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OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

NURTURING CHAMPIONS

Columbia's unique ASEP-Total Care Education System® maximizes students' potential and fulfills their dreams.

Columbia's extensive support system - found at school, in the residences and during extracurricular activities -encourages well-rounded development, nurturing our students into engaged leaders and responsible citizens who are capable of achieving success.

GUARANTEED ADMISSION

McMaster University, one of Columbia's University Partners®, offers our graduates guaranteed admission. As one of Canada’s top universities, admission to McMaster is highly competitive and there are always more applicants than admission spots.

Our exclusive partnership ensures that Columbia students who meet minimum admission requirements receive priority admission into McMaster faculties. Guaranteed Admission allows our students to enter the program of their choice at one of the top universities in Canada.

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

Columbia is committed to maximizing students' potential and equipping them so they can achieve their dreams of entering top universities. As part of our commitment to helping students leap higher, we have formed partnerships with 11 universities in Canada, Australia, the U.S.A and the U.K.

Our University Partners® offer students a host of benefits including waived or reduced TOEFL requirements, guaranteed admission and exclusive designated scholarships.

These university partnerships are part of the commitment to helping our students leap to top universities worldwide.

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

OUR PROMISE, YOUR SUCCESS

Year after year, Columbia graduates receive close to $2 million in scholarships and gain admission to some of the world's top universities.

Since 1979, through our ASEP-Total Care Education System®, students have been nurtured to become strong leaders, trained to develop their potential and they have ultimately leaped higher than they thought possible.

Our commitment to our students' academic and personal achievement is evident:

Students strive for success; Columbia maximizes their potential to achieve it!

GLOBAL REACH. WORLDWIDE SUCCESS.

With over 1,600 students from more than 60 countries, Columbia International College's academic excellence reaches all four corners of the globe.

While at Columbia, students are encouraged to share their diverse cultural perspectives in class, at the residences and during extracurricular activities, making for engaging discussions and enhancing their total learning experience.

As our graduates move on to universities worldwide, they take with them the global perspective and out-of-the-box thinking nurtured at Columbia. This sets them apart from their peers and earns them recognition with their professors as leading and innovative thinkers.

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COLUMBIA NEWS
Columbia welcomes Western U

Western U visits Columbia

Be extraordinary.

Columbia students explored their post-secondary options at one of the world’s top ranked universities yesterday as they attended an information session given by Western University. Known for its commitment to academic excellence, its renowned research facilities, and unique program combinations, Western attracts top students eager to become global leaders and global citizens.

CIC voted Hamilton’s best Private School

CIC voted Hamilton’s best Private School

The results for the 2014 Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Awards were announced today and Columbia International College is thrilled to report that we were voted number one in the category of Best Private School. Out of 10 local schools nominated, we were awarded the title of Platinum winner.

The Readers’ Choice award recognizes local businesses in the Greater Hamilton Area and winners are determined by votes of local residents. To see a list of all winners, click here.

Career information sessions

Career Information Session 2014

Columbia students were encouraged to attend a variety of Career Information Sessions this week as they begin to think about and plan for their future.

Held in the Maple building auditorium, the sessions were designed to give students a better look at careers in their fields of interest:
• Engineering and Science
• Social Science and Humanities
• Business and Math

Canadian universities visit Columbia

Canadian universities visit Columbia

Universities from across Canada continue to visit Columbia to discuss the post-secondary options at their respective schools. Students have been attending information sessions to learn about academic programs and meet university representatives. Here are the schools that visited last week:

McGill University

Get your flu shot at Columbia

Get you flu shot at Columbia

The flu season is fast approaching! With the virus expected to affect a larger number of the population this year Canadian health officials recommend being immunized with the flu vaccination to fight, and prevent the spread, of the seasonal flu.

