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Laura Castillo

40th Anniversary Gala

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40th Anniversary Celebration Series: Gala  May 14th, 2019 40 years ago Mr. Clement Chan founded Columbia International College in January of 1979.  His goal was to find good ways to help the international students achieve success.  Year after year, the school began to expand in size and in numbers.  What was once a six classroom school with four teachers and…

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Private Concert at the FirstOntario Concert Hall

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40th Anniversary Celebration Series: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Concert May 13, 2019 After 40 years, every department at CIC has devoted whole-heartedly their care, love, and promise to ensure that not only the school thrives but that the students are supported on their journey to success.  The four pillars of Total Care Education System: Learning, Development, Living and Communication has always…

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It’s Not What We Do, It’s How We Do It: The Story of Bill Ironside

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To be a principal for a school is an incredible experience and it is a great responsibility to be one of the leaders for Columbia International College.  For Bill Ironside, he’s been working in the education sector for almost 32 years! Meet Bill Ironside from Collingwood, Ontario.  Bill has had the privilege of teaching and being the principal in different…

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A Family’s Accomplishment

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Incredible achievements are constantly happening at Columbia International College, whether big or small.  For Mariano Garcia Duenas Carrion, he notably received the Best Delegate Award and the Delegates Award at New York’s Model UN Conference in 2019.  The Model UN team had been training for this conference twice a week since August of 2018.  These awards were given to him…

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CIC places 13th on the Top 50 Fundraisers of 2018

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Congratulations to the students of Columbia International College who participated in the Terry Fox School Run.  CIC placed 13th in the secondary division on the Terry Fox Foundation’s ‘Top 50 Fundraisers of 2018’ listing!  With more than 4,200 Ontario schools raising over $7 million for the Terry Fox Foundation, CIC students raised $16,843.41! Terry Fox (July 28, 1958 – June…

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Student achieves success and more

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2 years ago, seventeen year old Carmen Li came to Columbia International College to pursue her education abroad.  What she found was the opportunity to challenge herself academically as well as, developing her own personal growth.  With a big smile on her face, Carmen has successfully been admitted to study at the University of Hong Kong. Carmen’s average of 91.4%…

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New Partnership with McMaster University

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  We are proud to announce a new on-going partnership with McMaster University! This new partnership will recognize the community contributions of Columbia International College students who are entering their studies at McMaster University.  8 new scholarships of $5,000 each, will be awarded to CIC students who are graduating in 2018-2019, and are starting their undergraduate studies at McMaster University…

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