2013-2014 Issue 1

Montrealers didn’t have to go far to visit Peru this past summer. The South American country was as close as a visit to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition, which ran until mid-June, featured treasures from the pre-Columbian, colonial and indigenous eras, including paintings, sculptures and gold and silver artifacts. An exhibition steeped […]


2013-2014 Issue 1

McGill has a distinguished history when it comes to promoting and protecting human rights, going back to the late McGill professor John Peters Humphrey, author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. More recently, Dr. James Archibald, Director, Translation and Written Communication, has been instrumental in putting the right people together to produce various language […]


2011-2012 Issue 2

Last February, learners from the School of Continuing Studies’ Intensive English- Language and Culture program staged a talent show spotlighting their increased proficiency in English. “My idea was to have a truly international flavour to represent our diverse student body,” says Devaki Groulx, a lecturer in the program and the coordinator of the event, aptly […]


2011-2012 Issue 2

McGill is nothing if not a Montreal institution. Since it was founded in 1821, hundreds of the world’s foremost scholars have passed through its gates, contributing to McGill’s reputation as an incubator of innovative ideas. And while its renown is indeed international, the University has long prided itself on giving the Montreal community access to […]


2010-2011 Issue 2


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.


2010-2011 Issue 2

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 […]


2010-2011 Issue 2


“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.


2010-2011 Issue 2

Generous Financial Support Helps Ensure Student Success With over 12,000 students, McGill’s School of Continuing Studies is home to many motivated achievers. Whether they are making a career change, seeking to upgrade their credentials, learning a new language or pursuing personal growth and development, students are eager for life-changing learning and networking opportunities. As this […]


2010-2011 Issue 1

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…


2010-2011 Issue 1

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 […]