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Laura Castillo

Ronald McDonald House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Today at the ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario (RMHCSCO), Columbia International College (CIC) became a proud sponsor for RMHCSCO’s Great Room and will be providing funding for the next three years. CIC’s Executive Director Clement Chan smiled alongside CIC’s General Manager Pat Hurley and Principal Bill Ironside during the ribbon cutting.  “Community engagement has…

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Inspiration From Education

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For 15 years, Heather Tremble worked in the business community when she decided to embark on a new journey towards the educational world.  Heather has found great joy teaching in the classroom as the Business Teacher at Columbia International College (CIC). Heather succeeded in obtaining a university degree and several other degrees including her MBA and her Master’s degree in…

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CIC introduces Student Wellness Kits

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As a new school semester starts at Columbia International College, Principal Bill Ironside, Vice Principal Diana Reid and the Medical and Wellness Department have spearheaded an initiative to aid students with their wellness.  Today, every student received a Student Wellness Kit that was put together by CIC staff to help students manage stress and learn how to stay calm. The…

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Helping the CIC Community

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All the way from the City of Medellin in Colombia, Vanessa Restrepo recounts her growth from coming to Canada at the age of 19 to working hard to get to where she is today as the Security Supervisor at Columbia International College. In April of 2006, Vanessa came to Canada and was greatly impacted but notes that it was all…

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The Joy in Cooking For Others

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The internationally recognized and award-winning chef, Steven Khor is Columbia International College’s Executive Chef.  For six years Steven has managed the dietary needs of students at Columbia International College.  With CIC being so diverse, Steven understands the magnitude in planning the menus and ensuring that the meals served are nutritional, delicious and well-balanced for the students of CIC. Steven found…

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A Journey Across the World

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When Pauline Olthof-Youn went to teacher’s college at Niagara University over 20 years ago, she would have never imagined she would have such a cultured and a rich adventure in teaching.  Pauline is not only the English Teacher at Columbia International College but is also a published writer on Teaching Kids News website.  Pauline reflects on her teaching career for…

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A Top Graduate Building a Community of Inclusivity at CIC

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All the way from China, Jackie Zhan came to Columbia International College in 2018 and made great efforts to be involved in the CIC community.  He involved himself in bringing students together by motivating his peers, engaging quieter students and creating an inclusive environment with his positive attitude.  During his extensive participation in extra-curricular activities, Jackie also excelled academically.  With…

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A Blossoming Future

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As the Manager of Admissions at CIC, Marina Rosas is responsible for ensuring that student’s admission requirements and questions are all properly mannered and answered.  With thousands of applications every year, Marina is a leader in ensuring her team is prepared in receiving applications and providing the proper tools and information to students and their families to transition to CIC…

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