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My First Weeks At Vanier College Voices 

My First Weeks At Vanier College

There is a huge dilemma many students are facing at this time of year, and no it’s not only the huge line at the Jake’s Coop bookstore. It lies more in the social aspect; do you remain comfortable with your old high school friends, or do you look to expand who you’re acquainting with. Frankly, I was tremendously nervous on the first day. I didn’t quite know what to expect, I felt like a tourist in my own city. The newspaper crew welcomed me with open arms to eat my…

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Women’s Studies Campus 

Women’s Studies

Are you wondering what courses you want to take in the upcoming semester? Women’s and Gender Studies is a major offered at Vanier that is open to all students from all disciplines and programs. Courses that are part of the Major involve examining the position and roles of women in society, and the role that gender plays in our society. They also involve learning about the psychological views of women, and gender issues. Women’s and Gender Studies holds several events throughout the year Including Women’s History Month (October), The National…

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Clubs Day Campus Features 

Clubs Day

As happens at the beginning of every semester, the VCSA organized a Clubs Day, bringing together representatives from most of the approved and existing student clubs. Tables were laid out around the far edges of the D-cafeteria, creating an inviting space for people to enter and scope out. During the blistering noon-hour UB of Sept 20th, there were people playing electric guitars, video games, serving complimentary food and drinks, and dancing. It was loud! It was hot! It was a good place to meet people. The first thing one would…

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Healthy Habits for a Successful (First) Year Vanier Alumni 

Healthy Habits for a Successful (First) Year

As human beings, we are creatures of routine – and unfortunately, the bad habits are the easiest to create. The semester is still young, but many have already derailed their motivational train off of the tracks on which they had set out. This journalist, for one, certainly finds herself buying breakfast and ice cappuccinos more often than intended. So let us take a step back to reflect on the past month; what do you wish you would’ve done less? Procrastinating, skipping workouts, running late…? Many of these boil down to…

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Student Services Welcomes All with Corn-Boil Campus 

Student Services Welcomes All with Corn-Boil

Does it get any better than free food and sunny skies?! YES!… when there are genuine smiles and happiness all around!   If you haven’t met Rowena Selby (in red) or Marya Grant (in black) yet, you’ve got a couple of pleasant surprises awaiting you, dear reader! Now moved into their new offices on B-2, these are a couple of the best informed and most welcoming people on staff here at Vanier!   Shown here with Helena Bastos, Assistant Athletic Coordinator and Advisor to our sports students, and a couple…

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First Day of School Designated International Doom’s Day News 

First Day of School Designated International Doom’s Day

In a landmark decision in The Hague last week, the oldest tribunal on the planet, The Thing of Gröenland, was forced to acknowledge the peoples’ will and designate the first day of the academic year as DOOM’s DAY! When pressed for details, President-Elect Ferris Bueller said, “Við erum að alast upp togetehr, the human race og við höfum uppgötvað mikið af því sem við vissum ekki. Við erum að finna leið okkar. Í stað þess að hugsa um Doom’s Day allan tímann, hugsa um hversu fallegt heimurinn er. Við erum…

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Salutations Students! Voices 

Salutations Students!

To new and returning students alike, salutations!   As you enter Vanier to start a new semester, you’ll see swarms of students, cascading up and down hallways, perhaps looking for their next class. You’ll witness the long lines at the bookstore, alongside the massive chatter of the cafeteria. As you plod prudently through piles of students during your first days, you may be wondering: “What’s my place amidst all of this?”. Well, the answer to that incredibly specific hypothetical question is simple: CEGEP is a system that allows you to…

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Welcome (Back) Vanier! Voices 

Welcome (Back) Vanier!

Welcome (back) Vanier College students! As you are engulfed by the sea of returning students, and by the swarm of newcomers searching for classrooms, please, do not feel that you have lost your way. You may be exactly where you need to be. Perhaps you’re beginning a program that will lead you straight to your dream job. That’s great! Perhaps, however, you’ll realize over the course of the semester that science, or communications, or social science, or commerce, or nursing, or [insert your program name here] doesn’t quite live up…

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