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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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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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CIC Announces Two Scholarships In Celebration of 40th Anniversary

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2019 marks Columbia International College’s 40th Birthday! As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, we’re holding two exciting scholarships/contests. We encourage all students to apply and here’re the rubrics and essay descriptions. 40th Anniversary Scholarship Prize 1st Prize: $5,000.00 to student & $5000.00 donation for a registered Canadian charity of your choice 2nd Prize: $2,000.00 3rd Prize: $1,000.00 For university, college or…

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Google Classroom: Columbia International College as a Digital School

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Beginning in January 2019, Columbia teachers and students will take part in a pilot program using Google Classroom as a learning management system and digital classroom platform. Through the Classroom page and app, students have 24-7 access to all of their learning materials in addition to the applications offered through GSuite; Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Calendar, Sites, Chats, Forms,…

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JMS Students Put On Alice In Wonderland Jr

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After four months of preparations and rehearsals, the Junior Middle School at Columbia International College held a performance called Alice In Wonderland Jr on June 8th. Head of Junior Middle School Denice Garell-Teti could barely contain her excitement when she introduced the play to the audience including parents flying from overseas to attend the JMS graduation ceremony on June 21st….

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Columbia International College hosts ICEF Agents in Hamilton

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On Monday (May 1, 2018), Columbia International College (CIC) had the pleasure of hosting over 35 ICEF agents from 18 different countries. In collaboration with Mohawk College and with the support of the City of Hamilton, the agents were gladly welcomed to Hamilton (“The Education City”), discovering the best our city has to offer international students. During their FAMiliarization Tour,…

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