Building Connections

Connection. In our digital world, this word conjures countless images of cellphones, wireless routers, Bluetooth headsets, and a host of other electronic devices. The World Wide Web epitomizes the concept of connection by virtually linking humans from every corner of the globe.

In this era, our possibilities for connection are boundless.

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Honouring Excellence: 2014 SCS Distinguished Teacher Award

Carolyn Samuel
In presenting its 21st annual Award for Distinguished Teaching, the School recognizes those teachers who embody the highest attributes of the teaching profession. It is a way of honouring those who are committed to quality teaching, who have the ability to motivate students and who work well with their colleagues in delivering courses compatible with program and School objectives. This year the award has three recipients: Carolyn Samuel, Leanna Turner and Chantal Westgate.

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A Tale of Two Screenwriters

Despite their different academic backgrounds, both got exactly what they wanted from the ‘Introduction to Scriptwriting for Television and Film’ course.
Jonathan Lefebvre directing his short film 'The Grand Slam.'

Gabriel Cavalheiro: “I got my promotion because of the course”

Gabriel Cavalheiro Gabriel Cavalheiro registered for the Conflict Resolution Workshop in hopes of learning “how to deal with difficult situations, and how to deal better with people in general.”
“It was excellent. This [was] the kind of course and the kind of teacher I was looking for.”

Nikoo Taghavi: The Sky’s the Limit

Nikoo TaghaviOnce Nikoo Taghavi found what she was looking for, she didn’t hesitate. She’ll be among the first to graduate with a Diploma in Integrated Aviation Management from McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies.
“I got exactly what I wanted,” says Nikoo. “It provides an overview of aviation fields and the possibilities of future growth in the industry. I definitely recommend it.”

“I Upgraded My Career Opportunities”

Sorana Gyorgy

‘Ambitious’ is frequently used to describe those who attend the McGill School of Continuing Studies, and Sorana Gyorgy is no exception.
Raised in Romania, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in economics and physical education, the country’s financial situation had her looking abroad for new career options.
So just how did she end up at McGill?

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A Portrait of the Artist

Andrée Lahaise has had many titles during her 25 years at McGill University: she’s worked for admissions, student residences, human resources, and now serves as building director and administrative assistant for the McGill School of Continuing Studies. But throughout it all she’s enjoyed another position as well: she’s been an artist for the better part of 24 years.

MCLL’s Christmas Classic

The McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) held it’s annual holiday reading, performed by Stratford and Shaw Festival actor Barry Baldaro.BarryBaldaro

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Immigration and Professional Transitions: New Year, New Start

PBL_3102What are my goals? Where do I see myself at this time next year, and how will I get there?
The month of January is a fresh start. It’s a chance to consider the possibilities of the blank calendar in front of us and make plans for the future.

Immigration and Professional Transitions: the Holiday Season

With the holiday season in swing, we complete our look at overcoming possible barriers to career success with an essential activity that can be intimidating but also potentially fun: Networking!Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 1.56.55 PM

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