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Students participate in the Terry Fox School Run

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On September 26th, 2019 Columbia International College (CIC) students raised $13,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation.  CIC students participated in the Terry Fox Run at Bayfront Park in Hamilton. Terry Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian and a cancer research activist.   Today, the Terry Fox Foundation continues to raise awareness and funds to…

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The Seeds of Growth

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It starts with a seed.  Seeds like ideas, can grow into opportunities and become something incredible.  For 19 years, Cathy Cheeranjie has nurtured and pioneered the growth of the Student Development Department at Columbia International College.  As the Head of Student Development, Cathy has been able to see programs grow and provide students with an enriching experience outside of the…

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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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