Special Gala Event to mark 50 years of CEGEPs and 25 years of The Vanier College Foundation

Vanier College is proud to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of CEGEPs by inviting Saint Laurent residents to watch a simulcast special gala event that will feature, amongst others, a concert by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. The event is taking place in downtown Montreal on November 30th at 8 p.m and will be simulcast in real time to the Vanier College Auditorium as well as to the other 47 CEGEPs in the network. In addition to the MSO, the event will feature other dance, musical and comedy performances by artists including Koriass, Charles Richard-Hamelin and Jessica Viau.

This event will also mark 25 years of The Vanier College Foundation and its commitment to helping needy students and enhancing the education life of its students. Tickets for the broadcast will be sold for $10 with all proceeds going to The Vanier College Foundation.

You can pre-purchase tickets by:

514-744-7500 (press 0 and wait for the receptionist)

In person:
Vanier College, Room F-224
821 Sainte-Croix, Montreal (QC) H4L 3X9

Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the show in the Vanier College Auditorium located in A-103.

2017 Graduation Ceremony: Scholarships and Awards

The Vanier College Foundation is once again proud to announce the following recipients for the 2017 Graduation Ceremony held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

John Economides Scholarship
Michael Lindner-D’Addario,  Pure & Applied Science Honours

Careers and Technical Program Scholar
Hoang Thuan Pham,  Computer Science Technology

Pre-University Diploma Program Scholar
Chrystelle El-Khoury,  Health Science

Continuing Education Attestation Scholar
James Morris,  Web and Database Programming Attestation

David Johnson Memorial Science Scholarship
Arsen Hnatiuk,  Science and Social Science

Gustav Levinschi Scholarships
Charlie Cheng-Chang Tang,  Commerce
Irene Chrisafakis,  Social Science
Camalita Iton,  Nursing

The Gloria Di Murro Creativity Award
Mohamed Ilyes Belayel,   Communications, Media and Studio Arts

Cedric Kunicek Memorial Scholarship
Emilie Vaillancourt,  Social Science: Major in Law & Society

The John Pitre Architectural Technology Scholarship
Brady Tannahill,  Architectural Technology

CAMMAC Readings Scholarship
Sébastien Bachand,  Music

Cy Cooper Band Scholarship
Seonaid Newell-Macintosh,  Science and Music Double DEC

Noël Spinelli Classical Voice Scholarship
Rebecca Nadler,  Music
Evangeline Stone-Barney,  Music

Nadia Turbide Scholarship
William Rondeau,  Science and Music Double DEC

Robert F. Jones Composition Scholarship
Noah Wright,  Music

Carmelita Sideco Memorial Scholarship
Hazel Grace Cagampang,  Nursing

Montreal General Hospital & Royal Victoria Hospital Scholarships: Academic Excellence
Nadiya Sergiyivna Alyeksyeyeva,  Nursing
Cristina-Eryn Tullio,  Nursing

Royal Victoria Hospital Scholarships: Clinical Excellence
Nathalie Setian,  Nursing
James Pidgeon,  Nursing

Royal Victoria Hospital Scholarships: Student Choice
Dorothea Novielli,  Nursing
Julianna Marcelino,  Nursing

Vo Van Tho Memorial Scholarship
Michael Lindner-D’Addario,  Pure & Applied Science Honours
Maksim Solovyev,  Pure & Applied Science

Ali Alousi Memorial Scholarship
Ferdousara Parvin,  Computer Science & Mathematics


Thank you once again to all of our generous benefactors for supporting our students in achieving their goals and ensuring that The Vanier College Foundation’s mission has been fulfilled.

Congratulations to the graduates of 2017!

New Scholarship – The Bauer Animal Welfare Award

Bauer Campbell was a beloved canine companion of the Animal Health Technology department. Not only did this joyful Golden Retriever provide students comfort, support, and cuddles, he was also a working dog who helped hundreds of students acquire a variety of nursing techniques over the years. Bauer passed away suddenly and peacefully in the fall of 2016, but his legacy will live on. Bauer represented what it meant to be patient, forgiving, caring, and compassionate, traits he shared with his owner, Linda Campbell. As the unofficial mascot of the AHT department, it felt fitting to name this scholarship after Bauer both in his memory and in recognition of Linda Campbell’s lifelong dedication to animal welfare and student success.




