers to Canada’s job market, how to leverage LinkedIn, targeting CVs and cover letters, and more. Each free workshop, open to all SCS students, […]


2013-2014 Issue 1

A nuclear hub of the world’s aviation industry, Montreal attracts the best and brightest minds, ready to share their expertise in aviation management with tomorrow’s leaders. McGill’s School of Continuing Studies has gone to great lengths to assemble a top team of internationally recognized lecturers for its new Diploma in Integrated Aviation Management. “We want […]


2013-2014 Issue 1

It’s not unlike working in the theatre, actually. What the audience sees “on stage” (in this case, the computer screen) constitutes the culmination of many hours of behind-the-scenes work. Jean-Paul Rémillieux and his team in Instructor Services and Educational Technologies (ISET) devote untold hours to getting new courses up and running. Overall, ISET provides administrative […]


2013-2014 Issue 1

The School of Continuing Studies’ Intensive English Language and Culture (IELC) program serves as a gateway to further academic studies at McGill and other universities, helping students meet their goals of living, studying and working in English. There’s also an informal community outreach program called SPEAK, which helps international students learn the intricacies – and […]