School of Continuing Studies news
McGill classes for the 2015-2016 academic year begin on Friday, September 4. On Friday, September 4, the normal Friday schedule of course lectures, labs and conferences will be replaced by a Monday schedule. To assist you in determining which courses will be taught on that day, please consult McGill's Key Academic Dates page.
McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies will receive a multi-year grant totaling over $1.2 million from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to continue designing and delivering education programs for indigenous people. The AANDC accepted two proposals that are part of the School’s Online Courses for Northern Aboriginals in Canada project.
Masashi Usui has over 18 years of experience playing the saxophone. Yet when he applied to the Master of Music program at McGill’s Schulich School of Music, he was told that he needed to improve his English in order to be admitted. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
Want to attract the attention of your potential future employers? Darine Bader recommends entering a strategic management consulting case competition. She recently took part in the 2015 Case Competition of the Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA) at McGill, where her team made it to the second and final round, and finished third overall. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
Marina Sonin earned a DEC and a Master’s degree in fashion design, has experience working and designing in Montreal, New York and Florence, and always knew she wanted to start a business. So when she enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship at the School, she did so with the idea of starting her own retail store. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
Diego Baus may not know it, but at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, he’s considered a trailblazer. That’s because he was the first student to complete the School’s newest online course, Project Management: Practice and Certification.
The summer of 2015 marked the first time McGill’s School of Continuing Studies hosted the World Bank – McGill International Professional Development Program for Parliamentary Staff. Participants came from all over the world, representing 16 countries.
Readers who enjoyed Donna Nebenzahl’s [Montreal Gazette] article “Finding happiness in retirement” (July 18, 2015) will be interested to hear that we have a marvellous opportunity for easily accessible lifelong learning at the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL), on the corner of Sherbrooke and University Sts.
Andrea Emrick was part of the very first cohort to receive the Certificate of Proficiency in Written French – Workplace Communication (Online). “I was looking to work in a French environment, and I think I could do that now. For anyone that would be hesitant or skeptical of taking an online course, this is it.”
Richard Pagé managed to stand out among his fellow alumni graduating from McGill’s School of Continuing Studies with the class of 2015. How did he do it? By posting the following update on LinkedIn: “Today is the day that I obtain my Graduate Certificate in Marketing from McGill University School of Continuing Studies.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
The McGill University School of Continuing Studies’ Translation and Written Communication unit has made a special delivery to the city of Montreal and Mayor Denis Coderre; the Hebrew version of the Montreal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities. It is the sixth translation provided by McGill.
Get inspired! The latest issue of the McGill SCS Newsletter is all about Celebrating Success! Read more on The Next Page.
Stephanie Jonah is a Cree woman from Waskaganish who works as a project administrator. Although she loves her job, she’d been looking for an opportunity to return to school and pursue higher education. “I’m always trying to learn,” says Stephanie, “but I don’t want to leave my job.” She found exactly what she was looking with McGill’s Online courses in Business Management and Entrepreneurship for Indigenous People.
Adam Coape-Arnold, a graduate of the McGill School of Continuing Studies' Entrepreneurship program, is building a following with Cult Yogourt. Read more in The Gazette.
Intercultural communication is certainly one way of describing translation in today’s globalized world. And that description is particularly fitting for Yvan Larrivée, who is the 2015 recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (English-French). Mr.