An award of $250 will be given to a student entering the 6th semester of the Vanier Animal Health program who has consistently demonstrated outstanding commitment to animal welfare and care during the past 3 years via leadership, compassion and initiative.

Donation online:
Canada Helps

Donation by cheque:
Vanier College Foundation
821 Sainte-Croix
Montreal, QC
H4L 3X9
Subject line: The Bauer Animal Welfare Award


Congratulations Jason Nankoo!

Congratulations to Vanier College student Jason Nankoo for winning the first edition of The Vanier College Foundation’s Peter Gonda Memorial Photography Scholarship. Jason is a graduating student in Vanier’s Communications Department. The $500 annual scholarship will be awarded to any Vanier student demonstrating original photographic works.

In its inaugural year a total of 38 students submitted their photos. A selection committee reviewed all of the entries and Jason’s work was chosen as the winner. Thank you to everyone who donated to the Peter Gonda Memorial Scholarship and thank you as well to Vanier’s Department of Communications, Media and Studio Arts.

Here is a sampling of Jason’s photos:

Harmony, 2016

Harmony, 2016

Flow & Timing, 2016

Flow & Timing, 2016










In Transition, 2016

In Transition, 2016








Self-reflection, 2016

Self-reflection, 2016


2017 Vanier College BDC Case Challenge

Collège Édouard-Montpetit wins Gold at the 2017 Vanier College BDC Case Challenge | Newsroom

After a gruelling 2-day competition, Collège Édouard-Montpetit won the Gold Award at the 2017 Vanier College BDC Case Challenge that welcomed some of the best business students in Canada on February 11-12. Congratulations to Olivier Beaudry, Christine Gariépy, Jessy Ouellette-Hulmann and their coaches Pascale Deschênes and Louis Bahouth for their very strong performance. This marks the first time Collège Edouard-Montpetit wins the top award.
Six teams made it to the Sunday finals where they analyzed a new Marketing case and presented a second time. These were: Collège Édouard-Montpetit who won the Gold Award, Okanagan College that won Silver, and George Brown College that took Bronze. The other three finalists were Cégep André-Laurendeau, Nova Scotia Community College and Sheridan College.The 12 teams who took top honours in Round One on Saturday and who won the 2017 ScotiaBank Awards are: Cégep André-Laurendeau, Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Joliette, Collège Édouard-Montpetit, Dawson College, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Mohawk College, Nova Scotia Community College, Okanagan College, Red River College and Sheridan College. Congratulations to all the winners and participants.“For BDC, the Case Challenge is a chance to plug into the energy and excitement of a new generation of Canadian business pioneers. Participants are the leaders of tomorrow and their hard work and innovative spirit are essential to the development of Canada,” says Michel Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs, BDC.

“This year’s Case Challenge was the biggest ever with 34 teams,” says principal organizer, David Moscovitz, Coordinator of the Vanier Business Administration Program. “In this year of celebrating Montreal’s 375 anniversary, it’s great to encourage growth and development in students through this competition and to welcome several new participating colleges, many of whom travel a great distance to get here.”

vanier-bdc-2017-018-2048Vanier College is also very proud of its home team consisting of Business Administration students, Cristina Laura Zambon, Tina Volpe, Alexa Valiante, and Kayla Shamshoum, coached by David Moscovitz and Peter Vogopoulos, Assistant Coach. Their passion, dedication, and hard work were on full display during their excellent presentation.

The Business Development of Canada is the principal sponsor of the Case Challenge.

About BDC
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 110+ business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. To find out more, visit bdc.ca

The Peter Gonda Memorial Scholarship

Peter Gonda passed away on August 20th 2016 at the age of 47. He was a Montreal-based artist, novelist and screenwriter. One of his main passions was photography. He travelled around the world and exhibited his photographs in London, Paris and Montreal.

The Peter Gonda Scholarship, valued at $500, will be awarded annually to any Vanier College student who demonstrates original photographic works.

For more information, please contact Darren Becker at 514-744-7500 ext. 7543

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