What is the flu?
The flu is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus that affects people of every age. Common flu symptoms include:
• Fever
• Headache
• Stuffy nose
• Chills
• Sore throat
• Cough

ESL top achievers: August & September

ESL top achievers: August & September

August and September’s ESL awards were handed out yesterday, recognizing the top achievers in each of the five ESL programs. Certificates of Merit and medals of distinction were presented to nine students by ESL Department Head, Mr. Jeremy Galea, Principal, Mr. Ron Rambarran, and Executive Director, Mr. Clement Chan, in a ceremony held at the Living Wall Lounge.

The following students were recognized for their hard work and outstanding accomplishment:

Columbia girls climb CN Tower

Columbia girls climb CN Tower

On Saturday, October 18 Columbia students were challenged to show their “altitude” by participating in the 2014 Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way.

Nine girls from Pine Hall residence participated in the climb, each hoping to not only conquer all 1,776 stairs, but to raise funds to support United Way and its vital role in the community. All girls completed the climb, most reaching the end in less than 30 minutes. Those who participated included;
1. Sara Haghani
2. Daria Oleynichenko

Celebrating Character

Celebrating Character

“Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. – D. Prager”

Columbia is celebrating Character Week!

October's Course Fair

October's Course Fair

Columbia showcased its diversity in programming to current students as it held this semester’s Course Fair. Throughout the week, different departments set up information booths in the Marketplace to discuss their respective courses with students. Members of the Math, Science, English, Social Science/Arts, and Business Departments participated in the Fair. Course books, sample projects and tests, and course outlines were among the items displayed to give students a general overview of their program of interest.

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University visits continue

University visits continue

Columbia continues to welcome university representatives from Canada and the United States to its campus to hold valuable information sessions for students. Laurentian University, the University of Calgary, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ryerson University were the most recent visitors to our campus.

Laurentian University

TOP ACHIEVERS

Tzu-Han Su (Taiwan)

Tzu-Han Su (Taiwan)

Student: Tzu-Han Su (Taiwan)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Yan Niu (China)

Yan Niu

Student: Yan Niu (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2012


Ya Wen Shi (China)

Ya Wen Shi (China)

Student: Ya Wen Shi (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Irene Xia Zhou (Spain)

Irene Xia Zhou

Student: Irene Xia Zhou (Spain)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2012


Gboluwaga Afolabi Abideen Adeyemi (Nigeria)

Gboluwaga Afolabi Abideen Adeyemi (Nigeria)

Student: Gboluwaga Afolabi Abideen Adeyemi (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: December 2012


Nanfa Samuel Nandap (Nigeria)

Nanfa Samuel Nandap (Nigeria)

Student: Nanfa Samuel Nandap (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: June 2013


Malak El Allaki (Morocco)

Malak El Allaki (Morocco)

Student: Malak El Allaki (Morocco)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Shi Qi Tang (China)

Shi Qi Tang (China)

Student: Shi Qi Tang (China)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


Abdul Wahab (Thailand)

Abdul Wahab (Thailand)

Student: Abdul Wahab (Thailand)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


George Agadah (Nigeria)

George Agadah (Nigeria)

Student: George Agadah (Nigeria)

Graduated from Columbia: May 2013


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UPCOMING EVENTS

November, 13th 2014
Mid-term Reports for October ESL and 8-week Courses

November, 20th 2014
All Frees due for December Graduates returning Jan. 2015

November, 21st 2014
Graduation Dinner and Dance

November, 26th 2014
Awards Dinner at Columbia

November, 28th 2014
Last day withdraw from a course with average mark to date shown

December, 09th 2014
Final Exams

December, 16th 2014
Final Report Cards
Graduation Ceremony at Columbia
Last day of Semester
Residence Check-out

PEOPLE OF COLUMBIA
Diane McMahon

Diane McMahon
House Parent
Dipl.

Ms. Diane McMahon has been a House Parent at Crowne Plaza residence since 2010. She is passionate about her position and is committed to providing students with “a nurturing and supportive environment with a caring and understanding attitude.” She loves interacting with students and learning their traditions, countries and families.

Ms. McMahon believes Columbia's system of Total Care® is truly unique in providing individualized care to each and every student. As a member of the residence team, she believes her priority is to “provide a positive living atmosphere that students can feel comfortable, relaxed and secure” in their home away from home.


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