Awards Abound

2016-2017 Issue 1


Translation Awards

On September 29, four students were honoured at a reception for their achievements in the Certificate in Translation program. Delphine Maton and Julie Ulrich were awarded the McGill Associates Prize in Translation. Additionally, Pedro Hernan Carbajal Alvarado, Jules Lapprand, and Isabelle Therriault were added to the Dean’s Honor List for the 2016 academic year. The celebration involved McGill Translation & Written Communication students, faculty and their guests for an intimate evening at McGill’s Faculty Club.


Marketing Awards

McGill’s School of Continuing Studies was awarded multiple honours for its Learn. Connect. Elevate. campaign, which launched August 2015. The School received an Award of Excellence for Integrated Campaign from the University & College Designers Association (UCDA) and a Gold Award for Mixed Media Campaign from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).

In addition to winning mixed media awards, McGill’s transit system advertisements won awards for Advertising – Out of Home and Best in Show (Design Stream) from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) and a Silver award in the Transit category from UPCEA.

This very newsletter, when rebranded in 2015, won a Silver Award in the Newsletter category from UPCEA.

The School’s video, Your Journey Starts Here, launched in April 2016 and won an Award of Excellence in UCDA’s video category and a Gold Award in UPCEA’s Streaming/On-demand category. It was also named the Division Winner – Interactive Media from UPCEA.


Supply Chain Management

A team of students from McGill’s School of Continuing Studies earned second place in the APICS/TFC Global Student Final, an international student case competition in supply chain management. The competition took place in Washington, D.C., where the team competed alongside students from North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. All teams competed in a business simulation challenge and were required to make strategic supply chain decisions that improved efficiencies and increased revenue.

Vladimir Babii, Grace Fu, Camilla Gellerth and Ahmed Mahmoudi, who are all enrolled in the Diploma in Supply Chain and Operations Management, led the team to a reward of $1,500 for winning second place.

“We are proud and happy to bring this award home to McGill and prove that our program is among the best in the world,” says Nicolai Rassolov, an instructor at the School who served as the team’s coach. “Many major universities were left behind at different stages of the competition. Our team worked hard, learned fast, adjusted when it was needed and never gave up.”


Accounting Scholarships

Three students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting at the McGill School of Continuing Studies have been awarded scholarships from the Fondation des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

Aly Mamdani, Nancy Tang and Titika Ziavras will each be awarded a scholarship of $2,000. The School’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is an accredited Professional Education Program of CPA Canada.

The scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited university program who have completed a minimum of 12 university credits. Students are selected based on their academic excellence, as well as their social involvement. All three were honoured by the recognition.



On November 2, students celebrated their hard work and perseverance with friends, family and faculty at McGill’s Fall Convocation. “I’m really happy to be graduating today,” said Andy Sylvestre, Certificate in Public Relations and Communications Management. “Studying at McGill has really helped me in my career. I just finished an internship in social media management, and I already have a few job interviews lined up.”

Professor Suzanne Fortier, Principal, reinforced the preparedness of the graduates. In her message to graduates, she said “You create opportunity. You take initiative. You make meaningful change. You are the start-up generation. You are ready to lead.”

Congratulations to all Fall 2016 graduates!

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