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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 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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Jazzing up the CIC Community

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One of the main focuses of music education is to encourage students to build relationships by providing them experiences to share with others.  As a music teacher, James Lawlis understands this concept as he’s been teaching his students self-discipline, dedication, teamwork and self-confidence for 16 years. James Lawlis’ musical journey began in London, Ontario where he lived there for the…

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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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Jeremy Galea

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Jeremy Galea ESL Department Head OCT, B.A. Comb Hons, B.Ed., Jeremy Galea earned his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto and his Bachelor of Arts Combined Honours degree from the University of Western Ontario. With an interest in archaeology, he worked as a Field Archaeologist in Southwestern Ontario before pursuing a career in education.

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